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by Hime » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:40 am

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blackoutHERO wrote:If I was to train at home full time then I would get something wider if space permitted. Would probably get something custom built to specifications of my training space but yes I'd pay more for something better. Never had an issue with current one but I know this is something I'll do until I die so would be worth getting best I could afford. Not just for weight limits but for overall life (rust, structural issues etc.).

I have generic foam gym flooring. Then I just have two bits of hardwood maybe an inch thick which slot into the squat rack. Then for deadlifting I've just got a long sheet of wood, not very thick wood. Again, if it was a full time thing, I'd make a proper floor for rack and deadlift platform in front of it. My current deadlift wood is gooseberry fool and I'm basically lifting from a deficit because of the wear and tear. I'll take a photo tonight of my set up when I'm squatting.

Thanks man. I'm in two mindsets, go big and my home gym can be everything I want it to be, as you say this is something I will be doing forever. Alternatively I go half way and keep a gym membership as it's an awesome gym and only £35 a month. The thing is my wife and I are trying to start a family plus I do shift work and have a double garage sitting there doing nothing. Getting too and from the gym is a 45 minute round trip plus waiting for stuff I feel like it is the best use of time and money.

*Edit* the next conundrum is what bench to get, strawberry float me adjustable benches are expensive.


My wood and 9mm MDF deadlift platform.
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See how the rings are close to the edges. My grip is narrow enough to not be too much of an issue now but I had a wider grip before and I nipped my hand skin couple times re-reacking :dread:
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My bench
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Thanks a lot dude, put my order in last night for the bench, rack, bar (cancelled the bull dog one) and dip horn attachment. I've already ordered some 25 plates from strength shop so a plate order from pro plates and I'll be sorted for the time being.

Thanks for posting that, I have quite a wide grip too so I can see how the rack being narrow would be a problem. I better check the specifications on the rack I've ordered now :lol:

I'm to build an 8 foot square platform with treated plywood and stall mats, I'll post pictures when I get it built.

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by Rocsteady » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:08 pm

That sounds amazing, look forward to the pics.

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by That's not a growth » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:16 pm

I'm well jealous. Looking forward to pics too.

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by Rocsteady » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:04 am

Some strawberry floating banana split has stolen all my stuff. Must have left my bag outside the locker by mistake and they've taken my wallet with all my cards and my expensive Bose headphones. strawberry floating raging. I'm hoping the banana split gets complacent at some point and wears the headphones to the gym, they have a few distinctive marks on them. So much hassle abroad with credit cards, driver's license, etc. banana splits man.

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by gaminglegend » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:09 am

Rocsteady wrote:Some strawberry floating banana split has stolen all my stuff. Must have left my bag outside the locker by mistake and they've taken my wallet with all my cards and my expensive Bose headphones. strawberry floating raging. I'm hoping the banana split gets complacent at some point and wears the headphones to the gym, they have a few distinctive marks on them. So much hassle abroad with credit cards, driver's license, etc. banana splits man.


I had stuff out of my locker at the gym stolen last year. Gym were absolutely helpless considering there was only 7 of us in that hour - said cctv wouldn’t show anything & told me to call police. Police told me they wouldn’t do anything but thanks for reporting as people don’t report which means crime numbers go down.

Furious

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by Rocsteady » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:13 am

Same problem, probably 5 of us the whole time. No CCTV.

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by blackoutHERO » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:02 am

Sorry to hear that. That's so annoying.

On a completely insensitive note, how are you back at the gym already?

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by Rocsteady » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:18 am

I'm in Poland, they've been open here a while now.

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by Hime » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:18 am

Rocsteady wrote:Some strawberry floating banana split has stolen all my stuff. Must have left my bag outside the locker by mistake and they've taken my wallet with all my cards and my expensive Bose headphones. strawberry floating raging. I'm hoping the banana split gets complacent at some point and wears the headphones to the gym, they have a few distinctive marks on them. So much hassle abroad with credit cards, driver's license, etc. banana splits man.

I hope you find out who did that. That sort of stuff boils my piss.

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by That's not a growth » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:53 am

That's well gooseberry fool Roc, hopefully things work out for you in some way.

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by BTB » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:25 am

It has happened to a couple of people I work with at the gym, the gym is in a building not owned by them so they can't look at the CCTV apparently, even though two cameras are where the lockers are! They basically had to fill in a form and never heard back, I think one contacted the police but they said there wasn't much they could do without CCTV.

