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I do the same as Sumo, all seemed fine.
Depends what your definition of nice is; I really liked the Riva Surya Hotel - great location for temples/palace & the backpacker bit - you can walk to both, I thought it was quite reasonably priced.
I also stayed in the Sofitel which is in a completely different part of the city & is incredibly flashy but nice if you're made of money.
Yes that's me - creaking my way towards Paddington.
@upstart I'll say hi IRL next time.
Sharkpits on yellow condor crossing edgeware road this eve - unbelievably I think that's the first forum jersey I've seen out in the wild.
This looks fun & sad in equal measure - I'm going to give it a go on the way home.
You can do squats, rows, chest press & overhead press with dumbbells, though they're a little different technique & you won't be able to go up in weight in such small increments - still not bad though. Dead lift you'll struggle though as you need a proper bar for that.
My gym is the same (rubbish); no power racks, only one squat rack (and that's not a proper one), not many bars etc...
Have a look at this
I've incorporated elements of it into my training though with a few exceptions; I only increase the weight once a week not every time, I mix bits with other stuff I like doing like dumbbell stuff & I do 2km on the rower first. He gives guide weights for starting in there somewhere with different figures for male & female (though it's basically starting with just the bar).
I've definitely had results from it & there are a couple of ladies at my gym that seem to be at least loosely following it (the same as me) who also seem to be enjoying it.
There was a woman on the train yesterday using one to exchange dirty messages with someone not very subtly - she seemed to be getting on with it ok, probably the most productive thing I've seen a smart watch do.
Quality second hand might be the way to go at that price point - I found a website called leather monkeys that had some decent looking ones when I was looking.
If you're looking at new, don't go to the Lewis Leathers shop as their quality blows everything else out the water & you'll just be upset that you can't have one.
I'm a big fan of the explorer & quite wanted one for a big occasion this year myself but the used prices are still a huge step up from the other two aren't they?
I'd be interested to hear what you think of the North Flag; it's one that I was considering too though I haven't actually held one yet but the black ring on the bezel is putting me off a bit.
The heritage ranger doesn't look bad on the bracelet but I think they made it too big; such a large plain face felt a bit strange...