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    Sunday 19/06/2022 OHP 42.5kg*3*15 Neutral grip pull ups bw*4*11 Dead lifts 150kg*2*10 Hip thrusts 60kg*3*20 Hyper ext rows bw*15 12.5kg*3*15 Seated calf raises 30kg*3*20 DB shrugs 30k*3*20 Lat raises (bottom half) 10kg*3*20 Rear DB raises (bottom half) 10kg*3*20 Note: All good, the deadlifts got me breathing and the rasies and shrug burnt.
  2. 1 point
    gazza

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    Cheers. But bear in mind I only started barbell benching again sporadically in 2020 and I hadn't benched since 2013. It's all been flyes and cable stuff. Might as well be noob gains lol. Deload at the start of this week then I'm going to test my 1RM.
  3. 1 point
    ohjoshua

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    17.5kg is huge man, good job. I have never got that much out of a program. I think 10kg when I was a noobie :)
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    Hey fella, this is the bench program I've been doing. I just Googled programs until I found one I like the look of and printed it off. If put the title into the search bar it'll bring it up. I altered the accessories slightly to accommodate the gear I had and my niggles. I found one on T-nation that looked good too, which I might try but it's 4 days a week.
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    Wednesday 15/06/2022 Bench press 100kg*5 120kg*2 130kg*2 140kg*1 145kg*2*3 (second set spotter touched the bar, I think 1 set of 145kg*3 is a PB) Close grip bench 90kg*2*12 DB rear raises / rows 17kg*12,15,15 Cable rows 50kg*12,15 low bar Squats (trying to focus on hips not shooting up and staying more upright) 100kg*3*10 Leg press 110kg*12,12,15 Prone hold bw*45sec 20kg*2*45sec Note: end of the program because I could not hit the 3*3 at 145kg on bench. I have been grinding the last few sessions so keen to start a new program with some lighter weights and higher reps. I will look to start tomorrow or Friday.
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    Sunday 12/06/2022 Bench press 140kg*4*4 PB, a bit dodgy form Squats high bar 110kg*2*10
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    Saturday 11/06/2022 Close grip bench 100kg*4*8 Cheat culrz 100kg*3*6 Squats 190kg*1 195kg*1 (spotted) 170kg*5 PB for reps Note: last rep at 170kg technique was bad, used by back a lot. Need to be more careful.
  8. 1 point
    ohjoshua

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    Looks very smooth.
  9. 1 point
    Tuesday 07/06/2022 OHP 40kg*12 50kg*12 60kg*12 (RPE 10) Push Press 80kg*5*5 Neutral grip pull ups bw*8 10kg*6 15kg*7*6 Low bar squats 60kg*3 100kg*3 120kg*2*3 140kg*3 160kg*3 140kg*12 (I think this is a PB) Romainian DL 60kg*5 100kg*8 120kg*2*8 Leg curlz 32kg*4*15 Note: Squats were tough but the high reps felt good, posterior chain took over the last few reps.
  10. 1 point
    Optimass

