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  1. 5 points

    Training with Cirque du Soleil

    Okay guys - it's been a while, but we've got another Cirque du Soleil video for you. This time it's with KOOZA, who are currently playing in Auckland (and they've just extended the season to March 23). I saw the show, and like every Cirque show, it's packed full of great acts, great costumes, and great music. Expect to see some amazing feats of fitness, agility and flexibility from the artists. Again, we've split this into two videos. In this first one, I'm talking to Straps aerialist Haley Viloria, who demonstrates some of her stretching and mobility work. Enjoy!
  2. 4 points

    RIP Old Bull

    It’s with sadness that I share the news of the passing of one of our oldest members, OLD BULL. Old Bull passed away yesterday on the 6th April. Old Bull was one of our oldest current contributing members. He joined our forum in December of 2005 when it was nzbb.co.nz or (new Zealand bodybuilding) and was a consistent contributor from then till now. Always posting quality content sharing his vast knowledge. He ran a training journal titled “Beaten paths are for beaten men”. Old Bull or OB’s name is Warren Trent, he lived in wellington and was involved in the NZPF (New Zealand powerlifting federation) and was the man for the central districts affiliate of that. He owned and ran the powerhouse gym in central Wellington. A no nonsense strength gym that is well known in the strength and lifting community. From world champion powerlifters to all black rugby players training there, if you want to get strong this is the place to go. Rest In Peace OB, you’ll be missed by all of us around here. See you on the other side.
  3. 4 points

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    Job done, 3rd place NABBA Otago. f*ck TUMOURS!!!!
  4. 4 points

    AAS and depression

    I suffer from bouts of depression regardless being ON or OFF more so when I’m off! Post cycle anxiety and depression can become overwhelming maybe it’s because in my head I feel smaller and weaker then when I’m ON? all I know is I must stay physically active keep up the cardio etc and keep my meals clean this does help me... eitherwise it’s down hill fast
  5. 4 points

    Lame reason to lift...??

    This smells like bacon. Besides that, I don’t think steroids are the answer. What if it turns your dick limp then what will your mrs do. Eat.
  6. 3 points

    RIP Old Bull

    Some nice words here and my first post for years but being far luckier than Old Bull. I talked to him many times how Id trained a 20,30,40 and 50 year old but never a 60 year old. Old Bulls words to me were simple.... Just get under the bar and start squating, the first set hurts like f*ck and then it gets hard. A true warrior and set a great example to how real gyms should still be. Respect.
  7. 3 points
    Most chemists offer a needle exchange.. 23G (blue) to fill, 25G (orange) to inject.. PCT is pointless, if you've induced primary or secondary hypogonadism on your cycle then it's too late to do anything about it.. The latest research suggests protecting the testes ON-CYCLE from damage via R.O.S to sertoli and leydig cells is the best option, as a SERM cannot address dead cells in the testes once they are dead.. Frontloading is retarded, and works against the bodies homeostasis mechanisms, read my post on: "Why you should not frontload"..!!
  8. 3 points

    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
  9. 3 points

    My brothers & sisters!

