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  1. late notice, but got sent an offer from my gym for a 2 for 1 deal working out at $24.50 p/fortnight for a gym membership. Brighton East and Hampton gyms (recreation). Offer ends this month So if anyone in the bayside area is looking for a cheap gym membership, send me a PM. Hampton also has reciprocal rights to Sandringham 'Good Life' (King Club) as well ends in a few days, so let me know asap if you're keen cheers, daniel
  2. r34skyline's journal

    clear out the cobwebs... update. was in NZ for 3'ish weeks from mid march to early April - 78kg before left, 73kg on return i hate losing weight so quickly on holidays i have been training a bit since, but just haven't gotten back into full swing yet. Right knee still seems a bit niggly, and the -5kg is not helping in the poundage stakes i think the PPP targets i had from last time are too heavy at this stage, so i'm figuring out the best way to proceed - will prob jump over to the proraw forum as well
  3. The Insulin Advantage

    good article, but i think that this is sort of what is advocated already in the forum? ie via dextrose etc in the post-workout drink, i know it's not a carb-loaded meal but it's following the same theory. so it's pretty much business as usual i guess, but maybe slipping in more of a carb-loaded meal for the postworkout meal. Thanks for the link
  4. Official E85 Location Thread

    it's not united at southland it's Fuel Town - also, it's a Manildra E85 as opposed to United's CSR supplied E85 - the Manildra fuel seems to have been a bit better compared to the United CSS
  5. r34skyline's journal

    Update i'll just an all-in-one post for last week Monday 21st February Bench: new weight 105kg Week 1 - complete Week 2 - complete Week 3 - complete Week 4 - complete Week 5 - complete Week 6 - complete Week 7 - complete was pretty straight forward from memory Wednesday 23rd February Squat: new weight 140kg Week 1 - complete heavy!! Right knee just isn't right either. I think i'll have to stop squatting in my runners for starters. This is a +20kg from last time, i'll try wk2 of 135kg next week. Thursday 24th February Deadlift: new weight 140kg Week 1 - complete Week 2 - complete Week 3 - complete Week 4 - complete Week 5 - complete Week 6 - complete Week 7 - complete this was weird. Again, still trying to make sure the hips don't go first and keep the back flat. I think i've pretty much conquered the hips problem which is nice but the back is still rounding too much for my liking, but i think i may have found something in the last few reps/sets of this session. I was just trying to keep the back flat, which is not really going to work when you have 120kg hanging off you, so for the last couple sets i really concentrated on pulling the damn thing back with my shoulders... much better! it's so bloody obvious too... it's a pulling movement, so pull! I'm trying to keep this perfect form thing going but i think in reality in order to achieve that if i just thinking about pulling hard, the back will take care of itself. I think the other issue is that i was trying to pull too vertical, so i concentrating on really pulling BACK once past the knees. But also not hyper-extending on the end either. Interested to see how this goes next time.
  6. r34skyline's journal

    Thursday Deadlift: new weight 140kg Week 1 - complete Week 2 - complete Week 3 - complete Week 4 - complete Week 5 - complete Week 6 - complete wasn't even sure whether to do PPP dead this week, but checked the journal and it has been a full week since i last did PPP dead (last thurs) so i thought it was a long enough break after last session feeling very heavy. Thankfully, today felt pretty good the heaviest part of the session, 120kg x 3, was heavy but wasn't such a struggle as practically the whole session was last week. And the subsequent sets either side of the heavy one were pretty straight forward. So i'm happy with that. Wasn't sure if it was the break, or doing more hypers/good mornings/chins/bent rows. also did some chins, 10/7/6, something like that, some pressing movements, and some curls
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    Wednesday 16th February Bench: new weight 105kg Week 1 - complete Week 2 - complete Week 3 - complete Week 4 - complete Week 5 - complete Week 6 - complete a little apprehensive for this week as it included my prev PPP cycles target weight (90kg) but x3 - but smashed it in the end, and could have kept going, so i was pleased with that The next big test is going to be a 100kg rep, even though it's not the target weight, there's going to be some weights i haven't done before coming, so should be interesting. did 75kg bent rows, 3 x 8, about the same as bench as the last time i tried 3 x 8 at 80kg on bench i'm pretty sure i didn't get it. So i guess both are on 77.5kg Also did some good mornings with 50kg, 10,8,8 something like that - i'm not sure how heavy to do this
  8. r34skyline's journal

    Saturday 12th February AAA day PC: new weight 75kg Week 5 - complete Week 6 - complete woh... apparently wk5 last time was not too bad, well wk6 was a bit of a tricky one haven't done a bunch of PC's for a while though - plus i think i needed to give my back a break. Did 3 PPP dead sessions in less than a week i think, plus complimentary exercises, so i think back was just a bit tired PP: new weight 80kg Week 5 - complete Week 6 - complete this was ok FS: new weight 80kg Week 4 - complete said i'd try wk4 @ 80kg next time, so i did, pretty straight forward as well. right knee is still having this dull ache, and i think i might have some alignment issues... might skip PPP squat this week and just do PPP bench and dead - Squat ready for a new cycle anyway, so not too fuss leaving it for a week or two.
  9. Highflowing turbo. is it worth it?

