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  • Psychotext 8 Jan 2013 13:03:53 54,391 posts
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    heh. Stupid thing is I only actually had three days left of P90X in the end but with the back injury I just couldn't fit it in before the wedding.
  • heyyo 11 Jan 2013 22:06:34 14,372 posts
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    Leg day again, more attempts at (crossed arms) front squats. I've been getting comfortable with the motion using just the bar since last leg day - really felt the quads burn on my work set so I guess my form does the job...

    Still despise doing legs, when my legs start buckling it makes me feel queasy in between sets. I also start feeling fearful in general after my workout, forboding tint on all my thoughts, uhh, it's hard to describe. I think my nervous system getting exhausted has something to do with it.

    The friendsdontletfriendsskiplegday.jpg guy probably had that same feeling, but worse. However, I think having strong legs very cool, functional strength etc but also having something that only you can see/appreciate, so I try my best.
  • Psychotext 11 Jan 2013 22:13:12 54,391 posts
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    I'm so hungry. :(

    It's stupid, I could go all day without eating but as soon as I have a meal I want more. I need to start eating sponges (the sort you wash dishes with) to fill me up.

    1900 kcal isn't even really that low.
  • heyyo 11 Jan 2013 22:21:09 14,372 posts
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    The healthy fat content of a meal helps with satiety, they say. I don't see it myself as I get more satisfied necking down a larger amount of carbs (rice) in a meal rather than say 1/4 the rice and making up the rest of cals with pecans mixed in.
  • Psychotext 11 Jan 2013 22:22:51 54,391 posts
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    I might start trying that two cups of water trick before a meal.
  • THFourteen 11 Jan 2013 23:11:13 33,810 posts
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    Odd, I'm on 1800 a day and finding it easy.

    Shreddies for breakfast, a 100cal protein shake mid morning, home made salad with tomatoes and MnS chicken for lunch, homemade wrap for second lunch and a nice 600-650 calorie dinner including whole meal rice or whole meal pasta.

    Even have 150 calories or so left for chocolate.
  • Psychotext 12 Jan 2013 02:19:22 54,391 posts
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    I'm easily under 1900, that wasn't my point. My point was that once I start eating, I want to eat lots.

    ...and I'm not eating rabbit food again. Fuck that. None of this wholemeal this, high protein that or shake the other. I went through years of it and I'm not going back. I was quite happy with my regime but obviously that's all fucked to shit now that I can't burn any calories off through exercise. :(

    It's also not helping that I'm in masses of pain and really fucking bored.

    Edited by Psychotext at 02:24:32 12-01-2013
  • THFourteen 12 Jan 2013 09:20:27 33,810 posts
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    I actually think brown rice is tasty!
  • smoothpete 12 Jan 2013 09:28:16 31,560 posts
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    I had a king prawn vindaloo and 8 pints last night, was awesome. I like keeping fit and all, but not to the extent that I am willing to stop enjoying life's many pleasures. Eff that.
  • heyyo 12 Jan 2013 09:37:06 14,372 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Odd, I'm on 1800 a day and finding it easy.

    Shreddies for breakfast, a 100cal protein shake mid morning, home made salad with tomatoes and MnS chicken for lunch, homemade wrap for second lunch and a nice 600-650 calorie dinner including whole meal rice or whole meal pasta.

    Even have 150 calories or so left for chocolate.
    I split 1800 into 400/450/300/650 or 400/450/300/450/200

    @Psycho - have a read of this treatment may help you out.
  • smoothpete 12 Jan 2013 09:44:19 31,560 posts
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    My arse is on fire
  • THFourteen 12 Jan 2013 09:57:30 33,810 posts
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    @heyyo Yeah, I like having a massive dinner

    I don't feel happy if I come home from work and haven't got a huge bowl of pasta or rice and curry to look forward to.

    I also don't really believe in the whole carbs before bedtime makes you fat rubbish.
  • heyyo 12 Jan 2013 10:11:10 14,372 posts
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    /cooks big dinner with loads of rice
    /sits down to eat

    hmmmm, hmm.

    /checks clock

    Oh no! It's nearly bedtime =( I better eat 3 cans of tuna instead.