    If you are new to the forum

    Hi All I have been involved in the sport of body building for over 15 years - both as a trainer, competitor and sponsor. During this time I have been exposed to a significant amount of information relating to the use of AAS - much of which has been qualified by a few quality contributors to our forum. This is the reason I accepted the request from Pseu to become a moderator – it gives me the opportunity to get around like minded people and share what works, discuss ideas and just hang out in a safe environment. (Not just in the AAS forum - everywhere). My story; I was first introduced to weight training by my older brother when I was 14 years old. He was a regular competitor at local shows in Waitakere. I can remember going to his shows and seeing him on stage and feeling motivated to get there one day myself. I remember being introduced to Joseph Ulberg (then Mr Pan Pacific @ only 19 years of age) who used to train at the same gym and wanting to look like him. Also, remember seeing Jenny Chapman compete in the woman’s competitions and thinking she would have beat most of the guys on stage :pfft: A lot happened in my youth I care not to share – but at one point my brother had to bail me out of a particularly bad lifestyle. At 17 years, I was unemployed – spending all of my money on the piss, getting into some serious violent situations – and believe it or not, suffering from bulimia. I had left home at 16 a completely healthy teenager, only to have my brother pull me out of a pad I was staying at, weighing only 75kg (@ 6’3 tall). It took nearly 6 months to recover and get my head straight again – what saved me was his insistence that I train with him at the gym. Within 6 months I was a healthy 90kg in body weight, and able to bench 120kg for reps. (I remember my brother making a goal for me to bench Jonah Lomus’ body weight.) Once on my feet again I got back into work and slipped out of the routine of training – things went from good, to bad, to worse and back again having fallen into old circles. It wasn’t until I had moved into a flat in Glenfield with some mates, one of which had a bench press with 65kg on a lite bar, when I started to get the bug again. It took me 2 weeks to be able to press the weight for 4 or more sets for 20 reps @ approx 80kg of body weight. (Not really a big amount by any means) At the time I would mix it up with workouts I had seen in magazines and an old body building manual my brother had given me. After 3 months I had decided I was going to become a personal trainer and enrolled in a Netfit course over 3 weeks. I was soo passionate I got the first job I went for before even sitting the final exam! By 1997 I had already made a name for myself as a trainer and had started studies through AIT in Nutrition. My client list was the largest of any other at the club, largely due to having the most knowledge in nutrition, and through enrolling clients into the EAS transformation – (which was the rage at the time). That year I competed in the INBA South Pacific Naturals and finished 2nd in the Novice tall. My starting weight at 16 weeks out was 110kg and on the day I came in at 85kg (approx 4% b/fat). I was so lean you could see every muscle fibre in my forearm shimmer as I slowly rotated my wrist. Following that show I decided that I needed to get much bigger and decided to put the Nationals and competing the following year off until I had reach my peak natural weight. The first show had a profound impact on my body image and I found myself constantly second guessing my size. No matter how much I gained it wasn’t enough. 18 months later, and @ 130kg, I was finally one of the biggest mammals in the gym . I was comfortably benching 200kg+ every week – achieved a PB of 240kg RAW for 5 reps (minimally assisted on the last 2). At the time I was running the front door at a few bars in town and the size got me recognition that made me feel much better about my training. Even so, I had achieved an amazing weight and size, but I was still not satisfied. I would look in the mirror and would constantly second guess my size. I would think back to my brother when I was starting out, and how he would make me train legs in shorts with him and his training partner - so I would know how skinny my legs were and how hard I need to train to grow them. I remember getting to a point where at 130kg I was only adding on to my waistline … I had reached my peak. It took 6 months and a lot of ephedrine to drop me back to a competition weight of 90kg. As a result of such a great fluctuation I couldn’t achieve less than 8% bfat , and I came in 3rd in the same show against 2 guys that were slightly shorter, smaller and harder. I was disappointed, my brain was again telling me I was too small and needed to be bigger to compete with the shorter guys. Again, I went back to the drawing board – took another gap year to gain weight and peaked at 128kg – only this time I was much leaner and now had the experience of two shows under my wing. I had also gone on to train hundreds of people as a transformation specialist and many of whom went on to compete in shows with much success. (Some of them even went on to buy gyms of their own! God help them ). This time I had decided to compete in another weight graded fed. I stripped back to a comfortable 8% with a view to continue stripping for the National event