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 Post subject: Rossco's back..
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:06 am 
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Hey everyone, first off, big apology from me for being completely off the radar for so long! Have missed chatting to everyone here with a few in particular!

I've made some huge changes to my life recently and I'm hoping I'll still be welcome here and have your support...
Fairly recently I started reacting really badly to soy and other legumes, even a can of baked beans was uh... Let's just say not going through me properly... Lol..

I had to make the really difficult decision to go back to eating dairy and eggs, at least for now. I don't expect anyone to accept this but please understand that it was a decision that I may for myself.
Not just through dietary needs but also financially it started to make more sense for me to eat dairy and eggs again due to living with my girlfriend etc.

At work I've moved departments to a more social part of the store that will allow me to train more frequently! And as such I've changed my training to suit strength gains! I've gone back to 5x5 to train as a power lifter, and also incorpirated sets to failure to gain a little size.

Anywho, I hope I'm still welcome aboard the forum.. I've made big contributions to the forum for years now and hope this doesn't see me shunned..

Ps. I'm starting my log from scratch! Right here!

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 Post subject: Re: Rossco's back..
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:34 am 
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First training log since my comeback! Here goes!

Current bests (1 rep max)
Squat - 130kg / 286lbs
Bench - 80Kg / 176lbs
Deadlift - 175Kg / 385lbs

My goal is to get back to these numbers by the end of the summer and to reach new PBs by the end of the year!

Today's training:
Squat 62.5Kg
X 5 reps
X 5 reps
X 5 reps
X 5 reps
X 5 reps

Deadlift 97.5Kg
X 5 reps

Barbell rows to failure, 60Kg
X ...lost count

Aussie pull ups x 30 reps

Barbell bicep curls
25Kg x 19 reps

Shrugs 30Kg
X ,.lost count

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sensai ross, forgive me for doubting you and myself

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
There's only one thing I'm riding at 6am, and it's not a bike!

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 Post subject: Re: Rossco's back..
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:00 pm 
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Bout friggen time your were back lol....missed ya!

Fair play to ya with your decision's on bringing some eggs and dairy back into your diet, as ya know i did the same a few months back and its improved my health makers as well as improved my natural hgh's:)

Like the training, are ya back at the gym or still training at home mate?

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 Post subject: Re: Rossco's back..
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Yeah it's been a difficult decision to make but I'm starting to feel more comfortable about it!

Nah no gym still bud, training in the garden with the glorious weather haha! How are things dude? Il swing by your journal to catch up with your training

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There's only one thing I'm riding at 6am, and it's not a bike!

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 Post subject: Re: Rossco's back..
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Yes! Welcome back.


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 Post subject: Re: Rossco's back..
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vegan_rossco wrote:
Yeah it's been a difficult decision to make but I'm starting to feel more comfortable about it!


If it was difficult because of morals, you can consider buying organic milk (or at least where they let the cows graze) and free range eggs, the treatment for the animals is substantially better in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Rossco's back..
PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:32 pm 
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The prodigal son returns! lol I won't make you feel terrible about returning to eggs/dairy, as I'm sure you know full well the attendant costs and ramifications of both the perpetuation of those industries, along with the health detriments. I'll just let it be, man. Glad to see you back and training again buddy. I think I'm going to pick up a day or two of 5x5 each week. Might be nice to see how those gains progress. Talk to you soon mate!

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 Post subject: Re: Rossco's back..
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Sidereus nuncius wrote:
vegan_rossco wrote:
Yeah it's been a difficult decision to make but I'm starting to feel more comfortable about it!


If it was difficult because of morals, you can consider buying organic milk (or at least where they let the cows graze) and free range eggs, the treatment for the animals is substantially better in my opinion.


Organic isn't necessarily more ethical.. In most cases it's a lot less...
I studied animal care, management and welfare for 2 years and through experience I learnt that animals that are considered organically raised aren't allowed medicine when they are sick for example..
Obviously I would only buy free ranged, battery hens are illegal in the uk anyway.

All eggs and dairy I'm consuming are local on the Isle of Wight which means no factory farms and no mass production, just homely well cared for farms.

I'm starting to see through so much propaganda,most of which is made up crap from Peta..

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sensai ross, forgive me for doubting you and myself

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
There's only one thing I'm riding at 6am, and it's not a bike!