    Hey thanks my man. Yea good to be here. Honestly i I think the equipoise May have had a major role to play when it came to the amount of anxiety I was experiencing during this cycle. But there were a number of factors aside from just the EQ. I was having serious trouble sleeping, (would lay awake unable to sleep right up until the crack of dawn and would the sleep all day) so my circadian rhythm was all messed up, making it hard to stay on top of diet and training. I was in an unhealthy living environment - a shared home with myself, my partner and our two kids sharing one large loft bedroom and living under rule and thumb of a batshit crazy feminazi woman and her two kids. As well as back packers coming and going throughout the week as she also ran a BNB from this house - had a feeling of always walking on eggshells and trying to keep the peace even though I hated this woman and her oldest kid was a bullying little c*nt to my boys. Also so I had realised that my intention behind beginning this second cycle was coming from a standpoint of insecurity rather than experimentation like my first cycle was. - I had a confrontation with an asshole in a parking lot after he cut me off, and when he rolled down the window and asked me what my problem was, instead of telling him what I thought like a man, I cowered, and drove away. - this triggered me as I felt like I had let myself and my family down, I felt like in that moment (and many before this) I had been treated like a lesser man. Whereas during my first cycle people treated me with more respect, so I told myself I was gonna jump back on ASAP and no mother f*cker will treat me with disrespect like that again. (Lol) I know.. I was hasty and didn’t treat the compounds with the same amount of respect as I should have this time, and jumped back on as I thought this would help me feel better about myself. Then while I was on (about 4-5 weeks in) I had realised that my relationship with the drugs this time round was more unhealthy than the experimental approach I had taken with my prior cycle. So after realising the drugs arent serving me this time round, this began playing back and forth on my conscience. “Do I get off immediately and focus on becoming my best version naturally?.. But I’ve come this far, the damage had been done to my HPTA, do I ride it out, complete the cycle, make the most of the gains and then come off and work on my insecurities?.. but the longer I’m on the worse the risk of permanent damage!.. Yea but your 5 weeks in, the damage has been done, pct now will be just as rough as pct in another 6 weeks!... goddammit what do I do!?” my inner dialogue played out like this for another couple weeks and I decided to come off at week 7 and gave my gear to a friend in the gym. Im on week 3 of my PCT now and feeling a lot more myself. We have also managed to move into a house of our own which is really nice. A huge load off my shoulders given we finally have space to be ourselves as a family. Still going to the gym. Sleeping heaps better -though I still have the odd sleepless night occasionally, usually when shit is playing on my mind. Kept all my gains. But have learned an important lesson about myself and respecting these compounds. And how important it is to be prepared not just by having everything you need on hand before starting your cycle. But more so it’s important to be in a good set and setting before beginning a cycle, or it will wreak havoc on your mind in many, many ways (well for me anyway). To say the least it was a very interesting experience. And I have learned a lot from it. 😅🤙
  10. 3 points

    Bulking meals

    Im sure maccaz will find some fault in this post and tell me to shut up and say I dont know what im talking about but heres a good one which is my go to at university bro. 750g mince 2 cans kidney beans 1 can diced tomato 2 packets el paso chilli seasoning or similar (can be burritto seasoning etc dosent matter) 2 diced onion tomato paste (optional) cheap salami / bratworst sticks chopped up (optional) frozen corn (optional) Price for this would be around 15$ depending on what is on special but I like this meal because it is cheap and versatile, you can put it on steamed rice, in some wraps for burittos, buy 1$ corn chips and make nachoes, put it on toast with cheese. Will last you 4 days or more. Buy a plastic box and keep in fridge. You can also put it in wraps with cheese and freeze them (makes a literal fucking mountain of burittoes), so when you are hungry and dont have time pop them in the microwave. I make this usually once a week and am sick of it but its cheap and works.
  11. 3 points

    Bulking meals

    Sorry to hear that mate, my go toos Oats,whey and p/b Rice / Potatoe and beef / mince ( if you can get it under $10-$12/kg ) its seems to be more expensive then chicken these days!! Hope that helps a little
  12. 3 points

    Critique my Physique

    I know you probably mean well but this information is rubbish. Pull overs work the chest and back. The pec is the primary mover and several muscles in the back assist with the movement. The only muscle which has anything to do with the ribcage in a pullover is the serratus which originates on the ribs and goes up to the shoulder blade. All it does is stabilize the scapula in a pull over. OP, you are going to get far more bang for your buck so to speak by just sticking to a basic programme with compound lifts and then making up the remainder of your session with some volume using good intensity on different exercises which you can switch out regularly to stop you getting bored. then of course eating a lot of good food and rest.
  13. 3 points
    I've been accepted as a medical officer cadet which is a very different process to becoming a medic. The NZ Army offers a scholarship scheme for medical students (I'm a 2nd year medical student at the Otago Uni) where they pay the fees for the last 3 years of the 6 year degree in medicine. On top of that, they also pay a salary for these last 3 years as well. The condition is that I serve in the Army for 4 years once I'm registered, but I'll be going in as a Medical Officer (doctor) with the rank of Captain so it's a pretty sweet deal. If you want to go down this path, it is a long one and very competitive. You'll need a good level of physics, chemistry, biology and maths before starting university at either Auckland or Otago. Then the grades you get in first year are used to determine entry into medicine. At Otago, 1800 students start Health Sciences First Year and only 170 get into med so it's quite tough. I found out about the scheme when the Army Medical Officers came and presented it to us. I applied in March, had an interview, completed my fitness and aptitude tests in April and then I was told I had made it through to the Officer Selection Board (OSB). The OSB is basically a 5-day job interview/camp which all of those wanting to become Army Officers must pass in order to become one. The other candidates came from diverse backgrounds; there were 18 year olds that were still at school, current soldiers, uni students, and personal trainers etc. It's extremely challenging and also very competitive but it's one hell of an experience. I know a student doing HSFY right now who used to be a medic and I also know a fellow 2nd year med student who has just started medic training in the reserves so I'll talk to them about what it's like and post here again.
  14. 3 points


