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    My brother lives in Perth now so coming over to watch the cricket and see him

    Coming with my mate whos a ginger so he'll have factor asbestos with him to keep him safe lol
    Oh sweet!

    Haha gingers fit right in here in the land of the gingers. The more freckles the better!
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    Just back from my first session down the gym for ages, 20 minutes on the cross trainer was fairly easy but hitting the weights I was utter ****, got a long way to go from here to get back to what I was.

    And I left a decent jumper in the changing rooms after my shower, what a bellend

    EDIT - I am also completely on the wagon at the minute as well so no booze until at least mid November

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebookiesoffers View Post
    Just back from my first session down the gym for ages, 20 minutes on the cross trainer was fairly easy but hitting the weights I was utter ****, got a long way to go from here to get back to what I was.



    And I left a decent jumper in the changing rooms after my shower, what a bellend



    EDIT - I am also completely on the wagon at the minute as well so no booze until at least mid November
    cheers for the effort!

    check the lost & found at your gym - who knows what you might find

    can you really keep your word?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel.RevenueJet View Post
    cheers for the effort!

    check the lost & found at your gym - who knows what you might find

    can you really keep your word?
    rang them up and hopefully someone has found it

    as much as i love the booze i can randomly give it up when i set my mind to it

    but my cycling has helped as well as better eating, weighed about 13st 5lb today which i better than my 14st high

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebookiesoffers View Post
    Just back from my first session down the gym for ages, 20 minutes on the cross trainer was fairly easy but hitting the weights I was utter ****, got a long way to go from here to get back to what I was.

    And I left a decent jumper in the changing rooms after my shower, what a bellend

    EDIT - I am also completely on the wagon at the minute as well so no booze until at least mid November
    Ah ****. That is why I never take anything to the gym that I need to leave anywhere. My phone (which has my workout on it) and my towel is all I take. I hope they find it for you.

    FWIW I took a month off weights (and most exercise to be fair) when I went to south africa earlier this year and it only took me 2 weeks to be lifting the same as what I was before I left and even more so hopefully the strength should come back fairly quickly so you can get back to being a beast. The good thing about taking time off is that your muscles heal completely so when you get back to it your strength will be better.

    I reckon its easy to go without booze when you have a fitness goal. It's also easy to go without booze when you're so fit because you get drunk quite quickly but within half an hour you sober up and can't get drunk again so it's not worth the empty calories :/

    This morning I was in full beast mode at the gym. I did 3 sets of unassisted underhand grip chinups (I've never tried them before) and was able to do 10 in the first set and 8 in the second 2 sets (they were in a compound set with tricep pushups). I was quite surprised with myself actually (as were all the blokes in the gym since they were all staring).

    I also did a small circuit with a barbell shoulder press, tricep extensions with a barbell, upright rows and tricep dips. When I was up to the upright rows the veins along my delts were popping hard. It's these little things that make me love the gym and keep going. There is no better motivator than progress
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    Off there again in a minute (to get my jumper as well hopefully)

    Doing cardio today with a little 3x8 12kg bicep curls and 3x10 chest press (but can't remember the weight) at the end

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    For those that were worried, I got my jumper back

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebookiesoffers View Post
    For those that were worried, I got my jumper back
    Woohoo! Glad you got it back. A girlfriend of mine told me last week she left a jacket at uni, a nice kimono looking jacket that she got overseas somewhere years ago and it was her favourite, but noone ever returned it.

    OK now i'm starting to sound like david thorne.

    We had a big work event last night and only got home after 1 so wasn't able to go to the gym this morning, only because my other half got home at about 4 and was annoying me in bed, and not in a good way. Drunken hooligan. Lifting weights on 2-4 hours sleep is a very bad idea.

    I'm hoping to get there tonight, although with the amount of people usually in the gym after work i probably wont be able to get in there until 8-9pm
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    That is why I never take anything to the gym that I need to leave anywhere. My phone (which has my workout on it) and my towel is all I take.
    So Renee, do you wear that really sexy flag swimsuit you showed in that beach picture when you workout, or just the towel?

    Can I join your gym as an observer? I promise I won't touch your phone.....

