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  1. 3 points

    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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    Saturday 27/11/2021 Bench press 100kg*5 120kg*3 132kg*3 120kg*5 Seated cable rows 207lb*8,10,10,12 Squats 60kg*3 100kg*3 120kg*1 130kg*1 140kg*1 150kg*1 160kg*1 170kg*1 130kg*8
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    Anyone in Dunners or South Island?

    Yep, Dunners. Although this place isn't what it used to be.
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    Tuesday 23/11/2021 OHP 72.5kg*6*2 Pull up / chin ups bw*8,9,9,9,8,8 Deadlifts 60kg*3 110kg*3 160kg*3 200kg*2*1 160kg*3 Note: pull ups doing well, dropped the 2.5kg for them and did a few extra reps. I think 6 sets of 9 next time would be great. Deadlifts 200kg felt so heavy, have to do some more reps at the lighter weights and build up some strength. OHP going well, felt easy. 6*6 will be a real fight later this week, but I think I can do it.
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    Monday 15/11/2021 OHP 72.5kg*6*2 Pull ups / chin ups bw,2.5,2.5,2.5,bw,bw*8 Dead lifts (no chalk) 70kg*3 120kg*3 170kg*3*3 hyper ext *15 incline sit ups*15 Note: no chalk for deadlifts today, bar was a bit slippery. Pull ups a bit harder too. OHP feeling really strong though.
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    Test only haha what you using
  7. 1 point

    Anyone still following>?

    Hi, I love gambling, can someone advise me on a good site that I can trust. I have never played on the internet and have no experience.
  8. 1 point

    Testosterone expiry dates?

    Sorry I'm a bit late to this, but my own experience may be of help. I re-analysed some samples of mine that had been collecting dust for more than 10 years (HPLC and Mass Spec) and found that they were still in top-notch order. The solution of one vial had darkened somewhat - probably oxidation of the oil - but the active constituent (DECA) was fine. The steroid skeleton is chemically fairly stable and as these are oily solutions the risk of oxidation and hydrolysis is small. However, I would suggest that they always be stored in the dark, as light can induce some photodegradation.
  9. 1 point

    Why cycle?

    https://resources.bayer.com.au/resources/uploads/pi/file9425.pdf I have always had my reservations about the chart supplied on page 3. Bayer state: "testosterone levels are detected in blood after one day". The graph shows blood testosterone levels at day 7, we know from previous studies on testosterone esters, blood testosterone levels are detectable after 1-2 hours, increasing to a high plasma peak somewhere between 1-2 days before it starts to decline (dependent upon the ester).. We know the higher the initial peak the greater the metabolism to DHT, and estrogen, with subsequent side effect associated.. (in some people)... With the current Reandron data we don't know how high that initial peak is as they have cleverly hidden that information by only testing at day 7.. If you are currently undergoing blood tests with your Endocrinologist, it would be wise to NOT increase the dose, as this will show abnormally high blood plasma concentrations, therefore he will likely reduce your dose or increase the injection spacings so they are further apart.. If not under supervision of an Endo, and able to inject yourself without your Endo requiring blood tests in the future, then dose and injection frequency is up to you... Reandron is 4ml consisting of 250mg of testosterone per 1ml.. When the ester weight is removed you end up with 157.9mg of testosterone per 1ml, or 631.5mg per 4ml... Because Bayer only measure from day 7, we know from other pharmacokinetic profiles blood testosterone levels would likely have been much higher (how high we don't know).. This is relevant in determining the correct half life, and thus a guide on your dose and injection frequency.. (I hope you understand).. Bayer state a half life of 53 days, I personally think its closer to 40 days... My concern is 631.5mg seems a very high initial dose to begin with... The undecanoate ester is 11 carbons so release into the blood will be slower than shorter esters, but expect an initial high spike at 4ml... Maybe try 1ml every 7 days, this should over time increase blood plasma levels to higher than the Bayer study data at about 4-6 weeks.. Monitor blood plasma results at 1 month, then at 2 months, to see what is happening, monitor any side effects..
  10. 1 point

    Testosterone expiry dates?

    I wouldn't be concerned about the drug potency, but more the oxidation of the vehicle oil if the vial has been opened. We know vegetable oils are hugely inflammatory on human pathophysiology.. Thats a lot to throw away, if it were me I'd probably try a small bolus to see if there was intramuscular swelling, redness, or pain post injection, if not I'd give it a go...
  11. 1 point

    Why cycle?

    There's a couple of reasons, cost can be prohibitive to some people. Health, as myocardium tends to thicken with over use, plus many other endocrine mediated effects due to downregulation of GnRH, LH, FSH, plus effects of excess androgens on estrogen and DHT mediated tissues. etc... I have my reservations on Reandron's initial high dose regime, I personally would inject less over a shorter time frame.. Yes, increasing the frequency would induce a greater response from skeletal muscle, (if exercise and diet were on point) but as stated I'd probably inject less but more frequently to avoid the initial high plasma spike post injection..
  12. 1 point

    Is eating meat harming my penis?