    My name Jayson, I am deaf.. Its been a few years since I have been here, Big kiwi was both a mentor and friend I hung out on his site a lot, he and others nzmuscle, biggirl, samoanmuscle to name a few. inspired me to change my life, I probably would of been dead or seriously ill if It wasn't for Bigkiwi to take a moment to answer my email. So it was sad for me to see bigkiwi go, R.I.P I hope to gain sound advance for things, gym and diet related, build friends and my knowledge base, I am hungry to know, so please excuse the noobish questions. I cant say its been easy, there were moments it all fell apart, struggles, gym, weight, time, work, money, deaths and injuries, But through it all, I want life Greetings to you all ..
  15. 2 points

    steroids within new zealand

    Not sure where your going with this pal? but i think you need to lay off whatever your taking mate WOW!
  16. 2 points
    New pome

    Blood tests

    Oh I see. Do you have to wear a tin foil hat while you do it? 😂 no just kidding mate, I’ve never heard of it before. If it works for you then go for it. If I have trouble sleeping I usually just have a wank sends me off to sleep like a cartoon sheriff. Il google it, I never say things don’t work because what’s good for one person isn’t always the same for the next.
  17. 2 points

    RIP Old Bull

    Thanks for posting that obituary, Realtalk. That's terribly sad news. Old Bull's been a member of this forum for almost as long as the forum has existed. And all that time, he's been the steadiest, most constant source of advice and support for up-and-coming powerlifters. It would be no exaggeration to say that powerlifters throughout the country owe their lifting careers to him. His passing will leave a big hole in this forum, and in the powerlifting community. One thing I'm sure of... wherever he is now, he'll be continuing to fill out his lifting journal. Thanks for your time, OB.
  18. 2 points

    Example Of Gains From Low Dosage

    Here you go br0
  19. 2 points
    Sup fuckers! Was here years ago. Had kids, had life, had bills. Forgot about gym (yeah *forgot*). Wanting to get back into it... who’s all still here? Where’s all the OGs at? cheers Daniel!
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  21. 2 points
    How flexible are your workout days? Having heavy pulls on sunday and monday could be rough, and you may not get the performance/recovery you're after. If you're 100% committed to that, it maybe wise shuffling the program to something like a upper body push, upper body pull, and sunday arms. Bicep isolation, medial delt, tricep isolation, abs, traps. and I'd say at least do some leg press or lunges, nothing hectic but something to keep those muscles mobile, maybe some romanian deadlifts to swap out with another big pull exercise.
  22. 2 points
    You need to understand each muscle you are trying to hit. Don’t just pick say 4 random exercises for your back or chest and do them cause you think they’re good. for example - when I am training my chest I’ll start with movements focussing on the top part of my chest and work down. Same goes for back, I might start with my Lats and slowly work into my middle traps etc. if you want a program email me jordan@jordanearlfitness.com but otherwise use this info to improve on what you’re alrwady doing.
  23. 2 points

    To cycle or not to?

    Nice, as somebody in the nutrition field, who has studied this extensively, I can say that Daz is right on the money. There are more nutrients in whole grains (i.e. magnesium, calcium, copper, B vitamins, zinc, etc), however because of the high anti-nutrient content (phytates and lectins for example), poor absorption of nutrients in whole grains, and the poorer digestion in general (compared to refined grains), modern research is suggesting that there is a net-loss in nutrition, especially in mineral status. Refined grains such as white flour, white rice, etc, are neutral, and thus not harmful, especially when balanced with other macro nutrients to slow the spike in blood sugar. The best carbs to consume are well-cooked tubers/potatoes and soft easily digestible fruits. Not only are they nutritionally superior, but they are more easy to digest and don't contain anti-nutrients like whole grains do. And if you are going to eat grains, do like the Asians do and consume them refined. Not all refined foods are bad, and in many ways improve health. Slowly, there is a body of scientific literature suggesting that we should be consuming foods that are easy on digestion, foods that do not result in gas and bloating. Eating starchy foods that have not been processed or cooked enough, results in less cellulose or amylopectin breakdown, and makes it harder for our digestive systems to process and extract the nutrients. In addition, this decreases intestinal transit time, allowing food to sit in our small intestine for longer than desirable, which research shows can result in the inappropriate persorption of allergenic proteins as well as increase the proliferation of lipoploysaccharides in the bloodstream by the excess production of endotoxin from bacteria. The goal then, should be to consume a diet that is easily digestible, and that results in BMs that are frequent and pleasant. Fully cooking food will help this process along. It is no surprise that many anthropologists believe that cooking made us human. The advent of cooking corresponds the the increase in brain size and development as a species.
  24. 2 points