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    So Renee, do you wear that really sexy flag swimsuit you showed in that beach picture when you workout, or just the towel?

    Can I join your gym as an observer? I promise I won't touch your phone.....

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    Ok here you go, me in my gym gear. This photo was a few months ago. I like to take progress shots of my guns. They're much bigger these days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee View Post
    Hahahah

    Ok here you go, me in my gym gear. This photo was a few months ago. I like to take progress shots of my guns. They're much bigger these days

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    Pumped out another session this morning after getting a good sleep last night. Went to bed around 8pm. What a nanna!

    Did a bit of legs, back and shoulders today with some abs and some hiit cardio sprints on a spin bike.

    Seems like I have some fans in the gym now. One of the guys asked me why I wasn't there yesterday!
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    got in there today for a weights session, better than last week that's for sure, did all over but shoulders took more work.

    back tomorrow for a cardio session and then little bit of weights

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    You'll be back to before in no time!

    Yesterday was legs, chest and biceps. Today was back, shoulders and triceps. Today I couldn't lift my arms to wash my hair. And just sitting typing at the computer is hurting my biceps.

    Tomorrow is my core/stretch day. I'm actually looking forward to it this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee View Post
    You'll be back to before in no time!

    Yesterday was legs, chest and biceps. Today was back, shoulders and triceps. Today I couldn't lift my arms to wash my hair. And just sitting typing at the computer is hurting my biceps.

    Tomorrow is my core/stretch day. I'm actually looking forward to it this week.
    My dog was unwell last night so kept waking me up so not gone due to lack of sleep. Going to have to do a Wed, Thur, Fri blast now which I didn't really want to do.

    Also not had a booze drink for 9 days

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    My dog was unwell last night so kept waking me up so not gone due to lack of sleep. Going to have to do a Wed, Thur, Fri blast now which I didn't really want to do.

    Also not had a booze drink for 9 days
    Do you not like doing Wed/Thurs/Fri because they are consecutive days? Or you just don't like doing end of the week?
    Good on you for the 9 days booze free!

    Today was my core/stretch/cardio day with a bit of legs.

    Did a 5 min powerwalk on the dreadmill on 8% incline for warmup then 10 mins of sprints running at speed 14 30 seconds then rest 30 seconds.
    Then 10 mins on the spin bike.
    3 * Triple drop sets hamstring curls on 40kg, 32kg, 25kg.
    3 * 25kg seated calf raises
    A mini circuit with 9kg single leg standing calf raises (on a bench), hamstring curls on a fitball and single leg hip raises (they hurt more than you'd think).

    Few ab exercises with stretching in between then a cool down stretch.

    Feeling pretty dead about now. Yesterday was a pretty good day. I had 2 veins popping in my shoulders and i can start to see a vein popping at the bottom of my abs (where there is no fat). Just wish the fat on the middle of the abs would hurry up and get lost. I can see the bottom of my quads (closer to my knee) are getting leaner too. The third muscle on my right leg is starting to poke out when I walk now. Before I needed to actually tense it to see it.

    Gained 1.5kg this week. I reckon 1kg of that is the pizza I ate for dinner last night :/
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    I wanted to break the week up with either Wednesday off or a light cardio session (99% sure it would of been Wednesday off)

    Will have to do weights tomorrow (wed) cardio thursday and weights again friday. Trouble is there is no rest day now so could well be knackered by friday and not go

    Got some new top end protein to try out as well as some CLA tablets so looking to really kick on next 2-3 weeks to see some difference

    Right, off bed now. Laters all

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    How many rest days do you have in a week?

    CLAs are good. I use flaxseed oil as mine and I add L-Carnitine in.
    I've only been using it for 2 weeks but I can see a difference already.

    Which protein you going for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renee View Post
    How many rest days do you have in a week?

    CLAs are good. I use flaxseed oil as mine and I add L-Carnitine in.
    I've only been using it for 2 weeks but I can see a difference already.

    Which protein you going for?
    Another good session today on the weights

    When I was going full blast into it I was doing 2-3 hours in the gym, steady 30-40 cardio then weights. I tried to do 3 or 4 days a week

    I don't really isolate areas to work each time, more or less work everything at least 2 3x8 sets each session for each muscle section, so never like to do more than 2 days together without a rest day. I also never do any weights at the weekend, just a dog walk or something.

