Had two people in the last week ask if I’m on steroids! Dunno if that’s a compliment or not!
I'm still around. I sacked off YouTube as no-one other than you was watching them (sorry). Then when Simpsybairn came along I wasn't prepared to put as much time into it. So I haven't posted on Instagram for ages and am taking a break from my coach. I'm doing 531bbb (boring but big) at the moment, but have had a little while off due to holiday and then a sickness bug going through the five of us - not pleasant! I'm scheduled to restart tomorrow and will do a deload week to help me get back into it.
Good to hear you’re still on it, I enjoyed them mate mostly as I like to see what normal people are doing rather than jacked up pros pushing massive weights about, I can relate a lot more to what you’re doing than them.I'm still around. I sacked off YouTube as no-one other than you was watching them (sorry). Then when Simpsybairn came along I wasn't prepared to put as much time into it. So I haven't posted on Instagram for ages and am taking a break from my coach. I'm doing 531bbb (boring but big) at the moment, but have had a little while off due to holiday and then a sickness bug going through the five of us - not pleasant! I'm scheduled to restart tomorrow and will do a deload week to help me get back into it.
Thank you very much for taking the time to ask, hope your training is going well.
Squat up to 67.5 today and Push Press at 50kg, can't quite believe it from where I was 3 months ago. Squat technique is way better than I've ever had it too - better depth, better control. Think the biggest thing when I look back is really focusing on my bracing which is due to the coach I have making me do that. Plus he's pushing me when he knows I have more in the tank - I'd probably have backed off my squat after today but he's giving me confidence to go on. Absolutely loving it.Had to really start again with my squats over last 3 months, perfecting form and bracing and rebuilding my confidence after a hamstring and glute pain for ages. Hit 62.5kg yesterday which may not seem a lot to anyone else but it's the most I've done without pain in years. 115kg deadlift today as well and plenty left in the tank still. Absolutely buzzing off it! 2 weeks left in this block as well so hoping PBs on the way.
Correct breathing and bracing.My lifts are getting quite heavy now (for me) and I'm starting to feel a little faint during a workout. Had to stop my deadlift session earlier in the week because I felt like I was going to keel over mid set.
Any tips on how to overcome this? Or is it just part and parcel of lifting heavy?
You can’t go wrong with a bit of Jeff.Sorry if wrong thread but I’ve got myself fit for first time in my life by running and feeling good now
My friend has lent me 2 like dumbell weights
Has anyone got any recommendations for a basic routine I can do every day. As basic as you can? I know this stuff will be obvious but I’m so weak never lifted anything in my life at all. No fat but no muscle!
Some good numbers there, you could do a lot more on squat looking at that. Focus on form and your squat will fly above 100 in no time.Finished up this block and a couple of weeks of deload coming up. Really chuffed with how the last 12 weeks have gone - I hadn't lifted properly in a good few years and wanted to give it some proper attention again. Still loads to go and my numbers aren't much kop for most folk but I'm chuffed with them.
Best I've felt in the gym for so long, but I'm ready mentally for a deload
A 500kg deadlift could get you a place at the next veteran Olympics
Best thing I've done is be coached for the last 13 weeks. What a difference it has made, never enjoyed my training as much. Good luck man!I’ve employed a coach. Feeling aches and pains more than ever as I get older so he’s set me out a bodybuilding style hypertrophy plan utilising all the weird and womderful machines ultraflex has to offer
Class that man