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    Anyone still following>?

    Yeah for sure Daz, 👍 Gym nation is lucky to have someone as knowledgeable as yourself on here. I often come here for gooòd accurate advice you can trust is correct. (depending on the source) of course. Shit I've spent hours on nzbb/gym nation each night after training hard out, And learned so much from all the info here. At one stage I was a beast 😁 from doing it. I have won a few different prizes on here aswell,from a 3kg tub of balance whey protein powder to gym nation tee shirt, nz muscle singlet and other stuff. This place use to be pretty busy with alsorts of banter and discussion. It's pretty cool to see the workout journals are still going for a few though. These days I'm not addicted to gyming like I was 6/7 years ago, 🙃 but health & strength will always be a passion I live by. May be like others ,that use to post here daily/weekly, Life gets busy 🤔 Circumstances change and they fade out. 💪
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    Sunday 17/01/2021 OHP 72.5kg*5r*4s (last set was 9.5 RPE) Pull ups 15kg*3*3 Paused front squats 90kg*3*3 Video for front squats Note, I am not writing up my warm up sets and some prehab stuff. Working on Technique for front squats today, felt pretty good.
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    Tuesday OHP 70kg*5*5 Chin ups bw*5 12.5kg*4*5 bw*8 Front squats 120kg*1 100kg*5 80kg*8 Thursday 14/01/2021 Bench press 130kg*3*5 DB supported row 30kg*5*5 Dead lifts 190kg*2*3
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    Testosterone boosters

    yes, they can. However, a crap diet and mediocre training program will certainly decrease the effectiveness of your testosterone booster. And a great training program and a solid diet can both help you build muscle and boost testosterone.
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    Anyone still following>?

