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*** The 2011 Gym Rats Thread ***

Discussion in 'SA Archive' started by Morba, Jan 1, 2011.

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  1. Scon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 27, 2010

    Posts: 1,843

    I thought i had pretty big legs, then i saw this on another forum.

    Absolutely insane!

    Cookie to first person to name him.

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  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Sep 27, 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    It could be a few of the British cyclists but Sir Chris Hoy is the obvious guess. That's what happens when you spend most of your working life pedalling a bike fast though.
     
  3. Scon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 27, 2010

    Posts: 1,843

    Yeah it's Hoy, apparantly he can deep squat 280Kg :eek:
     
  4. Skillmister

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 3, 2009

    Posts: 19,585

    Location: Wales

    Dat vascularity
     
  5. oddjob62

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 8, 2002

    Posts: 9,128

    Location: NW London

    Yeah. A guy who probably can't list all the gold medals he's won in sprint cycling off the top of his head. You'd be shocked if he DIDN'T have a decent set of wheels. :D
     
  6. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003

    Posts: 86,989

    Location: Falling...

    I gots some new vibrams - can't wait to get squatting with them! :cool:
     
  7. Dj_Jestar

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 28,702

    Location: Back in East London

    How good are those bad boys?
     
  8. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

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    Awesome. More grip than being in socks too.
     
  9. Dj_Jestar

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 28,702

    Location: Back in East London

    They look like they'd take up less space in the gym bag/weigh less than regular trainers, too. I'm struggling to find reasons not to buy a pair.
     
  10. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

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    Location: Falling...

    Do it. :)
     
  11. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 19,839

    Location: Milton Keynes

    I wear plimsolls which hardly take up space and find good for squatting/DL.
     
  12. Clipsey

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 26, 2004

    Posts: 6,144

    Location: Near Windy City, USA

    lol but socks have zero grip? :p

    On a side note, I have my MRI scan on my knee tomorrow to assess the damage done (pretty sure it's a torn meniscus) :( Not a great way to kick start the new year. Can still rock upper body workouts though......:o
     
  13. Freefaller

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    Good point well made. However my old gym's floor was fairly grippy compared to my current gym which has shiny rubber on the floor.
     
  14. Steedie

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 29, 2004

    Posts: 20,111

    Location: Oxfordshire

    I wore socks in the gym once, then had someone drop a 18kg dumbbell on my toe. How it didn't break I'll never know, but now I just stick to trainers. I do sometimes squat in socks though
     
  15. Skull

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 15, 2005

    Posts: 2,704

    Location: London

    I read in an interview Hoy said that his thighs are only 26 inches around the thickest part.
     
  16. GAC

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 11, 2004

    Posts: 4,187

    well 2 months down from doing something to my right leg/knee and it feels about right. just in time for january. see if i can get some gym time in the new year now and try not to bugger it up again.
     
  17. Scon

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 27, 2010

    Posts: 1,843

    "Only" :D
     
  18. icecold

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Apr 6, 2007

    Posts: 7,633

    Highlights from the last few days...

    Squat 180kgx5x6 strange, felt strong yet simultaneously like a bag of balls. Ankle is behaving differently after treatment which might explain it. Also, the bar was terrible and was almost folding in half with the weight on it, it was greasy so it was slipping down my back, and the floor was a little slippy too :/ Had an absolute mare on the second rep of the third set, don't know exactly what happened, but I think the bar and my foot slipped at the bottom of the rep and I had to sit in the hole and re-adjust. Then adrenalin took over and I deliberately did 6 reps instead of 5, no idea why! It turns out this is the best core workout going, I'm still feeling it!
    Wanted to front squat, but ankle is still mending so I did some leg pressing up to 400kg, then some other messing about

    Bench 105kgx6x3 success! Activated my supraspinatus before with cable stuff, tweaked my form (engaged my traps slightly) and benching felt stronger than it ever has. No bicep tendon pain either, and it feels like I'm going to have DOMS in my back tomorrow. Didn't have time for a full 6 sets so did some speed work to re-learn my new form.
     
  19. Skillmister

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 3, 2009

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    Location: Wales

  20. Pigeon_Killer

    Caporegime

    Joined: Nov 21, 2005

    Posts: 32,162

    Going to ditch my next cycle of Bill Starr's 5x5 in the new year and concentrate on my weaknesses which are speed and my posterior chain muscles.

    Thinking of doing the following but am open to suggestions:

    Monday
    Squats 5x5
    Deficit Speed Deadlifts 8x1 (45-65%)
    Good Mornings 5x8
    Leg Press/Front Squats/Zercher Squats 3x8
    Calve Raises 3x8

    Wednesday
    Bench Press 5x5
    Box Speed Squats 8x2 (45-65%)
    Incline Dumbell Press 3x8
    Seated Dumbell Shoulder Press 3x8
    Close Grip Bench Press 3x8

    Friday
    Deadlifts 5x5
    Speed Bench Press 8x3 (45-65%)
    SLDL 5x8
    Wide Grip Pull Ups 3xF
    T-Bar Rows 3x8
     
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