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gazza last won the day on November 27 2021

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About gazza

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    working out( bit of a given really) boxing, reading,diy, cooking,movies, spending time with family and friends
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  1. 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.
  2. Anyone in Dunners or South Island?

    Yep, Dunners. Although this place isn't what it used to be.
  3. Idle ramblings and observations.

    My current playground.
  4. Idle ramblings and observations.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ wee clip of my last of 6 rounds to finish off a pull day. Not much training been happening due to family commitments and injuries, but slowly building some consistency again.
  5. Idle ramblings and observations.

  6. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Not for the last 3 weeks or so bud. Ended up in ED a little while back, non-gym related and my 13 year old daughter had some internal surgery so been a bit busy with that.
  7. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Not really, I was contracting for myself and they had changed the process for things to a percentage of impairment over your total body. I just scraped in for some cash but it wasn't much. It used to be if you lose X you get Y etc.
  8. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Traumatic amputation of right index finger in 2004 courtesy of a clumsy co-worker and a big saw. I'd imagine it was incinerated.
  9. Idle ramblings and observations.

    30/3/21 A/ bench 40%, 50%, 60%, 65%, 75%, 85% 42.5kg x5 52.5kg x5 62.5kg x3 67.5kg x5 80kg x5 87.5kg x6 B1/ dumbbell row 3x10 48kg, 48kg, 50kg B2/ incline flyes 3x10 24kg, 24kg, 26kg C1/ straight arm pulldowns 3x10 110, 110, 120 C2/ dumbbell floor press 3x8 24kg, 26kg, 26kg D/ Single arm preacher curls 3x10 14kg on all sets E/ horizontal cable triceps extension x37 Bench felt good, especially 6 on the last but hadn't set up well and my right hand was too wide and slipped further out each rep. Small weight increases on everything else.
  10. Idle ramblings and observations.

    Last week was a bust training wise. Strained my calf at work on the Friday night prior, tightened up over the weekend and took all week to settle down. Managed 2 upper body workouts and some time on the stationary bike later in the week. Fresh start today. Bodyweight 90kg. 29/3/21 A/ squats 40%, 50%, 60%, 65%, 75%, 85% 65kg x5 85kg x5 102.5kg x3 110kg x5 132.5kg x5, this was meant to be 127.5kg but I can't add lol. 145kg x8 this felt great today and an increase in reps to boot. B/ hip thrusts 3x8 130kg, 140kg, 140kg C1/ leg extensions 3x8 45 on all sets C2/ box jumps 3x12 (60cm box) D/ reverse lunges 3x10 2x12kg kettlebells E/kettlebell swing x50 @ 24kg 42 and 8 reps. Squats felt awesome, best they've been in ages even with the 127.5kg feeling heavy because it was 132.5kg. Last set was great, good rhythm and tempo. A bit gassed though. Kettlebell swing was good, only needed a very short breather to finish the 50 reps.
  11. Idle ramblings and observations.

    W1 D4 19/3/21 A/ seated dumbbell press 1x15 14kg 1x10 16kg 3x6 22kg, 22kg, 24kg right shoulder failed on the 4th rep B/ machine dips 3x10 82, 82, 91 C/ Lying single arm triceps extension 3x10 10kg for all sets. D1/ rear delt machine (single arm) 3x10 D2/ Side lateral raises 3x10 E1/ single arm cable pushdowns 3x12 E2/ static hold hammer curls 3x10 F/ overhead plate raise 3x amrap 10kg oly plate. Happy with dumbbell press, making some progress. Triceps extension was good, hit 10 reps on all sets so the weight can go up next week. Overhead plate raise was as many reps as I could get in 3 attempts with minimal rest. Hit 40 so that's the number to beat next week. Weight percentages and reps change on the 3 main lifts for next week.
  12. Idle ramblings and observations.

    W1 D3 18/3/21 A/ deads 85kg x5 105kg x5 125kg x3 135kg x5 155kg x5 177.5kg x8 B/ front box squats 7x3 @ 80kg C1/ Lying single leg curl 3x8 25 on the stack with the 2 little plates as well C2/ single leg supported RDL 3x10 24kg kettlebell D/ seated calf raise 3x12 80kg for all sets E/ dumbbell loaded carry x3 2x46kg, 2x50kg, 2x50kg grip failed halfway through the return journey. Happy with today, although it didn't start too well. Think the green apple pre workout disagrees with my stomach a bit. Lifts went well, stomach was all butterflies and I was definitely a bit jittery.
  13. Idle ramblings and observations.

    No straps mate, haven't used straps in years. I did have some double loop ones that I used on most things but my grip strength has built up over time. Balancing the dumbbell is a challenge as I get fatigued at times, even when I used straps.
  14. Idle ramblings and observations.

    W1 D2 16/3/21 A/ bench 42.5kg x5 52.5kg x5 62.5kg x3 67.5kg x5 80kg x5 87.5kg x6 B1/ dumbbell row 3x10 46kg, 46kg, 48kg B2/ incline flyes 3x10 22kg, 24kg, 24kg C1/ straight arm pulldowns 3x10 100, 110, 110 C2/ dumbbell floor press 3x8 22kg, 24kg, 24kg failed at 6 D/ dumbbell preacher curl 3x10 14kg on all sets E/ horizontal cable triceps extension 35 reps