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Fella's and I think Stifler will agree, IT'S NOT HOW MUCH YOU LIFT....ITS HOW YOU LIFT IT! Ask Staino, never got him to lift super heavy, but still gained size.

^^ Angina from too many kebabs.

Yeh they all asked when are you going to fix your car 

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awesome :spoton: good progress :showoff:  I was supremely confident you'd go wayyyy past me again :) mostly because you're actually doing heavy weighted squats and I'm not, even when the gym is open ahha

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I did my 3x6 with 80kg which is all I have programmed.

 

Your inspirational post before got me hyped up so I did an extra; 1 rep of 100, 1 rep of 120 then tried some unracking to get a feel for the weight again.

 

130, 150, 170, 190 then 200kg.

 

The old 1 inch barbell wasn't too happy about it lol.

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On 26/08/2020 at 1:31 PM, Puffwagon said:

Yeah it certainly has more influence on bodyweight than exercise does.

True.

 

I'm doing intermittent fasting, 18 & 6. Lost around 8 kgs by doing that, cutting out the morning ritual of breakfast with an iced coffee or choc milk. I avoid added sugar where I can and cut out my addiction to chocolate.

 

I've done 10 PT sessions at my old gym to set up a 3 way split routine, after just 10 sessions I've lot 2 inches around my waist and gained elsewhere.

 

Diet is 70% of your weight loss strategy.

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Doing well, mate :spoton:

 

Just an FYI, iced coffee or choc milk, unless they're sugar free, have added sugar in them and will technically break your fast. Black coffee with no sugar or water is basically all you can have to avoid breaking your fast.

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Exactly. So the point of the IF is to get into ketosis. I have my last meal around 6-7pm and then dont eat until after midday. Water or black coffee is about all I have during this period. Have learnt that a small amount of thickened cream in the coffee won't break the fast and helps take the edge of the black coffee.

 

Took around 4-6 weeks to get into IF, was struggling with headaches every single morning for a while when I started. Now it's just a walk up, not eating until after midday.

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IF is intermittent fasting, not LCHF (low-carbohydrate, high fat) diet which is what you're referencin with regard to ketosis. You're doing both.... the cream in the coffee technically breaks your fast, but it's only a definition of a thing. As long as it's working for you, no worries.

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So yerp first day of new program and it has squats then dead-lifts and a couple of extras if I can be stuffed. I haven't dead-lifted for a long while and my poor butt muscles didn't know what hit them!!

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I'm still doing the same old "best I can do" sort of outdoor workout because no gym or equipment :) went well, though, just got back.

 

No surprises your glutes and hamstrings copped it with both squats and deads haha

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oh yeah, for sure... hard to do the "experiment" to be absolutely sure, you know... but safe enough in the assumption :) It was not that long ago that I came out of a lockdown and went to the gym... first week was hard, 2nd week was harder to start with then my body got used to it again haha... then a week later and it's all locked down again.

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You could try doing Zercher squats. You only need a barbell and weights for that, which makes it fairly affordable to take up, enables you to lift heavy with a bare minimum of equipment and takes up nearly no space at all when stored.

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yeah, I've done zerchers before with kettlebells... I wouldn't call barbell weights "take up no space" sort of options haha. It's true you can easily store a barbell itself somewhere out of the way... anyway, I'm not looking to buy equipment, just get through the lack of gym option time until the gym option then becomes available again :)

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yeah, renting a house and exercise equipment don't match too well... Might consider sorting out a home gym once I buy a house... but who really knows the future.

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