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Burke's Boot wrote:Im down to 77.9kg from around 102kg 13 months ago and not a bit of formal exericise. Diet is the most important thing when losing weight.
Spot on. I have changed my diet and already have lost 3kg within 3 weeks.
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20 x Overhead BB Press (50kg)
30 x Pull up
40 x KB Swing (24kg)
50 x Situps
60 x Burpees
75 x Pushups
100 x Air Squats.
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:20 x Overhead BB Press (50kg)
30 x Pull up
40 x KB Swing (24kg)
50 x Situps
60 x Burpees
75 x Pushups
100 x Air Squats.
That sounds like a decent one to get the conditioning up! I bet you will feel it tomorrow.

Also for those interested in the burpee challenge I posted a couple of pages back here is a breakdown of the dates and required burpees.

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Date	Number of Burpees	Date	Number of Burpees	Date	Number of Burpees	Date	Number of Burpees	Date	Number of Burpees
11/02/2012	1	7/3/2012	26	1/4/2012	51	26/4/2012	76	21/5/2012	101
12/02/2012	2	8/3/2012	27	2/04/2012	52	27/04/2012	77	22/05/2012	102
13/02/2012	3	9/3/2012	28	3/04/2012	53	28/04/2012	78	23/05/2012	103
14/02/2012	4	10/3/2012	29	4/04/2012	54	29/04/2012	79	24/05/2012	104
15/02/2012	5	11/3/2012	30	5/04/2012	55	30/04/2012	80	25/05/2012	105
16/02/2012	6	12/3/2012	31	6/04/2012	56	1/05/2012	81	26/05/2012	106
17/02/2012	7	13/3/2012	32	7/04/2012	57	2/05/2012	82	27/05/2012	107
18/02/2012	8	14/3/2012	33	8/04/2012	58	3/05/2012	83	28/05/2012	108
19/02/2012	9	15/3/2012	34	9/04/2012	59	4/05/2012	84	29/05/2012	109
20/02/2012	10	16/3/2012	35	10/04/2012	60	5/05/2012	85	30/05/2012	110
21/02/2012	11	17/3/2012	36	11/04/2012	61	6/05/2012	86	31/05/2012	111
22/02/2012	12	18/3/2012	37	12/04/2012	62	7/05/2012	87	1/06/2012	112
23/02/2012	13	19/3/2012	38	13/04/2012	63	8/05/2012	88	2/06/2012	113
24/02/2012	14	20/3/2012	39	14/04/2012	64	9/05/2012	89	3/06/2012	114
25/02/2012	15	21/3/2012	40	15/04/2012	65	10/05/2012	90	4/06/2012	115
26/02/2012	16	22/3/2012	41	16/04/2012	66	11/05/2012	91		
27/02/2012	17	23/3/2012	42	17/04/2012	67	12/05/2012	92		
28/02/2012	18	24/3/2012	43	18/04/2012	68	13/05/2012	93		
29/02/2012	19	25/3/2012	44	19/04/2012	69	14/05/2012	94		
1/03/2012	20	26/3/2012	45	20/04/2012	70	15/05/2012	95		
2/03/2012	21	27/3/2012	46	21/04/2012	71	16/05/2012	96		
3/03/2012	22	28/3/2012	47	22/04/2012	72	17/05/2012	97		
4/03/2012	23	29/3/2012	48	23/04/2012	73	18/05/2012	98		
5/03/2012	24	30/3/2012	49	24/04/2012	74	19/05/2012	99		
6/03/2012	25	31/3/2012	50	25/04/2012	75	20/05/2012	100		
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ElementFreak wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:20 x Overhead BB Press (50kg)
30 x Pull up
40 x KB Swing (24kg)
50 x Situps
60 x Burpees
75 x Pushups
100 x Air Squats.
That sounds like a decent one to get the conditioning up! I bet you will feel it tomorrow.

Also for those interested in the burpee challenge I posted a couple of pages back here is a breakdown of the dates and required burpees.

