Search found 1320 matches

by newportblue
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Reading on Instagram, gym in Birmingham which was planning on charging 450 quid for 12 weeks unlimited access to their gym :shock:

They got a roasting so they’ve changed their minds :lol:
by newportblue
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

How’s everyone who’s back at the gym getting on?

England people, are you going back this weekend?
by newportblue
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Ahh, the ChadBot or something? Seen stuff on Instagram for it but never investigated. I’m on the fence about getting a barbell medicine hypertrophy program. Lost all my strength during quarantine so I figure now is a good time to be a bit of a bro but in a vague powerlifting way. That’s the one. Be...
by newportblue
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Stevus55 wrote:What’s the AI?
The program is juggernaut A.I.

Computer wizardry
by newportblue
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

I’m a month into having my gym work programmed by A.I.

Which is pretty weird but so far it’s not killed me.

It did come close when it gives me 20 sets of squats over two exercises I a session.
by newportblue
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

The kool aid cultism of it is absolute bollocks, but it's done a huge amount in terms of getting barbell exercises more mainstream, particularly amongst women. I reckon it's had an overall positive impact on the industry, in the long run, provided you can avoid the cultists, who seem less obvious t...
by newportblue
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Had my first session in the gym post lockdown the other day. First proper squats for 3 months - could do goblet or kb front squats at home, but nothing heavy as I only had 44kg of KB's. Could add another 16kg of dumbells in a backpack, but still not heavy. D. O. M. S. Also, has everyone seen that C...
by newportblue
Fri May 29, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

bobbity wrote:https://www.facebook.com/ExclusiveGymWR ... 5646542856

Sparked off by some of the conversations here, and elsewhere too.
Interesting video
by newportblue
Wed May 27, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Anyone have a good source on strength training equipment for the UK? Sorted myself a bench and a squat rack for my garage gym and now looking for an olympic barbell and some plates but perhaps understandably everywhere is sold out! Might be too late here but if you’re on Instagram followed Gymstuff...
by newportblue
Tue May 26, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Nolanator wrote:He's going for 300, isn't he? I missed the log press attempt.

I believe so.

I’ve not really done much Stone lifting. I think I’ve done 60 and 80. Got 120 one off the ground about 1cm. I can’t get my head round 286 or 300 tho.

Crazy number.
by newportblue
Tue May 26, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

How do you lads manage calorie cutting and cardio? I’ve dropped about 5kgs in the last 4 weeks from not eating like an idiot but have dropped my running/cycling. Keen to get back to 4 sessions a week for the mental/physical aspect but I feel flat energy-wise as I’m not eating anywhere near the same...
by newportblue
Tue May 26, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Did anyone see the strongman world record thing over the weekend?

One of the Stolman brothers did a 286kg atlas stone (and it was pretty easy).

Insane.
by newportblue
Tue May 26, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

So I finally cracked and went on Craigslist hoping some meathead would be renting out his gym space and, lo and behold, I found a personal trainer who is renting out his (pretty modest) fitness studio on an hourly basis. It's basically a 100 sq ft room in the basement of an old house that apparentl...
by newportblue
Tue May 12, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

feckwanker wrote:Pulled 200kg for 6x3 (threw in 2 extra repson the final set too) at 89kg body weight. Followed with speed deadlifts, stiff legged deadlifts, bb rows, chin ups and landmines.

Pretty stiff today to be honest.
Nice :thumbup:
by newportblue
Mon May 11, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Do your DBs have a 50mm bar diameter, NPB? I'd say it's the safety straps that'll go first - might get a heavy duty pair custom made. Decent bit of heavy webbing and an appropriate way to anchor it should be fine. Yup ( I had to to google it tho because I’ve only ever heard them described as 1inch ...
by newportblue
Mon May 11, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

New paused bench PB of 122.5 the other day. Squat training coming back nicely - 140 for 5x5 last night. Heavy deadlifts this afternoon. Really miss dumbbells though (and they are crazy expensive). Can you not just buy the handles? Then use the plates you’ve already got. Bit of a pain but better tha...
by newportblue
Mon May 11, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

New paused bench PB of 122.5 the other day. Squat training coming back nicely - 140 for 5x5 last night. Heavy deadlifts this afternoon. Really miss dumbbells though (and they are crazy expensive). Can you not just buy the handles? Then use the plates you’ve already got. Bit of a pain but better tha...
by newportblue
Mon May 11, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

How's everyone getting on? Messing around doing legs yesterday and tried some pistol squats. I can't do them properly, balance is off and I'm so inflexible in my hamstrings that I can't stick my non-standing leg out in front properly. Can do them at the top of the stairs with a little bit of arm as...
by newportblue
Wed May 06, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Just out of interest what is your resting heart rates? Mine seem concerningly low. Sometimes in the 40s, usually the 50s. I don't even consider myself that fit, usually run 2-3 times a week for 20 minutes each. I'm not fat or anything though. I feel fine and in exercise it seems to jump to expected...
by newportblue
Sat May 02, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Deadlift WR
Replies: 50
Views: 1414

Re: Deadlift WR

Wow
by newportblue
Sat May 02, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Deadlift WR
Replies: 50
Views: 1414

Re: Deadlift WR

Insane
by newportblue
Sat May 02, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Deadlift WR
Replies: 50
Views: 1414

Re: Deadlift WR

:lol: Ridiculous
by newportblue
Sat May 02, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Deadlift WR
Replies: 50
Views: 1414

Re: Deadlift WR

Looking forward to some of the other records over the next few weeks to.

