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Watched that documentary you were talking about Gemmill. Going to give the 5:2 thing a blast from Monday. Shall post up what I decide to have on said fasting days. :up:

 

Nice one. Aye let us know how you get on.

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Tried deadlifts today. I like. I've started doing squats, bench press and other free weights too since Christmas as I was getting bored of just using the machines. I'm enjoying the challenge, trying not to increase weight too quickly and instead making sure my form is as good as possible.

 

Don't worry, I still eat like a pig at weekends. ;)

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Tried deadlifts today. I like. I've started doing squats, bench press and other free weights too since Christmas as I was getting bored of just using the machines. I'm enjoying the challenge, trying not to increase weight too quickly and instead making sure my form is as good as possible.

 

Don't worry, I still eat like a pig at weekends. ;)

 

Dead lift is king of the compound lift. Love it, particularly how you feel you might pass out when you lift your maximum.

 

The only excercises you really need are dead lift, squat, bench press, shoulder press, pull up and bent over row. You can do a workout that hits every muscle group in the body with just those lifts and all you need is a bench and a barbell with a few plates. Free weights are all you need. No expensive machines required.

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My squat fucking sucks, I'm using low weights to try and get my form right but my knees have a tendency to wobble all over the shop (they do on leg press too) and I just find the movement so WEIRD to get used to. I'm going to stick at it because I can feel how beneficial it is, but I just feel bloody hopeless at it so far. :lol:

 

Shoulder press has been my nemesis for as long as I can remember, I've tried doing slow negatives etc and taken other advice on board but just can't seem to increase the weight on either a machine or with free weights.

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Try standing with you legs shoulder width apart and turning your toes out a bit. I used to have problems with my knees buckling and that helped. Legs were too narrow.

 

I would keep the weight low enough so that you can still squat as low as possible. Ass to grass squats work you much harder than half squats or parallels. Better to start that way, get the form right then build the weights up than start lifting heavier but only going down to 90 degrees or less.

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Thanks for the tips. I don't think I've been turning my toes out a little so I'll try that next time. I've been trying to go as low as possible as well.

 

I'm determined to get my form right though it is frustrating using what seems like ridiculously light weights. Can't bear seeing others using terrible form though so I'd hate to fall into the same trap myself just for the sake of upping the weight.

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Thanks for the tips. I don't think I've been turning my toes out a little so I'll try that next time. I've been trying to go as low as possible as well.

 

I'm determined to get my form right though it is frustrating using what seems like ridiculously light weights. Can't bear seeing others using terrible form though so I'd hate to fall into the same trap myself just for the sake of upping the weight.

 

Stick with it. Nailing the form is key. Just add 2.5kg-5kg to your squat every week. It'll build up over time.

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Aye I love it when they have a no weight loss week and absolutely insist that they've been doing everything they've been told and are just a scientific anomaly. :lol:

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Dead lift is king of the compound lift. Love it, particularly how you feel you might pass out when you lift your maximum.

 

The only excercises you really need are dead lift, squat, bench press, shoulder press, pull up and bent over row. You can do a workout that hits every muscle group in the body with just those lifts and all you need is a bench and a barbell with a few plates. Free weights are all you need. No expensive machines required.

 

...plus squat rack (or a couple of helpers).

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That fast day yesterday was a piece of piss like Gemmill.

 

My breakfast was natural yoghurt with blueberries, strawberries, chopped banana and some almonds.

 

For tea I made a ceasar salad and drank loads of green tea in between.

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Do people actually think starving yourself for 2 days and eating what you want for 5 days is a healthy, sustainable way of losing weight/staying healthy?

 

Seriously people, eat less shit food, more healthy food and do exercise. It's not difficult.

 

It's a diet fad for women. No serious athlete would even consider it

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Do people actually think starving yourself for 2 days and eating what you want for 5 days is a healthy, sustainable way of losing weight/staying healthy?

 

Seriously people, eat less shit food, more healthy food and do exercise. It's not difficult

 

According to scientists it is.

 

I do eat quite healthy I'd say but because I can't excercise I have to be really careful on what I'm eating.

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If I wasn't on my phone I would find you ten scientists saying the same about ten different diets.

 

And another 100 saying what I said. Eat healthily and exercise. Being healthy isn't about 'tricking your body' into losing weight

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I think its only backed by theory tbf Tooj. An interesting and coherent theory but i dont think medical opinion says anything other than that. There is scientific theory and data behind reduced IGF-1 but these are not proven according to anyone.

 

As a side note, i worked on an IGF-1 inhibitor for non-small cell lung cancer when i was at Pfizer. Didnt work.

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Not after a row btw, but its not sustainable over a long period of time. I'm all for people trying the get fitter

 

Oh aye there's definitely nothing proven that it's sustainable over a long period of time. I just want to try something different for the time being and to see how I get on with it. :up:

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The argument that it's not sustainable is absolute bollocks. Given that is a piece of piss to do, and it only takes up 1 or 2 days of your week, it's highly sustainable.

 

The best thing about it for me is not the weight loss, or the other purported health benefits, but just how annoyed its existence seems to make J69.

 

Pleased it went alright for you btw Jonny.

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I'm trying and failing to work more fruit and veg into my diet atm. It's criminal how little I eat of both but I'm not a massive fan of anything other than petit filous :lol:

 

Time to get the blender back out and start making smoothies again I think

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I'm trying and failing to work more fruit and veg into my diet atm. It's criminal how little I eat of both but I'm not a massive fan of anything other than petit filous :lol:

 

Time to get the blender back out and start making smoothies again I think

 

My problem with certain types of fruit and veg is that I've never really been overly keen on the textures of them.

 

I love the flavour of onions for example and if they are chopped up finely into a meal. Yet I can't handle the texture if they're cut up into big chunks.

 

With regards to smoothies there was some bloke on Sunday Brunch the other week with some recipes for them. Might be worth you having a look. :up:

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