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Date	Number of Burpees	Date	Number of Burpees	Date	Number of Burpees	Date	Number of Burpees	Date	Number of Burpees
11/02/2012	1	7/3/2012	26	1/4/2012	51	26/4/2012	76	21/5/2012	101
12/02/2012	2	8/3/2012	27	2/04/2012	52	27/04/2012	77	22/05/2012	102
13/02/2012	3	9/3/2012	28	3/04/2012	53	28/04/2012	78	23/05/2012	103
14/02/2012	4	10/3/2012	29	4/04/2012	54	29/04/2012	79	24/05/2012	104
15/02/2012	5	11/3/2012	30	5/04/2012	55	30/04/2012	80	25/05/2012	105
16/02/2012	6	12/3/2012	31	6/04/2012	56	1/05/2012	81	26/05/2012	106
17/02/2012	7	13/3/2012	32	7/04/2012	57	2/05/2012	82	27/05/2012	107
18/02/2012	8	14/3/2012	33	8/04/2012	58	3/05/2012	83	28/05/2012	108
19/02/2012	9	15/3/2012	34	9/04/2012	59	4/05/2012	84	29/05/2012	109
20/02/2012	10	16/3/2012	35	10/04/2012	60	5/05/2012	85	30/05/2012	110
21/02/2012	11	17/3/2012	36	11/04/2012	61	6/05/2012	86	31/05/2012	111
22/02/2012	12	18/3/2012	37	12/04/2012	62	7/05/2012	87	1/06/2012	112
23/02/2012	13	19/3/2012	38	13/04/2012	63	8/05/2012	88	2/06/2012	113
24/02/2012	14	20/3/2012	39	14/04/2012	64	9/05/2012	89	3/06/2012	114
25/02/2012	15	21/3/2012	40	15/04/2012	65	10/05/2012	90	4/06/2012	115
26/02/2012	16	22/3/2012	41	16/04/2012	66	11/05/2012	91		
27/02/2012	17	23/3/2012	42	17/04/2012	67	12/05/2012	92		
28/02/2012	18	24/3/2012	43	18/04/2012	68	13/05/2012	93		
29/02/2012	19	25/3/2012	44	19/04/2012	69	14/05/2012	94		
1/03/2012	20	26/3/2012	45	20/04/2012	70	15/05/2012	95		
2/03/2012	21	27/3/2012	46	21/04/2012	71	16/05/2012	96		
3/03/2012	22	28/3/2012	47	22/04/2012	72	17/05/2012	97		
4/03/2012	23	29/3/2012	48	23/04/2012	73	18/05/2012	98		
5/03/2012	24	30/3/2012	49	24/04/2012	74	19/05/2012	99		
6/03/2012	25	31/3/2012	50	25/04/2012	75	20/05/2012	100		

You need to go to uni and do stats brother it is your calling.
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Burke's Boot wrote:Im down to 77.9kg from around 102kg 13 months ago and not a bit of formal exericise. Diet is the most important thing when losing weight.

That's Warnesque, 77 you must need aa whole new wardrobe, congrats none the less.
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Philip Roth wrote: You need to go to uni and do stats brother it is your calling.
I already do stats for my job, plus I can do some courses here and get work to pay for them whilst still earning. I want to do a couple of Open Uni courses as well but at the moment I would rather spend my money on the wedding and my house.

Also I am just an excel nerd, I will do everything in excel if I can.
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ElementFreak wrote:
Philip Roth wrote: You need to go to uni and do stats brother it is your calling.
I already do stats for my job, plus I can do some courses here and get work to pay for them whilst still earning. I want to do a couple of Open Uni courses as well but at the moment I would rather spend my money on the wedding and my house.

Also I am just an excel nerd, I will do everything in excel if I can.

Get work to pay bro.
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Any swimmers on here? If so, I can post some of my workouts if anyone is interested. 35K's in last 2 weeks...
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I wouldn't mind getting in more swims but I just can't seem to find the time :(
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ElementFreak wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:20 x Overhead BB Press (50kg)
30 x Pull up
40 x KB Swing (24kg)
50 x Situps
60 x Burpees
75 x Pushups
100 x Air Squats.
That sounds like a decent one to get the conditioning up! I bet you will feel it tomorrow.

Also for those interested in the burpee challenge I posted a couple of pages back here is a breakdown of the dates and required burpees.

