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Update: I got fat over Xmas and hit 96.5kg. It was partly the hot weather, the beer, the extra food, the lack of motivation to exercise (in the heat, but just in general) that saw me climb above 90kg. So as of the 30th of December I've been on a diet. Basically I've cleaned up my diet, cut out any processed foods basically. So far I've dropped a kilogram a week of blubber and my strength is going up nicely.
Last week I hit a 140kg double on the front squat, nice (Skippy I successfully ripped the arse out of another pair of shorts ). Also had my best shoulder session in years, hitting a military press of 75kg for an easy triple. I've also made some equipment and some upgrades. I drilled out some extra holes in my power rack so that I can do a mid-shin rack deadlift (pulled 220kg on that). If I had been thinking I would have put some band pegs in while I was at it I also built a dip station out of wood and just used it for a finisher on chest this evening. Dips are awesome.
Aside from that I can say that where I live in Australia is not underwater, in fact we had our first real rainfall event of the past 18 months a fortnight ago. I also bought another amp. Coolest little thing ever:
Remember that a 1W amp is half as loud as a 10W amp which is half as loud as a 100W amp. So you can get just as much (technically more) out of a fully cranked 10W amp as you can out of a half volume 100W. The only real difference is headroom. Do you crank you're current amps right up?
At the moment I have a 200w solid state Randall head and a 4x12 marshal jcm cabinet haha, I really want to downgrade to a combo amp because it is a massive **** to transport! I kind of want to look around the 30-50w just so I can cover as many bases as possible when it comes to gig size, something I could still use for a smaller gig but also something with a bit of balls. I havn't heard many good things at all about Krank amps, however I was thinking hard about the engl's, also the laney and the marshal combos I've seen have been great!
Randall RM22 (two module 20W tube amp, the video is the Ultra XL module which is the second heaviest or something):
Egnater Rebel 20 (the 30 is good too but has two channels and a different breakup profile):
Engl are apparently hit and miss tone wise. Best to try them out in store is the word on the recording pages. Laney makes a great amp, can't remember the model, but it kicks ass. VHT, Fryette (they have a power switchable head 100/40), Hiwatt, can't forget the Mesa (if you have heaps of money burning a hole in your pocket). Rivera's Knucklehead line have some switchable heads too. Although that get back to owning a stack again.
140 for 2 on fronties is very impessive!
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Yes I'm still alive folks.
I've been busy with work, life, etc. I'm also spending more time working on my novel/s. It is about time I took writing to the next level.
Any way, my strength has stayed pretty much the same, but I'm actually training less. I'm still doing Front squats with +140kg, in fact managed a double with 145kg last week. The floor press is right at 140kg but I'm able to rep out at 120kg. My rack deadlift this evening was a 230kg pull from the shins, so it would be interesting to see what my deadlift would be with that extra couple of inches ROM.
While I'm training less I am actually still doing stuff most days. I often ride my stationary bike in the mornings before breakfast. I've been leaving a bar set up with 80kg on it to do 20 rep squats, a set of thick bar chinups and a set of dips whenever I walk past. I'll up the weight to 100kg on the squats soon. I'm actually impressed that I can squat so well cold, but then I thought that doing dips and chins cold was no different to a BW or thereabouts squat cold. So now that I'm used to this little superset I'll start pushing it a little bit more.
Oh and check out my blog. It will start to have some of my writing released on it soon.