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Ptown

Member since Nov 2015 • Last active Jun 2019
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I ride bikes.

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    Thanks for the heads up! Got a feeling it’ll be out of my price range but Pipedreams are always tasty.

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    Hi all,

    Looking for a rigid steel 29er with modernish geometry that would suit someone around 5’11”. The more versatile the better.

    Ideally along the lines of Genesis Fortitude, Longitude, Brother Big Bro, etc...

    Would consider frame/fork or full builds. Hit me up.

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    Here’s how I structure mine, I have two lower body days a week:

    One main barbell exercise - usually work up to a max effort
    One heavy supplemental barbell exercises, 5x5ish (usually a squat if I deadlifted first, or vice versa) and then
    3-5 assistance lifts, 50-100 reps each.
    I switch around the exercises a lot. For isolation work at the end, usually choose one each for quad, posterior chain (ham/low back), glute and abs. Don’t care about the weight moved for this bit, more just getting a pump and working hard.

    If I push the pace, and superset the isolation work, I can get it done in around an hour.

    Edit:
    E.g.
    Squat to 3rm
    Romanian deadlift 4x6
    Quad-focussed leg press 5x15
    Hamstring curl 5x15
    Hip thrust 5x20
    Side bends 4x12

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    That could well be it then. Thanks for the info. I’ll try and be less of an enthusiast until I can snag a different setup.

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    After living without a dedicated espresso machine, I found a bargain and snapped up a DeLonghi ECO310 for £20 in a house clearance. The owner said it was his brother’s and basically never used. Not so sure it’s a bargain now though...

    It really struggles to deal with fine grinds that’ve been tamped down firmly, very uneven extraction throughout the shot. I thought it might be a pump issue as it isn’t exactly chucking out water but I’ve no way to measure pressure. Flow rate is ~4.5g/second. That seems unreasonably low to me. Are my expectations way too high here or have I bought a duffer?

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    Dreamy

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    Is that a plank for sure? Looks like a ‘renegade row’. If so, it’s just a variation of DB rows so keep it if you like it I guess. If you don’t, pie it. You can never do too much back work.

    @jv fingers crossed they can get it sorted. Always frustrating being out of action.

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    That’s the one!

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    RIP Bullheart

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