Code: Select all

Date	Number of Burpees	Date	Number of Burpees	Date	Number of Burpees	Date	Number of Burpees	Date	Number of Burpees
11/02/2012	1	7/3/2012	26	1/4/2012	51	26/4/2012	76	21/5/2012	101
12/02/2012	2	8/3/2012	27	2/04/2012	52	27/04/2012	77	22/05/2012	102
13/02/2012	3	9/3/2012	28	3/04/2012	53	28/04/2012	78	23/05/2012	103
14/02/2012	4	10/3/2012	29	4/04/2012	54	29/04/2012	79	24/05/2012	104
15/02/2012	5	11/3/2012	30	5/04/2012	55	30/04/2012	80	25/05/2012	105
16/02/2012	6	12/3/2012	31	6/04/2012	56	1/05/2012	81	26/05/2012	106
17/02/2012	7	13/3/2012	32	7/04/2012	57	2/05/2012	82	27/05/2012	107
18/02/2012	8	14/3/2012	33	8/04/2012	58	3/05/2012	83	28/05/2012	108
19/02/2012	9	15/3/2012	34	9/04/2012	59	4/05/2012	84	29/05/2012	109
20/02/2012	10	16/3/2012	35	10/04/2012	60	5/05/2012	85	30/05/2012	110
21/02/2012	11	17/3/2012	36	11/04/2012	61	6/05/2012	86	31/05/2012	111
22/02/2012	12	18/3/2012	37	12/04/2012	62	7/05/2012	87	1/06/2012	112
23/02/2012	13	19/3/2012	38	13/04/2012	63	8/05/2012	88	2/06/2012	113
24/02/2012	14	20/3/2012	39	14/04/2012	64	9/05/2012	89	3/06/2012	114
25/02/2012	15	21/3/2012	40	15/04/2012	65	10/05/2012	90	4/06/2012	115
26/02/2012	16	22/3/2012	41	16/04/2012	66	11/05/2012	91		
27/02/2012	17	23/3/2012	42	17/04/2012	67	12/05/2012	92		
28/02/2012	18	24/3/2012	43	18/04/2012	68	13/05/2012	93		
29/02/2012	19	25/3/2012	44	19/04/2012	69	14/05/2012	94		
1/03/2012	20	26/3/2012	45	20/04/2012	70	15/05/2012	95		
2/03/2012	21	27/3/2012	46	21/04/2012	71	16/05/2012	96		
3/03/2012	22	28/3/2012	47	22/04/2012	72	17/05/2012	97		
4/03/2012	23	29/3/2012	48	23/04/2012	73	18/05/2012	98		
5/03/2012	24	30/3/2012	49	24/04/2012	74	19/05/2012	99		
6/03/2012	25	31/3/2012	50	25/04/2012	75	20/05/2012	100		
Yeah, as expected the Burpees were pretty rough and the pushups directly after were a killer as I was well and truly gassed and my shoulders didn't have a lot left from the press and pull ups.

I think I'll give that burpee challenge a go.
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5 rounds of:
45kg back squat
10 push ups
10 sit ups
50m run

10:20.1 was the time which I am happy about.
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Here's a simple challenge for those with a skipping rope and a 24kg Kettlebell.

Tonight we did a two part WOD.

First part, or the buy in, was a 7min couplet for as many rounds as possible.

- 10 Double Jump Burpee's (who jump and clap twice instead of once)
- 20 Double Unders

I managed 6 full rounds and 1 Burpee before timing out.

Part 2 was "Death by KB Swings". Minute one you do one American swing. Minute two you do two American swings. Minute three you do three American swings. I managed to get to complete up to round 19 without putting the Kettlebell down. Our top effort was 23 rounds complete at the prescribed weight and form. A guy with a bad shoulder did 31 complete rounds with the Russian swing and a 24kg KB.

EF, I'm going to try your workout tomorrow morning but sub in 2x24kg KB's instead of the BB and do racked front squats.
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Springer wrote:Any swimmers on here? If so, I can post some of my workouts if anyone is interested. 35K's in last 2 weeks...
Go for it, do a fair bit of swimming for triathlon
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The Native wrote:
mr flaps wrote:
Nieghorn wrote:Looking for some advice on a weight loss workout routine. Circuits?

Former front rower. 5'9", 250lbs ... currently biking to work, doing 50+ kms a week, more when the snow goes and rugby starts; diet near paleo and simple carbs almost gone. Just joined a gym now that I'm settled in a new town and want to maximise results. Last time I was lifting regularly, I was on more of a strength / bulk program which is not what I want. Want to slim down and tighten up.

Good lad. This thread is infested with twig thin weak as piss cross fit types. You know, wankers.
Don't hate just because a flight of stairs makes you quail. I can still deadlift 180kg despite not doing any dedicated strength sessions since I started CF.

Niegs, HIIT, Barbell Complexes and Bodyweight complexes will be your friends to shift weight.