    Keto diet

    Hey Iron46, welcome to Gymnation. Over the years, I've tried various "special" diets, from keto, to CKD, to the anabolic diet, to intermittent fasting... you name it. Basically, I've come to the conclusion that if these diets work at all, they do so simply because they're restricting calories - not because of some other magical reason. My suggestion is this: - Track what you're eating in an app like MyFitnessPal. You don't have to do this forever, but do it long enough that you can see what an average day's meal contains in terms of protein, carbs, and fat - and therefore how many calories. - Reduce those calories. How you do this is up to you... You could reduce meal sizes across the the board. You could drop a meal altogether (I tend to skip breakfast because it suits me to do that). Or you could eat "normally" (as long as it's clean and healthy) for 6 days a week, and just designate one day as a low-calorie day. Ultimately it doesn't matter, as long as your average daily calorie intake is lower. It's about what will suit your lifestyle and be easiest for you to sustain on an on-going basis. Diets like keto that severely restrict what foods you can eat, IMO, are much too hard to sustain long-term. Hope that helps.
  25. 2 points

    LOW T & TRT

    Regarding the injections.... it’s time to just man up now, you don’t have no test anymore.
  26. 2 points

    To cycle or not to?

    As a species we evolved for over 2 million years without grains, 12,000 years ago humans averaged over 6' in height with a brain size 15% bigger than today with perfect teeth.. With the advent of fixed settlement farming practices 10,000 years ago mainly incorporating grain crops, average height reduced to 4'-10", brain size shrunk 15% and our teeth started to rot.. Plants produce highly toxic proteins called lectins to deter animal predators from eating them, whole grains are particularly high in lectins.. Modern research might suggest whole grains might not be as healthy as previously thought..
  27. 2 points

    getstrength nz

    Signed up just to review these guys. Bought a pair of shoes and a belt off them. "suede" on the shoes came apart after a few months of gym only use. Absolute garbage. Sent me the wrong size belt after waiting months. Sent it back at my expense, refused to refund the cost. Got the right size a couple weeks later. The real kicker was when the rivets that were used in construction rusted though after about 6 months, resulting in the belt coming apart during a sqaut set! I'm all for supporting NZ business, which is why I tried them. They're just marking up goods produced in China/Pakistan made as cheaply as possible.
  28. 2 points

    Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Very exciting news I JUST SQUATTED 80kg for 3 x 5 AFTER a YeAr oF bEiNg A pUsSy and not TrAinInG lEgS. Squats 80kg 3 x 5 Leg Curl 4 x 8 Leg Extension 3 x 12 Close Grip leg press 4 x 12 Also today wasnt even leg day for me but I trained legs anyway because I now enjoy it so much, and will untill I dont any longer.
  29. 2 points

    Lame reason to lift...??

    Play nicely, guys. There's no reason why Intern's story can't be true. Let's see... - Man in troubled relationship joins bodybuilding forum in effort to impress his Mrs. Considers using steroids, but then decides that's not for him. ...or... - Cop proactively on the hunt for steroid dealers joins dead-quiet bodybuilding forum, concocts elaborate back-story about why he needs steroids in the hopes that someone will PM him, then inexplicably does an about-turn and says he doesn't want gear any more. I know which I think is more likely! Sounds like all that gear is making you guys paranoid! Oh, and @intern - I think PETN's comment was his suggestion on how to deal with a broken relationship, not a welcome to the forum. Not sure if that makes things better or worse!
  30. 2 points

    Critique my Physique

    Waist of time lol. Physios prescribe it for people with back injuries but it’s quite hard to do properly and worthless imo. Most stuff that activates your core is using your transverse abdominal muscles anyway. It’s not some secret muscle that needs a special exercise to unlock it. Hell when you do a squat ohp or a deadlift you’re using your entire core to stabilise that transverse included. Whats the point of a vacuum pose in bodybuilding anyway? I think it just looks stupid. A solid set of deep cut abdominals is far more impressive imo. when I hear vacuum pose these days I just automatically think of chest 4x a week and skipping leg days then sucking in your stomach and puffing up your chest. Just sfw.
  31. 2 points

    Lame reason to lift...??

