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Poll: ***The all new gymrats thread***

Discussion in 'SA Archive' started by Freefaller, Feb 6, 2009.

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Do we archive this thread and start a new one for 2010?

  1. Yeah good idea.

    11 vote(s)
    78.6%
  2. Nah I'm happy with this one.

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
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  1. BennyC

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 25, 2006

    Posts: 13,792

    Yeah I just tried it on my hands alone and it was a bit difficult. I guess it resembles a weighted plank a bit. I'll have to try these at somepoint.
     
  2. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 31,027

    Location: Warwickshire

    Chocolate smooth flavour impact whey

    Just received my order of the above from MyProtein.

    Luckily, all the reports of it being extremely tasty are true, as I ordered ten lbs of it without trying a sample first! Seriously, it's bloody delicious!!

    I know many of you are sceptical about powdered protein, but I tend to find it a struggle to eat enough chicken and eggs as I just don't like it in the quantities I supposedly need to eat it.
     
  3. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 19,839

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Been enjoying the change doing 5x5. Deadlifts were a beast yesterday, managed to do 120KGx5 for 5 sets. Massive pump.
     
  4. Volcs

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 6, 2004

    Posts: 2,496

    Location: Angel

    Complex to try tonight:

    I'm scared.
     
  5. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 19,839

    Location: Milton Keynes

    Oh forgot to say - BORs rock for upper back. Can't believe I've been avoiding them.
     
  6. Boscher

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 20, 2004

    Posts: 1,379

    Does anyone know where I can source Hellsmann Olive Oil from a UK Online supplier? I refuse to eat vegetable oil variants

    Google is failing me, or perhaps I am failing Google.

    Thanks.
     
  7. Clipsey

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 26, 2004

    Posts: 6,144

    Location: Near Windy City, USA

    Any ideas on good shoulder exercises for improving their stamina and endurance besides lower weight/higher reps?
    Training for my Ironman and the swimming section is my least of improvements!
     
  8. BennyC

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 25, 2006

    Posts: 13,792

    Powerclean/Hanging clean to Military/Push press.
    Just superset some exercises too for example:
    Upright Rows x 10 straight onto 10x Military Press. (You can even do supersets back to back if you want some real pain)

    Try making up some supersets with other shoulder/trap exercises like shrugs, raises, rear flyes.

    I'd recommend trying DB shoulder press with no back rest as it's very difficult to lock out and much much harder than with a back rest. Absolutley blasts the shoulders. You get a good core/postural workout too!
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2010
  9. Clipsey

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 26, 2004

    Posts: 6,144

    Location: Near Windy City, USA

    Yeah at the moment doing some HangClean to PushPress, some Arnolds and shoulder fly's. Will have to start trying super sets - trouble is I can't go too crazy as my body is not allowed that much recovery time :( kind of a catch 22 thing.
     
  10. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 13, 2003

    Posts: 31,027

    Location: Warwickshire

    How people manage those after deadlifts I have no idea :eek:.
     
  11. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,749

    Location: West mids

    any reason you need that exact olive oil? theres plenty on offer in your local supermarket
     
  12. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 2, 2005

    Posts: 19,839

    Location: Milton Keynes

    I did them before ;)
     
  13. Dj_Jestar

    Caporegime

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 28,702

    Location: Back in East London

  14. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Dec 26, 2003

    Posts: 26,749

    Location: West mids

  15. BennyC

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 25, 2006

    Posts: 13,792

  16. ethan

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 16, 2005

    Posts: 7,240

    Location: What used to be a UK

    Not feeling so cocky now having had the luxery of being able to train through Christmas. Received the worst throat/headcold/chest infection in my life and not trained for six days. Lol just been going in (the gym) every other day for a cuppa whilst the guys get on with it :mad:
     
  17. Freefaller

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jun 5, 2003

    Posts: 86,989

    Location: Falling...

    LOL! Served him right for rubbish form and weight and for dropping the weight. :p

    Looked painful though :(


    16st this evening, though this was after dinner... hmmm I was meant to be going back down! Bloody Christmas and skiing holidays and too much apfelstrudel! :p Well I needed the fuel to keep me warm you see, and and and........ :o :o
     
  18. ethan

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 16, 2005

    Posts: 7,240

    Location: What used to be a UK

    and you needed to live a little ;) Sounds like you had a great time. A favorate of mine was eating apple Strudel 10000 feet up. Plus I was in a Village where every hotel contained a gym.
     
  19. Acrotomophilia

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 29, 2005

    Posts: 15,290

    Standing military press for the win;).
     
  20. N19h7m4r3

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 13, 2008

    Posts: 9,313

    Location: Ireland

    I can't wait to get back to the gym! I only had abour 53kg max at my folks place over the holidays and it was annoying trying to work in my tiny cramped room. I smashed alot of my things by accident :/

    Worse yet I'm back at my apartment, but the college and it's gym is closed due to all the snow and ice. I'm getting twitchy here!

    I need my gym fix! I haven't had dom's since the holidays. It's like withdrawls. :(
     
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