    Pretty sad, when you remember how it used to be eh'..
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    Touch and go trying for some speed, bounce a little excessive. Like I said I'm no expert, but it almost looks like 2 movements. Hinging at the hips, hips going back slightly almost like an RDL going down. Looked like you were rounding your back slightly and losing tension at the bottom of the reps. Your glutes drop then you squeeze your shoulders back and glutes up. I've been told to build tension and brace at the start of the rep. I find touch and go reps keep me tight the entire rep. You could try doing a complete reset/pause at the bottom of each rep? Squat University and Dr John Rusin have some good info and clips on their pages.
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    Monday 04/01/2021 Face pulls + Rotar cuffs (60lb*5 + 40lb*5) BB BP 60kg*8 80kg*5 100kg*5 110kg*5 120kg*5*3 110kg*5 (paused) DB chest supported rows 32.5kg*5*5 BB Squats 60kg*5 80kg*5 100kg*5 120kg*5,3,2,3,2,3,2,3,2 Note: I got some advice on squat technique from a trainer which was good. My shoulder is 100% now :D
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    Didn't post a few sessions, 130kgbench *6 reps 140kgbench *4 reps 180kg DL *5 reps --------------------------- Wednesday 30/12/2020 Deadlifts 160kg*5*2 Pull ups Bw*5 10kg*5*4 Over head BB press 40kg*5 50kg*5 60kg*5 70kg*5*2 Pull overs 40kg*5 50kg*5,6 DB sup curlz 20kg*5 22.5kg*5 20kg*5 Concentration curlz 15kg*5*3 Seated Hammer curlz 12.5kg*5min
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    Something about DNP from a while back: Basically the mitochondria are the power factories of the cell. Just like the entire cell itself and it's core containing it's lined with a lipid layer that protects it from just anything getting in there, that's why transport molecules like carnitine are needed to shuttle acyl groups into the mitochondria. The layer around the mitochondria is unique in that it's actually a double layer. Inside the inner layer, the actual inside, is where the citric acid cycle occurs. acetyl-CoA, the final product of food, is taken through a 4-complex system that breaks it down and at each step, protons (H+) is created and pumped into the middle layer between its two membranes. So this outer space is full of protons, and the inside of the mitochondria are devoid of them, which creates a gradient where the protons desperately want to get to the inner space where the concentration of protons is lower. The only way they can get there is through the ATP synthase gates. Because of the flow of protons through the ATP synthase it is activated (look at it like a wind or water mill) and energy in the form of ATP is created. DNP is basically a very fat soluble aromatic ring with two nitrogen groups and a hydroxyl group (OH). It likes to nest inside lipid layers. All of them. But it doesn't do anything in most lipid layers, except the inner lipid layer of the mitochondria. The inner space is devoid of protons and creates a gradient with the outer space. It starts pulling on the DNP, rotates it's OH group towards the inner space and rips it's proton (H+) off. This leaves an O-. This negatively charged group wants its proton back but can't beat the gradient. However a different gradient is created by the protons in the outer space pulling that negatively charged O- toward it and donating one of the gazillion of H+ ions yielding the neutral OH again. You sort of get the picture now : This makes the gradient pull the DNP toward the inner space again and the process repeats ad infinitum as long as there is a gradient. Basically you create a proton leak. The result is that ATP synthase doesn't work and ATP creation is "uncoupled" from the citric acid cycle, and all that energy is released as heat. But the body senses an energy shortage, and starts asking for more food to be delivered to the mitochondria; so the gradient is always maintained (also why DNP makes you hungry). This isn't regulated by anything but the dose of DNP. So at some point zero ATP is created, and the heat levels in the body become dangerous to all physiological processes. This can result in death. Very few of the recent deaths associated with it are accidental, a few people tried to kill themselves with it knowing it was lethal. Sadly not knowing it's not a pleasant way to go, as it can take three days to day, full well knowing by day 2 they can't do anything to help you and having 48 agonizing hours left. Trust me, you don't want to go this way, so give this compound the respect it deserves. You always start at a dose fo 150-250mg from a trustworthy source recommended by someone you trust, or you simply don't try it. You keep that dose for at least 5 days because DNP builds up and you want to know how you react to a dose before you increase it. The two times I used it, I started at 200, increased to 400 and stayed there for 3 weeks. The first two weeks were actually very manageable. Fatigue, lethargy and lack of strength set in and you sweat more. But you can still function. The last two weeks however are a living fucking hell. The sweating gets so bad you change T-shirts three times a day (don't wear one if you don't have to) have to shower multiple times a day, and the only way I was able to go to work was because we had a giant walk in freezer and I'd go sit in there a -17 degrees celsius for a full 10 minutes every damn hour. At night you sleep on a mattress, no sheets, window open in the middle of winter and two fans aimed at you, your pillow wrapped in a towel and you still wake up in a pool of sweat. DNP also comes with other risks, it is a very strong oxidant that depletes anti-oxidant levels quick. Anti-oxidants are needed, but none more than Vitamin C, Vitamin E and curcumin. VITC and E were actually already being recommend by Dan Duchaine, and without knowing why that recommendation took on a life of its own and people megadosed it. That really isn't necessary, but taking 500-1000mg of C and 400-800mg of E daily is warranted, since those are the anti-oxidants needed in the eye. In fact this is the likely reason why DNP use can cause cataract and blindness in people. VIT E, C and curcumin have actually been shown to stop the progression of cataract. You may or may not need these, but we are talking about losing your sight, so you may not want to be taking that risk. In fact I'd consider this the biggest risk if you use it more than once. If you are careful, with a protocol like above, and not the shitty 1 week build up to 800-1000mg DNP protocols some recommend, then trust me you'll realize perfectly well you shouldn't be going higher. In fact I don't ever use DNP anymore, because the result over a complete diet is the same for me, and the suffering is just as bad. The only thing is that with DNP, across a 3-4 day span each time, the fat loss was almost linear and very dependable, like 0.3-0.4kg a day. That makes timing your diet very easy. Having said that, DNP use has to stop AT LEAST 3 weeks out from any competition. As you can lose 8-10kg in 4 weeks, you won't really notice it visually, as you'll be flat, miserable and full of water. It'll take at least another week for the DNP to clear your body sufficiently, and then another week to return to normal, visually, leaving you with prep week only to fine tune things. To give you an idea of how toxic DNP is to cells, have any of you ever had a fungus on your toenail ? Do you know how long you have to apply those treatments to get rid of that ? Like twice a day for 4-5 months. I had one my first time on DNP. That fungus was gone in a week on DNP. Cellular respiration stops. In simple organisms like fungi and bacteria that's instant death.
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    Fake gear?

    Takes about 2 hours to be detected in plasma..
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    Hi guys we have a new mma gym set up in East auckland howick, our gym focus more on realistic self defense stuff than competition, if this is what you after. We have an qualified krav Maga instructor from Singapore happy to run class at my gym if enough people attend, also looking to set up an bjj no gi wrestling class depending on how many people will attend. Current mma class training time is Thursday 7pm til 9, Sunday 10.30am to 12.30, first trail class is free, then 15 dollars per class, no contract, you pay only when you come to train. You can txt me on 0211680718 Mike to enquiry and book in, thanks
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    I’ve had so so so many clients with ADHD who never struggled to make gains. Quetiapine can effect metabolism so taking it consistently can weaken the ability to burn body fat but generally speaking if you’re asking if what he’s doing is causing him to make no gains the answer is no. diet probably isn’t good and training probably needs to be addressed. The “probably” part was me being polite