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  1. 3 points
    justhell

    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. 💪
  2. 3 points
    Realtalk

    Clen&winnie

    In my opinion females thinking about using aas need to have done a lot more research than males. You really need to know your stuff. Some of side effects aren’t reversible and just think hard about it. I don’t know how old you are but in 5 or 10 years time you might not be interested in what you’re interested in now. If you have changed your body, voice and other things for what you want to now you may regret it later on.
  3. 2 points
    justhell

    Testosterone boosters

    I'm going to go against the grain here, 😁 in my experience, Test Freak works to raise test levels after coming off cycle. I've used it for over 1 year now and have a high drive. As well as bloods done 3 or 4 times in that time. Each to their own though, So many peeps say they don't work ? (would love to see how they come to that conclusion) 🤔 Best research is to do it. It's gooòd to be natty 💯%
  4. 2 points
    SwoleOclock

    Covid 19 Home Gyms Set Ups

    Some great gym setups here fair play to everyone!! The garage warriors are starting to shine now that gyms are closed. I had setup my gear ages back and did a basement conversion it’s now the gym dungeon have the plates and holders and various bars and a pair of FID benches.
  5. 2 points
    maccaz

    Covid 19 Home Gyms Set Ups

    I've borrowed some stuff from the gc's at the gym i train at, a squat rack, power bar, 200 of bumpers, and a flat bench. good enough for everything i'm keen to do at the moment training wise. def enjoying training at home again so will buy my own gear once i know what's happening with my job/where I'm going to be living in 3 months :)
  6. 2 points
    Sarge

    Covid 19 Home Gyms Set Ups

    garage is a bit of a mess at the mo. just bought a 6ft long heavy bag, so that will be me sorted for the month I think 🤔
  7. 1 point
    Monday 25/01/2021 Flat BB BP 60kg*8 80kg*5 100kg*2 120kg*1 135kg*3reps*5 sets DB chest supported rows 32.5kg*5*5 Paused front squats 100kg*3*3
  8. 1 point
    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.
  9. 1 point
    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
  10. 1 point
    dapandas

    Anyone still following>?

    Seems this section's pretty dead. I've gotten back into MMA after a several year break and have been really following the UFC, even Rizin, Jewels, OneFC etc lately and it's pretty exciting. Got Adesanya vs Yoel coming up (which Yoel wins easily if he uses his wrestling) Tony Fergusson vs Khabib (which is Khabib's best challenge yet by a mile, also a big fan of 10th planet and Tony) Conor is back A lot of exciting prospects in the asian comps, a lot of new interesting grappling leagues as well.
  11. 1 point
    Daz69

    Anyone still following>?

    Pretty sad, when you remember how it used to be eh'..
  12. 1 point
    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
  13. 1 point
    Daz69

    Dnp

    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.
  14. 1 point
    gazza

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    26/11/20 Deads 120kg x5 140kg x5 160kg x5 3x3 @ 180kg Bench 60kg x5 70kg x5 80kg x5 3x3 @ 90kg Getting done what I can when I can, life is nuts at the moment
  15. 1 point
    Daz69

    Fake gear?

    Takes about 2 hours to be detected in plasma..
  16. 1 point
    Daz69

    PCT required?

    You know my thoughts on PCT, pointless and too late..
  17. 1 point
    maccaz

    maccaz 2018 prep log

    w1d2 bench flat back no arch full rom 70 4x10 db bench 30 4x12 machine row 4x12 single arm pulldown 4x10 db pullover 4x10 triceps biceps
  18. 1 point
    maccaz

    maccaz 2018 prep log

    rehab program w1d1 yesterday high bar squat in heels: 110 4x8 tempo db rdl 40 3x10 banded leg press 160 4x15 single leg leg press 100 3x12 leg extension 4x15 planks 3xfail
  19. 1 point
    gazza

