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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to GyzzBrah in Actually going gym etc pt.2   
    Bench
    60 x 8
    67.5kg x 5
    67.5kg x 5
    67.5kg x 5
     
    Lat  pull down 
    Db Incline 
    Rows
    Flies 
    Rows
    Triceps 
     
     
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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to GyzzBrah in Guess who’s back? Back again?   
    Im still here
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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to Pseudonym 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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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to lynx in Guess who’s back? Back again?   
    Sup fuckers! Was here years ago. Had kids, had life, had bills. Forgot about gym (yeah *forgot*). Wanting to get back into it... who’s all still here? Where’s all the OGs at?
     
    cheers Daniel!
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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to Realtalk in Dieting while on gw cardarine and sr9009   
    Yeah my suggestion or advice would be that you don’t need sarms to go from 20% body fat to 10% body fat. 
     
    Someone qualified would probably give you an eating plan for the same cost of the sarms. 
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    FellowshipOfTheRon got a reaction from gazza in back to the grind   
    cheers mate.
     
    so my creatine hcl arrived couple weeks ago and have since stabilised at around 64.5kg, so i know the product is doing something i guess. with diet at present being so simple and consistent, it's really easy to now trial different supplements to find out what affects me / how and whether it's worth throwing hard earned money at it.
     
    reintroduced benching in to my routine, though admittedly still haven't settled on a consistent program yet. currently haven't tested 1 RM yet but easy 3 sets of 3 reps for 70kg last session.. it feels a whole lot easier than i remember it so i guess there is a decent transfer in strength from the calisthenics stuff i'm doing
     
    couple of guys were mentioning an interesting strength scale on FB, not sure if skeletor/quadzilla still visit these forums but i thought that was a fairly interesting topic... if anyones interested then the link is https://www.strongerbyscience.com/objective-strength-standards/
     
    haven't got any hard deadlines for these goals in mind but wouldn't mind having something quantitative to progress towards with the big 3 so may end up using that..., i always ultimately wanted to end up with a 100kg bench which is both very close but very far away ;)
     
    been ignoring lower body training a fair bit lately..
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    FellowshipOfTheRon got a reaction from gazza in back to the grind   
    cheers mate.
     
    so my creatine hcl arrived couple weeks ago and have since stabilised at around 64.5kg, so i know the product is doing something i guess. with diet at present being so simple and consistent, it's really easy to now trial different supplements to find out what affects me / how and whether it's worth throwing hard earned money at it.
     
    reintroduced benching in to my routine, though admittedly still haven't settled on a consistent program yet. currently haven't tested 1 RM yet but easy 3 sets of 3 reps for 70kg last session.. it feels a whole lot easier than i remember it so i guess there is a decent transfer in strength from the calisthenics stuff i'm doing
     
    couple of guys were mentioning an interesting strength scale on FB, not sure if skeletor/quadzilla still visit these forums but i thought that was a fairly interesting topic... if anyones interested then the link is https://www.strongerbyscience.com/objective-strength-standards/
     
    haven't got any hard deadlines for these goals in mind but wouldn't mind having something quantitative to progress towards with the big 3 so may end up using that..., i always ultimately wanted to end up with a 100kg bench which is both very close but very far away ;)
     
    been ignoring lower body training a fair bit lately..
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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to gazza in Idle ramblings and observations.   
    Week off training due to 4 days of restraint training for work. Pretty ordinary getting stretched and twisted with DOMS.
    Lots of stretching and foam rolling in the evenings to try and keep things moving. 
    Back into it tomorrow with a leg session.
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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to Realtalk in First GPC powerlifting meet at 16   
    I had a quick look at your Instagram. Open lighter would be my advice bro, that doesn’t have to mean you’ll finish with  a smaller total either. But it means you’ll build much more confidence as the attempts roll through and won’t run into any problems missing your first then panicking on your 2nd attempt. Remember the weights can go up in as minimal as 2.5kg increments not 10kg increments, you don’t have to round it to the nearest 10 kilogram number.
     
    Most importantly have fun and enjoy the event. 
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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to lynx in Lynx's Workout Journal   
    3 Year bump... just getting back into the gym after some drastic life changes. Body fat is at the lowest I’ve ever had, so least I’m not a porker starting again this time. 
     
