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  1. Thread: iforwms

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    Kettlebell:Turkish Get Ups (TGU's)

    Yeah the hips are snapping, it's just the hook grip that's stressing the forearms bigtime!

    Today was the first day to try multiple reps on the get ups. After 30 mins last session doing singles, I...
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    23/04/09 Standard warm up Swings: 337 in 20...

    23/04/09
    Standard warm up

    Swings: 337 in 20 mins (30:30)

    Set myself a target of 20 minutes of swings today, and it was hard. Felt like giving up after about 10 minutes, but pulled through and...
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    Kettlebell: Turkish Get Ups

    22/04/09
    Std warm-up

    TGU's: 30 mins

    Really pushed myself, felt i could have gone onto 40 minutes, but had to finish early! Felt a lot more solid than the last session. Is it time to move up to...
  4. Thread: iforwms

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    21/04/09 Standard warm up Swings: 198 in 12...

    21/04/09
    Standard warm up

    Swings: 198 in 12 mins (30:30)

    Big improvement on last sessions swings, felt a lot better today, and the forearms weren't as sore. Going to go for 15 mins on...
  5. Thread: iforwms

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    Weekly Calorie Intake

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  6. Thread: iforwms

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    Kettlebell:Turkish Get Ups (TGU's)

    20/04/09
    Std warm-up

    TGU's: 15 mins

    Now this is more like it! Felt 5 minutes wasn't really enough for the get ups. Managed 15 minutes today with the 20kg, nothing easy about this one!
  7. Thread: iforwms

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    Swings

    19/04/09
    Standard warm up

    Swings: 185 in 12 mins (30:30)

    Another tough swing session, forearms dead after this one!
  8. Thread: smashed finger

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    Lol gutted mate! Hope it's nothing too serious!...

    Lol gutted mate! Hope it's nothing too serious! Nothing wrong with concentrating on legs for a few weeks if it's bad though!

    -Ifor
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    You don't need any weight to gain/maintain...

    You don't need any weight to gain/maintain muscle. You just need resistance. Resistance can be in any form, dumbbell, barbell, kettlebell, bodyweight, stones, anything.

    You can see some really...
  10. Thread: iforwms

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    Back to the gym

    Was planning on doing as close to 20 minutes of get ups as I could tonight, but ended up in the uni gym after project work all day. Not really structured, had a good laugh, and the KB workouts seem...
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    Kettlebell Swings

    16/04/09

    Warm-up
    10 minutes consisting of wall squats, halos and pumps.

    Swings
    Swing - 30 seconds | Jogging/Walking - 30 seconds


    Set Reps
  12. Thread: iforwms

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    Kettlebell:Turkish Get Ups (TGU's)

    15/04/09

    Warm-up
    10 minutes consisting of wall squats, halos and pumps.

    TGU's
    4/4 in 5m 30s

    Starting to feel my technique is a lot more solid by today, feeling more confident. Sadly this...
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    Wales lost in the rugby the day before, and I...

    Wales lost in the rugby the day before, and I drank too much, lol. :scull:


    Hmm, interesting! Can't see myself having the time or patience to make enough food to keep that up at the moment, not...
  14. Thread: iforwms

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    Kettlebell Swings

    14/04/09

    Warm-up
    10 minutes consisting of wall squats, halos and pumps.

    Swings
    Swing - 30 seconds | Jogging/Walking - 30 seconds
    6 reps of each, total 12 minutes.

    WOW! That was the...
  15. Thread: New

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    Whey protein yes. Anything else no. Possibly...

    Whey protein yes. Anything else no.

    Possibly take multivitamins, I don't personally, but have nothing against them, up to you.
  16. Thread: New

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    Hey, well done on joining the gym, sometimes it's...

    Hey, well done on joining the gym, sometimes it's the hardest part!

    As a beginner I would suggest you check out the workouts section of this site and follow the beginners workout. There are videos...
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    To get a bigger upper body, concentrate on your...

    To get a bigger upper body, concentrate on your legs! Counter intuitive but it works. By working the largest muscle group you increase your bodies growth hormone much more than doing bicep curls. As...
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    Like Mike says, just follow the beginners routine...