The people that did it must know this, meaning they can get away with it every time unless they are doing it at the same time someone goes back to their locker. Eugh.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:30 am

Rocsteady wrote:Some strawberry floating banana split has stolen all my stuff. Must have left my bag outside the locker by mistake and they've taken my wallet with all my cards and my expensive Bose headphones. strawberry floating raging. I'm hoping the banana split gets complacent at some point and wears the headphones to the gym, they have a few distinctive marks on them. So much hassle abroad with credit cards, driver's license, etc. banana splits man.

Ah strawberry floating hell, that's so gooseberry fool :| thieves are such banana splits. Hope you manage to get your documents and that sorted out without too much hassle.

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by Harry Bizzle » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:29 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Some strawberry floating banana split has stolen all my stuff.


Scum, subhuman scum.


I'm looking for a bit of advice - I think I'm coming up to 14 weeks of dieting and think I need to stop. I've lost about 10% of my bodyweight, so pushing further and going past 12 weeks (which I've already done) seems like I'm just fighting against momentum and need a proper break. My energy levels are quite low, motivation for training is non-existent - despite taking some days off, and I just feel like I constantly want food, even when I've just eaten. It's not so much hunger, I just want to eat.

I don't want to start a bulk given I don't have access to decent gym equipment so am thinking I will just maintain my current weight and try to get my body used to being at this weight. I haven't decided whether I'd like to bulk or cut after this break (I'm tempted to get down to 10% as this is just a long term goal I have and I will be more comfortable gaining weight in a bulk from that start point), but am wondering if it really matters how long I stay at maintenance before going either way?

For example, if I want to diet for say, another four weeks, how long should I spend at maintenance? I was thinking a minimum of 2 weeks at the moment.

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by blackoutHERO » Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:46 pm

What's your reason? Are you looking to compete or just look good?

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by Harry Bizzle » Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:57 pm

A little bit of both. A bit of it is to just get that lean so I can scratch that particular itch - I've always wanted to get shredded - even if I don't remain that lean for very long. And partly because I like and follow bodybuilding and want to see if it's something I might be able to compete in a couple of years (need a lot more size first). If I struggle and hate the process of getting down to 10% then it's probably not for me, though.

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by blackoutHERO » Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:01 pm

I'd personally have a week where you don't worry about the diet. Don't go mental but just eat a good amount of food and get yourself feeling full again. Then get back on the cut and scratch that itch of being lean and seeing where it takes you.

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by gaminglegend » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:07 pm

I'm so excited for the end of the month, but also I've been suddenly hit with caution. I've dropped a lot of muscle in the past few months and my eatings been off so I'm dying to go back.

But then it's such an area with people panting/breathing out/sweating touching everything that I'm a little worried about it. Anyone else?

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by Hime » Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:35 am

Harry Bizzle wrote:A little bit of both. A bit of it is to just get that lean so I can scratch that particular itch - I've always wanted to get shredded - even if I don't remain that lean for very long. And partly because I like and follow bodybuilding and want to see if it's something I might be able to compete in a couple of years (need a lot more size first). If I struggle and hate the process of getting down to 10% then it's probably not for me, though.

Can you give an example of your diet and daily calories? In my opinion spending time on your diet so you have food you enjoy and look forward too eating is a game changer.

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by Saint of Killers » Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:47 am

Rocsteady wrote:Some strawberry floating banana split has stolen all my stuff. Must have left my bag outside the locker by mistake and they've taken my wallet with all my cards and my expensive Bose headphones. strawberry floating raging. I'm hoping the banana split gets complacent at some point and wears the headphones to the gym, they have a few distinctive marks on them. So much hassle abroad with credit cards, driver's license, etc. banana splits man.


strawberry float. I hope something comes of it.

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by Hime » Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:06 am

gaminglegend wrote:I'm so excited for the end of the month, but also I've been suddenly hit with caution. I've dropped a lot of muscle in the past few months and my eatings been off so I'm dying to go back.

But then it's such an area with people panting/breathing out/sweating touching everything that I'm a little worried about it. Anyone else?

Yeah I'm not sure I fancy being a guinea pig, I'm letting everything ride out for a few months to see what happens.

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