    Will try be more active here and post some shit...
     
    cheers Daniel
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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to GyzzBrah in Actually going gym etc pt.2   
    Chest day. Decided to skip bench and try something new, my wide grip bench is useless and cant even feel it in the chest pump wise and I seem stronger with a narrower grip which is triceps basically. With incline  press defineately felt it more especially when doing it fresh.
     
    Incline dumbells
    26 x 12
    28 x 8
    28 x 5
    30 x 6
     
    Rows
    4 x 8
     
    Chest press
    3 x 8
     
    Curls
    4 x 8
     
    V bar pushdowns hammer curl superset
    4 x 8 - 12
     
    Rear delts
    3 x 10
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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to Pseudonym in Get fit in 20 minutes... per week!   
    Fit20, NZ's latest gym chain, is about to open their doors next week. They're catering to a very specific section of the market - a customer I would cynically describe as "has more money than sense, and would rather not be gym training anyway".
     
    What do you make of this?
     
     
    Read the full story here:
    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12043502
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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to Pseudonym in back to the grind   
    Don't sell yourself short, bro. Yours is an excellent journal.
     
    Good to hear you're back on track and feeling positive.
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    FellowshipOfTheRon got a reaction from HeyArnold in sarmsnz.co.nz review??   
    same question here really. maybe its not such a big risk in nz/aus as it is shown to be on US forums, who knows.. probably just paranoid lol,  getting an outright fake product doesn't concern me nearly as much as something that has other crap with side effects i'm not equipped to manage and didn't sign up for. wish we could go straight to docs for prescription on research drugs like this, sadly it seems like they pulled the pin on ostarin all together because certain aspects of continuing the study were unable to be funded.
     
    no ones saying you're misleading anyone mate and thanks for sharing your experienece so far. same goes for @Sheepdog. plenty of aas logs on this site, would be keen to see more sarms logs too. keep posting / contributing, all the questions being asked are with a healthy layer of speculation that every normal human being should have, too dangerous to believe everything you read online without questioning lol. or maybe i've just become too cynical, idk :)
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    FellowshipOfTheRon got a reaction from gazza in sarmsnz.co.nz review??   
    i don't want to come out as accusatory , just questioning the legitimacy of those claims. all but one of the accounts that have posted here are new, which is not necessarily anything against someones credibility but given it's a new company, expensive products with potential to not be as legit as claimed i kinda feel it necessary to not take anything mentioned here at face value.  would be interested to compare IPs of some of the posters here but don't have access to that side of things ofcourse. @Pseudonym is this potential shill thread?
     
    in terms of legitimacy of actual sarms, the research seems to all be quite limited and claims of 'no sides' are made based on the research, but for example research says ostarin (mk-2866) at 3mg/day did cause some shutdown yet recommended dosage for recreational purposes is stated to be 25mg/day (which has no clinical trials or other supporting evidence backing up side effects) and claimed that this apparently has no shutdown? it's a higher dose so i'm not sure how that works, unless my maths / logic is off.
     
    also even though it's not strictly illegal (unregulated research drugs), this does not mean it's professionally produced and that you're getting some pharma quality product. there is much info out there showing other companies overseas have spiked their sarms with prohormones and users experienced all kinds of unexpected side effects (few of the big names in US are getting sued for this right now). i'm not saying that is the case here nor am i trying to slander the company in question but if you're looking at taking sarms because you think they might be safer than anabolic steroids, you should go in to it knowing that you're still taking on significant risk especially because the long term side effects are as yet completely unknown. not saying this to put you off , as with anything you gotta go in to it knowing what you're getting yourself in to. 
     
