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  2. Idle ramblings and observations.

    post leg day feed before heading to work. 200g baked kumara, 180g smoked salmon fillet and lots of salad. Frog squats 2x15, 3x10 Seated leg curl 4x10 superset with DB romanian deads 4x10 Single leg extension 3x12
  3. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    I'm picking medic will be quite a competitive trade and not recruited in numbers like infantry etc. Having something on your cv to stand out would help. Maybe some volunteer work on an ambulance with st John
  4. Taping thumbs

    Sorry to answer your question with a question - and particularly sorry if mine is a stupid question (I'm not a powerlifter, but since no powerlifters have replied yet...) What do you use the tape for? Is it for wrapping the thumbs on deadlifts? And is that for protection, or extra grip? My first thought is simply some strapping tape - either 3M or some of the sports brands. You'll find it in the first aid section of the supermarket, and it's probably a lot cheaper than something that's made specifically for a very small niche market. Would that do the job?
  5. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    As it happens, I think one of our long-time members has been accepted as a medic, just in the last week or so. It's probably too early for him to be able to tell you all about it, but he might have a few thoughts to share. @tomleegolf, can you chip in here?
  6. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    Nice! What trade are you going for?
  7. maccaz 2018 prep log

    w4d2 wide grip pulldown 83kg 4x6 quadruped row 37.5kg 4x10 (hard) seated row bout half stack, 4x10 straight arm pulldown 100lb 5x12 preacher curl 25kg 2x15 20kg 2x15
  8. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    Hello All, Thanks for these comments. really helpful. especially to FOTR I'm cleared for my A Day on 4th September :)
  9. Yesterday
  10. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Chest and bis today before work Bench 1x15, 1x12, 2x6, 1xamrap Incline flyes 3x10 Decline flyes 3x12 Low cable crossover 2x12, ladder set with for jumps in height, amrap each time. Hammer curl 4x12
  11. sarmsnz.co.nz review??

    Doubt it.
  12. maccaz 2018 prep log

    w4d1 squat to 150x10 RDL 110 x 12 130 x 10 150 x 8 v hard leg press 180 4x15 ham curl "11" 4x12 leg extension 50kg 4x15
  13. Last week
  14. Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Where in my journal did I say I was working up to a max on anything? Otherwise good points.
  15. sarmsnz.co.nz review??

    They sell tamoxifen and tadalifil which are prescription and pharmacist only medicines. What would make anything think they are a legit company? Just underground drug dealers gone mainstream so people automatically think it’s safe and acceptable to buy and use without knowing anything. The liquid orals are probably just steroids like Dianabol, winstrol and albuterol. All of which have the same effects of sarms but stronger and are easily suspended in oral solution. Everyone wants their sarms to be the best so why not sell AAS? If you’re already selling tamoxifen and cialis without any regard for the law what makes you think the sarms are what they say they are? Has anyone had blood tests done on them? This reminds me of the nzclenbuterol saga. It’s putting drugs at the finger tips of the uneducated public who think they are supplements and who are looking for a magic pill.
  16. maccaz 2018 prep log

    w3d5 bw 110.1 at night so not much harm done from the refeed (cheat lol) day seated db ohp 25 x 12 30 x 12 (probably a pb dunno) 27.5 x 12 25 x 12 22.5 x 12 side raise 10kg 5x15 face pull 90lb 5x15 skull crusher SS ezbar curl 30kg 5x 15//10 db extension SS db curl 10kg 5x 15//10 rope pressdown SS rope curl 80lb 5x 20//10
  17. Actually going gym etc pt.2

    stop working up to a max on every session stop doing triples stop testing what you can do use wookies program or something, or 5x5, or just anything structured dont skip squats because you are being a little bitch dont miss sessions dont be shit
  18. Actually going gym etc pt.2

    I've hit a plateau on deadlifts for the past 2 months, and I never used to plateau on deadlifts. In early 2016 I pulled 165 for 2. When I started lifting again this year I easily got up to 145kg x 3. Then got a bit sick, came back and it has stayed at 130 since. I've also been arching my back and grinding to much which never used to happen either. 130 is much lower than what I've been able to do easily just 5-6 months ago despite the fact that I wasn't even lifting consistently, but am now. @maccazsay what to do. Or anyone else give input too.
  19. sarmsnz.co.nz review??

    So is their stuff legit?
  20. Idle ramblings and observations.

    -6 @ 0630hrs! A scoop of BCAA and a scoop of Eviscerate, then it was down to the gym to get hammered by the stairmaster! No training tonight as the wifey is away out but did an ab/core circuit at home with an 8 year old dive bombing from the couch. Work tomorrow, chest and biceps in the morning.
  21. Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Back to training after a week off. Coming in strong and refreshed. Week 1 Day 1 (shoulders) Ohp 47.5 x 5 45 x 5 45 x 5 Cg bench (paused) 50kg x 10, 8, 8 Rear delts 3 x 12 Shoulder press Lateral raises superset (3 x 15), then 3 more sets of Lateral raises. Skullcrushers 3 x 8 (25kg) Tricep pushdowns 3 x 8
  22. Beaten Paths are For Beaten Men

