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by Grumpy David » Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:54 pm

Treated myself to a Dipping Belt after seeing it cheap on Black Friday sales.

Did 10kg 3x8 Pull Ups with 10KG attached. Much easier than expected. Did a 4th set without the weight attached and swung up like a monkey. :slol:

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by Rocsteady » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:28 pm

Has anyone got a pull up bar that clips onto a door frame and is actually good? I'd like it to be easily removable and not strawberry float up the frame. Buying one for a mate for Xmas hopefully.

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by Rocsteady » Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:37 pm

Actually strawberry float it, will prob just get this one

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Powerbar-assem ... door+frame

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by That's not a growth » Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:15 am

I've only had 1 pull up bar, and it was one where it came in a few pieces and had to be assembled. It held together, but the joins were where it flexed so I'm sure that's where it would have failed eventually. Getting a solid one like that is the right decision, I'd say.

I'm back swimming, or at least I was before this cold. Looking to start running on a threadmill very, very soon. My ankle still slightly complains occasionally, but I think I just need to push it a bit since it's on movements I rarely do (so not walking, more twisting).

Pulled my back 2 weeks ago, but almost healed. The personal trainer we have at work has given me a load of glute work to try and see if that helps going forward.

Starting to think about my goals for next year One thing is a 13km race in June which I would love to do in less than an hour. Want to do another triathalon too.

What's everyone else hoping to achieve next year?

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by Rocsteady » Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:53 pm

How's everyone getting on?

I'm recovering from flu and pneumonia that have meant I couldn't eat, managed to lose a massive 18 pounds in only two and a half weeks. Need to start upping my food intake again and get back into the gym from February. Clothes are hanging off me like crazy just now.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:27 pm

That's grim. Hope you make a recovery and don't suffer with this again because that type of weight loss will strawberry float you up big time.

I'm eting a hell of a lot of food, both good and bad. Putting on a bit of a gut so trying to up my squatting. I've started doing 5 sets instead of 3.

My gym is so busy that I have to wait until around 8.30 in the evening when I go in the week. Even then I often have to wait for a rack. Hard to maintain the motivation after a long day at work.

I'm enjoying it but I'll never get over the despondency of struggling to lift significantly less weight than I would casually warm up with ~7 years ago.

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by Dig Dug » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:34 pm

Since you asked...
Something snapped in my brain back at the start of December and now I work out 5/6 days a week without fail instead of the 3 I was doing before. Stuck on 10st/63kg but I've visibly gained leg muscle and I've been able to increase my warm up reps for push-ups, sit-ups, leg raises and squats. My body strength is better too, my plank has jumped from 3 minutes to 5.
I'm feeling pretty good but I'm limited, no money for the gym so I'm working entirely off circuit, dumbbells, and an in-door bike. Haven't been jogging since winter started but it might be for the better, it burnt my soles out and sometimes caused my crohn's disease to flare, I've not had a single cold all winter either so I think staying in-doors has been a good idea.

I've changed my diet to address my crohn's too. I've cold turkey'd red meat and pork as well as a few other foods (such as gassy greens). I still need to tweek my diet though, I eat a lot of greens which is good but I need to reduce my carb and sugar intake in other areas. It'll be easier to make these changes once I'm able to move out from the family home.

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by Rocsteady » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:01 pm

Crohn's bro's unite \o/

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by shadow202 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:09 am

I was sparring on Wednesday night and caught a roundhouse kick to the face, which nearly knocked me out, first time I've been clipped properly like that, was a weird feeling but I guess it was going to happen at some point.

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by Saint of Killers » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:26 am

Rocsteady wrote:How's everyone getting on?


See pic of self in 2015: :shock: :cry: Oh my god I'm such a fat strawberry float!

See pic of self in 2019: :shock: :cry: Oh my god I'm such a scrawny strawberry float!

It's funny because I thought my clothes were doing too good a job of hiding my flab ( :roll: So strawberry floating sick of being told I look fine) when in actual fact they're doing almost as good a job of hiding what little lean mass I have gained since 2015. So yeah, I'm now changing from cardio with weights to purer weight training with a day or two of cardio per week.

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by Rocsteady » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:38 am

shadow202 wrote:I was sparring on Wednesday night and caught a roundhouse kick to the face, which nearly knocked me out, first time I've been clipped properly like that, was a weird feeling but I guess it was going to happen at some point.

I've never been properly KO'd but I've seen stars, is such a jarring experience.

You got a decent weights program to follow sok?

I'm slowly building my strength back up from pneumonia just by walking a little further every day, hoping to be back in the gym in a week or so but will have to take it very easy.

Trying to pack back on the massive amount of weight I lost too, is difficult as a naturally skinny person with crohn's but I'll get it done. Had three McDonalds chicken burgers as a snack yesterday. :shifty:

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by shadow202 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 11:57 am

Rocsteady wrote:
shadow202 wrote:I was sparring on Wednesday night and caught a roundhouse kick to the face, which nearly knocked me out, first time I've been clipped properly like that, was a weird feeling but I guess it was going to happen at some point.

I've never been properly KO'd but I've seen stars, is such a jarring experience.

You got a decent weights program to follow sok?

I'm slowly building my strength back up from pneumonia just by walking a little further every day, hoping to be back in the gym in a week or so but will have to take it very easy.

Trying to pack back on the massive amount of weight I lost too, is difficult as a naturally skinny person with crohn's but I'll get it done. Had three McDonalds chicken burgers as a snack yesterday. :shifty:
Yeah I was the same with the stars more than an actual KO, the feeling of my body all just stopping at once was quite the surreal experience.

What weight programme would you follow Rocsteady?