to be held a few weeks later. I was 99kg and very full as a result of experimenting a little bit with my water. I remember Tom Terry coming up to me at the weigh in and commenting on how big I was and the weight I posted on my entry form. But, at the last minute my class was merged with the lower weight division and I took 2nd to a guy almost 1 foot shorter than me and 15kg lighter. He was in better condition so he deserved to win, but at the time it was the merger that did my head in. I was pissed off and never got over it – I decided that day I wouldn’t compete again and decided to become a supporter of body builders instead. I decided that I would prefer to focus on my own personal developent in getting as big as I could. …………………………. Conclusion …………………….. By now, if you have persevered with my story you are probably wondering why I have posted this in the Steroid and Pro hormone forum. You’ll note that I haven’t once made comment of any AAS use at all. This is because I didn’t use any up until this point. When people ask me about when I started bodybuilding I tell them I was 21 years of age. I also competed naturally (and only naturally) over a period of 6 years. It was after this length of time, taking in all of my combined years of study, in both strength-training and nutrition, my personal and client competition experience and of course life experience - that I first had the inclination to consider using AAS. And my decision to trial was made out of knowing I had explored every natural avenue and diet I could have done to gain the maximum size and strength I could naturally through my genetics. The reason I have chosen to share this is not to look for recognition or to glorify my experience, and not to bag anyone that made their decision of a different set of personal values/experiences. But to point out to many young/novice weight trainers, that the use of AAS needs to be carefully considered - as I fear on reading some of the topics in this forum you could incorrectly assume that using this medicine is in any way as simple as making a contact and arranging to have a mate pin your delts twice per week. My physique changed considerably within 4 weeks of going on my first cycle. Natural guys have roundness about their muscle that is lost - forever. If you go to enough shows you can easily identify the guys who are “on” and the guys who “got on” without building a good natural base. Their physiques have disproportionate features – overdeveloped delts and/or chest - as they have grown so quickly they haven’t had time to adjust their training to balance weaker areas. (Guys with incredible biceps and very little tricep development). Those “Jonny Bravo” look a likes that are all upper body and no legs. When I first started out there wasn’t much on hand so we experimented with some vet, but for the most part we kept the levels low and were careful how we did it. After my 2nd cycle I had made the personal decision not to use anything that was animal and where possible, not packaged as it would be in a pharmacy. This is the second point I would like to make – if it comes in a screw top bottle you have got to be fucken kidding. I’m not going to be a hypocrite and say I haven’t tried UG product. But the product I have used has all been sealed professionally so it can be used as sterilized as possible. It’s not meant to be exposed to open air which is why genuine product is sealed in a specifically designed glass vial. I am not naive to think that it potentially came into peoples hands outside of this state, but it at least reduces the opportunity for it to become contaminated which poses a good risk of infection and complications. I believe this minimum standard I have set myself has helped me to avoid any adverse problems over the years. I guess ultimately I am trying to say do your research, and then do some more. Most uneducated people think body building is just eating heaps and lifting weights every day – when you decide to use AAS you are taking it to a level normally set for elite and pro athletes in most sports (cycling for one :pfft: ) - I have been around for a long time and even today find things out that I had wished I knew 10 years ago. Set yourself some boundaries, decide what is acceptable before you start out so you don’t make compromises that will cost you later in life. Don’t get me wrong I am not saying not to do it – just be informed in your decision – and respect that AAS is a medicine and therefore needs to be respected as such. My experience in competition has taught me that my genetics are not ideal for this sport. (And that going on the gear hasn't changed this). My experience in life has taught me to accept it and focus on things that matter more. Kids and career are now a priority and they have helped to temper my need to be large. You may have other circumstances now and may come to a similar junction. Deep down I still have the urge to compete one last time and on my own terms – once you have done it once I don’t think you will ever lose it. Again, this isn’t a look at me post – nothing I have entered here is intended to offend. I am not saying I know it all and I am not inferring that there are people actively on the forum that are being irresponsible. There is a wealth of knowledge here and some great lessons to be found. Just be safe in your choices – be safe on the forum. O
  11. 1 point
    Bigman