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=29098
http://www.facebook.com/ross.d.cosgrove


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 Post subject: Re: Rossco's back..
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HIT Rob wrote:
Bout friggen time your were back lol....missed ya!

Fair play to ya with your decision's on bringing some eggs and dairy back into your diet, as ya know i did the same a few months back and its improved my health makers as well as improved my natural hgh's:)

Like the training, are ya back at the gym or still training at home mate?

Best
Rob


Hey mannn yeah I don't feel much different to be honest. Just more regular in the bathroom... I never felt different when I turned vegan either.. I think food is food, as long as you aren't eating processed stuff too often then you're pretty much fine haha,
I genuinely never believed that animal products gave you diseases.. As I said in my other post a lot of vegans I know just believe what suits them without looking into things.

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klaatu21 wrote:
sensai ross, forgive me for doubting you and myself

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
There's only one thing I'm riding at 6am, and it's not a bike!

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=29098
http://www.facebook.com/ross.d.cosgrove


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 Post subject: Re: Rossco's back..
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:53 am 
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Strong lifts time!

Squat 65 Kg
X 5 reps
X 5 reps
X 5 reps
X 5 reps
X 5 reps

Bench press
57.5Kg
X 5 reps
X 5 reps
X 5 reps
X 5 reps
X 5 reps

Incline dumbbell bench to failure
17.5Kg x roughly 24 reps but I lost count around 18 or so

Tricep extensions
17.5Kg x ..lost count, did them super slow too.

Ab crunches, lost count again..

No shoulder exercise! Had stuff to do!
Having a few days rest now, am planning on sparring and practicing mixed martial arts with some friends tomorrow night! Hoping DOMS doesn't affect me too much...

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klaatu21 wrote:
sensai ross, forgive me for doubting you and myself

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
There's only one thing I'm riding at 6am, and it's not a bike!

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=29098
http://www.facebook.com/ross.d.cosgrove


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 Post subject: Re: Rossco's back..
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good to see you back pal, i havent been here alot lately either.......hope your having a good summer :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rossco's back..
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:21 pm 
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vegan_rossco wrote:
Sidereus nuncius wrote:
vegan_rossco wrote:
Yeah it's been a difficult decision to make but I'm starting to feel more comfortable about it!


If it was difficult because of morals, you can consider buying organic milk (or at least where they let the cows graze) and free range eggs, the treatment for the animals is substantially better in my opinion.


Organic isn't necessarily more ethical.. In most cases it's a lot less...
I studied animal care, management and welfare for 2 years and through experience I learnt that animals that are considered organically raised aren't allowed medicine when they are sick for example..
Obviously I would only buy free ranged, battery hens are illegal in the uk anyway.

All eggs and dairy I'm consuming are local on the Isle of Wight which means no factory farms and no mass production, just homely well cared for farms.

I'm starting to see through so much propaganda,most of which is made up crap from Peta..


Well, organic is more ethical where I live (I actually went to the farm and check).
Anyway, I think local milk & eggs is a great option, and I wish you good luck with the lifts :)


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 Post subject: Re: Rossco's back..
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:45 am 
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Thanks sidereus! :) I like your journal btw!

Hey Mike, missed you duuuude, yeah summers been great so far! Super hot on my little isle! How about you dude?

Currently preparing for a quick Deadlift session, my squat rack needs fixing.. It's wonkier than holy hell!! And I don't fancy it collapsing on me. So no squats today!

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klaatu21 wrote:
sensai ross, forgive me for doubting you and myself

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
There's only one thing I'm riding at 6am, and it's not a bike!

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=29098
http://www.facebook.com/ross.d.cosgrove


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 Post subject: Re: Rossco's back..
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:14 am 
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Deadlifts!

60Kg x 5 reps (warm up)
100Kg x 5 reps

Thought I would try some medium/heavy singles

120Kg x 1 rep
130Kg x 1 rep
140Kg x 1 rep

Felt really good! I'm confident about hitting 180 by the end of the year!

Finished with pull ups and shrugs!

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klaatu21 wrote:
sensai ross, forgive me for doubting you and myself

Mini Forklift Ⓥ wrote:
There's only one thing I'm riding at 6am, and it's not a bike!

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=29098
http://www.facebook.com/ross.d.cosgrove


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 Post subject: Re: Rossco's back..
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:53 pm 
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Nice numbers buddy. Hot as hell here today! How are things going otherwise??

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