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by Rocsteady » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:55 pm

I began with Starting Strength then started making my own routines, if you have no life and only care about getting ripped I'd recommend PHAT. You have to eat like a maniac though, I tried it at the peak of my fitness obsession and couldn't keep on top of it. Mainly because it was made by 'natural' Lane Norton who's blatantly injecting daily.

I change my routine slightly all the time but the basics remain the same, my routine that got my ripped as strawberry float (If I say so myself) was:

RP being rest pause: 8-12 reps to begin with then 3 reps every 50-60 seconds. Until 30 reps. If you hit more than 12 initial reps, up the weight.

Monday

Deadlift 1x6
Bench or dips (alternate these each time) either; bench - RP, or dips - 3x15
Chins/pull ups (alternate these each time) - RP
Bicep curls 3x12
Standing Tricep extensions 3x15
Cardio - quick HIIT on cross trainer or cycling, just 10/15 minutes. This is the same for each cardio, just alternate them.

Tuesday

Squats -RP
Leg press - 3x15
Cardio

Wednesday

Bench or dips, same as before - RP or 3x15
Chins or pulls, same as before
Lat pull downs - 3x15
DB rows - 3x15
Seated bicep hammer curls - 3x12
Lying Tricep extensions - 3x20, I go light on these to protect my wrists
Lat raises - 3x15

Thursday

Deadlift - RP
Squats - 3x6, heavy
Cardio

Friday

Bench/dips - same
Chins/pulls - RP
Bicep curls (superset) 3x12 initially then keep going down until 5kgs burns
Tricep pull downs 3x15
Tricep dips 2x20
Cardio


You can reduce it to 3 days easily by missing deadlift one day, changing the squats to Monday and Friday and the deadlift day to Wednesday. Make that one deadlift day an RP set if you're going for bodybuilding, obviously for strength go for the heavy set.

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by Winckle » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:54 pm

I had my first bad experience in a gym yesterday evening.
I have switched to a different gym nearer to my house, and it's a lot busier than the one I used to go to. While I was doing bench press I got asked after each set if I was done, no problems once I explained I had a few sets left though.

I wanted to finish my workout by doing pendlay rows, but both rubber platforms were in use, one by a guy doing olympic style weightlifting, the other was two young women taking turns to do an exercise I didn't recognise. It seemed to involve lying under the barbell and using your core strength to move it.

As they finished and stood up (without deloading the bar, natch) I asked if anyone else was waiting to use the platform or if I could go ahead.

And I got a look from the two of them that I hadn't seen since I was a teenager at school. The look of "Wow I can't believe this guy has the gall to speak to me". When they both just smirked at me, I repeated myself politely, and they shared another look and said "no, obviously".

It literally costs zero pounds to be this way. :(

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by Rocsteady » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:00 pm

Try not to think on it too much, they're the banana splits. An attitude like that will come back to bite them.



I've started some easy bodyweight exercises and am looking better for eating so much again. Eating 5 substantial meals a day with snacks is going well. Except for the cost.

Hoping to put a stone back on by the second week of March, to take me back above 13 stone.

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by Winckle » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:20 pm

Rocsteady wrote:Try not to think on it too much, they're the banana splits. An attitude like that will come back to bite them.



I've started some easy bodyweight exercises and am looking better for eating so much again. Eating 5 substantial meals a day with snacks is going well. Except for the cost.

Hoping to put a stone back on by the second week of March, to take me back above 13 stone.

I wish I could donate you a stone of my blubber.

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by Rocsteady » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:39 pm

Winckle wrote:
Rocsteady wrote:Try not to think on it too much, they're the banana splits. An attitude like that will come back to bite them.



I've started some easy bodyweight exercises and am looking better for eating so much again. Eating 5 substantial meals a day with snacks is going well. Except for the cost.

Hoping to put a stone back on by the second week of March, to take me back above 13 stone.

I wish I could donate you a stone of my blubber.

:lol:

I'd take it, save me some effort.

You making progress though? On a decent program?

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by Winckle » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:59 pm

I fell off the wagon after I moved house. I had to move on my usual gym day, and until that point I hadn't missed a gym day for 3 months (3 times per week).

But once you've lost your streak, it's so hard to motivate yourself again. I finally got off my arse and went to the new gym yesterday. I've had to massively deload which was depressing, but expected.

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by abcd » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:04 pm

Winckle wrote:I had my first bad experience in a gym yesterday evening.
I have switched to a different gym nearer to my house, and it's a lot busier than the one I used to go to. While I was doing bench press I got asked after each set if I was done, no problems once I explained I had a few sets left though.

I wanted to finish my workout by doing pendlay rows, but both rubber platforms were in use, one by a guy doing olympic style weightlifting, the other was two young women taking turns to do an exercise I didn't recognise. It seemed to involve lying under the barbell and using your core strength to move it.

As they finished and stood up (without deloading the bar, natch) I asked if anyone else was waiting to use the platform or if I could go ahead.

And I got a look from the two of them that I hadn't seen since I was a teenager at school. The look of "Wow I can't believe this guy has the gall to speak to me". When they both just smirked at me, I repeated myself politely, and they shared another look and said "no, obviously".

It literally costs zero pounds to be this way. :(


I doubt they'll be there in February.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Jan 29, 2019 4:17 pm

Winckle: Don't let their look get you down. If anything, if you feel up to it, give 'em another chance to possibly not be dickheads to you.

Roc: I lost my weight using a programme from the HASFit YouTube channel and have decided to gain some muscle using one of their programmes too. (Mostly because I'm still working out at home using free weights.)

Re being "scrawny": Apparently not! Bought a large mirror so I could stand back and get a good look at myself, and I also asked a friend for their honest opinion. strawberry float knows what went on in that photo, but looking in the mirror and it's a different story, and the friend said that I looked like "someone who regularly attends a gym." :lol: *shrug* Gonne keep at it with the weight training for now, though.

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