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    W12, D1 Deads 120kg x5 140kg x5 160kg x5 3x3 @ 190kg Dumbell row 3x10 Straight arm pulldowns 3x10 Incline Dumbell curl 3x12 Procrastination level = expert!! Took a lot of effort to drag my tired old arse to the gym after a couple of main days at work. First set of 190kg felt heavy as f*ck but the last set flew up. Not sure what was going on, took a bit of time to get my head space right. Hit my numbers though so definitely a win
  20. 1 point
    maccaz

    maccaz 2018 prep log

    will start recording my stuff again as i've got a pretty solid plan to rehab my issues. for some background, i've had a few bad back injuries over the years while powerlifting, and was getting increasing nerve issues in my legs, pain, sciatica, weakness, etc. I had a CT which said "protruding l4-l5 causing severe spinal stenosis" and mri said: l3-4 bulge (minor) l4-l5 bulge (bad) l5-s1 bulge (bad) + a congenital venous defect around l5-s1 which prob contributes but who knows sounds worse than it feels though, its more an inconvenience. Doesnt need surgery, just needs a proper plan to strengthen the area and hopefully improve things. I've seen a physio and have a good plan and will start tracking it here. last week my bench sessions topped out at 107x5 for 10 triples today i did 100 7x5 + a lot of arms
  21. 1 point
    gazza

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    W11, D1 19/10/20 First day back after a 2 week break due to illness. Bodyweight is 89.5kg Deads 120kg x5 140kg x5 160kg x5 180kg 3x3 Dumbell row 3x10 Straight arm pulldowns 3x12 Back extension 3x12 Deads felt good, bit gassed by the 3rd set of 180 but still moved ok.
  22. 1 point
    15/10/2020 Bench press 127.5kg*5*5 Face pulls 7 sets of 5-8 reps Dead lifts 160kg*5 170kg*5 note: didn't mention warm up sets, 5*5 was hard but felt good.
  23. 1 point
    maccaz

    maccaz 2018 prep log

    slack on the updates, been training. got a diagnosis on my years old back injury and the nerve issues ive been having down my leg, doesn't really help much except now i know running smolov jr bench again
  24. 1 point
    maccaz

    maccaz 2018 prep log

    W8d1 squat 165 6x3 high bar heels elevated 120 4x10 rdl 4x10
  25. 1 point
    I've been doing powerlifting prob 2/3 years.. but always stays in small weight class.. recently I've been struggling with a bit of mental breakdown and have no passion and energy do powerlifting. Thinking about doing bodybuilding comp and getting big.. any recommendation for any good bodybuilding coach in WELLINGTON for newbie.. thinking about 6 to 9 month straight prep.also never done any juice.. but willing to do as well.. as said I'm not really new to lifting but new to bodybuilding.. help ya brother out please.. cheeers!!
  26. 1 point
    maccaz

    maccaz 2018 prep log

    w7d3 bench 112.5kg 5x3 CG bench 75kg 5x10 curls 5x12 skull crushers 5x12 dieting pretty hard, 118.5kg today, started at 124ish. no point being heavy, not particularly strong so may as well be healthy
  27. 1 point
    maybe Google maps isn't very accurate cus i passed after all that
  28. 1 point
    maccaz

    maccaz 2018 prep log

    Adding bit of CF type stuff in for cardio when I feel like it. Today I did the WOD “DT” 5 rounds for time of 12 deadlifts 9 hang power cleans 6 push jerks did it in 9 mins and was wrecked by the end, the weight is easy but my lungs are so shit. Also my technique on the power cleans and push jerks was rubbish so I’ll need to practice, first time doing both of those. my mrs has CrossFit background so picked out a few for me to do that are all barbell focussed, will do every couple days on top of my usual PL stuff. Is fun!
  29. 1 point
    auck_builder

    LOW T & TRT

    No one listen to this vegan nutcase. He wants you to fall for his b.s... cracked out looking loser. This is a quick way to diabetes and many other issues.
  30. 1 point
    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
  31. 1 point
    Corriander

