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by That's not a growth » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:25 pm

I used to take creatine and protein powder in my mid twenties when I first started lifting, but now the only think I take is a multivitamin and fish oil.

I just got back from a 50km cycle. strawberry floating hell why do I do this to myself, that last 20k was tough. FOOOOOD.

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by Rocsteady » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:34 pm

Yeah I used protein powder for years before looking at some studies and realising actual food is better.

I dunno what your last post means Milner sorry!

That's a hell of a cycle!

I'm losing some weight the now too. My normal maintenance calories were beginning to pack on a pot belly without the usual gym routine so have paired it back to only 4 meals a day. With running more frequently I'm definitely leaning out, some of my t shirts aren't fitting quite as snugly. Will pile the pounds back on when I'm in the gym again but actually think I look decent like this, am naturally very skinny so the lean look suits my frame fairly well.

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by Hime » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:34 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:Been getting 2 or 3 4.5 mile runs in early each week. Amazingly I'm seeing the benefits already, with my trousers being ever so slightly baggy around the waist now, so I think I've probably lost an inch or so off my tummy. It's certainly not as bloated looking as it was at the start of the month. Fingers crossed we are still allowed out at all after Monday and I can keep it going.

I take a multivitamin, glucosamine for joints, fish oil tablets and creatine. Whey protein is just food, not a supplement. It's very useful as it can be difficult to get in enough protein if you're looking at 180-200 grams per day.

None of these are overly expensive.

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by Rocsteady » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:35 pm

Oh wait you meant creatine, I've never used it as I've had blood clots previously and there's some evidence it can exacerbate that issue.

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by Hime » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:37 pm

A really good time to buy as My Protein and Bulk Powders are having crazy offers most days.

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by Rocsteady » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:41 pm

Think you quoted the wrong person hime.

My lower back is still strawberry floating ruined, I thought some time off the gym might help. Pulled it warming up deadlifts back in about September and it's never been the same since. Often it's so bad it hurts to get out of bed.

Will need to visit a dr once the virus dies down although typically I don't think they're a great help. Have been doing pilates and stretching every day which loosens it a little but not enough. Ordered a new chair too but nothing seems to be working.

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by ITSMILNER » Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:51 pm

Yeah sorry I meant creatine, bloody iPhone autocorrects


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by Victor Mildew » Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:21 pm

Hime wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:Been getting 2 or 3 4.5 mile runs in early each week. Amazingly I'm seeing the benefits already, with my trousers being ever so slightly baggy around the waist now, so I think I've probably lost an inch or so off my tummy. It's certainly not as bloated looking as it was at the start of the month. Fingers crossed we are still allowed out at all after Monday and I can keep it going.

I take a multivitamin, glucosamine for joints, fish oil tablets and creatine. Whey protein is just food, not a supplement. It's very useful as it can be difficult to get in enough protein if you're looking at 180-200 grams per day.

None of these are overly expensive.


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by Hime » Sat Apr 11, 2020 2:36 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Think you quoted the wrong person hime.

My lower back is still strawberry floating ruined, I thought some time off the gym might help. Pulled it warming up deadlifts back in about September and it's never been the same since. Often it's so bad it hurts to get out of bed.

Will need to visit a dr once the virus dies down although typically I don't think they're a great help. Have been doing pilates and stretching every day which loosens it a little but not enough. Ordered a new chair too but nothing seems to be working.

:fp:

Lower back is the worst, mines been bad since I was about 19. Training for strength has made things a million times better but bending over with heavy weights is always a risk. To be honest though I find resting to be just as bad as I just sit around with shitty posture where as a light work out can loosen things up.

I think I'm slowly strawberry floating my shoulders with my home pull up bar. I'm having to do them with bent knees such leads to me leaning back at a weird angle.

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by Grumpy David » Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:06 pm

Push ups are no substitute for the mighty bench press. All my gainz are disappearing. :cry:

Outdoor running has improved massively in terms of not having crippling DOMS, probably helps that I've focused on Steady State cardio rather than full on sprinting too. I like to think I'll keep outdoor running as an on-going thing even when the gyms reopen but the iron bug has had me hooked for over a decade so who knows!



:slol: Ouch!

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by Rocsteady » Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:27 pm

Grumpy David wrote:Push ups are no substitute for the mighty bench press. All my gainz are disappearing. :cry:

Outdoor running has improved massively in terms of not having crippling DOMS, probably helps that I've focused on Steady State cardio rather than full on sprinting too. I like to think I'll keep outdoor running as an on-going thing even when the gyms reopen but the iron bug has had me hooked for over a decade so who knows!



:slol: Ouch!


Why not both

Doing 5-8km light runs every few days, is nice to get out and about.

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by Grumpy David » Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:42 pm

Rocsteady wrote:
Grumpy David wrote:Push ups are no substitute for the mighty bench press. All my gainz are disappearing. :cry:

Outdoor running has improved massively in terms of not having crippling DOMS, probably helps that I've focused on Steady State cardio rather than full on sprinting too. I like to think I'll keep outdoor running as an on-going thing even when the gyms reopen but the iron bug has had me hooked for over a decade so who knows!



:slol: Ouch!


Why not both

Doing 5-8km light runs every few days, is nice to get out and about.


I usually work a 6 day week so find it a struggle doing 3 gym sessions a week so adding a 4th day or 5th for running would be tough when balancing the pesky adult responsibilities and desire for a lazy day too hah! However by the time lockdown is over it might have to be a necessary price to pay to shift any excess weight.

Your definition of a light run is definitely impressive! An 8km run would have me curled up in bed the rest of the day without the energy to even watch Netflix on my phone!

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by Rocsteady » Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:10 pm

Ah by light I mean easy, they generally take me 30-50 minutes so I'm not exactly posting great times!

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by BTB » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:28 am

I've been doing those A/B home workouts from a couple of pages back, modified them a bit with what I have available, but getting better at them. With this looking like it'll go on a while I'm thinking of getting a kettlebell and/or resistance bands. Any recommendations on these (more so the bands, slightly worried of buying some naff ones with people selling them in lockdown)?

Been doing a lot more running which is nice, especially with the recent good weather. Not that fast but doing 5-7ks and done a 10k, which I think was my first one in over a year. Though my pace/overall run does seem to vary a lot, some seem pretty good adn I feel like I could go further when i finish, others seem to have me knackered after 2k :lol:

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:40 am

I'm struggling. For some reason it seems so much harder to lift without full gym equipment – actually my rack turned out to be unusable so I'm having to clean the bar for things like front squats, overhead press.

I did 5 sets of 10 reps for just 57.5kg front squat last night and afterwards I had to collapse onto the floor to stop myself from passing out or throwing up. I felt ill for the rest of the day and couldn't sleep for hours... from 57.5kg!

It could be because I'm doing a lot more running than usual, I'm not sure really. Either way, the lifting is not going well at the moment!

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by That's not a growth » Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:59 am

I like to think the amount of running I do is why I'm so gooseberry fool at squats. Could be bullshit, but I'm going to believe it damnit.

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by RichardUK » Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:14 am

I am trying to get fit again but at the moment I am just going to start with going for long walks, today I went around most of Sherwood Forest

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by That's not a growth » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:34 am

Today is the first day in about 6 years where I've weighed less than 80 kg. Well happy, been very slowly working towards this for a year. Started on 88kg may 6th.

Damn, pretty much exactly a year, that's crazy.

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by Rocsteady » Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:47 am

Nice work man!

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by blackoutHERO » Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:04 pm

I'm really really struggling without lifting.

Kettlebell and pull ups just not giving me the same satisfaction. I even ran a 5k for strawberry floats sake.

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