    For my protein just got this stuff, looks top draw http://www.myprotein.com/sports-nutr...04.html?menu=a

    been eating 6 egg omlettes as well at lunch, well 5 just egg whites and 1 full egg with yolk

    it did amaze me though today I managed 3x8 12kg bicep curls which isn't far off what I got up to in peak, got up to 2x8 14kg curls with the last set 2x8 16kg

    cardio tomorrow with a chest set and bicep set on the way out

    EDIT - That post is a bit all over the place reading it back, now as Im just getting back into Im just trying to do as much as I can without breaking myself, just trying nice and steady, would like to do mon, tues, rest weds, thurs, frid then rest weekend. Obviously not this week now
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebookiesoffers View Post
    Another good session today on the weights

    When I was going full blast into it I was doing 2-3 hours in the gym, steady 30-40 cardio then weights. I tried to do 3 or 4 days a week

    I don't really isolate areas to work each time, more or less work everything at least 2 3x8 sets each session for each muscle section, so never like to do more than 2 days together without a rest day. I also never do any weights at the weekend, just a dog walk or something.

    For my protein just got this stuff, looks top draw http://www.myprotein.com/sports-nutr...04.html?menu=a

    been eating 6 egg omlettes as well at lunch, well 5 just egg whites and 1 full egg with yolk

    it did amaze me though today I managed 3x8 12kg bicep curls which isn't far off what I got up to in peak, got up to 2x8 14kg curls with the last set 2x8 16kg

    cardio tomorrow with a chest set and bicep set on the way out

    EDIT - That post is a bit all over the place reading it back, now as Im just getting back into Im just trying to do as much as I can without breaking myself, just trying nice and steady, would like to do mon, tues, rest weds, thurs, frid then rest weekend. Obviously not this week now
    2-3 hours in the gym is a lot! How long are your rests in between sets and exercises?
    I suppose if you're working the whole body every day then 4 days is quite a lot. What is your end goal?

    That protein looks pretty good and it's cheap. What flavour did you get? Let us know how it is. I've been using ON Gold Standard for quite awhile now but if there is something out there that's better and cheaper I might look into changing it. You taking any other supps?

    By next week you'll be back on those 14kg bicep curls!

    What do you do for cardio when you're in the gym? Running or bike or something? I don't know how you do it. After ten mins I'm itching to get away from the cardio equipment.

    I did legs, chest and abs this morning followed by a 10 min sprint session on the spin bike. My biceps and triceps are still killing me from Monday and Tuesday. Don't remember being so sore for so long. Must have gone pretty hard I guess.

    Tomorrow will be Back, shoulders, biceps, triceps and abs. Not looking forward to it :/

    Saturdays are a huge day in terms of exercise for me. I run an outdoor fitness group (where I do the exercise with them) and we do about an hour and a half of varied cardio and agility training activities. This week we will have a deck of cards and each suit is representative of an exercise. We will go through the entire deck and whatever number is on the card is how many of that exercise we have to do.
    In the first set:
    Hearts = Squat Jumps
    Spades = Pushups
    Diamonds = Jump over bench
    Clubs = Plyometric Lunges
    Royal cards = Burpees

    Second set:
    Hearts = Box Jumps
    Spades = Mac Pushups (one arm in a tricep pushup and the other arm in a regular pushup)
    Diamonds = Jump over bench
    Clubs = 1 leg squat
    Royals = burpees

    2 mins rest in between each circuit and a 20 min steady jog after the last circuit followed by some ab work and a stretch.

    My girls are getting progressively fitter. There is one lady who wouldn't even try to jog in the beginning and last week she was doing sprints with us. Kinda just gotta work around their excuses. She says "I'm too old, I'm 55, I shouldn't even be running" so I say "OK, if you can't do the interval jogging, just jog for one minute, then powerwalk for a minute and alternate" and she does it because she thinks thats not as hard as intervals where you jog 50% for 1 min, 80% for a minute, 90% for a minute, 100% for a minute then 1 min walk. As long as she is trying that's what matters I guess.
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