    Wellington Amateur

    *Remove if not allowed* Hey Weekend Warriors, Ive been training for 5 years naturally (24 Years old now) and have taken my health and fitness serious but now am looking to move onto the next level (Test etc.) *after thinking long and hard about it* Ive done my own research day in and day out and am stumped at where do i actually start ... like is my GP the person to go to? recommendations for certain Doctors whose expertise work around TRT, HRT etc. Just wanting to know if anyone in Wellington has gone through the process and could advise of where to start in terms of who to talk to? Sorry if this sounds stupid, just feel like this forum is the only thing in NZ that talks about it freely with thought and experience behind it.
  32. 1 point
    Matrix

    Covid 19 Home Gyms Set Ups

    Was just having a quick chat with Andy Murray online after seeing his home gym set up for working out during the lock down and thought I would start a topic on what everyone has set up at home to train, hopefully to inject some positivity at this time. When I shifted house recently all my old PT studio gear was disassembled and sitting in our garage along with a whole house lot of other assorted stuff. I was looking to hane on to all it for when my kids are old enough to want to start training but my wife was able to give me a hand and get the key pieces assembled as we saw they gyms about to close. I have a: Full Power Rack w/Lat Pull/Low Row Smiths Machine 2 Adjustable FID Benches, 1 with Preacher and Leg Extn/Curl (both removable) Seated Calf Raise 7" Olympic Bar Safety Olympic Bar 2 Olympic Ezi Curls Bars About 200kg of Rubber Coated Oly Plates About 200kg of Standard Plates 3 Tier Dumbell Rack Fixed dumbells 12.5-50kg (just an old hagged commercial set) 2 Pairs of Spin Locks, one takes up to around 30kg the other takes up to 65kg Lat Bar, T Lat Bar, Double D Handle, Tricep Rope, V Tricep Handle, Dip Handles for Power Rack, Ab Slings, 2 Suspension Trainers, AB Mats, Thick Rubber Bully Mats, Wall Mount Chin Bar. 2 Basic Stationary Bikes Boxing Gear and Focus Mitts Swiss Balls, Foam Rollers Not all the toys you find in commercial gyms but hopefully enough to stay sane during this time, If anyone else has a set up, would be great to hear what you have? Stay Safe, D
  33. 1 point
    Daz69

    Would like advice

    You're not a female with breast cancer, you don't need it..
  34. 1 point
    Bbuilderuk

    Critique my body

    Ki Ora New Zealand! I just moved here from the U.K and love it! My goal is to compete in the heavy weight division so if you have competed, can you give me a critique please. I'm open to criticism 😁 Chur haha
  35. 1 point
    wgtnmuscle

    Females and SARMs

    yes stay away from sarm's
  36. 1 point
    Werner

    Recommendation please

    Hi everyone I’m looking for a bodybuilding coach East Akl area please-021371305
  37. 1 point
    SheLiftsWeights

    Covid 19 Home Gyms Set Ups

    You're all so lucky, these gym setups look professional! My brothers got the power rack (bugger) but my folks still have a few dumbbells varying from 1kg to 20kg (plates) a couple of different sized resistance bands (all hail the assisted chin up ) and a wealth of room to throw them all around. Tbh I'm really lucky! Couldn't imagine a lockdown without them.. scary :P Hope everyone's keeping sane, safe and swole xox
  38. 1 point
    knock knock

    Game Changers

    Few points about the game changers: Plant protein is not nearly a bio-available as animal protein, That corn in your shit gave you nothing. The producer James Cameron has recently invested millions and millions of dollars into pea protein supplements #conflictofinterestmuch. Most of the athletes in the mockumentary are now performing at a lower lever, have got injured, or started eating meat again. There is no credible scientific evidence that meat is bad for you, weak epidemiology is not proof. Relative risk means nothing without absolute risk. Arnold still eats meat!!!!!!! Why would a human eat a diet that does not give them essential nutrients thus requires them to buy pharmaceuticals? i.e B12 EPA etc. Beta carotene is not vitamin A Long term vegan's usually have "bug eyes", it is real. Look at Wilks' eyes! Probably because you can't get collagen from plants.
  39. 1 point
    auck_builder

