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    Pseudonym got a reaction from teamfatboy in Beaten Paths are For Beaten Men   
    RIP, Old Bull.  
     
     
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    Pseudonym reacted to jimmybro1 in Training with Cirque du Soleil   
    Nicely put together Andrew. 
     
    But did you get her number ? 
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    Pseudonym got a reaction from maccaz in 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!
     
     
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    Pseudonym got a reaction from maccaz in 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!
     
     
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    Pseudonym got a reaction from teamfatboy in Beaten Paths are For Beaten Men   
    RIP, Old Bull.  
     
     
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    Pseudonym reacted to Gasp in 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.
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    Pseudonym got a reaction from Realtalk in 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.  
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    Pseudonym got a reaction from Realtalk in 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.  
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    Pseudonym reacted to Realtalk in 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.
     
     
     
     

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    Pseudonym got a reaction from maccaz in 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!
     
     
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    Pseudonym got a reaction from maccaz in 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!
     
     
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    Pseudonym reacted to trainlikeafreak in Training with Cirque du Soleil   
    This is awesome bro.
     
    i saw cirque in Vegas last year and it was amazing. Also saw them here this Friday just gone and 100% recommend it. Amazing performers although at times it’s hard to watch due to the stunts they pull lol
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    Pseudonym got a reaction from maccaz in 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!
     
     
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    Pseudonym reacted to AKL in Clenbuterol 1 week on/1 week off Cycle with Unisom   
    So i am on my second clen cycle and it is working better than i expected. I started with typical 2 weeks on 2 weeks off but then read about Benadryl to extend the cycle. Benadryl has active ingredient called diphenhydramine which suppose to help with you Beta 2 receptor but we can't get Benadryl in NZ so i picked up some Unisom tablets from Pharmacy which has the same ingredient as Benadryl. 
     
    After my first cycle i took Unisom for one week straight and then decided to go for my second cycle, There was a chance it might not work but IT SURE WORKED. Now i am doing 1 week on 1 week off with Unisom on the week off with amazing results. I am on low carb diet and macros adjusted to my body type. NOTE Please don't use clen if you are not willing to diet  
     
    I am lost 5 kgs in total in 4 weeks and lost 4.5% of Body Fat which brings me to 14% currently 
     
    Hope it helps someone who is about to jump on Clen and yes be careful with the doses please to make sure you measure it properly. start with low then find your comfortable dose. 
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    Pseudonym reacted to Realtalk in ACL Reconstruction Recovery   
    With all injuries, surgeries and rehabs the most important thing is getting the full range of motion back. That’s the first thing you should be aiming to do before you even think about strengthening it or building muscle around it. With an acl injury you should able to fully straighten out your leg after the rehab has been done right. If you can’t then you aren’t using or working your quad muscle to it’s full capacity and that’s why people have trouble building muscle and strength after such injuries - they haven’t rehabbed properly and have lost rom in the leg. If you can’t move through full rom then you can’t build muscle and strength as good as you can using full rom.
     
    no reason why it can’t be as good as it were before. If you don’t do things properly you can end up favouring the other knee without even knowing you’re doing it. This is why people often do their acl on other leg after they have had other fixed.
     
    so get your rom back then build strength and muscle will come.
     
    my brother tore his acl about 18 months ago in a ncaa soccer game. It’s a long road to a full and proper recovery. 
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    Pseudonym reacted to Daz69 in It’s been a minute...gonna give the pins another blast.   
     
    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"..!!
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    Pseudonym got a reaction from ratz99 in 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.
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    Pseudonym reacted to Chemo in Skinny guy trying to get buff   
    Do they actually laugh at you, or you're perceiving it that way? Not calling you out on that, it's pretty rare to find that level of c*nt in the world.
    And misunderstandings are quite common. Either way who cares man, the gym is about what you're doing. 
    If its that bad to the point its effecting your workouts, talk to the PT or gym owner .

    Congrats on the 2kg! a win is a win bro, claim it. 

     It may be best to start with you posting up what your actually doing, age, workouts, what you're eating and the supps. 
    That way people can then talk on what it is they think is right and wrong

     
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    Pseudonym reacted to Chemo in Please review my training program and give advice   
    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. 

     
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    Pseudonym reacted to Bbuilderuk in 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
     
     
     

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    Pseudonym reacted to trainlikeafreak in Please review my training program and give advice   
    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.
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    Pseudonym reacted to Pioneer28 in 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. 
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    Pseudonym got a reaction from ratz99 in 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.
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    Pseudonym reacted to GyzzBrah in Actually going gym etc pt.2   
    Why do you write such rubbish?
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    Pseudonym reacted to maccaz in 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
     
     
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