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    Lets not slack off in the GYM simply because Octane is gone - keep it up.

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    All except myself is an enemy in the jungle called a racing circuit. Effective exhaust sound shake the ground.
    A fight of proud and beautiful brutes is about to start. Nobody wants to see sight of rivals tail.

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    • #3
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      Argos?

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        I've gotten plates from here, very reasonable

        http://www.irish-lifting.com/gym-equipm ... -1_15.html

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          vjfitness have a place in ballycoolin

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            I have a couple of flywheels pressed into service! I keep them sandwiched between two proper weights so they dont rattle around too much. I dont know what they weigh - maybe 5-7kg?

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              ^^^Nice use of extra car bits

              Guy i know is handy with a welder and made all his own equipment .

              Has a barbell consisting of a length of scaffold pole with a lorry wheel/tyre welded to either end , weighs about 70kg
              Made his own Bulgarian bags from the inner tube of truck tyres filled with sand , in various sizes from 10-25kg
              Made his own bench suited for his size ,(he's a bit of a big bast.ard)
              He might have constructed his own kettle bells as well , im not sure

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                Search Adverts.ie or Donedeal for 'weights'. Always someone getting rid.

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                  A man needs a target, so here's mine.

                  I want to be able to bench press two 55 Kg dumbbells, to do one arm push ups with good form, lift 100 Kg in the single leg split squat, lift 125 Kg in the single stiff leg dead lift, and do single rows with a 68 Kg dumbbell.

                  No more gym, so this will be done at home, in front of the TV / stereo, with a glass of wine.

                  I let you know how I get on.

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                  • #10
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                    Well, how are we getting on? I'm not quite plateaued, but definitively progressing very much slower, and at a fair bit below my targets, especially on the db press. I lost several inches on my waist and don't feel inclined to regain them, so I am keeping the calorie intake under control, and I wonder just how much this is holding me back now on the exercises. Still enjoying it though and feel great.

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                    • #11
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                      Good work - I am still stuck at 28kg on the dumbells - have cut back on the grub a bit too and there is no doubt that does make it harder but I was getting a bit too flabby for my liking. Might go back on the whey protein isolate and see if that helps.

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                      • #12
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                        Right got the finger out and after going intermittently for a bit I'm back on a decent program.
                        Bench is creeping back over 100kg so reckon I'll be back to a solid 120kg by the end of next week.

                        Getting stuck into a load of leg stuff at the mo but still my fooking calves just won't grow.

                        Cable row is my current favourite thing to do in the gym, machine just came in so still a novelty

                        Dissing the Protein at the moment and looking after the diet (small adjustments at a time to avoid ending up with no energy in the gym) to try cut down a bit.

                        Anyone got a decent playlist of tunes to work out to, Rocky soundtracks great but looking to mix it up a bit!
                        "750 hp, on a car that i presume still has leaf springs and no seatbelts?
                        I suppose if you want to go out like a man there is no better option" -hi-rev

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                          Originally posted by stooge166
                          I want to be able to bench press two 65 Kg dumbbells
                          Where do you work out that you have 65Kg dumbells? The place I'm in now is class and they only go to 60kg.
                          "750 hp, on a car that i presume still has leaf springs and no seatbelts?
                          I suppose if you want to go out like a man there is no better option" -hi-rev

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                            I've never done anything like this before, ever, but I've had a persistant hip-flexor and adductor problem for a few months - since September really - and after talking to various people I bought some resistance bands.

                            I'm doing therapeutic exercises on my legs, but also heavy resistance - 10 reps to failure - in a couple of different moves designed to strengthen shoulders, glutes, hip flexors, illio-psoas and lumbar. 3 repeats of each of 4 different moves. Only about 10 days in and already I've less soreness than before I started.

                            I just hope I have the persistence to keep it up.
                            "All the finesse of a badger." (cdiv)

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                              Starting to get into this a bit. I've lost over a stone in weight since moving in Oz and now want to bulk up a bit in the muscle department.

                              I am planning three sessions a week. 1 - chest and tricep; 2 - Back and Bicep; 3 - shoulders.

                              Any advice?

                              Are those protein drinks any good? I've know of a few guys who used them and to be honest they all put a bit of a belly with them which I am trying to avoid. I don't know how much cardio they did but I will be keeping up my running so not sure if it would be different for me. What should I look out for in one if I was going to try it?
                              Formerly Vtec Clubby....

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