Cheers. Looked those up and will read more after work.
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Joost wrote:
Springer wrote:Any swimmers on here? If so, I can post some of my workouts if anyone is interested. 35K's in last 2 weeks...
Go for it, do a fair bit of swimming for triathlon
please do. i train several triathletes and swim training isn't my forté
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Niegs - still think you need to do some strength work. 3 sets of 5 on a couple of big compound lifts per session, then move on to HIIT/complexes/Crossfit-esque met-con. Something like that.

Native - I'd be interested to hear what you think of litvisprints if you feel like having a crack. Try double KB front squat with those 24's, moderately difficult set, then put them down and immediately sprint all out for around 5 seconds. Let yourself recover and do 3-5 rounds. It's more a strength/power thing than a met-con, although I'm fairly beaten up by the end.
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Pisspoor session, not helped by personal f**king trainers taking over the bench for most of the time I was there:

Back Squat - 2x5x60 1x5x70
DL - 2x5x60 1x5x70
BP - 2x5x40 1x4x45 (fail, basically)

Shoulder Press 3x8x16
Shite Dips and Pull Ups
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I'll stay in the race to the 200kg DL, but I'm not training specifically for it so I dunno how soon I'll crack it. I'll get there eventually, but I'm in-season and not able to do heaps of strength work. At most I can do about 3 all-over sessions per week.

:lol:
I love how you summarise your session Braz. There always seems to be some plum being a plum where your gym is.
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Nolanator wrote:
:lol:
I love how you summarise your session Braz. There always seems to be some plum being a plum where your gym is.
They follow me around. If it's not hogging the benches, it's stealing the weights I need, or hogging the step bench that I need to do bunny hops over. Why aren't the plum still in bed? That's what I want to know.
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They really are a pain in the tits. My gym is a Uni gym so the annoying guys there tens to be skinny undergrads only in for the beach season who haven't yet learned gym etiquette.
I've no problem asking them if they mind me swapping in with them or taking a couple of dumbells for 30 seconds while they discuss important stuff. If you say it politely enough and say that you'll have them back before they use them again they can't say no for fear of looking like a complete bellend.
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I think I mentioned on the old thread, that when I used to go to the gym at lunchtimes, there was this bloke who was alway there without fail every Wednesday, at exactly the same bloody time, doing barbell rollouts from his knees, using the gym's main Olympic bar, in the only squat rack, exactly when I wanted to squat in it.

This went on for about 8 weeks before I finally asked him if he minded me squatting in between his sets. He seemed to take offence and huffed off to another part of the gym. I think I may have sounded more aggressive than I wanted to, as a result of 8 weeks of frustration having built up. At any rate, I felt a bit bad afterwards and started going on different days, and thankfully never saw the twat again.

I much prefer the garage gym, I hate sharing stuff. Although there is always the possibility my brother or the Romanian lodger who lives at my mum's may be using it :x
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Lots of excuses flying around on the this thread at the moment. Its very negative.
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mr flaps wrote:Lots of excuses flying around on the this thread at the moment. Its very negative.
I've dropped another half inch off my waist - that drunken run sorted me right out..
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I sort of miss the gym. There were a few people who I got on with. It was a pain in the arse there only really being one place to deadlift or OHP and they were the same place.

Some of the other clients were funny though. Like the balding bleached blonde with the 80s parachute pants and bum bag. Well into his 40s I'd say, and went through a period of getting noticeably smaller, think he had some piss tests to pass so he could become a bouncer.

Anyway, I discovered the other day that he is in a long term relationship with the cute 23yr old that cuts my hair. Life.
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It depends on the gym. Smaller more specialized independent gyms are typically great, but LA fitness chain type gyms drive me insane.
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There's some middle-aged fart (50s say) comes into our gym in his white karate pyjamas with an impressive belly sticking through.
The then does a few quarter rep (at best) movements on pretty much every machine at pace while breathing really hard. He only ever does one set of each as far as I can see.
He's some clown, a couple of times he's tried suggesting corrections to the technique of a guy I know from there. Odd-ball (the fat guy in the pjs that is).
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Womack wrote:I think I mentioned on the old thread, that when I used to go to the gym at lunchtimes, there was this bloke who was alway there without fail every Wednesday, at exactly the same bloody time, doing barbell rollouts from his knees, using the gym's main Olympic bar, in the only squat rack, exactly when I wanted to squat in it.

This went on for about 8 weeks before I finally asked him if he minded me squatting in between his sets. He seemed to take offence and huffed off to another part of the gym. I think I may have sounded more aggressive than I wanted to, as a result of 8 weeks of frustration having built up. At any rate, I felt a bit bad afterwards and started going on different days, and thankfully never saw the twat again.