    i had a highflow on my old GTT, done by Hypergear in Melb, OP6 rear housing (standard GTT rear) and it was a great bang-for-buck turbo. Been on the car for about 2.5 years i think, and most of that time on E85 as well, still going strong from what the new owner tells me. have a chat with hypergear as he's always looking to try new things, so you might be able to get a good deal if you want to be a guinea pig
  10. r34skyline's journal

    Friday 11th February Squat: new weight 120kg Week 1 - complete Week 2 - complete Week 3 - complete Week 4 - complete Week 5 - complete Week 6 - complete Week 7 - complete Week 8 - complete Week 9 - complete Week 10 - complete Week 11 - target weight complete! 1 cycle of PPP bench done, now 1 cycle of PPP squat done The 120kg went up pretty easy in the end, so i'll try a +20kg jump and start the 140kg PPP Squat cycle next. 11 weeks from now, hopefully i'll have 2 of the novice lifts accounted for, 100kg bench and 140kg squat. Never done a triple plate anything, so hopefully i can knock it off Also did some push-press, thought i'd try some higher reps (per M's recent newsletter) - i was trying for a 3 x 12 of 60kg PP, but ended up being 10,10,6 or something like that. I forgot that's it's kinda difficult having something over-head Found a way to do hyperextensions as well! Tried a few a bodyweight, then holding a 10kg plate, then holding a 20kg plate. Did about 10-12 reps each time. Wasn't exactly sure how much weight to use but the 20kg plate was not too bad. Just was trying to make sure my back was nice and straight. then some incline bench with db, and some db curls The weak spot is definitely the deadlift. Thinking maybe of training once a week at PTC just for the back, but might just give the good mornings/hyperextensions a bit of time to first, as i haven't been doing them and see if we have any improvement.
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    Thurdsay 10th February Deadlift: new weight 140kg Week 1 - complete Week 2 - complete Week 3 - complete Week 4 - complete Week 5 - complete not sure if i just had a bad day, but this was heavy! form not fantastic either... maybe i can't double up on the deadlift too quickly. I'll move deadlift wk6 to later on next week. Disappointing... maybe i'll just do a bunch of complimentary exercises in the mean time tried some bulgarian split squats again, even fresh it was hard! 20kg db's in each hand, 8 reps either leg. Did it at a better height with the rear leg, but these are tough, only did 2 x 8 each leg. then did some close grip bench, @70kg, 8,7,6 - then chins to max, switching to dips to max and back again EDIT: looking back i did deadlifts Wednesday/Saturday/Thursday, 2 day gap then 3 day gap... so basically more than 2 times the actual progression timetable... perhaps that's got something to do with it
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    Wednesday 9th February Bench: new weight 105kg Week 1 - complete Week 2 - complete Week 3 - complete Week 4 - complete Week 5 - complete still ok this, looks like i'm keeping up with the increasing kg's want to try some hyperextensions, but couldn't anything suitable to lock my legs down on, i suppose i could just use a flat bench? So i did some good mornings, default 3 x 8, i'm doing it at 50 and 60kg but i'm not sure i'm doing it right. It doesn't seem like i bend over a lot, and it seems like my flexibility is the limited factor? ie stretching through the calves etc? might have to youtube it a bit more did some snatch grip deadlifts, only 2 x 8 @ 80kg, the weight wasn't too bad but it was the grip that was the problem, kept failing! grrrr.. also tried some bulgarian squats - i'm not sure if my back foot was up too high, but was doing this with 20kg DB's in each hand... tough little exercise! balance was fairly shitehouse and 20kg in each hand proved a pretty decent challenge for one leg at a time, but seems like a great exercise though. Will youtube it a bit more
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    Tuesday 8th February Squat: new weight 120kg Week 1 - complete Week 2 - complete Week 3 - complete Week 4 - complete Week 5 - complete Week 6 - complete Week 7 - complete Week 8 - complete Week 9 - complete Week 10 - complete only 1 week to go! there was a 117.5kg squat in here, technically a PB already i think, but will be good to get this cycle done, because it will get me onto Squat PPP 140kg, which is one of the novice level lifts i want to get. 100kg bench, 140kg squat, 180kg dead. Hopefully have the bench in a few weeks, and then get started on the 140kg squat goal shortly after did some 60kg powercleans, 2 x 8 i think, a few other bits and pieces
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    Saturday Deadlift: new weight 140kg Week 1 - complete Week 2 - complete Week 3 - complete Week 4 - complete feeling slightly heavy relatively... need to do some more complementary exercises i think. also did bench, bent rows (tried 75kg, 3 x 8, got 8,6,5 i think) - also did some chins, this day might have been the box jump day as well with 12kg KB's. almost got 2 rotations of PPP in this week, just missed a 2nd squat. Will try and do this as long as i can. But i think i definitely need to do more back/PC work
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    Friday 4th February Bench: new weight 105kg Week 1 - complete Week 2 - complete Week 3 - complete Week 4 - complete still going ok on this one what else did i do on this day... i did 3 x 12 box jumps with 12kg KB's at some stage during this week
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