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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    As I say we underestimated them. Top shaggers. Up there with woops.
    Indeed, I doff my cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    50KG is what I bench press although thats for three 8 sets so I probably could do more. I don't do press ups.

    It's great fun once you're into it. Stick on some thrash metal and pretend you're a viking warrior in athletic shorts for an hour.
    I've done 90 for 6, and 92.5 for 1 but bench press is where the accidents happen and there's a shortage of power racks and deadlift platforms in London gyms unless you are willing to go at very quiet times. I've probably got a 100kg press in me if I'm feeling it and I can create a safe set-up. I did a 190kg trap bar deadlift at The Gym on Walworth Road last Saturday, so I ain't one of those top-half only dudes.

    Obviously this changes if you do roids, but generally speaking weight training is, or at least can be, a fairly cheap hobby. Even in London, membership to your local no-frills is a score. Even your creatine, and your protein powders and what not can be bought pretty cheap from bulkpowders, or at HomeBargains/B&M type places. This is a big change from 10-12 years ago. If it makes you cut down on your drinking a bit, you may even save money. It makes sense to me that loads of young lads go with their mates and hangout on the regular.

    Sometimes I have found myself going be default; it is addictive and you feel like you're getting something done - even though there's a certain amount of diminishing returns (and Corpsey, you're winging it.....get a full plate of either side of that bar). I'm in the process of switching over to a twice a week lifting regime for that reason, and also some of the reasons hinted at in this thread (age, allowing time for mobility work and cardio, not living in a tracksuit etc).

    The guy whose 2 x week regime I'm following; fan of Julius Evola apparently

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    The one that always crack me up is Nassim Taleb being a disciple of Mark Rippetoe (who wrote Starting Strength, great book).

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    Yeah it was watching Rippetoe on YouTube that I was reminded the Bench Press is where the fuck ups can...fuck you up.

    But funnily enough, this afternoon I did dead bench off pins about 3cm above the chest and ground out an 100kg single - which I think is more than equal to a 100kg bench.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comelately View Post
    (and Corpsey, you're winging it.....get a full plate of either side of that bar).
    Come again?
    Αι ψυχαί οσμώνται καθ΄ Άιδην.

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    I gotta say that whole page might as well be in another language as far as I'm concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corpsey View Post
    Come again?
    He's saying go hard or go home.

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    This thread is making me feel bad for having neglected the gym completely for a couple of weeks. I feel I should probably work on my basic fitness while I have the energy to actually do so, i.e. the next couple of months, before the house is taken over by a tiny adorable time/energy/attention-sink.
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