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Chaosinflesh last won the day on January 1 2017

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  1. Transgender M2F wins weighlifting contest.

    I think there's another issue here as well - Hubbard was encouraged to compete as a woman by the powers that be, and there's a lot of talk about a medal at the Commonwealth Games. Medals get funding. This is not necessarily Hubbard's fault, though I personally agree with Donz that Hubbard's choice was a dick move. Not an issue of character though - it took a lot of courage to make that choice and face public scrutiny - just a particularly selfish one. Hubbard didn't compete to represent TG, [she] competed to represent [herself]. Screw whether it was fair or not - and the fact [she] didn't front to media [herself] to answer the questions of fairness is a reasonable indicator of this. Looking at some of the vids on top 10 Wilkes, it may be that that with even more data, something similar *could* work - people achieving percentile ratings per-category (categories derived from measurables such as weight, age, gender) within a competitive framework based on historical data. Medals could then be awarded based on percentiles achieved during competition - though this would greatly reduce the amount of medals available (and increasing their value).Bring on all the old fogey athletes! [Edit]: And by gender I mean a sliding scale, even something as simple as oestrogen/test balance might suffice initially. As we get more advanced methods of measuring, age out the old data.
  2. Transgender M2F wins weighlifting contest.

    Hi Psyke =D Your previous posts were very insightful, and I enjoyed reading them. This was a champion male weightlifter who is 39 years old - well past his prime as a male (the average Olympic medal age for a male weightlifter is 26 [Yang, 2004]), and is now competing against women and dominating at their respective level. The issue is not really the exclusion of transgenders from all sports - or even from any sports. I don't think anyone would suggest a transgender not participate and enjoy their chosen sport. If weightlifting were a gender-neutral sport, it wouldn't even be a problem. The issue is more the awarding of medals and trophies - which is competitive and segregated to effect some semblance of fairness to those who compete. A person I'd really like to hear from in this debate is Valerie Adams. How would she feel competing against a fellow female athlete who, say, had been clean for a year, but openly admitted to spending the previous couple of decades on test? M2F would seem to be rather closely aligned to this scenario, I posit. Out of curiosity - would a F2M struggle physically against a M2F in strength-based competitions? Would a single TG category work?
  3. http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/90607448/transgender-weightlifter-laurel-hubbard-achieves-new-zealand-sporting-first Quite frankly - is anyone surprised? I feel sorry for all the real women competing against that.
  4. Two Years To Improve

    Week 9: Bodyweight: 97.4kg Bench press @ 61.25kg: 16 / 10 / 8 / 7 / 6 Clean and Press @ 52.5kg: 16 / 11 / 11 / 10 / 9 Squats @ 72.5kg: - Pendlay row @ 62.5kg: 20 / 13 / 11 / 13 / 11 Bench press @ 61.25kg: 12 / 10 / 8 / 7 / 6 Deadlift @ 80kg: 26 / 21 / 16 / 14 / 10 Was dropping my wife off at her PT session, and noticed she was the only one who had shown up, so did some HIIT with her instead of squats this week. For someone who once had an 11s 100m - I've forgotten how to sprint (the extra 30kg bodyweight might also have something to do with that ...). Went to the gym later that day and hit 70kg step-ups as well, just to cover the quads, and pretend I'm training for Farmer's Walk in a gym with limited space.
  5. How does social media affect people's body image?

    I assume most male social-media posters are on juice, regardless of whether they claim natty or not. Therefore I find them interesting, but not relevant to my own body image. My wife's opinion is worth far more to me than some pin-up anyway, and she likes a cuddly stomach =D
  6. Do you even protein?

    Inb4 Insectivore body builders.
  7. Two Years To Improve

    Week 8: Bodyweight: 97.0kg Pendlay row @ 60kg: 20 / 14 / 12 / 18 / 14 Bench press @ 60kg: 15 / 10 / 8 / 7 / 6 Clean and Press @ 50kg: 16 / 14 / 12 / 8 / 12 Squats @ 70kg: 16 / 16 / 12 / 6 / - Deadlift @ 70kg: 25 / 20 / 15 / 10 / 15 Odd week. Super stressed, but worked on technique/breathing a lot. Bench just dies on final lockout, head wasn't in game for squats, and 4 hours of brush work killed my grip for deadlift. So all good bar external factors :P Back to increasing weights next week, going to change it up slightly and focus on bench a little more.
  8. Two Years To Improve

    Week 7: Bodyweight: 97.8kg Pendlay row @ 60kg: 17 / 18 / 14 / 12 / 14 Bench press @ 60kg: 14 / 11 / 7 / 10 / 8 Clean and Press @ 50kg: 14 / 14 / 11 / 7 / 7 Squats @ 100kg: 5 / 5 / 5 / 5 / 5 Deadlift @ 100kg: 5 / 5 / 5 / 5 / 5 Had a wedding in Dunedin this week, spent half of it traveling there and back. Forgot what time gym closed at week's end, so busted out quick 5x5's at higher weight than normal for Squats and Deadlifts.
  9. maccaz 2018 prep log

    We do 10 reps of everything at this gym...
  10. 1st cycle Start to Finish 500mg/week 25mg Dbol/Day

    Piiieeeeesssssss :)
  11. maccaz 2018 prep log

    Synthol? Sure it's not the ink?
  12. Eating plan for bulking

    Salads an easy eat for vitamins. Dunno what kind of salad OP had, but mine is something like: 1/2 capsicum, 1/2 cucumber, whole broccoli, 1/2 avacode, and baby Kale. Approx. 3 cups total per day. Tons of vits, and delicious.
  13. Dnp, t3 and Clen two week cycle

    Workout log next please.
  14. Two Years To Improve

    Week 6: Bodyweight: 98.2kg Pendlay row @ 60kg: 16 / 13 / 13 / 12 / 14 Bench press @ 60kg: 13 / 11 / 7 / 9 / 8 Clean and Press @ 50kg: 11 / 11 / 8 / 9 / 7 Squats @ 70kg: 16 / 15 / 14 / 10 / 10 Deadlift @ 70kg: 25 / 25 / 17 / 13 / 17 Reasonably happy with this week. Two more weeks at these weights, be interesting to see how the body adapts :) And funny story - cut final set of squats cos my undies twisted on my nuts after rep 8 ... 2 reps was enough to prove to myself I just couldn't take that pain lol. @Realtalk thanks. Yeah, the extra fat is binding to gyno I had diagnosed 14 years ago :P Couldn't afford to fix it then, and finally got over my phobia of being shirtless in public when I got married 4 years ago. Fixing very low on priorities now.
  15. Chasing that total

    Nice. Can you add slo-mo to your vids though - actions too fast for me to see.
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