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by 7256930752 » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:51 pm

It's hard enough with shift work but that must be a real pain if you don't even know if the place you're staying has a gym. Do you get any say over where you're staying? How much suspect processed meat do you have to eat to get the protein in? ;)

Been strange training this year, I pushed it hard last year but after Christmas I topped out at 201 pounds and really didn't fancy going back to 4000 calories a day so have just been eating around 3000-3500 as I fancy and an already down to 195 feeling much less bloated and all around more comfortable. Generally feeling a bit gooseberry fool though, had a cold over Christmas and have something else now which is a bummer as I was going like a train through November and early December.

How is everyone else getting on?

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by Winckle » Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:55 pm

Hime wrote:It's hard enough with shift work but that must be a real pain if you don't even know if the place you're staying has a gym. Do you get any say over where you're staying? How much suspect processed meat do you have to eat to get the protein in? ;)

Been strange training this year, I pushed it hard last year but after Christmas I topped out at 201 pounds and really didn't fancy going back to 4000 calories a day so have just been eating around 3000-3500 as I fancy and an already down to 195 feeling much less bloated and all around more comfortable. Generally feeling a bit gooseberry fool though, had a cold over Christmas and have something else now which is a bummer as I was going like a train through November and early December.

How is everyone else getting on?

*cries in 1800 calories a day*

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by BTB » Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:54 pm

Damn, all putting my bench to shame. Feels like I've been hovering around 62.5kg for aaages. I usually go to the gym on my own, so no spotter, which I don't think helps. But just really struggle to make progress. Also recently had a bit of pain in my shoulder when benching, looked into a bit and seemed to say have elbows at a slight angle which has helped (pain wise, not weight wise).

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by Rocsteady » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:57 pm

Hime wrote:It's hard enough with shift work but that must be a real pain if you don't even know if the place you're staying has a gym. Do you get any say over where you're staying? How much suspect processed meat do you have to eat to get the protein in? ;)

Been strange training this year, I pushed it hard last year but after Christmas I topped out at 201 pounds and really didn't fancy going back to 4000 calories a day so have just been eating around 3000-3500 as I fancy and an already down to 195 feeling much less bloated and all around more comfortable. Generally feeling a bit gooseberry fool though, had a cold over Christmas and have something else now which is a bummer as I was going like a train through November and early December.

How is everyone else getting on?

I try to use those weeks as deloads tbh, saves me lugging my kit about and trying to squeeze workouts in at like 5am. Can choose the hotel to an extent but a proper good gym in one is a rarity I've found.

My month's been going well although the last few days diet has been slacking. I have similar issues - 4000 cal diet is just getting me down as it means constant cooking, and constant eating. Plus unless you're going down the pizza/eating shite route is tough to keep on top of.

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by 7256930752 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:04 am

Rocsteady wrote:
Hime wrote:It's hard enough with shift work but that must be a real pain if you don't even know if the place you're staying has a gym. Do you get any say over where you're staying? How much suspect processed meat do you have to eat to get the protein in? ;)

Been strange training this year, I pushed it hard last year but after Christmas I topped out at 201 pounds and really didn't fancy going back to 4000 calories a day so have just been eating around 3000-3500 as I fancy and an already down to 195 feeling much less bloated and all around more comfortable. Generally feeling a bit gooseberry fool though, had a cold over Christmas and have something else now which is a bummer as I was going like a train through November and early December.

How is everyone else getting on?

I try to use those weeks as deloads tbh, saves me lugging my kit about and trying to squeeze workouts in at like 5am. Can choose the hotel to an extent but a proper good gym in one is a rarity I've found.

My month's been going well although the last few days diet has been slacking. I have similar issues - 4000 cal diet is just getting me down as it means constant cooking, and constant eating. Plus unless you're going down the pizza/eating shite route is tough to keep on top of.

I'm not anti machine training to be honest, if I'm in a hotel in more than likely on holiday so being able to get in and out in 40 minutes is quite nice.

A Tesco finest pizza with a big bag salad is one of my favourites :shifty:

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by Rocsteady » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:03 am

Yes mate, classic combo. Can pretend that you're eating slightly healthy :lol:

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by 7256930752 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:39 am

I don't see it as that bad to be honest, if you're going to eat bread or pasta anyway and for just over a thousand calories, loads of protein and helps keep the Domino's cravings away, it's a reasonable compromise.

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by abcd » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:16 pm

Does anyone use liquid chalk?

I'm doing quite heavy dead lifts (for me) and I find my grip is slipping a bit. Just wondered if anyone would recommend it?

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by Kezzer » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:19 pm

ughhh I feel fat this week. Eating out waayyy too much

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by That's not a growth » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:33 pm

abcd wrote:Does anyone use liquid chalk?

