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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Pitiless Wanderer, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. rms

    rms Active Member

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    Nah no vegan here. The only non meat things I consume are white rice, spinach and bananas.
     
  2. Pitiless Wanderer

    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

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    Seeing progress lately. Did a 4x4 bench @ 225#, which is quite good for me. DL and squats coming nicely too though I have to be careful because of my back.

    Last night:

    DL: 10x 50%, 3x5@ 70, 1x3@ 80, 1x2@90
    OHP: same
    Squat: 4x5@50 (ish)

    Then: 500m ski for time (must hit at least 1:33 pace, if not, must redo. (pace=132.7)
     
  3. Pitiless Wanderer

    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

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    Fuck dude those things literally burned my tongue when I ate one....so much sugar!!
     
  4. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    Thinking of ditching my gym membership and buying some weights and a cross trainer for the spare room. Anyone know if these cross trainer/exercise bike all-in-one things are any good?

    Edit: Never mind. They all look like rubbish.
     
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  5. Pitiless Wanderer

    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

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    It's expensive as fuck but the Stairmaster Airfit is arguably the best conditioning tool you'll ever find. Nothing beats it for power end/end stuff...not the row or the ski IMO. If you bought one of those along with some kettle bells and maybe some rings you could potentially do quite a bit of work, but you'd eventually end up getting a rack.
     
  6. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    Yeah I'm not up for blowing heaps of cash but cheers for the recommendation.

    At this point I'm looking and a second-hand bike and seperate cross trainer, both off the same seller and cheap.
     
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    Cheap squat/bench stand, something to do pull ups from (e.g. a tree), olympic bar (obviously), sprints (up hills if possible).

    Gogogo.
     
  8. Cythraul

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    Been liftin' for a year and 8 months so far. I'm at about 183 lbs right now, the heaviest I've ever been. Accounting for fat gain and water weight from taking creatine, I've probably gained 16 - 18 lbs of lean mass. Maybe could've done better but I partied too much and would neglect lifting for weeks at a time due to shitty life events. Anyway, it still made a big difference for me because I'm not tall (5' 9.5"). People I haven't seen for like a year say I don't look like the same person. Also, I'm a lot stronger. Also, broads will definitely take more notice of you if you lift for a while. It's definitely worth the effort you put into it. A lot better than jogging around like a twink.
     
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    stop taking creatine killer
     
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    There's nothing wrong with creatine.
     
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    fake recovery and pseudo impressions of actual muscles aside, it's just a waste of money
     
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    I don't know what the hell you mean by this. I don't take creatine for recovery. Who does?

    I don't take it for that, either.

    Except for the modest strength increase I get from it, which I find well worth my money. I spend under $20 for something that lasts me around 6+ months at the dosage I take. Not a big hit to my wallet.
     
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    how does creatine give you strength?

    guess it went down in price though, so that's good.
     
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    Uhhh, that's literally what it does? That's why people take it. I don't know what you want me to tell you. Are you actually not aware of what creatine is or why people use it?

    Here's a meta-analysis for you if you're still having problems with this: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12485548
     
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    i was curious to see how you define strength, as it apparently doesn't involve protein

    i already said it, creatine improves recovery both during and after workouts. wonder why bench/squat improved and not arm curls, creatine is ableist against arms? ridiculous!


    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/drobson181.htm
     
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    Satanstoenail My Larpstyle determines my Derpstyle

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    HHHHNNNNNGGGGGGG UUUHHHHNNNNNFFFFFF
     
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    Creatine does fuck all for me.
     
  18. Pitiless Wanderer

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    oh fuck I've been put on a mass gain/strength 8 week phase and it's fucking awesome, but damn hard to eat all these calories. im aiming for 5k+/day but it's nearly impossible to get that with clean food. lots of smash burger and pizza to go along with my steak and veggies.

    today:

    3x5 wall squat
    2x20 squat
    3x5 goblet squat
    2x 10m lunge forward/backward

    work to heavyish dead lift, then:
    4x4 @ 275
    1x4 @ 305
    1x4@ 325

    then:

    20-1 reverse lunge ladder @ 32kg KB (10/leg, 9, 8 etc) + 10 RDL off wall after each round

    then:

    10 min row @ 2600m (1:55-ish pace, was easy)

    then:

    3x50 curl ups

    then:
    cool down with 10 min airfit
     
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    Started taking whey powder. (Body Fortress vanilla flavor- tastes good too) I'm seeing some pretty strong results especially in the biceps and back muscles after only 2 weeks. It also seems to be helping with the minor bit of gut I have too. Maybe that's the trick for thin frame/higher metabolism guys. Mass protein.

    Seems like a good positive feedback loop too, in that seeing/feeling results makes it easier to stay committed to the routine...
     
  20. Pitiless Wanderer

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    nice to hear. ive gotta buy some more powder soon. i can't find one that i really like though.
     

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