    Carnivore Diet

    Wow that is a bloody good improvement! Awesome work bro! I have only heard great things about carnivore diet. Not sure about long term but for hitting some weight loss goals and fixing some health issues it seems to do the trick! Wicked.
  40. 1 point
    No offence but at a novice level of strength there is no way your muscles are stronger than your tendons/ligaments. If this was the case then everyone would just be having ligament and tendon injuries left right centre. What happens in reality is that you just won’t be able to lift the weight because you aren’t strong enough.
  41. 1 point
    Realtalk

    First Test E cycle - questions

    $70 is pretty cheap, probably why you have only gained 1kg lol
  42. 1 point
    Does any one know of a NZ GP who would do well with an interview based on this video? 10 Questions to ask your GP before TRT Any recommendations of NZ GP's who understand the subject?
  43. 1 point
    dbol is considered more effective at mass building but is that because of the water retention at the non muscular tissue? does winstrol not increase glycogen stores like dbol? or are we bro science'ng this by looking at how much dbol holds water and increases strength and calling it more anabolic just because winstrol doesn't hold water and therefore makes you look not as big? would one still not get as much lean muscle mass on 50mg winny than they would on 30mg dbol? don't get me wrong I'm on 50mg dbol right now on top of my test (finishing off the cycle with dbol) and it is doing wonders so I'm asking this out of curiosity
  44. 1 point
    New pome

    Path lab blood tests

    Hay guys, just a quick bit of news for you all. Went to path lab today for self request blood work and was told by the staff that if I self request blood work and want my doctor to receive copies I will have to personally give him the results. So in short, your doctor will no longer receive copies of any self request blood work. 🤗🤗 fee at last. 😂
  45. 1 point
    auck_builder

    sarmsnz.co.nz review??

    Just so everyone knows what I'm on about: WHAT’S IN BIOTECH NUTRA SAVAGE? Biotech Nutra Savage is an extremely powerful lean bulking TRIPLE stack! Per serving: 2 capsules, 30 Servings 20MG OSTA 20MG LGD-4033 10MG MK-677
  46. 1 point
    auck_builder

    sarmsnz.co.nz review??

    Hey guys has anyone had experience with "BIOTECH NUTRA" supplements from lipoguys? Especially the savage sarm stack?
  47. 1 point
    Hey all, i know this is old, got into grip recently, can close a CoC #2 with either hand anand working towards the 3... anyone in MZ still interested in grip?
  48. 1 point
    Brett Gibbs recommends the Force USA Powerlifting Barbell - he posted it in Instagram awhile back
  49. 1 point
    yeelang

    Steroids in NZ

    If you see someone at gym that's unnatural, just ask if they know someone for TRT. China has said they will ban the production of all raw powders Jan 1st 2020. Seems more like a sales push pre-Chinese New Year but if it is legit then you'll probably see prices go up pretty soon. A lot of the NZ scene is UG labs as customs are pretty good at stopping finished product.
  50. 1 point
    Daz69

    Game Changers

    There seems to be a shift away from anything that induces a chronic release of insulin (insulinemia), high carbs and sugar are out as are some fruits, except berries.. (too many extreme athletes are presenting with metabolic syndrome due to high carb intake).. Fats are back in as the preferred energy source, and protein is lowered, as excess can produce glucose via gluconeogenesis.. Red meat is ok but lower dose advised due to TMAO.. Green leafy veggie intake is advise high for fiber (healthy gut microbiome)and nutritional content.. There is suggestion amino acid spectrum with plant based can be incomplete, or to derive at adequate daily protein allowance from plants increases daily calorie count too high.. The vegan lobby can be almost fanatical in their ideology, I don't doubt a mostly fresh, organic, plant based diet would be healthy, but with the inclusion of animal protein, but not high, just enough to get essential nutrients.. We are meat eaters, and have been for millions of years, meat determined our biology, we have a hydrochloric acid metabolism for digesting and breaking down meat.. I worked as an archaeologist for over 10 years, my soil samples from sites of habitation contained butchered animal bones, we ate meat.... The vegan lobby might argue we didn't or lie about our ancient history to suit their agenda, that in itself might explain a lot..
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