    The film is a crock of shite, don't believe vegan lies and propaganda ..
  13. 1 point
    Sunday 30/05/2021 Bench press 137kg*4*4 (volume PB) Supine rows 10*5 High bar squats 100kg*3 120kg*2 140kg*1 (paused) 160kg*1 PB 140kg*1 (paused) 120kg*1 100kg*3 Note: Bench press is rocking, high bar squats moving along nicely.
  14. 1 point
    Friday 14/05/2021 Standing OHP 55kg*10*5 Pull ups / chin ups bw*5,5,6,6,7,7 Front squats 50kg*3 70kg*3 90kg*3 110kg*3 DB walking lunges 18kg*7 + bw*7 Note; video of the front squats, 1 rep paused a bit. lunges burnt, OHP also burnt, those high volume OHP is killer.
  15. 1 point
    Friday 07/05/2021 Bench paress 127kg*5*6 Chest supported DB rows 30kg*10*6 High bar, heels elevated squats 60kg*3 80kg*3 100kg*3 110kg*3 120kg*3 Note: The bench was hard, the squats felt great nice and deep and upright.
  16. 1 point
    Thursday 22/04/2021 Bench press 127.5kg*2*6 115kg*14 PB for 115kg ARAM - video DB chest supported rows 40kg*5*6 Seated DB curlz 20kg*8*3 DB pull overs 40kg*8,10,12 Note: Just upper body today, giving the back a bit more time to rest.
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    Idle ramblings and observations.

    ok, best of luck with you and your daughters health mate.
  18. 1 point
    Sunday 11/04/2021 OHP 77.5kg*3*4 77.5kg*5 PB(video) Pull ups and chin ups bw*3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 Squats 180kg*1*5 (video) Dead lifts 200kg*6 PB (video) Note: A couple of PB's today, but I tweaked my back a bit on my last rep of DL. Maybe hurt it because I wasn't respecting the weight enough and not staying tight or maybe the weight was too far in front of me? I don't know but it pissed me off, I haven't hurt my back doing DL in quite some time. Its not too bad, but a warning for sure.
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    Tuesday 30/03/2021 OHP 70kg*2*6 Pull ups bw*4,5,6,5,3,4 Dead Lifts 210kg*1 rep for 5 sets. Note: back felt better today, dead lifts a bit taxing and difficult, but good form. I filmed them all. OHP and pull ups very easy, with quite short rest.
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    Idle ramblings and observations.

    Nice squats
  22. 1 point
    Tuesday 16/03/2021 Paused squats 70kg*3 100kg*3 110kg*3 120kg*3 130kg*3 120kg*3 110kg*3 100kg*3 Bench press 100kg*8 110kg*8 120kg*8 (RPE 8 or 9) DB pendlay rows 34kg*8*4 T bar rows 80kg*5*3 Incline bench press 80kg*8,6,6 (last rep RPE 10 lol) Note: It felt good to have a lower intensity session, no RPE 10 on the main movements. More mature. I have done heaps of training sessions recently and I am enjoying it.
  23. 1 point
    Monday 15/03/2021 OHP 70kg*4*6 Pull ups / chin ups bw*5*2 12.5kg*5*3 bw*8 DL - all beltless 170kg*1 190kg*1 210kg*1 220kg*1 beltless PR Note: I had some chalk on the 210 and 220kg reps.
  24. 1 point
    Thursday 11/03/2021 Paused squats 120kg*3 140kg*3 Dead lifts (belt on last set and no chalk) 160kg*1 180kg*1 200kg*1 210kg*2 PB? 160kg*3*2 Note: 210kg*2 on dead lifts was not a 10RPE, but grab a bit slippery second rep. I am not 100% sure if this is a PB for 2 reps, I think so. Maybe I did it 10 years ago or something.
  25. 1 point
    Monday Bench press 130kg*4*3 120kg*5*2 DB chest supported rows 40kg*5*5 Squats 170kg*3 150kg*3 130kg*5 Front squats - all paused except last set 90kg*3 100kg*3 90kg*3*3 Note: I quite enjoyed getting good volume today everything 8RPE or lower except 170kg*3 squats. The top set of squats had a bit of a squat morning to them, so too heavy.
  26. 1 point
    Standard drink
  27. 1 point
    Thursday 20 sd Friday 16sd Saturday 0 sd OHP 40kg*5 50kg*3 60kg*2 70kg*2 80kg*4 PB 4RM (RPE 9.5 or 10) 70kg*4*3 pull ups / chin ups bw*5*7 last set each rep 3 sec eccentric Front squats 60kg*6 70kg*6 80kg*6 100kg*6 Hyper ext bw*10 10kg*8,6 standing calf raise 70kg*10*3 Note: Ego taking over a bit on lifts, finding it hard to do more sets of say 8 RPE like I should. Too greedy
  28. 1 point
    Thursday 25/02/2021 Face pulls and ext rotor curffs * 3 sets BB BP 100kg*2 120kg*2 130kg*2 135kg*5 PB 5RM 100kg*8 Chest supported DB rows 35kg*7*3 Squats 100kg*2 120kg*2 140kg* 1 *2 Paused 140kg*3*2 120kg*8 Note: ok so that is probably the end of my run of 5RM pbs for bench, time to change program. Maybe a lighter week / deload week next week if my ego can handle it.
  29. 1 point
    Monday 0 sd Tuesday 0 sd Tuesday training DL (with chalk and good bar) 200kg*5 (PB for 5 RM) OHP 20kg*15 30kg*10 40kg*5 50kg*3 60kg*3 70kg*3 80kg*3 70kg*3 Pull ups bw*7 bw+8kg * 5,6,7,7,7,5 bw*7 Note: really happy with the dead lift tonight, felt strong. Last rep really felt hammies and glutes working, held it at the top for 20 seconds. I will drop back the weight next session and reset.
  30. 1 point

