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About urbano

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  1. Looking for a straight up basic gym in Napier or Hastings. Best I have found in terms of value for money is the at the Flaxmere Community Centre. It's <$10 per week and very basic. I don't need or want flash. Are there any others to consider or this as good as it gets ?
  2. Anyone know about Army/NZDF training?

    What were people's approach to the 2.4km run in terms of training ? I looked at the recommended plans online and for the results they indicate getting the plans looked simple. I think the advanced Male had you doing a 10min 2.4km in approx 5-6 weeks ?
  3. Protein on a budget

    Thanks for the reply. Sadly a container of protein powder blows the budget. I have ~ $30-35 for a week on food. A bit more researching today has made me think I may just go for oats,milk and some frozen peas. Maybe some Pam's peanut butter.
  4. For those on a budget how are you hitting your protein requirements without carbs and fats being over-consumed ? I have about $5-6 dollars per day for food. I looked around online at other suggestions but many were US people and their food was a lot cheaper. Food here seems quite expensive.
  5. Help required - Police PAT

    this is a pretty standard test. I believe the army use it as well and they have a training program on their site (the accelerator I think they called it) https://www.defencecareers.mil.nz/home/how-to-join/get-force-fit/force-fit Also check out other service units from overseas , as mentioned above , it is a common test and is also known as the 1.2 mile test. http://www.military.com/military-fitness/running/improve-your-pft-mile-time
  6. Steroids

    Someone up at Vic University was doing research on it recently. I cant remember if they asked for research participants in here or not but they may have some interesting info once published.
  7. The plan...

    Wellington based but would be keen to help out in some way shape or form.
  8. I'm keen to hear more about this. I want to try Olympic lifting but think I got 5th or 6th division in the genetic Lotto . Obviously it'll be for recreation purposes, but I wondered how you got on given your perceived lack of genetic gifts.
  9. Thanks teamfatboy. Yeah certainly not discrediting the Crossfit coaches, they just seemed to be the only ones I found advertising their services. Off topic, do you train at CF in Petone ?
  10. this is on behalf of.....Have tried to translate those from the question I was asked. Lookign for an Olympic lifting coach in Wellington. Not wanting to lift from the floor at this stage but more interested in the lifts given to athletes(not specifically weightlifters) in training environments (e.g. hang high pulls). Had a look around and a lot of the options seem to be personal training sessions with Crossfit coaches. Not saying they are bad but was wondering f there are any specific Olympic lifting coaches ? I also came across the club at Powerhouse and one in Petone but no indication of actual coaching. Does anyone have any recommendations...or places to stay away from ?
  11. As part of rehab from an operation/injury I had to do bodyweight squats on the injured leg. Not pistol squats but rather just squatting down on the single leg (other leg goes out behind you). Over time I got better at it , but doing that combined with hamstring exercises made a difference to my squatting in that I had a better descent. Prior to that I sometimes had uneven hips or an uneven descent. tldr; as posted above glute work helps alot
  12. Dieting for strength

    thanks for the info. Do you favor a specific macro spilt of any kind ? thoughts on carb cycling in relation to training days...mumbo jumbo ? or legit ?
  13. Dieting for strength

    trainlikeafreak, what kind of deficit do you have them running at to maintain strength and also to recomp ? Do you worry about macros ?
  14. Thanks for this. The straight up'ness of it has a lot of appeal. It's clear where everything stands, there is no grey. Love the Sewer Gym message as well. I'll have to sort my sh&t out and get down one day .
  15. how does programming work ? just take your own in and go for it ? Get tweaks /corrections and advice from seasoned folks as you go ?