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    Post by Guest on Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:44 am

    Zzonked wrote:Overheard a guy bragging about how he's on steroids at the gym today. Then saw him do a 'chest' excercise that looked an awful lot more like a triceps exercise and do 40kg curls almost entirely bouncing them up with his back with no arms involved. He was no bigger than me either, seriously felt like decking him for being a spastic.

    Progress pic just to show where abouts I'm at, no pump or nothing just out the shower. When will it be my turn for abs?

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    Post by Novi on Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:06 am

    Is there a difference between incline flies and flat bench flies?
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    Post by Novi on Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:48 am

    Anyone use creatine? I've made some good gains last month and I want to try creatine for a month just to see if there is any more improvement.
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    Post by Guest on Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:50 am

    Yeh the incline flyes will hit your chest a bit higher up.

    I've used creatine, do it for 8 weeks. Will give you good strength gains.
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    Post by Zzonked on Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:06 pm

    Incline > all

    Zyzz said it's incline that gives a better shape to your chest.
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    Post by LFC_Grunners on Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:14 pm

    SBTRKT wrote:Anyone use creatine? I've made some good gains last month and I want to try creatine for a month just to see if there is any more improvement.

    Yes can't tell the difference in the gym tbh, I've been on it for a while now. However when I'm out cycling then my legs definitely do have a lot mote endurance to them especially going up steep hills.
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    Post by Novi on Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:06 pm

    LFC_Grunners wrote:
    SBTRKT wrote:Anyone use creatine? I've made some good gains last month and I want to try creatine for a month just to see if there is any more improvement.

    Yes can't tell the difference in the gym tbh, I've been on it for a while now. However when I'm out cycling then my legs definitely do have a lot mote endurance to them especially going up steep hills.

    Ah okay thats good. I cycle up and down hills to get to my gym anyway.
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    Post by Novi on Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:02 am

    Just cycled to the gym and back in the pouring rain. Before I even left my street I was soaked, there ain't nothin' stopping me going to the gym!

    But anyway. I found myself lifting heavier today. yippee
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    Post by Guest on Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:06 am

    Go Novi.

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    Post by Zzonked on Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:36 am

    Gym when it's raining out is better, brb empty gym and nice cooldown walk home.
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    Post by El Jefe on Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:33 am

    I want to start going to the gym soon but I'd feel a bit stupid not knowing exactly what to do, I might go with my brother but he goes to a boxing gym so I'm not sure about that.
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    Post by Zzonked on Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:40 am

    You generally do feel a bit stupid and self conscious in the beginning, but just look up some exercises and try your best to do them. Chances are no one really cares if you have perfect form or are lifting loads, just keep doing your thing and eventually it just feels natural.
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    Post by El Jefe on Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:43 am

    I don't want to get into a habit of doing it wrong and not knowing though, I'll probably just go with my older brother, he's hench so he must be doing it right.
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    Post by Guest on Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:17 pm

    If you're really interested, everything you need to know about training, form, diet and anything else you can think of is explained in detail and with hundreds of pictures in this book..

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    Post by Jayx1012 on Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:10 pm

    Chris wrote:If you're really interested, everything you need to know about training, form, diet and anything else you can think of is explained in detail and with hundreds of pictures in this book..


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    Re: Weight Training and Fitness Thread.

    Post by Marvin on Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:25 pm

    Or you could just look at what others are doing.

    That's pretty much how I started out.
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    Post by El Jefe on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:11 am

    In school we were doing fitness tests and I did 55 sit ups in a minute, is that good or shit?
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    Post by Guest on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:33 am

    thats good Jay, granted though you probably did shite sit ups, no offence
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    Re: Weight Training and Fitness Thread.

    Post by Mouse on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:33 am

    Jay wrote:In school we were doing fitness tests and I did 55 sit ups in a minute, is that good or shit?

    I don't really know because I have nothing to compare to, nearly 1 a second though which is pretty good.
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    Post by Mouse on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:34 am

    Ed wrote:thats good Jay, granted though you probably did shite sit ups, no offence
    Crunches not worthy
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    Post by El Jefe on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:36 am

    I wouldn't really know if I was doing it wrong, but I was doing it at the same time as one other person and he told him he was doing it wrong but didn't say anything to me so it mustn't have been too bad.
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    Re: Weight Training and Fitness Thread.

    Post by El Jefe on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:38 am

    Isn't a crunch where your lower back is still on the floor and you just raise your head and shoulders?
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    Post by Guest on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:44 am

    there are various ways of faking a sit up:

    crunch, as above
    rocking back and forth to make it look like your doing it, when you are really just rocking on your back.
    Using arms/hands to hurl yourself up.
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    Re: Weight Training and Fitness Thread.

    Post by El Jefe on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:46 am

    I wasn't doing any of those, I got my shoulders as close to my knees as I could and my back as straight as possible.
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    Post by Guest on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:49 am

    fair play then, thats very good indeed
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    Re: Weight Training and Fitness Thread.

    Post by Sean on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:58 am

    Sit ups are pretty useless though.
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    Post by Guest on Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:18 am

    Jayx1012 wrote:
    Chris wrote:If you're really interested, everything you need to know about training, form, diet and anything else you can think of is explained in detail and with hundreds of pictures in this book..


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    Oh yeh.. and if you can't get to the gym one day, just bench press the book. Its Hyooooge.
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    Post by Guest on Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:28 pm

    So i hit the gym yesterday after a very long absence. My arms are very sore and I can't keep them straight. I've experienced this before, but I don't remember it being this bad the first time I went to a gym. What should I do other than rest? Painkillers? Is there something to rub on my arm to relax the muscles?
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