    Roids in Nz

    Message me if you need vials etc. We got most in stock
  12. 1 point
    Thursday 26/05/2022 bench press 60kg*10 100kg*8 115kg*5 130kg*6*5 Cable rows 50kg*10 60kg*10 65kg*5*10 65kg*12 High bar squats 60kg*5 100kg*5 120kg*5 130kg*5 135kg*5 130kg*5 Walking lunges bw*15 12kg*15 bw*15 Note: Bench feeling strong today, I think I have a decent chance at the 6*6. High bar squats and lunges were a struggle lol, but technique is good.
  13. 1 point
    Tuesday 10/05/2022 Bench press 100kg*3 120kg*3 130kg*3 140kg*4 DB single arms rows 35kg*5*10 Box squats (on to a bench) 60kg*3 100kg*3 120kg*3 140kg*3 120kg*2*3 Seated good mornings 100kg*4*8 Standing cal rasies 40kg*2*15 35kg*12,15 bw*25
  14. 1 point
    Sunday 24/04/2022 Bench press 60kg*8 80kg*5 100kg*3 120kg*3 140kg*3 (RPE 10 :( ) 110kg*2*10 Supine rows bw*3*8 bw*2*15 Rack pulls - below knee 60kg*3 100kg*3 140kg*3 180kg*3 200kg*3 220kg*3 PB DB shrugs 40kg*3*20 (first 10 of each set slow pause at the top) Note: First time doing a rack pull in a long time, felt good nice and heavy. Bench is struggling for some reason... maybe time to do a proper bench program.
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    Wednesday 20/04/2022 BB BP - paused 100kg*3 110kg*3 120kg*6*3 rear DB raises 12.5kg*7*10 Dips bw*8,8,10 walking lunges bw*10 each leg 10kg*3*10 each leg
  16. 1 point
    Wednesday OHP 60kg*5 70kg*2 80kg*3*5 volume P Lat pull downs 120lb*10 160lb*10 120kg*10 140kg*10 Front squats 60kg*3 80kg*1 100kg*1 120kg*1 140kg*2*2
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    Thursday 10/03/2022 Low bar squats 110kg*1 130kg*1 150kg*2*1 Deadlifts 230kg*1 PB 160kg*3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q35xlBHSt_s DB BP 30kg*8 40kg*8 50kg*2*8 40kg*8 Supine rows bw*4*10 Note: good session, but grip was slipping a bit on the deadlift. Bar was smooth and thick, not a good bar.
  18. 1 point
    gazza

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    Yeh idol follow him. Working with a good physio/rehab team though so we will see how it goes. In some ways I wish it needed surgery, at least then I'd know exactly where I'm starting from. At the moment there's a lot of try this try that going on. Slowly getting a plan sorted though.
  19. 1 point
    27/02/2022 Sunday DB Bench press 30kg*10 40kg*8 45kg*6 50kg*3*8 (PB for reps) Bent over rear raises 15kg*10 17kg*10 20kg*10 22kg*10 20kg*2*10 High bar squats 100kg*5 120kg*5 140kg*5 120kg*5 110kg*5 Note: Feeling a lot stronger on the DB BP, maybe the creatine is doing its job. Body weight is also slowly coming down, have been tracking the eating on my fitness pal
  20. 1 point
    Saturday 26/02/2022 Push press 60kg*5 80kg*5 90kg*3*5 Lat pull down 105kg*3*8 75kg*3*10 Dead lift 125kg*1 :( - tried to do 127.5kg PB but a couple the 1.25kg plate fell off . 170kg*8
  21. 1 point
    Nice squat mate, #jealous!
  22. 1 point
    Monday 21/02/2022 DB BP 30kg*10 40kg*3*10 Seated cable rows 130lb*8 180lb*8 200lb*8 200lb*12 Squats high bar paused 70kg*2 90kg*2 110kg*2 130kg*2 Squats low bar 150kg*1 170kg*1 190kg*1 PB 150kg*5 Note: well did a parallel or below 190kg squat that felt good.
  23. 1 point
    EBOP

    steroids within new zealand

    Im looking for clen an t3 if any of the bros knows
  24. 1 point
    stalindalifta

    Stalin's log

    Yea mate hahh, have some pretty painful bruises now
  25. 1 point
    Wednesday 8/12/2021 OHP 70kg*6*2 (whops wrong weight) Pull ups / chin ups bw*8,10,10,10,9,9 PB volume Front squats (all paused apart from last 2) 60kg*3 70kg*3 90kg*1 110kg*1 130kg*1 140kg*1 (video) Dead lifts 110kg*3 150kg*3 170kg*3 190kg*3 Note: pull ups getting a bit harder now, but the last set was easy because I had a bigger rest. front squats is about as much as I can do at the moment, hips shot up a bit. back to lighter reps.
  26. 1 point
    stalindalifta

