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starfish&coffee

Member since Jan 2009 • Last active Mar 2017

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    Thanks.
    For those who, like me, aren't fussy about brand or authenticity then that gecko shop is deffo the place to start.
    Also, does anybody do a stretchy perlon? I'd love to have strap made like that Rapha belt.

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    Where do you guys get your nato-straps from? So much horrible stuff out there.

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    The best way to test that hypothesis would be if someone could suggest a sensible weight ratio of curls vs some other exercise.

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    triceps work

    Not quite the answer to what you are suggesting, but overall I reckon one of my biggest disadantages in terms of progress is that for some reason my arms seem to me to be overproportionately strong compared to the rest of my musclegroups.
    So that whenever my concentration wanders during exercise my bicep(s) take over the load, and I inadvertently fail to target the intended muscles.
    For that reason I haven't done specific arm exercises (such as curls) for over 10 years, still the disproportionate distribution seems to just continue along with my progress regardless.

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    OK, so my shoulders could be the bottle neck causing my current flat bench plateau? Seems likely given how shit I am at OH presses.

    So I'll take your advice and implement OH presses as an accessory (i.e. 4 x 12) twice a week. FWIW, I will have to aim for less than a third of my bodyweight to have any chance at completing all four sets.

    Then on the third day I do kettlebell carry.
    But how to do a "static" exercise systematically? It's easy to find the correct weight for 4 x 12. But for a carrying exercise I will need to decide both X weight and Y number of minutes? Any advice appreciated.

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    " I hope my estranged ex sees this and gets in touch "

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    Seeing people doing that "marked as safe" thing on Facebook.
    You know, with four people dead amongst the 20 million in daytime London, I kind of assume most people I know are safe.

    (Not to take anything away from the horror experienced by those directly affected and the loss felt by those close to the victims etc. etc. etc.)

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    With all that carbon on AliX I'm surprised there's no-one doing reasonably priced bike boxes.
    Or am I missing something?

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    Thanks!
    Pushing too hard over time just makes me a aching mess. Loving juggernaut for the way it instead promotes a steady and measured progress.

    Another question, for all of you; I'm in a slightly frustrating place w my bench/chest. Where I am at now, with 1RM just a smidge over BW, feels easy. And I recover quickly.
    So one would think it's a sign that I should increase the numbers. But not far above my current 1RM I am unable to even move the weights.
    My current solution of sorts is to add second, but simplified, chest day a week. Basically only mirroring the main bench lift on chest day. No idea if this is the way forward or not.

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    If all else fails, my photoshop skills should earn me a decent living in Turkish media.

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