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    Greetings from Hertford :)

    Greetings from Hertford :)
  2. Thread: Gout!

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    Absolutely cut out the beer, The problem is...

    Absolutely cut out the beer,

    The problem is caused by purines NOT alcohol, there are loads of purines in beer, but hardly any in cider, so switch to that if you want a drink.

    Also cherries or...
  3. Thread: Toning Arms?

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    There are lots of variations you could try, I...

    There are lots of variations you could try, I can't do full on pull ups, but can at the gym with the pulley and a counterweight (so I am pulling up my bodyweight less the counterweight)

    For push...
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    Welcome Where are you? I'm in Hertford :-) ...

    Welcome

    Where are you? I'm in Hertford :-)

    Michael
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    I think it depends what your gym schedule is. ...

    I think it depends what your gym schedule is.

    If you're NOT doing pull ups and chin ups at the gym, then doing them at home sounds like a good idea :-)

    Michael
  6. Little Owl I'm not a Dr but, I had these tests...

    Little Owl

    I'm not a Dr but, I had these tests done for the first time a few years ago and didn't think I got a good explanation of the results from my Dr (what can you expect in a 7 min...
  7. How about a large glass of water with a teaspoon...

    How about a large glass of water with a teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate dissolved in it? It doesn't give you energy as such but does help get lactic acid out of your muscles, as well as the espresso...
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    Thanks Eich Just watched that and several...

    Thanks Eich

    Just watched that and several other U-Tubes and read articles on the bench press and think my form is crap!

    I need to get the rest of my body more involved not just upper body.
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    Magnesium Chloride "Oil" is a good deodorant, and...

    Magnesium Chloride "Oil" is a good deodorant, and there are many health benefits.
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    10,000 a day from about 21st Sept to 21st March,...

    10,000 a day from about 21st Sept to 21st March, more with any sign of a cold coming on and less in summer depending on sun exposure. Hertford, England :-)

    This is also "quite high" because I...
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    It just means that typically someone can squat...

    It just means that typically someone can squat 4/3 as much as they can bench and dead lift 5/4 as much as they can squat.

    so in your case if squat is 240, dead lift "should be" 240 x 5/4 = 300...
  12. Well I would argue that everyone in the UK needs...

    Well I would argue that everyone in the UK needs to supplement in the winter (or get away for a sunny holiday)

    If you have decent levels of vitamin D then you should be able to do more than 5...
  13. On a practical note, for UK residents, these...

    On a practical note, for UK residents, these people . . .

    City Assays Vitamin D Blood Spot Test will do you a vitamin D test for 28, results within a week.

    Now is a great time of year to get...
  14. cm00 wrote:- From my research this is...

    cm00 wrote:-



    From my research this is WRONG!

    You don't get vitamin D from any old sunlight, It has to be UVB

    In southern England on a sunny day in winter none of the UVB reaches the...
  15. Thread: Blood Pressure

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    In addition to what's already been mentioned:- ...

    In addition to what's already been mentioned:-

    Vitamin D, Magnesium and Hibiscus Tea might be worth looking into.

    Also, if it's very high, go see a doctor and get some medication, not a good...
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    Thanks, I wasn't worried too much, this thread...

    Thanks,

    I wasn't worried too much, this thread just caught me eye and I thought I'd chip into the discussion.

    As I said, I've only been doing "proper" Bench Presses since the start of the year,...
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    Jefferson, thanks for the reply Sorry, but...

    Jefferson, thanks for the reply



    Sorry, but I don't really get that, if someone is weaker than a good weight lifter, I would expect them to be weaker all round in (more or less) proportion, why...
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    Thanks for the reply, I think my anthropometry...

    Thanks for the reply, I think my anthropometry (new word for me) is fairly average, but training history and equipment are likely causes. I only started regular weightlifting in November, before...
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    sakura_girl said:- Well you probably wont...

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    Well you probably wont see much difference unless your levels get very low but one of the benefits of vitamin D is that it reduces your chances of getting cancer, easy to...
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    And hormones It's a great help to be male and...

    And hormones

    It's a great help to be male and young
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    I live in England 52 degrees north, so no UVB...

    I live in England 52 degrees north, so no UVB here from early October to early March :(

    I've been taking 10,000 units a day all winter and have just had a blood test which came out at 80ng/ml
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    What "should" one be able to bench anyway? I...

    What "should" one be able to bench anyway?

    I read somewhere that a ratio of Bench/Squat/Dead Lift is normally about 3/4/5

    Most comments on here seem to be that their bench is lower than that.
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    Just noticed this thread is from back in August?...

    Just noticed this thread is from back in August?

    So, Steady from Essex, if you are still looking at the forum, how did it go?
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    There's one near me which I tried for the first...

    There's one near me which I tried for the first time yesterday . . .

    Thoughts:- It depends on you and what you are looking for and on the "Box"

    I have heard some good and bad reports on here...
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    So LDL/HDL = 156/50 = 3.12, the lower the better,...

    So LDL/HDL = 156/50 = 3.12, the lower the better, anything below 4.3 is good :-)

    Total/HDL = 224/50 = 4.48, the lower the better, anything below 5 is good :-)

    Triglycerides/HDL = 88/50 = 1.76,...
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