Especially the atlas stone and log record
by newportblue
Sat May 02, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Deadlift WR
Replies: 50
Views: 1414

Re: Deadlift WR

He might be going for 520.... if he gets enough twitch followers :lol: Not sure how I feel about it being a world record Why? Juicing? It’s done in his own gym with his own equipment and judge. I guess it has its pluses and minuses. On the other hand there is no crowd to give a bit extra motivation...
by newportblue
Sat May 02, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Deadlift WR
Replies: 50
Views: 1414

Re: Deadlift WR

He might be going for 520.... if he gets enough twitch followers :lol:

Not sure how I feel about it being a world record
by newportblue
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

I see Thor pulled 470 this after and it basically looked like a heavy warm up :uhoh:
by newportblue
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

From what understand you’ve got to get the smallest size possible. Even if it means it takes 2 other people to put them on. Then claim they add nothing to your squat.



I’m honestly not bitter.
by newportblue
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

My gym loaned out equipment so I am pretty much training as normal. Very lucky. Currently doing 4 weights sessions a week, daily pulls up, a daily “long” walk and yoga. From yoga, turns out my core feels shit. I’m not sure if it’s a specificity thing or if it’s just actually shit. My hip flexors fee...
by newportblue
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

240kg deadlift tonight at 90kg bodyweight - no belt or straps. Goal of a quarter tonne now in sight :smug: :thumbup: 550lb/250kg yoke walk. It’s the competition weight for Connecticut’s Strongest man in a month. The weight felt ok, but I was slow and I feel like I was hit by a bus this morning. htt...
by newportblue
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Managed 5 sets of 6 with 130 on floor press

Wasn’t expecting much going into the session but happy with that.
by newportblue
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

feckwanker wrote:Pulled a 230 single tonight, 5kg off my PR. It was an absolute bitch. Next week calls for 240 :uhoh:
Nice pull
by newportblue
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

So I f**ked my back up a bit doing deadlifts about 2 months ago, not horribly, but basically got too hyped up and jerked my back too violently on the first rep, straining it for about a week. Since then I've been a bit reticent to go back to the platform. As a result I opted to do leg presses for t...
by newportblue
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

From the SA doping thread. I've been taking the wrong creatine for all these years. :( Mate, it completely changed my body. I was playing rugby and gyming anyway, but suddenly my muscles just got bigger and stronger. My chest and legs grew exponentially, and I remember thinking at the time how powe...
by newportblue
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Bench PR this morning. :smug: Bench: 80x5, 90x3, 100x2, 105x1, 107.5x1,1 , Fail 110, 100x2,2, 90x5 Pause bench: 70x8 / Rear flies, 3 sets Narrow bench: 60x10, 3 sets TPD Face pulls The second 107.5 was better than the first, so decided to go for broke. Didn't really control the decent properly, but...
by newportblue
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

How often do you lads get sick/pick up bugs? I’m about 6 days into a bout of the flu, and I was similarly sick the week before Xmas, and was f**ked with another bug back in September. I do train a lot, usually up for 4.30am and off to the gym, twice a week and 3 slow 8km jogs. While not in great sh...
by newportblue
Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Two incredible PRs here from the last few days for anyone interested: Hafthor Bjornsson - Elephant Bar Deadlift Julius Maddox - Bench Press I reckon Thor will pull over 500kg at the Arnold Classic in a few weeks. This is particularly keyboard warriory but I’m not sure how close Thor is to pulling o...
by newportblue
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

Two incredible PRs here from the last few days for anyone interested: Hafthor Bjornsson - Elephant Bar Deadlift Julius Maddox - Bench Press I reckon Thor will pull over 500kg at the Arnold Classic in a few weeks. This is particularly keyboard warriory but I’m not sure how close Thor is to pulling o...
by newportblue
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health
Replies: 26306
Views: 1074611

Re: The Training Thread - all aspects of fitness and health

PourSomeRuggerOnMe wrote:
feckwanker wrote: Mark Bell with Ed Coan is the best instructional videos I've ever seen for squat, bench and deads.
Yep, the ones with Ed are fantastic.
Opening your taint is the best squat cue I’ve ever heard.