     
    @gazza is someone whose word is more trustworthy among the posters so far on this thread and sounds like he has either personal knowledge of this or knows people who have really used sarms, care to share? 
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    FellowshipOfTheRon got a reaction from gazza in back to the grind   
    kinda glad i take regular progress pics and keep them aside regardless of if i feel im making much progress or not lol.
     
    i eat total less calories than when i was at my craziest bulk but funny enough due to the braces situation there is no more snacks, no more junk food at all (apart from ice cream desserts when i feel like im gonna crash). seem to be making the most progress and generally feeling better than ever, i finally get the hype about clean eating lol. introduced tuna in to diet lately also and just further mash it down with fork before i swallow it. looking for further meat ideas but haven't yet researched enough about what is and isn't highly bioavailable when there is lack of chewing/enzymes from saliva etc.
     
    here is 1 yr comparison from last year and now. that vascularity / abs popping out a bit seems to have really come in strong from after a week of arginine. i highly recommend anyone who hasn't tried that supp to give it a go, pretty crazy but i guess you may have to be already slightly lean before it shows like that?
     
    30 may 2017 62.5kg

     
    25 april 2018 60.5kg


     
    back 28 april 62kg. lot any traces of the ol thickness but width coming back in quick

     
    got deadlifts / abs session coming up later today. my 'porta bars' arrived couple days ago not sure how i'll incorporate those in to my training routine now that i think about it.
     
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    FellowshipOfTheRon got a reaction from HeyArnold in sarmsnz.co.nz review??   
    same question here really. maybe its not such a big risk in nz/aus as it is shown to be on US forums, who knows.. probably just paranoid lol,  getting an outright fake product doesn't concern me nearly as much as something that has other crap with side effects i'm not equipped to manage and didn't sign up for. wish we could go straight to docs for prescription on research drugs like this, sadly it seems like they pulled the pin on ostarin all together because certain aspects of continuing the study were unable to be funded.
     
    no ones saying you're misleading anyone mate and thanks for sharing your experienece so far. same goes for @Sheepdog. plenty of aas logs on this site, would be keen to see more sarms logs too. keep posting / contributing, all the questions being asked are with a healthy layer of speculation that every normal human being should have, too dangerous to believe everything you read online without questioning lol. or maybe i've just become too cynical, idk :)
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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to GyzzBrah in Actually going gym etc pt.2   
    Yesterday
     
    Bench
    60 x 8, 8
    60 x 6, 5
     
    Rows
    4 x 10
     
    Incline Bench
    3 x 8 (28kg)
     
    then flies, rear delts, curls, pushdowns etc. (same shit as every week).
     
    Today
     
    Squats
    60 x 5
    70 x 5
    70 x 5
     
    Leg extension
    4 x 10
     
    Leg curls
    2 x 8
     
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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to gazza in Idle ramblings and observations.   
    After two consecutive rest days it was time to hit chest with a side of abs and blow this sinus, head cold bollox away.
    Smith bench 1x15, 1x12, 2x6, 1xamrap with the weight from my second set.
    Incline flyes 3x10
    Decline flyes 3x10
    Cable pec contraction thingy 3x12
    Decline sit ups superset with inclined leg raise 3x15 for both.
    Boom, done.
    Excuse the lack of weights listed, trying to not focus on that so much and concentrate on how the muscle is working etc.
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    FellowshipOfTheRon got a reaction from gazza in back to the grind   
    kinda glad i take regular progress pics and keep them aside regardless of if i feel im making much progress or not lol.
     
    i eat total less calories than when i was at my craziest bulk but funny enough due to the braces situation there is no more snacks, no more junk food at all (apart from ice cream desserts when i feel like im gonna crash). seem to be making the most progress and generally feeling better than ever, i finally get the hype about clean eating lol. introduced tuna in to diet lately also and just further mash it down with fork before i swallow it. looking for further meat ideas but haven't yet researched enough about what is and isn't highly bioavailable when there is lack of chewing/enzymes from saliva etc.
     
    here is 1 yr comparison from last year and now. that vascularity / abs popping out a bit seems to have really come in strong from after a week of arginine. i highly recommend anyone who hasn't tried that supp to give it a go, pretty crazy but i guess you may have to be already slightly lean before it shows like that?
     
    30 may 2017 62.5kg

     
    25 april 2018 60.5kg


     
    back 28 april 62kg. lot any traces of the ol thickness but width coming back in quick

     
    got deadlifts / abs session coming up later today. my 'porta bars' arrived couple days ago not sure how i'll incorporate those in to my training routine now that i think about it.
     