    Friday 13th July (перестраивать) Rebuild Micro-cycle 2 Week 7 Day 35 Squats: 44 Centurion 60kgs 3рХ1п 100kgs 3рХ1п 120kgs 3рХ1п 140kgs 3рХ1п 160kgs 3рХ1п 180kgs 3рХ1п 180kgs 3рХ1п 190kgs 3рХ1п Total: 24 Lifts Press: Bench Press OverLoad XL 40kgs 3рХ1п 60kgs 3рХ1п 70kgs 3рХ1п 80kgs 3рХ1п 90kgs 3рХ1п 100kgs 3рХ1п 95kgs 3рХ1п 95kgs 3рХ1п Total: 24 Lifts Pull: Sumo Some technical stuff All Lifts 45 Notes: Squat: Secondary Day C44, 8th week back. A lot better than the last 3 weeks. Speed was pretty good so went up 10kgs on the last set just dropped below 0.4s but still good. Press: Comp Bench Overload XL. Not as fluid as I would have liked and speeds were well down. Only 1 top set @ 100kgs and dropped to 95kgs for 2 sets. Feels like I am getting stronger technique is improving. Pull: Hip still not ready for Conventional did some RAW sumo technical today. Notes: Micro-cycle 2 Week 8, like last week a good end to this weeks training. Starting to get a good rhythm going feels good too. Quote for the Month: "See first with your mind, then with your eyes, and finally with your body" - Yagyu Munenori OB1
  23. maccaz 2018 prep log

    W3d4 refeed last night. Bw around 111 this morning. Will come down quickly just need to do a shit j think deadlift to 160x10 good morning 90 3x8 1 leg extension 30 3x15 ham curl “12” 3x8 back ext 15kg plate 4x15 gonna use a barbell next week as too easy now
  24. Idle ramblings and observations.

    0630 stairmaster shenanigans. Tonight was back WG pulldowns 1x15, 3x10-12 Iso lateral row machine 4x12 CG pulldown 3x8 Cable row 3x8 Seated DB shrugs 3x10 Done and dusted.
  25. Fun n Games

    Feeling a bit flat this week, weight coming down with alcohol reduction. But have matched last week's gains Momday back - deads 180kg strapped, had a bit of bum up on my 125kg bench Tuesday . Shoulders/traps yesterday same weights but finished on more reps. Thursday last week I got 137.4 squatting. Today I had a bad start ... only to find out that I'd left me swipe card at home. Got let in, so thought let's do a bigger warm up and see what happens Rowed 2kms, lunged two lengths of gym, Box air squats 20 Bar only 16 29kg total for 12 reps 42.6kg 10 65.2kg 8 87.8kg 6 110.4kg 4 128.4kg 1 - was supposed to do two but ? 137.4kg 1 felt good so added 2x2.3kg and got one of the guys to stand behind for some mental insurance... or just in case 142kg 1rep felt really good probably could have done more. Down loaded it to 110.4kg to see how many I could get. One was enough so called it there, dropping curls and ext and calfs. Got on the treadmill for 1.5kms Goal was 140kg so will look at bringing reps up till I'm getting an easy 6reps at 110kg Arms tomorrow
  26. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Round 2 done. Delts and tris Iso lateral press 1x15, 1x10, 1x6, 1xamrap Reverse crossover 3x12 supersetted with side laterals 3x10 Archer lateral raise 3x10 supersetted with around the world 3x12 Dips 3x15 Overhead cable extension 3x12 superset with pushdowns 3x10 Done and dusted
  27. Beaten Paths are For Beaten Men

    Wednesday 11th July (перестраивать) Rebuild Micro-cycle 2 Week 7 Day 33 Squats: 44 Centurion 60kgs 4рХ1п 100kgs 4рХ1п 120kgs 4рХ1п 140kgs 4рХ1п 160kgs 4рХ1п 160kgs 4рХ1п 160kgs 4рХ1п Total: 27 Lifts Press: Bench Press SlingShot Overload 40kgs 3рХ1п 60kgs 3рХ1п 70kgs 3рХ1п 80kgs 3рХ1п 90kgs 3рХ1п 100kgs 3рХ1п 100kgs 3рХ1п 100kgs 3рХ1п Total: 24 Lifts Pull: Sumo C44 Speed 90kgs 2рХ1п 110kgs 1рХ1п 130kgs 1рХ1п 150kgs 6рХ1п Total: 9 Lifts All Lifts 60 Notes: Squat: Metals C44. 2nd week with the SBD belt. Felt good today even though speeds were under the target. Pushed depth a bit more today. Press: Comp Bench. These were the best for the past couple of weeks. 2nd work set not setup properly showed in the speed got it right in the 3rd set could have had 1 more set. Pull: Sumo Deadlift C44. After a few weeks of inconsistent pulling today it came together. Breath at the top worked well. Notes: Good session with a few positives across all 3 lifts good sleep too helps. Quote for the Week: "See first with your mind, then with your eyes, and finally with your body" - Yagyu Munenori OB1
  28. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Fasted-ish cardio done, hammies a bit rough after legs last night. Left over steak and vegies from last nights dinner for breakfast!
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