    Like Mike says, just follow the beginners routine for 12 weeks. If you have just started you'll experience some great gains on that program. Just stick to what it says and don't add/remove anything!...
  19. Thread: Just me

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    Usually the issue isn't the 55% carbs, but trying...

    Usually the issue isn't the 55% carbs, but trying to get 30% protein. Especially on a bulk it can be quite hard to get that much protein into your diet! If you take 25% you'll usually end up at...
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    Looks like it's worse than you thought! 1g fat...

    Looks like it's worse than you thought!

    1g fat = 9kcal
    10g carbs = 40kcal
    4g protein = 16kcal

    Total = 65 Calories

    I tend to ignore the stated calories on the pack and use the calculated...
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    The best you can do on a bulk is to try and keep...

    The best you can do on a bulk is to try and keep your diet as clean as possible, to try and minimize fat gain.

    Scrutiny: Liking the new avatar :cool:
  22. Thread: e-mail notice

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    Yes. Click on 'Thread Tools' near the top and...

    Yes.

    Click on 'Thread Tools' near the top and click subscribe.

    Also click on User CP and you can check out what you've subscribed to already and if you want instant reply, or weekly email etc....
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    Weekly Calorie Intake

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    Kettlebell 101:Turkish Get Ups (TGU's)

    Well today was the first day back training after Easter, and it was pretty tough!

    I am beginning to think that buying a 20kg kettlebell was slightly ambitious. I can use them but the learning...
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    Having a break over Easter, but couldn't resist...

    Having a break over Easter, but couldn't resist doing some pull ups, especially with the new KB :p

    11/04/09
    Wide grip pull ups - 20 (5), 20 (5), 20 (5), 0 (5) [Throughout the day]
    ...
  26. Thread: iforwms

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    Another muscle soreness update. Hamstrings,...

    Another muscle soreness update.

    Hamstrings, glutes and quads are sore! Superb workout. Gf is over for Easter so going to have a break until Tuesday now. Will have recovered by then hopefully! Also...
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    Have no cash really, so don't think I will be...

    Have no cash really, so don't think I will be able to get a HR monitor, though definitely will look into getting one once I've got some money!

    Will have a look on dragondoor. And I thought about...
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    Or you could mix it before hand, just looks like...

    Or you could mix it before hand, just looks like juice then!

    Nice work on the back workout mate, keep it up. And good luck with the interview!
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    Never done it before, so didn't get the rest...

    Never done it before, so didn't get the rest times right as I needed to do 12 mins. Going to stick with 50 second swing and 1min 10 seconds rest next session.

    But tonight I was swinging for 50...
  30. Thread: iforwms

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    Kettlebell 101: Swings

    Enter the Kettlebell!

    09/04/09
    First session on the kettlebells today. Spent a lot of the day trying to get some kind of technique going before attempting a full workout! Today it was swings.
    ...
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    Cheers mate, not sure bout Toxic, always good...

    Cheers mate, not sure bout Toxic, always good when it comes on in the clubs! :p

    Yeah, just wanted to make sure my technique was half decent before I started a proper workout. Not working out for...
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    If it turns out that it is an endurance problem,...

    If it turns out that it is an endurance problem, then the speedbag is your friend. 20 minutes on that and your shoulders will be burning -a lot! (Provided that your elbows are the same height as your...
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    Lol! Do you have a log on here too? I think...

    Lol!

    Do you have a log on here too?

    I think the press is only due to me doing a fair bit of boxing (on and off for about 3 years now, keep having to stop due to other commitments), plus I...
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    All my workouts are on my log in the member...

    All my workouts are on my log in the member training area, link in my sig :)

    Yeah the TGUs feel fine at 20kg. But today I'm going to start Pavel's Program Minimum, which involves TGUs alternating...
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    The KB arrived today, and boy is it heavy! ...

    The KB arrived today, and boy is it heavy!

    Much nicer than the ones at the gym, smooth finish and the handles are thinner and more manageable!

    http://i44.tinypic.com/308yzrl.jpg

    Really...
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