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    FellowshipOfTheRon got a reaction from gazza in sarmsnz.co.nz review??   
    i don't want to come out as accusatory , just questioning the legitimacy of those claims. all but one of the accounts that have posted here are new, which is not necessarily anything against someones credibility but given it's a new company, expensive products with potential to not be as legit as claimed i kinda feel it necessary to not take anything mentioned here at face value.  would be interested to compare IPs of some of the posters here but don't have access to that side of things ofcourse. @Pseudonym is this potential shill thread?
     
    in terms of legitimacy of actual sarms, the research seems to all be quite limited and claims of 'no sides' are made based on the research, but for example research says ostarin (mk-2866) at 3mg/day did cause some shutdown yet recommended dosage for recreational purposes is stated to be 25mg/day (which has no clinical trials or other supporting evidence backing up side effects) and claimed that this apparently has no shutdown? it's a higher dose so i'm not sure how that works, unless my maths / logic is off.
     
    also even though it's not strictly illegal (unregulated research drugs), this does not mean it's professionally produced and that you're getting some pharma quality product. there is much info out there showing other companies overseas have spiked their sarms with prohormones and users experienced all kinds of unexpected side effects (few of the big names in US are getting sued for this right now). i'm not saying that is the case here nor am i trying to slander the company in question but if you're looking at taking sarms because you think they might be safer than anabolic steroids, you should go in to it knowing that you're still taking on significant risk especially because the long term side effects are as yet completely unknown. not saying this to put you off , as with anything you gotta go in to it knowing what you're getting yourself in to. 
     
     
    @gazza is someone whose word is more trustworthy among the posters so far on this thread and sounds like he has either personal knowledge of this or knows people who have really used sarms, care to share? 
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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to gazza in sarmsnz.co.nz review??   
    @FellowshipOfTheRon my experience is pretty limited. I gave the quad elite a crack from the previously mentioned lipo guy, based in aussie. As far as I can tell its all legit. I didn't experience any issues or sides of note. I was hungrier, my strength increased as did my recovery and I did notice some body recomp,  although my diet was shitty. 
    I did as much research into it as I could thanks to mr Google and also asked a lot of questions of the company.
    They have a lot of flash sounding products. 
    Possibly a bit pricey compared to the exchange rate from the states but I was happy with what I got and the outcome. I would look at purchasing something from them again. Not sponsored or otherwise getting any form of kickbacks or the likes, just had a good experience, with good customer service and response time to questions.
    One of the guys at work bought a stack of the Gaspari novadex XT, plasmajet and halidrol from them last year and was really happy. Novadex is the same as the original that disappeared from eight years ago, just with different versions of the ingredients names. I used the original, it was awesome.
    Currently just finishing up Wizard Shockwave which has been bloody good so far.
     
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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to Sheepdog in sarmsnz.co.nz review??   
    I'm going off the typical symptoms that I have had on mk2866 and mk677. Extreme hunger mostly. I use to get my sarms from transformix but they just got shut down. My gym partner has been on lgd and mk677 for about 4 or 5 weeks now and has already put on 3kgs. 
     
    ha. dylan gemelli.  Do you think I would start a thread asking for more reviews on a company if I had a finger in the pie? 
     
    Upto you guys. You aren't going to really know until you get some and give it a try. If your that worried order some for twice the price from sarms1 or sarmsx. Shit now I do sound like Dylan. 👍
     
     
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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to maccaz in maccaz 2018 prep log   
    Pain is still v bad. Tapering down the painkillers now. I’ll attach today’s latest photo . 
     
    Today
    bench 
    100 4x10 
     
    wide pulldown 
    5x10
     
    triceps
    5x20
     
    bixeps
    5x20
     
    sessions dictated by how long I can be standing for. Hoping to improve that quickly as pain decreases 

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    FellowshipOfTheRon reacted to gazza in sarmsnz.co.nz review??   
    Check out thelipoguy.com.au they have some decent products and are full of good info. Very responsive to messages. Not meaning to hi-jack just know from dealing with these guys that they are good. One of my colleagues got a supply of the good Gaspari stuff through them with no drama.
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