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by blackoutHERO » Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:55 pm

Isn't that the point of it though to deal with those days you feel gooseberry fool and those days you feel great?

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by Hime » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:10 pm

blackoutHERO wrote:Isn't that the point of it though to deal with those days you feel gooseberry fool and those days you feel great?

Yeah, I don't think I'm experienced enough yet to know when I genuinely feel gooseberry fool or just being a bit lazy. It's something I will use in the future though.

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by blackoutHERO » Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:19 pm

Fair enough. One thing I was told by a coach at my old gym is that if you struggle with RPE then film your sets. Then judge it based on how it looks rather than feels. That helped me because there were times when I'd complete a set and feel like i twas an 8 then he'd be like 'rofl thats a 6' and when I watched it back it flew.

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by Hime » Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:34 pm

blackoutHERO wrote:Fair enough. One thing I was told by a coach at my old gym is that if you struggle with RPE then film your sets. Then judge it based on how it looks rather than feels. That helped me because there were times when I'd complete a set and feel like i twas an 8 then he'd be like 'rofl thats a 6' and when I watched it back it flew.

Yeah I've seen that before. That's a really good tip actually, I know there are a few times I've seen videos of me lifting and it's totally different to how you think it looks in your head.

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by blackoutHERO » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:50 am

After posting that yesterday I decided to film my last set of 5x5 on squats. Usually I'll throw my belt on at anything 140+ but managed an easy 140 5x5 without a belt so I'm very happy my bracing work as been beneficial. If I could figure out an easy way to post it without uploading to YouTube or anything I would. It's nothing impressive but you can see my sicko form and depth.

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by Hime » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:23 pm

blackoutHERO wrote:After posting that yesterday I decided to film my last set of 5x5 on squats. Usually I'll throw my belt on at anything 140+ but managed an easy 140 5x5 without a belt so I'm very happy my bracing work as been beneficial. If I could figure out an easy way to post it without uploading to YouTube or anything I would. It's nothing impressive but you can see my sicko form and depth.

That's impressive. Do you compete? Do you mind if I ask what your weight is?

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by blackoutHERO » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:07 pm

I don't compete anymore. I won Junior Scottish Championships when I was 20 so eight years ago now. I weigh about 93kg just now. Hoping I can keep this progression going to get me to a rep 180 set which I'll be very pleased with. Then maybe finally beat that 210.

Here is said video of my last 5x5 set. Not mad weight but pleased with progress on bracing and form.
https://streamable.com/w8w1hi

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by Hime » Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:29 pm

blackoutHERO wrote:I don't compete anymore. I won Junior Scottish Championships when I was 20 so eight years ago now. I weigh about 93kg just now. Hoping I can keep this progression going to get me to a rep 180 set which I'll be very pleased with. Then maybe finally beat that 210.

Here is said video of my last 5x5 set. Not mad weight but pleased with progress on bracing and form.
https://streamable.com/w8w1hi

Do you just stay at that weight or is this off season. I'm always in conflict with bulking, I went for 1lb a week last year and just hated it at the end so going to try for around 2lb a month to see how that feels.

Looks awesome man, you could have said that was a warm up set and I would have believed you.

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by blackoutHERO » Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:46 pm

I'm usually sitting around 96-100kg. Heaviest I got to was 105 but I was very uncomfy being that size. I don't tend to bother too much about what I'm at, I gauge it on my lifting belt. If that lost hole starts getting tight I know I've overdone it.

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by Rocsteady » Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:41 pm

Back in a boxing gym for the first time in a long time, strawberry float me I am terrible at it now and horrifically unfit. Need to start putting some serious work in.

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by Harry Bizzle » Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:50 am

blackoutHERO wrote:I don't compete anymore. I won Junior Scottish Championships when I was 20 so eight years ago now. I weigh about 93kg just now. Hoping I can keep this progression going to get me to a rep 180 set which I'll be very pleased with. Then maybe finally beat that 210.

Here is said video of my last 5x5 set. Not mad weight but pleased with progress on bracing and form.
https://streamable.com/w8w1hi


You made that look very easy!