    Edited by heyyo at 10:11:43 12-01-2013
  • Psychotext 12 Jan 2013 11:04:11 54,391 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    I actually think brown rice is tasty!
    I quite like wholemeal. I really like wild rice.


    heyyo wrote:
    @Psycho - have a read of this treatment may help you out.
    It wouldn't normally be an issue but mountain biking has pretty much been my coping mechanism for depression and stress and I've been exercising a hell of a lot. It's been three weeks since I did anything now and I feel like I'm getting towards breaking point. :(
  • sport 12 Jan 2013 12:34:31 12,775 posts
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    Psychotext wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    I actually think brown rice is tasty!
    I quite like wholemeal. I really like wild rice.


    heyyo wrote:
    @Psycho - have a read of this treatment may help you out.
    It wouldn't normally be an issue but mountain biking has pretty much been my coping mechanism for depression and stress and I've been exercising a hell of a lot. It's been three weeks since I did anything now and I feel like I'm getting towards breaking point. :(
    What you on about?!?! This is the perfect time to bulk. Don't go overboard and be ready to start your cut near the end of winter and you've recovered. Honestly I can't wait for your pics!!!
  • Psychotext 12 Jan 2013 13:41:26 54,391 posts
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    Yes, bulking without being able to weight-train. They have another term for that I think... something along the lines of "becoming obese".
  • heyyo 12 Jan 2013 13:53:50 14,372 posts
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    On the other hand, just eating what ever the hell you feel like will help you cope.
  • Psychotext 12 Jan 2013 13:54:57 54,391 posts
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    That's not helpful. >: [

    Edit - Stupid automatic smilies.

    Edited by Psychotext at 13:56:04 12-01-2013
  • heyyo 12 Jan 2013 18:21:21 14,372 posts
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    That advice is actually NHS official advice in their "so you've lost a loved one and are about to become depressed" information pack they sent me. They mean (hope) comforting food isn't calorie laden, just comforting to you...but let's be real here.
  • Psychotext 12 Jan 2013 18:32:10 54,391 posts
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    Wait... really? That's retarded.
  • heyyo 12 Jan 2013 19:14:48 14,372 posts
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    Yeah, it's shit like certain foods are comforting to if you feel like eating them, just eat them "a hot chocolate or carrot sticks" I shit you not, they're hoping carrot sticks are a comfort food for you.

    I have to find that booklet now to write down their advice word for word.
  • Psychotext 12 Jan 2013 20:11:44 54,391 posts
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    I'd be a fucking whale. I specifically avoided shit like that because frankly I thought it would be fucking shit (and almost disrespectful for a few reasons) if one of the side effects of my mother dying was to become obese.
  • craigy Staff 15 Jan 2013 20:14:22 7,717 posts
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    Decided to add pull-ups into my workout routine this evening. Turns out I can't complete a single one. Any tips? I think I might be doing it wrong.
  • fletch7100 15 Jan 2013 20:31:15 7,348 posts
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    @craigy

    U talking about normal overhand pull ups(hands shoulder width for starters then wider grip as you get stronger) chin ups( underhand grip palms facing you) or netural grip( palms facing each other)

    If at a gym Can either use lat pull down machine, help build up strength, or pull up assistance machine. Or just keep practicing pull ups :)

    Build up back and arm strength/endurance to help make them easier
  • heyyo 15 Jan 2013 21:22:26 14,372 posts
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    You could get a resistance band, hook it into a U shape with the bar and get 'inside' in, bottom of band on your bent knees.

    Don't blame me if your spine snaps though...
  • Psychotext 15 Jan 2013 22:31:45 54,391 posts
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    This is the sort of thing: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jordan-Fitness-4-PUR-Pullup-Revolution/dp/B005QYM4HC/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=CHF8LIO6OGIP&coliid=I24MPDSBHST04P

    Basically it gives you a bit of a hand until you've built up some more muscle.
  • sport 15 Jan 2013 23:33:28 12,775 posts
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    Negatives craigy, negatives.
  • mrpon 16 Jan 2013 00:25:57 29,183 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    Decided to add pull-ups into my workout routine this evening. Turns out I can't complete a single one. Any tips? I think I might be doing it wrong.
    Lose some weight tubby.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • macmurphy 16 Jan 2013 00:54:42 999 posts
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    @Craigy.

    If you're talking about overgrasp pullups (palms facing away from you) then no, you're probably doing it fine.

    It's a very specific exercise that, unless you practice it, is very difficult. Lots of people cannot do one.

    If you have an assisted pullup bar in the gym practice with that - I'd say try the usual three sets of ten with say 40 kilos assist, and just knock five kilos off every time they get easy.

    If you don't have a pullup assist station then do lateral pulldowns. Here I would start doing about 40 kilos and add five every time. Eventually you should be able to do unassisted pullups.

    Stick with it, it gives you that triangular back women love.
  • fletch7100 16 Jan 2013 12:20:39 7,348 posts
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    Good session,front squats upto 75kg,standing overhead press upto 55kg,push press upto 65kg. Then did a complex circuit routine of power clean x3,front squat x3,overhead press x3,strict barbell row x3. Started the circuit at 40kg then worked my way up to 62.5kg then couple of back off circuits with 50kg

    Think my jogging bottoms nearly spilt on the last circuit.

    Then finished off by bit of practical strength training by rearranging all the heaviest dumb bells in order on one of the racks


    Now of to treat myself at Macdonalds :)
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