    Pack your shit up and f*ck off or steal a plane and fly it into your house. This thread still stinks of bullshit.
  32. 2 points

    Cycle after a break

    Here m8z
  33. 2 points

    AAS and depression

    There is some thought regards 5-htp being unable to pass the blood brain barrier in significant amounts to have any therapeutic effect.. I believe I read somewhere vit-B6 needs to be present for conversion to take place (BUT NOT AS A SUPPLEMENT) only in diet, as the presence of B6 taken in conjunction with 5-htp would cause conversion to serotonin in the gut (where the majority of bodily serotonin generally resides), not conversion in the brain neurons (where you would prefer).. Lack of serotonin is not normally a problem on-cycle, it is generally post cycle where problems tend to arise (when estrogen is normally out of whack).. Keeping to a lower dose (as you propose) and tapering off towards the end of cycle, plus eating the correct nutrients should negate any/most depressive problems post cycle..
  34. 2 points

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    Job done for today.
  35. 2 points
    Captain Tom does have a good ring to it. Thanks for posting, mate.
  36. 2 points


    Frankly, anyone who comes up to you offering to illegally sell you a prescription medicine is VERY dodgy! A good source would never do that. So you already know you're dealing with someone whose main interest is making a buck. I wouldn't be at all confident that what you're getting is the correct product, or mixed to the correct dosage. It might be, or it might not. You just don't know. The other thing I would say is: if you haven't tried clen before, don't expect amazing things. I don't know of any fat burner that even comes close to a good diet. The best you can say for most of them (including clen) is, "Well, maybe it helped." So you've got a dubious product that at best might produce only a small benefit. Sorry to be cynical, but in this situation, I wouldn't waste my money.
  37. 2 points

    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.
  38. 2 points
    DISCLAIMER: NZ Muscle are a long-time sponsor of Gymnation (and they're truly awesome people and you should hit them up for all your supplement needs), but I think this is a topic that's legitimately news-worthy on its own merits anyway. ______________ As you might have seen, Shotgun Supplements has now been bought out by NZ Muscle. This is huge. Two of the biggest players in the NZ supplements industry, and one has just eaten the other! Shotgun had been started by a couple of guys in New Plymouth - one of them is/was a member here. It grew exponentially, and in 2014 (I think?) was bought by Torpedo 7, which in turn is owned by The Warehouse Group. So it's not exactly a small fish. And now... it's been gobbled up by NZ Muscle - another independently-owned business going through their own exponential growth phase. Impressive. What's your opinion on the NZ supplements industry? Who are the major players now? NZ Muscle, Xtreme Nutrition... and then who? Is there anyone else fighting it with these big guys at the top?
  39. 1 point

    Training with Cirque du Soleil

    Nicely put together Andrew. But did you get her number ?
  40. 1 point

    First cycle advice

    Only thing I’d recommend is just stop after 10 weeks rather than tapering There is a methodology to tapering, ie: to allow blood testosterone to reduce at a slower rate, so as not to reduce the negative feedback signal by becoming too estrogen dominant as you come off.. That's why a low dose AI might be prudent as he tapers also.. Anyone who says you can’t keep gains once coming off is drug reliant and lazy. Over the longer term if all things equal, homeostasis will determine you eventually return to pre-cycle levels (unless something changes, like diet, training intensity etc).. PCT... well I’d suggest talking to a doc. Most Dr's won't have a clue... Most Endo's seem to know very little.. To be honest a lot of people don’t bother with PCT after a cycle such as the one you’ve listen but if you want to be safe 2 weeks of clomid and 4 weeks of a natural T booster should have you covered... Two weeks of clomiphene isn't enough to do anything, not that it's proven to raise levels permanently anyway..(If damage has occured it is too late, although unlikely on 250mg testosterone).. I wasn't aware there was a natural testosterone booster that actually worked..??
  41. 1 point
    Hey Justin.. I've had a chat at work, noting you stated pain is not as bad as previously experienced, but still there.. Is there, or has there been anything abnormal in the limb below injury, such as pins n needles, loss of sensation, loss of motor control..?? It does sound like maybe you have hit a major nerve.. As long as there is still mild improvement, see how things go, but I do appreciate 2 months is longer than we would like or expect.. If no change ( improvement) after maybe 2 more weeks, you could visit your GP stating a Vitamin B-12 injection was responsible... :0)
  42. 1 point

    Nootropic & Cognitive Enhancer

    Creatine monohydrate & caffeine , which I imagine you may well be taking already, are amongst the most effective Nootropic. As Creatine also has the well known benefits associated with exercise performance and recovery I'd say you're on to a winner with that alone. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/nootropics
  43. 1 point

    TFB - to Nationals and Beyond!

