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  1. Does anyone recommend any specific exercise to...

    Does anyone recommend any specific exercise to get stronger hamstrings?

    As I have a desk job that is my main weakness.
  2. Deadlifting is tough. I have been working with...

    Deadlifting is tough.

    I have been working with my coach to get my form better before going up the weight. Once he has shown me the right technique nearly every person in the gym I see deadlifting...
  3. Thread: Squats

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    I struggle to get depth barefoot. The middle of...

    I struggle to get depth barefoot. The middle of my feet are quite arched. They are also quite wide.

    I did start squatting barefoot but my ankles and hips were sore.

    I was recommended Adidas...
  4. Thread: Squats

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    Bloody hard this squatting business esecially if...

    Bloody hard this squatting business esecially if you have a desk job.

    I have been recommended to get new trainers as my weight seems to get forwards and struggle keeping my heel on the ground....
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    By the way I am currently sitting at about 87KG...

    By the way I am currently sitting at about 87KG now rather than 77KG.
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    Right time to make myself accountable and happy...

    Right time to make myself accountable and happy to get some input. Was doing a fairly simple routine based on Stronglifts and then upped my reps for a bit just for something different.

    I usually...
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    I am also worried about this. Sitting at a desk...

    I am also worried about this. Sitting at a desk is part of my job, my job is what pays bills so I need to find a way to make it work.

    I downloaded an app that tracks my daily steps.

    I am...
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    Can I just add a cautionary note. Don't...

    Can I just add a cautionary note.

    Don't attempt this if you have a bad back.

    I pulled my back on day 10 (I think) last year and it really places a lot of stress on your body.

    My back has not...
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    day 2 here. not doing a weigh in. this is...

    day 2 here.

    not doing a weigh in. this is more of a car be experiment for me but my belt already feels looser.

    Day 1 was fine. Had 2 jackets for lunch with salt and a bit of ketchup.

    Had...
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    I am starting this today for a few days. I...

    I am starting this today for a few days.

    I think a few days a month of restricting food is good for the body and the brain.

    We will see. Is Nuking the spuds in the mircowave going to make much...
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    I am just on the verge of being obese (29 BMI)...

    I am just on the verge of being obese (29 BMI) according to the NHS.

    I am currently weighing in at just over 200 pounds at 5/10 and I am probably in the best shape of my life although I am purely...
  12. Thread: Kombu

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    Kombu

    I bought some Irish Kombu and I just wondered how everyone cooked their seaweed/Kombu?

    I tried boiling it but went quite slimy so not really appealing to put in salads?

    I wouldn't mind it...
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    i had a good session last night with lower...

    i had a good session last night with lower weights.

    It didn't really tax me but I really focuses on my form. going to do this for a couple of weeks before moving up.

    I currently squat in...
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    I started at 60kg fyi.

    I started at 60kg fyi.
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    thanks prufock. Only been doing it for about...

    thanks prufock.

    Only been doing it for about 2-3 months but i have before this always done squats in different varieties. Only recently started working with barbells and enjoying it.

    Just need...
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    No safety pins in my squat rack. It is one of...

    No safety pins in my squat rack.

    It is one of those sloping ones and it is quite annoying to put back in.

    I am currently squatting 75KG which doesnt feel too heavy but I probably don't squat...
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    Squat gurus - question

    My gym has a smith machine and a squat rack so that I can squat.

    I know the smith machine is a no go but I don't feel too safe upping the weights on the squat rack. I have nearly lost it...
  18. Thread: dairy

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    I have been reintroducing dairy again recently as...

    I have been reintroducing dairy again recently as a sort of experiment.

    Unfortunately it seems to really affect me. Cheap dairy in particular gives me a full on head cold which is very annoying.
    ...
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    dropping dairy (milk) and alcohol might help the...

    dropping dairy (milk) and alcohol might help the man boob problems

    estrogen is not really good for man boobs!
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    just found out that my gym has two different...

    just found out that my gym has two different weighted bars (20kg and 12kg)

    so my numbers were wrong:

    Squat: 5 x 5 at 75KG
    Deadlift: 1 x 5 at 85KG
    Bench Press: 5 x 5 at 67.5KG
    Leg Press...
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    i put my back out (very bad) doing a burpee...

    i put my back out (very bad) doing a burpee challenge similar to this.

    :(
  22. Thread: Iodine

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    i supplement potassium iodine with one tablet...

    i supplement potassium iodine with one tablet every day and also add some himalayan sea salt to food.

    it is really hard to get iodine in the uk, particularly if you eat clean foods.

    it has been...
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    getting involved in this. yesterday's workout...

    getting involved in this.

    yesterday's workout was:

    1 x 10 squat (20kg)
    1 x 5 squat (50kg)
    3 x 5 squat (87.5 kg)
    2 x 5 squat (90kg)
    2 x 3 deadlift (100kg)
    5x5 on leg press machine (150kg)
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    How often to train

    I am setting out on a new fitness journey.

    I have played a lot of sports in the UK and that has usually kept me pretty busy although I try to keep fit by doing quite a bit of kettlebells and the...
  25. Probably the stress of the Crosfitting 3-6 times...

    Probably the stress of the Crosfitting 3-6 times a week.

    that is far too much stress for your body and especially as you are eating so little.
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