    Stalin's log

    Back/shoulder day + abs Bw morning: 64.6kg Conventional deadlifts 12x60kg 12x80kg 5x100kg 1x120kg 3x100kg 7x80kg 6x dB ohp 11x20kg e 8x20kg e 6x20kg e 4x20kg e 8x18kg e 8xlat pulldowns alternating grip 7x63kg close 8x56kg wide 6x63kg c 7x56kg w 8x56kg c 8x49kg w 4x70kg, 5x56kg, 6x42kg, 10x28kg 6xmachine rows 7x56kg 6x56kg 6x56kg 4x56kg 8x49kg 4x63, 3x56, 6x49, 6x35kg 5xrear delt fly's 8x60kg 8x65kg 7x70kg 4x75kg 5x75kg, 5x 60kg, 6x50kg, 6x40kg 5xIncline t bar rows 6x60kg (2 plates) 6x60kg 6x60kg 6x60kg 5x65kg 5xlat raises 12x30kg 9x35kg 6x40kg 5x40kg 3x45kg, 5x35kg, 12x30kg 5xshrugs 12x26kg 12x26kg 10x26kg 10x26kg 12x26kg 5xpullups 6xbw c 5xbw w 6xbw c 5xbw w 5xbw c 5xl sits 16xbw 16xbw 16xbw 16xbw 16xbw 3x l sit static holds 48sxbw 60sxbw 58sxbw 5xweighted sit ups 12x bw + 20 12x bw + 20 12x bw + 20 12x bw + 20 12x bw + 20
  27. 1 point
    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
  28. 1 point
    gazza

    Anyone in Dunners or South Island?

    Yep, Dunners. Although this place isn't what it used to be.
  29. 1 point
    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.
  30. 1 point
    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.
  31. 1 point
    Bigman

    GAINS

    Test only haha what you using
  32. 1 point
    Yaniriath

    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.
  33. 1 point
    Kanjer

    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.
  34. 1 point
    Daz69

    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..
  35. 1 point
    Daz69

    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...
  36. 1 point
    Daz69

    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..
  37. 1 point
    Daz69

    Is eating meat harming my penis?

    The film is a crock of shite, don't believe vegan lies and propaganda ..
  38. 1 point
    Testosterone therapy in men with Crohn's disease improves the clinical course of the disease: data from long-term observational registry study. Abstract BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory chronic bowel disease characterized by an imbalanced production of pro-inflammatory mediators (tumor necrosis factor-α) and an increased recruitment of leukocytes to the site of inflammation. Low serum testosterone is associated with an increase in inflammatory factors, while testosterone administration reduces them. There is evidence for an immunomodulatory effect of testosterone on differentiation of regulatory T cells. CONCLUSIONS: Normalizing serum testosterone in hypogonadal men with Crohn's disease had a positive effect on the clinical course, also evidenced by biochemical parameters. Testosterone administration appeared safe. doi: 10.1515/hmbci-2015-0014. Testosterone therapy in men with Crohn’s disease.pdf
  39. 1 point
    beefneggs

    N-acetyl-para-aminophenol?

    Duromine plus red bull equals pre work out king
  40. 1 point
    Bobsta

    If you are new to the forum

    ^^^ Totaly agree, great read. I think its very important for newbies to know that there's a lot that can be achieved totally naturally, infact to levels that would surpass what they intended to achieve in the first place provided they give it time and an honest go by learning and experimenting as much as they can about nutrition and training. I say an honest go cause once you know you've given it a good go and you still want more then all good go down the enhanced path ( and you'd probably get a lot more from it having waited) but until then take your time and enjoy the journy :nod:
  41. 1 point
    michaelk

    Cool Bodybuilding Photos

    Phil and I could probably eat more and traing harder? for those that don't know, Jimmy is probably about 50something in that shot too!! ...LEGEND
  42. 0 points
    gazza

    Idle ramblings and observations.

    INJURED!! Slipped on the wet driveway on the 22nd Nov and hyperflexed my knee. Possible ACL and/or meniscus injury. Had an ultrasound, externals look ok. Have a referral in to see the specialist and likely get an MRI. Currently having physio and keeping it strapped. Training everything that I can around it.
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