I'm doing quite heavy dead lifts (for me) and I find my grip is slipping a bit. Just wondered if anyone would recommend it?


I've got a mate who swears by it, but I haven't used it myself.

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by Rocsteady » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:27 pm

abcd wrote:Does anyone use liquid chalk?

I'm doing quite heavy dead lifts (for me) and I find my grip is slipping a bit. Just wondered if anyone would recommend it?

Regular chalk is brilliant so I imagine the liquid stuff would also be very helpful.

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by abcd » Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:43 pm

ok then, I'll give it a shot. Thanks

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by BTB » Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:44 pm

abcd wrote:Does anyone use liquid chalk?

I'm doing quite heavy dead lifts (for me) and I find my grip is slipping a bit. Just wondered if anyone would recommend it?

I've recently started using it and it has really helped me deadlift where I was before failing to hit my reps, and now increasing weight as well. I'm aware I probably look a bit of a knob but I'm managing.

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by abcd » Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:46 pm

BTB wrote:
abcd wrote:Does anyone use liquid chalk?

I'm doing quite heavy dead lifts (for me) and I find my grip is slipping a bit. Just wondered if anyone would recommend it?

I've recently started using it and it has really helped me deadlift where I was before failing to hit my reps, and now increasing weight as well. I'm aware I probably look a bit of a knob but I'm managing.


It made a big difference.

No more sweaty hands, bar slippage and I finished my reps.

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by 7256930752 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:06 pm

abcd wrote:
BTB wrote:
abcd wrote:Does anyone use liquid chalk?

I'm doing quite heavy dead lifts (for me) and I find my grip is slipping a bit. Just wondered if anyone would recommend it?

I've recently started using it and it has really helped me deadlift where I was before failing to hit my reps, and now increasing weight as well. I'm aware I probably look a bit of a knob but I'm managing.


It made a big difference.

No more sweaty hands, bar slippage and I finished my reps.

After ripping a callus clean off I gave it a go but I actually found it more effective changing my grip so to the bar sits where the fingers join the hand.

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by abcd » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:28 pm

Hime wrote:
abcd wrote:
BTB wrote:
abcd wrote:Does anyone use liquid chalk?

I'm doing quite heavy dead lifts (for me) and I find my grip is slipping a bit. Just wondered if anyone would recommend it?

I've recently started using it and it has really helped me deadlift where I was before failing to hit my reps, and now increasing weight as well. I'm aware I probably look a bit of a knob but I'm managing.


It made a big difference.

No more sweaty hands, bar slippage and I finished my reps.

After ripping a callus clean off I gave it a go but I actually found it more effective changing my grip so to the bar sits where the fingers join the hand.


That's a good idea. I hadn't thought of that.

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by 7256930752 » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:42 pm

abcd wrote:
Hime wrote:
abcd wrote:
BTB wrote:
abcd wrote:Does anyone use liquid chalk?

I'm doing quite heavy dead lifts (for me) and I find my grip is slipping a bit. Just wondered if anyone would recommend it?

I've recently started using it and it has really helped me deadlift where I was before failing to hit my reps, and now increasing weight as well. I'm aware I probably look a bit of a knob but I'm managing.


It made a big difference.

No more sweaty hands, bar slippage and I finished my reps.

After ripping a callus clean off I gave it a go but I actually found it more effective changing my grip so to the bar sits where the fingers join the hand.


That's a good idea. I hadn't thought of that.

That's from watching Mark Rippatoe videos. He has a good one on bar positioning and showing the reason why you get calluses in the first place.

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by abcd » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:22 pm

Hime wrote:
abcd wrote:
Hime wrote:
abcd wrote:
BTB wrote:
abcd wrote:Does anyone use liquid chalk?

I'm doing quite heavy dead lifts (for me) and I find my grip is slipping a bit. Just wondered if anyone would recommend it?

I've recently started using it and it has really helped me deadlift where I was before failing to hit my reps, and now increasing weight as well. I'm aware I probably look a bit of a knob but I'm managing.


It made a big difference.

No more sweaty hands, bar slippage and I finished my reps.

After ripping a callus clean off I gave it a go but I actually found it more effective changing my grip so to the bar sits where the fingers join the hand.


That's a good idea. I hadn't thought of that.

That's from watching Mark Rippatoe videos. He has a good one on bar positioning and showing the reason why you get calluses in the first place.


Thanks for the tip. I've just started watching his videos. Incredibly informative. I'm certainly going to make sure I follow his advice.

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by Rocsteady » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:25 am

Need to get back working on bodyweight home workout plans, all the gyms are shut here and city is pretty much on lockdown.

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by Rocsteady » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:26 am

Find I can normally somewhat maintain upper body but legs are a nightmare, virtually impossible to find a decent substitute for heavy squats and deadlifts.

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