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  • Birthday 11/11/1989

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  1. Still at it! 4 years on and I have only missed a few weeks of lifting. I would like to thank the guys on this thread for showing me the way of the compound lift. Truly, thank you. I haven't really had any goals and I haven't really been consistent with my diet. Half a year ago I did manage to get up to 170kg deadlift, 140kg squat, 95kg bench and 85kg power cleans which I was dead chuffed about. I very nearly hit 60kg military press and have been dipping with 30kg hanging from me. I slowy (oh so slowly) worked my way up from 1x10 chin ups to now be able to perform 10x3. I did my lower back in at work a few months ago and had to lay off squats, deads and cleans but it's getting better slowly. I'm currently on the 5x5 Texas Method at the moment and am finding it to be fantastic for me. Weighed in at 80kg this morning. Here are some photos of my progress: http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/537/14CjUr.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/540/s0r6ka.jpg http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/901/zUwgU0.jpg
  2. Weighed in at 191lbs this morning. Here I am doing some deadlifts. Vegan power! http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/5762/deadlift.jpg
  3. Still at it. Still on starting strength. Here at some progress photos that I took earlier today. I had no idea that my back had gotten so big Vegan power. http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/3052/frontcomparison.jpg http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/2277/backcomparisong.jpg
  4. So, I have finished university and have moved back to my home town that has crap free weight facilities (no bench or a bar). I will not be able to carry on with Rippletoe’s starting strength :/ I am a bit lost as what to do now. I won't be able to get to a proper gym with a bar for about 2 months. I have quite a bit of excess fat from bulking. Do I cut now? Should I try a different workout that doesn't involve a bar? Any advice would be hugely appreciated!
  5. Here are some progress pictures. I need to eat more :/ http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8891/061111frontcomparison.jpg http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/9581/061111backcomparison.jpg
  6. Hi there, I have a brother who is vegetarian and is looking to shift a lot of weight. He probably weighs nearly 20 stone. I am trying to help but am unsure what I should be encouraging him to do (diet and exercise wise). He really enjoys swimming and is very good at it, if this is any help? Could somebody please help me out with this? He is very close to me and I really want to help him out. Thank you so much for taking the time to read. X
  7. Still at it. Weighed in at 178lbs this morning. Been losing my appetite recently as I have been feeling down. It is coming back slowly. This photo was taken from a festival last weekend (first drink this year - bad). I think I am coming along nicely http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/7131/groez.jpg
  8. I weighed in this morning at 175lbs, meaning I have put on 19lbs since December 15th. I am so pleased with this. I am going to keep bulking up for a few more months. Playing my first game of footie since my injury (back in november) on friday. I am really excited to get back on the pitch but wonder how I will fair with my added weight? I've been doing 10k runs once a week for about 4 weeks now, but have been doing them in just over 45 minutes. Prior to my in jury, they would take just over 40 minutes. I will post on here after my football session on friday to tell you how I get on (to those who are interested!). I am starting to see a pretty big difference from the photo taken in december. Anyway, hope you all had fine weekends.
  9. Picture taken today (03/02/11) Not much to report since I last posted. Been having a bit of a shit time with everything in the last week or so but I'm still at it. I am noticing my back and thighs growing very quickly though the picture doesn't really show it. Also, my bum is feeling more muscular. My ankle is now strong enough to do some jogging, and I have a friendly 5-a-side game with my housemates coming up in three weeks time. Still eating around 3500 cals a day. Maybe I should be eating more? I really need to try and find a place to weigh. I seem to have grown an extra chin as well. http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/3930/frontflexh.jpg Roll on squats tomorrow!
  10. That chinese BBQ tofu sounds SO good. Shame I don't own a slow cooker!
  11. Just taken some new photos today (09-01-11) and put them next to my photos from June last year. I am pleased with my progress since I started my new diet and program at the start of december. I have also switched to the cheaper myprotein brown rice powder and pea protein mix. A lot of people dislike the taste of the pea protein from what I have seen in reviews. I simply add half a pint of water and down it in one with no problem. Anyway, roll on gym tomorrow! http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/9449/010911vbbcomparisonfron.jpg http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/7612/010911vbbcomparisonback.jpg Cheers
  12. Workout A 1.Squat, 3 sets x 5 reps using the same weight 2.Press, 3 x 5 using the same weight 3.Deadlift, 1 x 5 4.Chin-ups, 3 x failure, 5 minutes rest between Workout B: 1.Squat, 3 x 5 using the same weight 2.Bench Press, 3 x 5 using the same weight 3.Power Clean, 5 x 3 using the same weight Would it be alright to do the dumbbell equivalent of each exercise for 2 weeks? The gym at my home town doesn't have a bar, but my term time gym has.
  13. Cheers guys. This is the workout I am roughly following - http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/10-week-mass-building-program.html Haven't tried to do any leg yet with my ankle still being quite sore and lacking full movement in it. The only trouble I am having is with my arms (mostly biceps) as they still seem very weak (I am only using like 5kg-7.5kg dumbells). The snow in my area has closed my gym today so I am a bit pissed. Would it be alright to do the 3 workouts without the split in the middle as my gym will be closed christmas eve, christmas day and boxing day? Sorry mate, could you explain this a bit? Is that 30% rice protein with 70% pea protein? So for every 1 scoop of rice protein, I put in 2 and a bit scoops of pea protein? Thanks again for the support.
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