I much prefer the garage gym, I hate sharing stuff. Although there is always the possibility my brother or the Romanian lodger who lives at my mum's may be using it :x

Garage gym is the shit, but I do miss machines some times to vary it up a bit and proper dumbbells. Apart from that it is all gravy, play the music I want, take as long as I want, no waiting and nobody annoying me!
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MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
Womack wrote:I think I mentioned on the old thread, that when I used to go to the gym at lunchtimes, there was this bloke who was alway there without fail every Wednesday, at exactly the same bloody time, doing barbell rollouts from his knees, using the gym's main Olympic bar, in the only squat rack, exactly when I wanted to squat in it.

This went on for about 8 weeks before I finally asked him if he minded me squatting in between his sets. He seemed to take offence and huffed off to another part of the gym. I think I may have sounded more aggressive than I wanted to, as a result of 8 weeks of frustration having built up. At any rate, I felt a bit bad afterwards and started going on different days, and thankfully never saw the twat again.

I much prefer the garage gym, I hate sharing stuff. Although there is always the possibility my brother or the Romanian lodger who lives at my mum's may be using it :x

Garage gym is the shit, but I do miss machines some times to vary it up a bit and proper dumbbells. Apart from that it is all gravy, play the music I want, take as long as I want, no waiting and nobody annoying me!
Get yourself a 'Total Gym' for home, if its good enough for Chuck Norris its more then good enough for you!
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Joost wrote:
Springer wrote:Any swimmers on here? If so, I can post some of my workouts if anyone is interested. 35K's in last 2 weeks...
Go for it, do a fair bit of swimming for triathlon
Joost - will post some later today mate
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In fairness the other people in my gym aren't really that bad. They are generally doing things properly as a rule, or at least attempting to, it's more that I seem to be getting my sets ever so slightly out of sync. That and I was just generally appaling today.

I'm still not sure why four personal trainers needed to stand around a bloke with the body of charles atlas and the legs of cock robin, bellowing badly-thought out and cliched motivational slogans/jokes about eleven year old girls at him as he lifted the equivalent of a mini-metro off his chest 700 times though.
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Dips - bwx10, +5x10, 3 sets. Don't want to be sore for thurs and not dipped in a while
Rack chins - bwx10, towel grip x5, bwx8, towel grip x4, bwx6, towel grip x3
Litvinovs - 32kg KB swing x8, sprint. x4.

Doing the litvinovs on the street is funny. At one point I was resting and quite a hot woman came walking towards me. Trying to look nonchalant/cool when you're gassed, standing suspiciously near a car and have a large KB by your feet is pretty hard.

Nice change of pace. I do need to let up on myself more often, just do something simple away from the barbell.
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Brazil wrote:In fairness the other people in my gym aren't really that bad. They are generally doing things properly as a rule, or at least attempting to, it's more that I seem to be getting my sets ever so slightly out of sync. That and I was just generally appaling today.

I'm still not sure why four personal trainers needed to stand around a bloke with the body of charles atlas and the legs of cock robin, bellowing badly-thought out and cliched motivational slogans/jokes about eleven year old girls at him as he lifted the equivalent of a mini-metro off his chest 700 times though.

That's not entirely accurate is it!
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Any rowers (ergomter types) here?

I'm just getting back into it.

Thus far:

30 mins: 7391m

I row once or twice a week, followed by some weight work. Do a back to back double spinning twice a week (1.5 hrs total) and once general weigh work.

When the weather gets better, I'll do a 3-4 hr MTB bike a week and 2 hr ride, replacing the double spinning and one erg session.

Have lost about 6kgs since the last 2 months training; well chuffed!

Belgian beer is my enemy :twisted:
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I have been mostly training for sleep deprivation and cycling in the dead of night. The last time I was out on the bike it was so late that I kept startling the local wildlife. I have figured out that something is still f**ked in my foot and I am probably going to have to get it looked at, maybe next winter. I have 8 solid weekends of boozing lined up in the Spring and an entire house and garden to sort out, I am starting to wonder what is the point. Anyway, I will hit the gym in the morning and I have an MTB ordered so I am just going to have to harden the fudge up and keep training.
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Ok, so due to the snow I haven't been to the gym since Friday (my gym is in a small village next to my town). I feel kind of bad not having done proper exercise for a few days, both mentally and physically. Though I have been for 2hour walks twice over the weekend and 1,5 hour walk today.

