Personal training / advice

Clarence Worley

leaner than mandy...
Nov 19, 2018
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Anyone use battle ropes?

Recommend?

Still thinking about this fitness stuff out the back.
I cant even play tennis right now with my shit forearm bit with the amount of land you got you should have the lot............

tyres, ropes, a tennis court, some trampoline to help you dunk.......everything man

make use of it

and as its hot and sunny no excuse not to have a heavy bag

btw 86kg now mand........so way leaner that you im sure
 

mandela

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May 16, 2013
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I cant even play tennis right now with my shit forearm bit with the amount of land you got you should have the lot............

tyres, ropes, a tennis court, some trampoline to help you dunk.......everything man

make use of it

and as its hot and sunny no excuse not to have a heavy bag

btw 86kg now mand........so way leaner that you im sure
We have a tennis court included in the community amenities but I've never used it. I will though.

A trampoline is a must through. Definitely on the list. I will be getting an in-ground one at some point.

Had a heavy bag back in Scotland but rarely used it. That's what the wife is for.

Also, at 86kg (you were 85kg the last time you post, btw) you're absolutely nowhere near as lean as me, ffs :rofl
 
May 25, 2013
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What size?

50 foot seems pretty standard and I'd just attach it to the basketball stand so plenty of room. What width though, 1.5 or 2 inch?
As my wife likes to say, 2 inches is better than 1 and a half.

They're going to be heavier, obviously, and grip becomes a factor, but they'll always be challenging. Nothing wrong with 1.5, probably be nore focus on cardio with less to worry about when it comes to grip. It'd also be easier to work the variations without wondering if your hands can take it.
 

mandela

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As my wife likes to say, 2 inches is better than 1 and a half.

They're going to be heavier, obviously, and grip becomes a factor, but they'll always be challenging. Nothing wrong with 1.5, probably be nore focus on cardio with less to worry about when it comes to grip. It'd also be easier to work the variations without wondering if your hands can take it.
Hmm...i kinda want the wife to use them too though and she's always complaining about having to grip things that are too big for her.

I'll prob just go with 2" though.

Never built the box.

Didn't have anything close to the material I needed. Still be finished before Luf builds his DB deathtrap though.
 
Oct 21, 2016
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I had three months away from exercise I gained 12kg and a new chin.

Been back at it slowly for last couple of weeks working out every other day.

Nothing more then bag work, running and a few circuits.

Considering going back to BJJ
 
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mandela

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I had three months away from exercise I gained 12kg and a new chin.

Been back at it slowly for last couple of weeks working out every other day.

Nothing more then bag work, running and a few circuits.

Considering going back to BJJ
Keep posting in here. Helps with motivation and shit like that.

No one likes to let me down so they tend to stick to their programs.
 
Jan 31, 2017
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Hmm...i kinda want the wife to use them too though and she's always complaining about having to grip things that are too big for her.

I'll prob just go with 2" though.

Never built the box.

Didn't have anything close to the material I needed. Still be finished before Luf builds his DB deathtrap though.
Of that I've no doubt.
 
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May 25, 2013
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8 mile run yesterday in 1:08:57. Was dreading the run as I hadn't slept well and had been drinking as it was my mates 40th on Saturday, but despite running into a pretty strong head wind, run actually went pretty well didn't feel half as bad as expected, actually felt better after the run.

Squats today, form and depth was OK, squatted 89kg for singles and form was mostly OK, though I think any heavier might see my form break down. So going to keep my the weights lower until holding my form isn't so much of an effort.

Squats 1x3 @79kg / 2x2 @84kg / 3x1 @89kg
Front Squats 5x4 @68kg
Single Leg Extensions 3x12 @23kg
GHR 3x15
Paused BB Calf Raises 3x15 @83kg superset with ab work
 
Jan 31, 2017
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Problem with gear is it will make you better then you've ever been before, it will take you to super human levels. And when you cycle off to stop you balls dying you will go back to mere mortality and that's a difficult head space to be in.

Not worth it imo.
 
May 25, 2013
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I could jump on the gear and I still wouldn't look as good as natty Craig for fuck sake.

I've been tempted in the past to be honest, looked into what was required but just seemed too much hassle with the PCT, plus it's a slippery slope, you start of doing one thing, before you know it your taking God knows what.

I've known people that have used gear and they all complained of ball ache and that always put me off too.

But I have no real issue with people using gear if that's what they want to do.
 
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Problem with gear is it will make you better then you've ever been before, it will take you to super human levels. And when you cycle off to stop you balls dying you will go back to mere mortality and that's a difficult head space to be in.

Not worth it imo.
Yeah, the gym I go is full of roiders, at a commercial gym I feel like I look great but at the one I go I look pretty average and I can honestly say I put more effort in than a good 99peecent of them so it can be frustrating. But you're bang on with what you say, a few of my mates use and it always started with them saying they'll only low dose test, a year later and they're banging all sorts, a lot can't come off because they'll lose a lot of the gains. I see roids the same as any other drug so it surprises me how common use is and it surprises me even more how accepting lasses seem to be about it, like it's an obvious drug addiction yet so many lasses just seem cool with it.
 
Jun 7, 2012
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I could jump on the gear and I still wouldn't look as good as natty Craig for fuck sake.

I've been tempted in the past to be honest, looked into what was required but just seemed too much hassle with the PCT, plus it's a slippery slope, you start of doing one thing, before you know it your taking God knows what.

I've known people that have used gear and they all complained of ball ache and that always put me off too.

But I have no real issue with people using gear if that's what they want to do.
I've been accused a lot since I started, I definitely have fairly decent genetics, I've seen guys use and look worse but I'm not sure if it's just the ones who are clueless because everyone at the place I'm at just looks incredible, not sure if it's because they just bang a lot in or not. There's a lad who has been training 2 years and now he's on 9 different things, I couldnt even name 9 I don't think but it makes you realise people don't wanna put the effort in and a lot will end up fucked up.

I'm not anti gear like I said I'd love to try it and I probably will at some point but it actually would be as little as possible.
 

mandela

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May 16, 2013
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Just ordered my natural test boosters from Amazon and ebay there :(

I posted about this a while back and definitely did notice a small difference. Basically I studied (2 mins reading up) natural test boosters, also looked at the key ingredients in all the most popular test booster pills then ordered all the ingredients separate. It's a more expensive outlay but a much longer supply and it's not actually expensive...under $50 for around 3 months worth in most of it.

D-aspartic acid
Fenugreek
Zinc
Trubulus Terrestris
DHEA

So all healthy and natural, despite some of the names. Can't do any harm.