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  1. Brighton Bomber

    Personal training / advice

    Deadlifts last night, went well, managed 5 reps with 128kg on my AMRAP set, which according to my app calculator gives me a 143kg max. Deadlifts 2x2 @128kg / AMRAP @128kg - 5 reps completed / AMRAP @128kg - 4 reps completed Front squats 6x3 @70kg RDL 3x6 @64kg Pull Ups 3x6 @35kg superset with...
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    Japan has essentially no immigration. Also now sells more adult nappies than baby nappies.

    Japan like any other country has it's problems and we share many of them to be honest, though not to the same extreme levels. The work life balance over there is even more askew than it is in the west. So much so, people are putting work ahead of family and relationships, which is partly why...
  3. Brighton Bomber

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    Nope, I'll check it out if it helps me, as I think it would help with my squat and deadlift as my mobility is so bad it's effecting my form on these lifts.
  4. Brighton Bomber

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    I've tried learning the splits before, I get to about 8-10 inches off the ground but I can never get any lower. I've always been really immobile and it's only gotten worse as I've gotten older. I can't even sit cross legged without falling backwards because my hips are so tight, in contrast my...
  5. Brighton Bomber

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    I'd be fucked on that challenge I'm the most inflexible person you'll ever meet, despite spending 20 mins at least everyday stretching.
  6. Brighton Bomber

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    Was meant to go for a run today, first in a week but didn't sleep a wink last night. Seems that I might have developed an allergy to avocados, recently I've had a slightly upset stomach from eating them but last night I came out in hives and couldn't sleep due to all the itching which just left...
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    Rate The Last TV Series You Watched..Thread

    Just binged watched Unbelievable on Netflix over the last couple of days. Based on a true story about a serial rapist. Focuses on the first victim who isn't believed and who's life spirals out of control. First episode was slow to get going, but by episode 2 I was hooked. Toni Collette as per...
  8. Brighton Bomber

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    Bench session today. Lost tension on last rep of first AMRAP set which made it a bit of a grind, but the second AMRAP set went fine and managed the same number of reps as the first set and overall felt easier. Still tweaking my set up for bench, using a slightly wider and angled foot stance...
  9. Brighton Bomber

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    Nice, love the striations on the chest, first time I got those I was well chuffed, obviously mine are pathetic in comparison to yours but I'm only human.
  10. Brighton Bomber

    What is your cooking appliance MVP?

    Rice cooker for me, use it everyday for rice or to steam stuff.
  11. Brighton Bomber

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    Squats today, went better than expected, form seemed decent and depth was fine. Went with a slightly different bar position than usual, had the bar a bit lower down my back and I think it helped me keep tension and hit better depth. Squats 2x2 @82kg / AMRAP @82kg - 5 reps completed / AMRAP...
  12. Brighton Bomber

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    Not sure if a pre workout would mean it takes longer to get to these stress reps, if that's even a thing. It may mean you can do more stress reps and sets and so provide a greater stress stimulus for growth. Never used a pre workout for weights myself, though I do have a big tub of the stuff...
  13. Brighton Bomber

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    Getting a better physique can be such a negative experience in some ways, we all focus on our flaws and blame it on age, genetics, low test etc. Me personally I've always had problems getting my upper arms to look toned, I've added 4 inches to my arms but they still look like soft like raw...
  14. Brighton Bomber

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    Yeah their mint was always good when I used to use whey shakes, though I tended to get sick of it after a while, though I always used to get the really big bags. I always liked their mocha flavour it had the after taste of an ice cream cone.
  15. Brighton Bomber

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    You can bounce off the bottom if you do them quick enough and utilise the stretch reflex to assist in the movement I guess, much like how if you utilise the stretch reflex on squat it can help you lift more, it would help you do more push ups.
  16. Brighton Bomber

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    I feel I must have been doing them with incorrect form too at the start as there's no way I can do 54 now like I did in week 3. When I originally did my first test I did 44 but to then do 4 sets and then 54 reps after just one week suggests something changed. I suspect fatigue may have been...
  17. Brighton Bomber

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    Week 4, day 3, column 2 completed of push up challenge. Managed to do 23, 28, 23, 23, 35. That means I was 1 rep short of doing column 2 on week 5, so I will be doing column 1 of week 5, which is actually less volume than the week I just did. So week 5 for me will be a doddle in comparison to...
  18. Brighton Bomber

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    I've never really eaten mid work out, occasionally a banana but that's it. This guy below is clearly doing it wrong though, lol.
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    Any of you in UK know where I can buy knee sleeves for sport?

    This, Decathlon will probably be the cheapest as it will be non branded. From my experience most of their fitness stuff seems decent. Not sure if many stores will let you try them on in store as you'll need to take them out of the packaging. Though Decathlon usually has a few already unpacked...
  20. Brighton Bomber

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    Never knew Flamin' Hot Wotsits was a thing, how did I miss that! Seems they were only a limited edition for Halloween, hopefully they do it again this year. I love spicy foods, so they sound right up my street.