I also did a short pilates session today, for the first time in months. It reminded me that I musn't forget my flexibility, and should do 2 short pilates sessions a week to keep up the core strength and the flexibility.

Diet is going okay, though due to the rugby I ate too much over the weekend (it was rather stressful, sunday was anyway). But I've been making sure that I'm reducing my sugar and carb intake,especially in the evening I've just been having meat and veg.
This week I have noticed that the 'hunger/cravings' are getting less too, so I'm trying to reduce portion size a little. I am slowly getting there, just have to be a bit harder on myself for the extra push. Thinking of starting with the egg-breakfast this weekend, although last time I tried it I just felt very greasy after a few days.
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Lads,

Where is the best place to get virtually tasteless whey online? Ideally like to order in bulk with my buddy who as a diabetic wants optimum nutrition stuff so needs to stock that as well.

Session today:

Bench:
6x60, 60x70, 5x75, 5x80, 3x85

Incline, close grip bench:
2x8x50, 6x50

Shoulder stuff, Hammy drops and glute raises

Weighted wide grip pull up: 2x6 with 10kg.

Superset DB row and horizontal pull up on medicine ball and smith machine:
3x8x37.5 + 10 rows

Core and hip mobility work (hydrants and duck walks etc)
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How is the job hunt going Sal?

Forgot to update 'Foods That Horrify!' today - two egg porridge was a resounding success. Three egg porridge seems like it might be taking the concept too far however.
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Womack wrote:I think I mentioned on the old thread, that when I used to go to the gym at lunchtimes, there was this bloke who was alway there without fail every Wednesday, at exactly the same bloody time, doing barbell rollouts from his knees, using the gym's main Olympic bar, in the only squat rack, exactly when I wanted to squat in it.

This went on for about 8 weeks before I finally asked him if he minded me squatting in between his sets. He seemed to take offence and huffed off to another part of the gym. I think I may have sounded more aggressive than I wanted to, as a result of 8 weeks of frustration having built up. At any rate, I felt a bit bad afterwards and started going on different days, and thankfully never saw the twat again.

I much prefer the garage gym, I hate sharing stuff. Although there is always the possibility my brother or the Romanian lodger who lives at my mum's may be using it :x
Main reason I got mine, I like to get into the gym work really hard for 30-45 minutes and then go home. When I was at a gym I had to wait around for 50% of the time etc and it was shit.
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Salanya wrote:Ok, so due to the snow I haven't been to the gym since Friday (my gym is in a small village next to my town). I feel kind of bad not having done proper exercise for a few days, both mentally and physically. Though I have been for 2hour walks twice over the weekend and 1,5 hour walk today.

I also did a short pilates session today, for the first time in months. It reminded me that I musn't forget my flexibility, and should do 2 short pilates sessions a week to keep up the core strength and the flexibility.

Diet is going okay, though due to the rugby I ate too much over the weekend (it was rather stressful, sunday was anyway). But I've been making sure that I'm reducing my sugar and carb intake,especially in the evening I've just been having meat and veg.
This week I have noticed that the 'hunger/cravings' are getting less too, so I'm trying to reduce portion size a little. I am slowly getting there, just have to be a bit harder on myself for the extra push. Thinking of starting with the egg-breakfast this weekend, although last time I tried it I just felt very greasy after a few days.
I have a few BW circuits that I do if I can't be bothered lifting heavy things. It raises the heart rate etc and you can do it in your living room.
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Gio, flavourless impact whey proteinfrom myprotein is what I use. It also has the added bonus of being cheaper per kg than flavoured stuff. It has a bit of a taste; it's designed to be added to smoothies etc. so that any other flavour completely swamps it. It tastes a bit odd at first but TBH I can't even taste it any more. I add a splash of maltodextrinfor recovery which sweetens it ever so slightly so it's very easy to drink.



Firsts had training off tonight, unfortunately most of the seconds interpreted this as meaning that we all had training off. Seven of us and the coach showed up so we didn't bother training. Went to the gym for a quick session instead.


Hang clean to push press: 60x3, 70x5, 70x5, 70x5

DB bench press: 37.5kg x6x4
Pull ups: BW x8x4

Lateral raises: 8kg x10x3
Upright row: 35kg x10x3


Loads of the lads were in given there was an evening off. We've another session in the morning, some of them were doing very heavy box squats. They'll be doing more heavy squats or DLs about 13 hours later. :uhoh: x(
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