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  1. bloody hell, doesn't take that long to say yes/no to a basic level security analysis.
  2. couple sets of 1x180kg deads today. easy, slow and controlled on the way down too. feeling pretty positive that my lower back feels almost nothing from this, so the glutes /hips are really coming in to play now. hips getting better, so glad i finally understand the root cause of that dam hip pain thats been bugging me for so long. still not comfortable to squat yet as heaps more mobility to gain and glute medius has probably another month or two of strengthening before i'm happy with my external rotation goals.
  3. that's pretty awesome! as one of those aforementioned young newby lifters (well, not so young anymore... eep!) GymNation has been an absolutely invaluable resource for me in so many aspects over the years. Thanks for the generosity NZMuscle and also for all your own passion/time/effort that you put in to keep this place running @Pseudonym. I'm sure there will have been patches where mere mortals would have given up but you keep on delivering updates, posting interesting/controversial topics and in general just being a good mate to the regulars here and encouraging any shy newbies to contribute towards making this place the wealth of knowledge it has become. hope to one day be one of those oldies that comes back to chip in and help the next gen!
  4. when you log on ti gymnation to find out 14yr old training for 6 months be more jacked than you thats awesome gains dude. if you can keep up consistent progress like that then you'll be absolutely solid by the time you're 20.
  5. working sets of 5x5x140kg deads easy as heck. need to improve grip tho figure that'll come back with more time on the bar as usual. all that hip mobility i been doing recently along with the glute isolation has been having my glutes burn like a mofo on the daily, but seem it's worth it so far. using standing desks at work while keeping a regular check on my posture too. bodyweight 66kg and not fat... it almost was too easy to regain my weight, just a matter of keeping consistent with eating and training to build the strength back.
  6. i recall a series of forearm exercises, possibly what has lead to my disproportionately greater deadlift strength in contrast to the other lifts
  7. i would like to try these some time just afraid i'll snap my neck up or something lol. what level of base strength do you need before jumping in to it? eg. if you weigh 60kg should you be able to strict military press 60 kg certain number of reps before attempting handstand pushups?
  8. looots of work been getting done to try balance out my posture and all that. too much sitting down noticing super tight hips and lazy glutes which lead to a pretty poor and painful squat in comparison to my deadlifts. last time my error was only stretching the hip flexors but not strengthening the glutes, so i'm focusing on that in isolation work for a bit on what would otherwise be squat days. hope to see a more balanced squat : deadlift ratio come in soon!
  9. sweet, i've been waiting for the day this forum becomes a dating site. @Pseudonym when were you planning on announcing this?
  10. ah ok just need to build those muscles and more important, your connection to those muscles up. adjustable machines at gyms would help but like they've already suggested above, knee pushups could get you there too if you start from something like 20 a day in morning, 20 a day in afternoon, then increase that number by 5 each day until you hit a wall. the starting point of 20 may be a bit much, so adjust it to your own ability. the other approaches (and these are just general approaches people take to increase their pushup max in general) is to set a number like 100 and do as many sets as it takes until you reach that number. could that that while watching tv in the afternoon or something. if studying a lot then take micro break every hour and do 20 pushups every time you take a short walk around to rest the eyes/go toilet or something. the key is repetition, once you have the muscle connection it's easier to develop that muscle. cardio vascular fitness will also help depending on what your goal is.
  11. are you quite overweight by chance? what is weight/roughly how fat are you (out of curiosity). it could be more beneficial to just hit the gym for a little while atleast to help you build up the shoulders/chest/arms.
  12. wooops so much for keeping a log and training consistently lol. did deads again yesterday up to 160kg for 2 reps this time. didn't feel quite right, like i'm using my back too much and legs a lot less so will take it back to basics from the next session. body weight consistently at 65kg over the last week. feeling of doms is quite overwhelming these days, reminds me of when i first started all those years ago lol.
  13. 1. if your rack of choice doesn't come with the addons you want, ask the company if they sell it. 2. contact this dude on FB with details of your rack, ask him if he can make what you want : https://www.facebook.com/DSFabrication/ 3. here are measurements of standard olympic barbell 131cm is the length between the collars or whatever they're called. now this is assuming you have an IPF / IWF spec bar but double check. it would have to be a pretty shit rack to not cater to a standard oly bar, but now you have the measurements you need to deterine that for yourself. 4. do a bit more research before buying racks and don't be afraid of the 2nd hand market, you may find some pretty sweet deals. also i have no idea how strong you are but you probably don't need to go super heavy duty everything. remember you may have to sell all this some day and more you spend, the greater your losses are hence the recommendation to check 2nd hand market first. trademe, fb for sale pages etc. just whatever you do, don't cheap out on the bar. ps if you are in auckland and wanna buy a cheap but proven dead platform suitable for indoors (3 piece so easy to transport, easy to get in to normal house/rooms) then let me know. just been sitting around since i sold my home gym.
  14. a simple non violent solution to this would be to kiss the dude and tell him you had a good time last night. #nohomo
  15. ok there are side effects of too much b12. you don't want too much, not sure if your doc explained this to you. i too fall low in various areas regularly (mainly iron levels) but of all the tests i've had, b12 has never been an issue whilst using multi vits (consistently as high as they can measure, 999 or something) proven from blood tests which i've had both with and without consistent multi vit consuption. you've already had a one off injection which should have sorted you for a LONG time unless you have some serious liver issues.. i highly recommend starting from the basics atleast get a 1 a day multi vit in there ( this one can be found cheap at most nz supermarkets https://www.blackmoresnz.co.nz/products/mens-performance-multi) and sort your diet out... actually the diet doesn't even have to be that 'healthy' for most normal people to store up a good supply of b12, but i don't know your lifestyle/training regiment either so especially if you are quite an active person then you should absolutely prioritise diet. also out of curiosity, in case there are underlying issues. did you get blood test done a period of time after the injection to see if levels dropped off? how long after? then did you follow up again after another period to see if it's dropping off still? do you still have copy of blood tests, what are those b12 levels?