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by Grumpy David » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:04 am

Went at 8am this morning to the gym. The weights section was the only area where people were at. :lol:

Bench press dropped from 100kg 5x5 pre-lockdown to 80kg 2x5 then 1x3 and 60kg 2x8 so about the drop I expected. Didn't feel too heavy on the first 2 sets but definitely noticed the 3rd feeling weak.

Probably about what I expected in terms of de-training impact, somewhere around the 20/25% drop given the time off. Hopefully 4 months off will only require 1 month to undo most of the impact.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:17 am

I just did the running track today. Feels good but my legs are shaking :fp:. First proper session is booked in to the free weights area on Monday. Can't wait.

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by gaminglegend » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:14 pm

Attended today, was actually nice and quiet I was expecting hell.

It’s a bit weird, the directions were confusing some posters said wipe down machines then use, others wipe down after. The hardest bit is not touching/wiping your face, my gym won’t allow towels on the floor for some reason.

I have lost so much strength in the past 4 months though, I’m generally defeated at the thought of the work I’m going to have to put in to get anywhere near normality.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:19 pm

Dreamt last night I was trying to do a single chin up and I wasn't strong enough :lol: :dread:. Will find out tomorrow if the dream becomes a reality... could probably do 16-20 full range of motion chin ups on a good day pre-lockdown.

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by Rocsteady » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:44 pm

gaminglegend wrote:Attended today, was actually nice and quiet I was expecting hell.

It’s a bit weird, the directions were confusing some posters said wipe down machines then use, others wipe down after. The hardest bit is not touching/wiping your face, my gym won’t allow towels on the floor for some reason.

I have lost so much strength in the past 4 months though, I’m generally defeated at the thought of the work I’m going to have to put in to get anywhere near normality.

It'll come back quick, I wouldn't fret too much over it.

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by Grumpy David » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:47 am

JFC the DOMS this morning are horrific! :slol: I feel so frail even though I took my first session back quite easy.

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by Tomous » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:03 pm

Hi guys, I'm trying to get fit again and was gifted some gym equipment by my BIL that he wasn't using-a bench, with adjustable dumbells, I think with the weights I have available can go up to 40kg on each in a pair.

Got it set up at home now, and for the last month or so I've just been doing a general workout a couple of times a week to get back into it:

Standing bicep curls
Overhead press
Chest press
Incline chest press
Dumbell row

(Not sure if those names are exactly right :slol:)

On top of that, I'll be doing cardio a couple of times a week. Losing some excess weight is my main goal as well as getting some general fitness back, but I would like to build some muscle mass.

Should I be focusing the routine on core areas and doing different sessions, or is the general one I'm doing sufficient? Any advice appreciated.

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by That's not a growth » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:29 pm

Throw some fly's and tricep work into there, you'll also want to hit your core and legs. Do you have a pull up bar? You'll want to do some pull/chins too, and I'd recommend dips (which can be done on the back of two dining chairs facing away from each other).

How are you breaking your workout down? Just doing it all a few times a week?

I'm still working out at home with bottles of water in buckets, not sure when I'll be prepared to go back to the gym yet. I really do miss big compound lifts, though.

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by Tomous » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:41 pm

That's not a growth wrote:Throw some fly's and tricep work into there, you'll also want to hit your core and legs. Do you have a pull up bar? You'll want to do some pull/chins too, and I'd recommend dips (which can be done on the back of two dining chairs facing away from each other).

How are you breaking your workout down? Just doing it all a few times a week?

I'm still working out at home with bottles of water in buckets, not sure when I'll be prepared to go back to the gym yet. I really do miss big compound lifts, though.



What would some good fly work be?

I've been doing ringfit and yoga too so haven't been too worried about core. Was going to add some lunges or something for legs.

Don't have a pull up bar but I could get one. Looking at dips, could start off doing them from the bench?

Yeah, doing it a few times a week, with some cardio in between, and yoga in mornings.

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