    October 20, 2018 - NZPF Equipped Nationals - held at Unbreakable Training Centre in Christchurch: BW 136, M2/ 120+ Squat: 250/ 265/ 272.5kg (600 lbs) - 20kg PB! Bench: 150/ 157.5kg / missed 162.5 but still a 5kg PB Deadlift: 200/ 225/ 240kg - done classic, haven’t mastered equipped deadlifting in a suit yet. Total: 670kg - 47.5kg PB Happy with that, went 8/9, missed 162.5kg bench cos I let the bar drift. Awesome day with the Central Districts Green Machine! Other observations: There were only 8 lifters - three women, five men. Only two provinces - Auckland and Central Districts, no lifters from Northland, Waikato, Canterbury or Southern There were only three Open lifters, and five Masters lifters - no juniors at all. Not sure why it was so small - are people scared of equipped lifting, was it the timing (or is a long weekend better for comps?). Ah well, their loss :)
  44. 1 point

    maccaz 2018 prep log

    w16d2 squat 205x1 185 x 5 video below RDL 120 3x8 leg press 225 4x15 leg extension 4x15 leg curl 4x12
  45. 1 point

    Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Why do you write such rubbish?
  46. 1 point

    My brothers & sisters!

    Haha! Sorry, but that's pretty funny! I think you have two choices... Either find a way to live with the fact that your partner is on gear, while you're not... Or reconcile the use of gear yourself - it doesn't have to come from a start point of self hate. Maybe you could just share her anavar? 😁
  47. 1 point

    Lame reason to lift...??

    Muscle boys are some of the shallowest people on the planet, mate. All about the aesthetics, I mean how else do you explain synthol...and in fact roids probably fall into that definition, too. Which doesn't make you wrong, of course (it is quite acceptable to be a hypocrite - see the tuquoque fallacy). There's plenty truth there, the Mrs has taken to spending too much time on social media (any time on SM is too much) getting unrealistic expectations for life, as one does. After 14 years, it's unsettling. She's become selfish and self absorbed, which never was the case before. Midlife crisis bollocks. Which does suck. Anyway. All part of growing up eh.
  48. 1 point

    Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    BTW, anyone who wants to know what basic training is like, but can't find much about it, check out these videos by 5/7 Inf reserves. There are a few parts to the vid. I'd expect AARC to be harder than this, as its full time.
  49. 1 point

    Clear Tren

    Oh true! yeah your right bro shieet doesn't sound good sorry man!.. that dirty rotten mutha fuarker!
  50. 1 point

    Outbreak nutrition: REFUGE.

    This stuff is fantastic!!!! After coming off 3 years of night shift I was having some trouble getting to and staying asleep. I had tried a couple of other products while on nights but they tasted like crap and didn't come close to this in effectiveness, even though they had some common ingredients. Flavour/Taste: 10/10. I went with lemonade and the taste is great, better than I expected. Like drinking cordial. Mixability: 9.5/10. There's often a small trace of powder in the shaker after consuming, in fairness though, I do add 5g of glutamine to it so it could be traces of that. Effectiveness: 10/10. Head hits the pillow, minutes later, lights out. I dont even wake up for that middle of the night piss and like a lot of people I'm drinking heaps of water. Cost/Value: Currently selling on sites like No Whey for $29.95, at 30 serves. The current formula is on clearance in preparation for version 2. Some basic composition info. Phenyl-y-aminobutyric acid: GABA-B agonist, relaxing, calming, sedating. KSM-66 ashwagandha: origin in ayurvedic medicine, anxiolytic for relieving stress and anxiety. Research supporting its reduction in the effects of cortisol. Nelumbo Nucifera: anti-depressant and sedative properties. Possibly some anti-obseogenic/anti-diabetic properties. L-Tryptophan: essential amino acid, conversion to 5-HTP, sedative and mood boosting effects. Phosphatidylsterine: claims to improve athletic performance, decrease muscle damage, improve endocrine response to exercise induced bodily stress. Long post, sorry. Bottom line, this works (for me at least) and it's got a cool label.