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  1. Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Been like 2 - 3 more times just doing basic upper body stuff. Obviously could have gone more though. Past 5 days had legit excuse as had kyaking camp + come back and no food so was too hungry to go gym till my flat went grocery shopping. Fully stocked on food so will go tommorow.
  2. Urgent Diet Help Required

    Lol I used to do the exact same thing during my first year of uni, was living with a similar type of people, so would just leave my shit on the sink / kitchen and let them clean it. Never did dishes till the end of the year when they complained to accommodation staff and they sent someone to watch me while I had to clean the place.
  3. Urgent Diet Help Required

    Electric fry pan is good idea, parents already said they would buy. Wouldnt cook in my room though lol.
  4. Urgent Diet Help Required

    Hi, moved to university again, and have run into a serious problem. In past years, each individual would take turns cooking dinner for the whole flat, and generic groceries were brought for breakfast / lunch. This worked out easy as It only costed me 35$ pw. Now, the current situation is different, and I have to provide my own breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. However, to make matters worse, the kitchen is EXTREMELY disgusting - there is no cutlery to eat on (plates/ bowls), all the pots / pans etc have slime / mould and have not been cleaned in weeks, there is very little space in the fridge (people just leave old shit in there for weeks). So cooking for myself isnt really the biggest issue, its that the kitchen is pretty much unusable. Theres empty cans on the floor, rotten food, etc. So looking for two types of advice - 1) how to make meal plan for 75$ pw, and 2) - how to cook in the above conditions (impossible due to mess). Obviously I would have to buy my own utensils and dish soap (we have no dish soap either). Been eating takeaway since saturday. Brought some groceries (noodles, egg, hashbrown, baked beans etc), but have nothing clean to cook it on, or nothing to eat it with. Obviously if I needed to use messy dishes I would just clean them myself, but this is sooooo much worse - its literally rotting food in them, slimy, gross. And like I said no dish soap / brush.
  5. Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Went to gym at uni, only 5 min walk from flat. Zero excuse not to go this year imo. Lat Pulldowns 3 x 8 Single Hand Hammerstrength lat pulldowns 3 x 12 Other hammer strength rows 3 x 8 Incline Dumbell Press 3 x 8 (24kg) Machine Flys / Rear delt superset 3 x 15 Tricep pushdowns 3 x 10
  6. Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Week 1 day 4 Squats 85 x 8 80 x 6 Leg extension 3 x 15 Goblet Squat 3 x 8
  7. Mobility Megathread

    Good stuff. Will check it out. Foam rolled it band and "piriformis" after leg day today which is the only stretching I have done in years besides touching my toes for hamstrings. Felt very strong release of tension, which was much needed.
  8. Mobility Megathread

    Looking for a stretching / mobility routine to do, because my entire body is very fucked up. Not injury wise, but incredibly tight / sore all over, expecially hamstrings, lower back, and shoulders. Ive been looking at defranco agile 8 which a lot of people seem to do, and might give it a go, but it seems more of a active warmup sort of thing and does not adaquately "stretch" the hamstrings, and has nothing for the upper body. Routine needs to be easy (but also include painful stretching), and require no equipment other than foam roll and ball. @Pseudonym can pin this thread as a permanent sticky to make me famous provide a good resource for newcomers and for the experienced to share their knowledge.
  9. Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Week 1 day 3 Bench Press 60 x 8 80 x 1 72.5 x 8 72.5 x 7 Incline Press 26kg for 3 x 8 Pullups 3 x 5 Hammer Curl / Tricep Extension 3 x 8 Cable Fly 3 x 15
  10. Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Some really good stuff happening today; got a PR on deadlifts (160), which was my estimate from last month. As I had posted then, I purposely overestimated my maxes in order to motivate myself, so I was realistically expecting to get something in the range of 150-155, so pretty pleased with 160. The rep itself was smooth, fast, and with good form (those "useless" speed days helped a lot actually imo). I reckon an easy 170 for next months PR, after which diminishing returns are to be expected so i'd settle for a sustainable 5kg gain per month. 200kg+ looks feasible by the end of the year. Week 1 day 2 Deadlifts 100 x 3 100 x 3 140 x 1 160 x 1 (PR) 145 - 4 singles RDL 80kg for 3 x 8 Lat Pulldowns 3 x 8 Leg Curl 4 x 10
  11. Actually going gym etc pt.2

    My new flat is literally minutes from the gym so there is literally zero excuse not to train this year. If I dont post here atleast once a week, please hold me accountable. It's a real shame because these past few months it has been so nice to see myself getting stronger (even though I was still stronger slightly 2-3 years ago), and honestly it just feels so sad to come back and realise that I am weak / lost weight. It just feels nice lifting again. Week 1 Day 1 Overhead Press 47.5 x 7 45 x 7 Front Squats 60 x 5 60 x 5 70 x 3, 3, 3 Close Grip Bench 60 x 10 60 x 9 60 x 8 On paper meant to be 3 x 10, but perfectly linear strength drop lol. Lateral Raises 3 x 8
  12. Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Made unfortunate mistake of eating big meal of mexican food then not taking shit before leg day. Squats 60 x 3 80 x 1 100 x 1 110 x 1 80 x 5 80 x 5 80 x 4 Leg extension 3 x 15 Leg Curl 3 x 10 Goblet Squat 3 x 8 Usually program calls for 2 days rest then begin max week, but didnt go 3 days prior so just gonna see what is least sore tommorow and max on that. Not a powerlifter so dont really care if its not "peaked" or whatever. Deadlifts are maxed on week one of a fresh program after a week of deload.
  13. Protein on a budget

    I was at uni with 35$pw budget. Thats not what I could afford just the minimum contribution for flat groceries 500ml milk, 3 scoops whey = 75g protein 4 eggs = 21g protein can get 1kg bag of sausages and 1kg bag of beef patties, chop them up put them in whatever. Bread, oats (can blend in shake) also have more protein than some people would think as well. So does pasta and other grain based carbs. Pretty sure that would fit in budget.
  14. Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Bench Press 60 x 5 60 x 5 80 x 1 75 x 5 75 x 5 70 x 3 Pullups (dead hang) 6, 3, 3, 3 Flat dumbell bench 32kg for 3 x 6 Seated Rows 3 x 15 Tricep pushdown 4 x 8 Hammer Curls 3 x 10
  15. Actually going gym etc pt.2

    Wednesday / thursday had work so was too tired to train, ripped a little skin on hands etc. Deadlifts 100, 5 x 3 130 x 1 140, four singles Straight Leg sumo 3 x 8 (80kg) 2 sets hamstring curls and 2 sets rows (2 x 10)