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    W2 D2 16/2/21 A/ bench 60kg x5 70kg x5 80kg x5 80kg x5 85kg x3 B1/ dumbbell row 3x10 @ 44kg B2/ incline flyes 3x10 @ 18kg, 20kg, 22kg And that's all she wrote about that. Arse munch of a morning with appointments all over the show, got as much as I could do in the time I had. Bench was ok, definitely had 5 reps at 85kg but felt myself losing form so pulled the pin. Need to look after my shoulder and didn't want sacrifice technique for some messy reps. Slowly making ground again, other exercises felt good.
  31. 1 point
    Thursday 11/02/2021 Dead lift 70kg*2 120kg*2 160kg*1 180kg*1 200kg*4 PB for reps (previous PB 3reps at 200) Squats 110kg*8 DB suported rows 38kg*5*4 Pull ups and chin ups bw*6*3 negatives partner pulling me down * 8 OHP 62.5kg*5*5 Bent over BB rows 82kg*8 Cheat curlz 70kg*8*3 DB hammer curlz, 10kg 5min. Note: another PB for DL, and it felt strong. it was not a grinder
  32. 1 point
    Sunday 0 sd Monday 0 sd Tuesday 09/02/21 Bench press 155kg*1 - PB - very shakey and bum very light / maybe left the bench lol. Dead Lifts - paused 1 second below the knee 160kg*2*3 Supine rows bw*8*3 Note: Ok I was feeling good so I went for a 1rm. It was on a different bar and bench that normal so felt a bit funny. The strength has definately increased, time to start a new routine and keep building my strength.
  33. 1 point

    What Exercise Is Best For Anxiety?

    Any exercise that raises your heart beat will help you with anxiety, the secret is to do it on a regular bases such a 5 times a week will produce good results, good luck dude 👍
  34. 1 point

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    Had a wee play, went like this..... Squats 6x 8, 8, 8, 3, 3, 3 light weights, all paused at the bottom while I feel the rough bits out. No belt or sleeves used and no knee pain. Hip thrust 3x8 100kg on all sets. Trying to be explosive on the ascent with a good contraction at the top, slower and controlled on the way down. Leg extension 3x8 supersetted with squat jumps for 3x12. Reverse lunges 3x10 Kettlebell swings for 25 reps. Things felt good, all seems to flow together ok. Once I start hitting the program regularly I'll be aiming for a total of 50 Kettlebell swings, with as many rests as I need to get them. Once I can do it continuously I'll increase the weight. Bit of rest and active recovery before the next session on Thursday or Friday.
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    True. I should really think about getting back on a proper program soon. I am just finding it hard to commit at the moment. I am feeling quite strong though. Monday 01/02/2021 0 sd
  36. 1 point

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    Just making it up myself and trying a few things out. Once I've settled on things I'm going to do 5-3-1 type sets on my bench, squat and deads which works off your 1rm %. I have a wee shoulder/tricep issue with my right arm so I'm trying to come up with things that will build som size and strength again and also aid mobility and functionality.
  37. 1 point
    Awesome deads!!
  38. 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
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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
  41. 1 point

    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.
  42. 1 point

    Anyone still following>?

    Pretty sad, when you remember how it used to be eh'..
  43. 1 point
    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.
  44. 1 point
    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
  45. 1 point


    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.
  46. 1 point

    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
  47. 1 point

    Fake gear?

    Takes about 2 hours to be detected in plasma..
  48. 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
  49. 1 point

    First Test E cycle - questions

    Hey Bro I started my first cycle of Test E last week and happy to share my initial experience with you. I was super nervous about pinning myself and the potential Side Effects but to be honest pinning wasn't that much of a big deal. i went with Delts which makes it comfortable for the first cycle. I am currently on 400mg per week split into 2 shots of 200mg every Saturday and Tuesday. I do try keep it around the same time as possible for shots to keep the Blood level balanced. Going to wait for the ester to kick in then may be bump up the dose to 500mg per week. So far i don't have any sides but its too soon to say anything. My energy levels are Def up a bit and Libido is up (shouldn't of broken up with my GF last month haha). I have Airimidex in hand for gyno and bloating which is 0.25 every other day. For PCT i got HCG and Nolvadex. private message me if you want to link up and i will be happy to share my thoughts and experience with you.
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    f*ck weetbix just smash good old fashioned oats!