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    ^^ Check out the video:




    Couple of things I've noticed:
    My right leg trails along. Clearly my right hammy isn't doing the basic work it should be.
    I'm doing a bit of kipping here (even though it wouldn't be effective due to the weight and would only really result in swing) which is odd, considering the footage the other night had none.


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    Did cardio this evening.

    35mins and 7000m on the rowing machine all at the hardest setting.

    Actually felt quite good. Either fitter than I thought or I wasn't rowing hard enough. Either way next time I'll aim to do the 7000m or so a bit quicker.


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    keep up the good work man, congrats on the cardio




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    I love those chins.Heavy stuff bro,keep it up!


     


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    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280 View Post
    ^^ Check out the video:

    Max?


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    Solid cardio man!

    @ Freako: ....dont insult Timbo like that!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280 View Post
    TJ: Always a pleasure dude. What did you think of my snatches?
    Are you talking about the video on the page before this? I'll be honest; I would never feel confident giving advice on any of the Olympic lifts aside from the very basics (like keeping the back flat, weight on heels, leg drive, etc). So, with that in mind, I think it looked okai. lol. Only thing I noticed was a little bit of flexion when you were squatting down but when you got into position it looked like you were arched.

    Do you do any static stretches at night?


     


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    Hypo: I actually think I'm getting fitter. Which should be all good.

    Lionheart: I had to video these for posterity. I've gotta get more of my best lifts or good lifts on video.

    ElFreako: I hope you mean you want to see me do a 1RM...... :bball:

    PV: I'm surprised in how much I've improved on cardio. I need the fitness.

    TJ: I'm lax with how often I stretch in the evenings. I do some hammys, chest and spinal deloads every evening before bed (all the stuff that tightens up from sitting all day) but a proper stretching session happens a bit ad hoc. And yeh the sitting position before the set is all about getting down and relaxed, I noticed a lot of weightlifters do this and it was in the book I'm reading so I'm copying it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tim290280 View Post
    Hypo: I actually think I'm getting fitter. Which should be all good.

    Lionheart: I had to video these for posterity. I've gotta get more of my best lifts or good lifts on video.

    ElFreako: I hope you mean you want to see me do a 1RM...... :bball:

    PV: I'm surprised in how much I've improved on cardio. I need the fitness.

    TJ: I'm lax with how often I stretch in the evenings. I do some hammys, chest and spinal deloads every evening before bed (all the stuff that tightens up from sitting all day) but a proper stretching session happens a bit ad hoc. And yeh the sitting position before the set is all about getting down and relaxed, I noticed a lot of weightlifters do this and it was in the book I'm reading so I'm copying it.
    What about hip flexors? Have you ever tried the psoas stretch? You get down in the lung position (for the sake of argument lets say the left leg is trailing and the right leg is leading). Squeeze your left glute and think of driving your hips forward; instead of just sinking forward like most people do. Then, once you get a gentle stretch in the left hip flexor you will reach over your head with your left hand (think of trying to reach over your head and touch your right ear). I'm sure you know but tight hip flexors prevent the hips from rotating which will force the back into flexion. Like I said, your is not bad but it would probably be a good idea to work on it.

    Also, since you're sitting a lot spider-man lunges would be a good idea as part of your dynamic stretching.





    Or, warrior lung:





    Glute activation would also be good prior to training (glute-bridge, side clams and X-band walks)

    Not sure if you already do this since I don't follow logs everyday.


     


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    ^^ I have been doing a variation on the lunge for hip flexor stretching and thighs. But like I said not that regularly.

    I might have to try the spidermans out in the warmup. My current lunge in the dynamics is probably not doing enough.

    I'm actually not trying for glute activation too much. I actually have a naturally big ass, which is overactive (most of the time). So it makes it really hard to get hamstring involvement in most pulling movements. As a result my hammy development trials behind my glutes and thighs. So most of my activation work is about getting the hammys going and then getting the rest to work with them.


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    Kinda off topic But hows your dog timmy?


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    nice vids tim. i approve of your snatches and the chins on the previous page. your 50kg chins looked a bit max monster ish but then i supposed ill let it slide when ur pulling 50kg. xoxo


     


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    Quote Originally Posted by Big VIC View Post
    Kinda off topic But hows your dog timmy?
    Dog strained her (equivilent of a) knee back before Xmas but is back to 100%. She did gain a bit of weight though so we had to lean her out a bit. Still a lean mean ball chasing machine though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pickle
    nice vids tim. i approve of your snatches and the chins on the previous page. your 50kg chins looked a bit max monster ish but then i supposed ill let it slide when ur pulling 50kg. xoxo
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    I actually hit my chin on the bar on the second rep....

    I think the thing is though that I usually am pulling higher than that as I try to get my clavicles to the bar. So my heaviest and lamest looking reps, while getting the chin to the bar do look a bit lameo. Plus I've got the kip and head thrust going


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    Sounds good Timbo. I also forgot to mention the rectus femoris stretch which would be good as well.


     


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    ^^ And IT band stretches...... Oh the list goes on. Stupid sitting down work!

    Ok just finishedmy workout. This was my first workout using SuperPump 250. Yes I have travelled to the pointless side of supplements
    Braaq made a point about taking NO supps that resonated with me. Basically they are meant to give you more energy and pep you up and give you a better workout, and any extra muscle growth is incidental or related to training just a bit better. Considering how flat I've felt prior to workouts for awhile now it seemed like a good idea (although really expensive in comparison to a caffeine pill) so I'm trialling it to see if it does help get over the flatness.

    My review of SuperPump 250 Lemon Burst flavour so far:

    Mixability in water - clumped to shit and floated mainly on top. Eventually got most of it to mix.

    Taste - had to check that I hadn't accidentally mixed in the lemon scented dishwashing detergent. Overpowering is the term, although not terrible.

    Aftertaste - tangy back of mouth feel that you get from sucking a real lemon.

    Effects - had a slight headache and tired feeling leading in which disappeared about 30mins after ingestion. Didn't feel to have any more energy nor the magical tingling people talk about nor did I have the skin tearing pump. I did notice though that I did train a little bit more this evening and (prepare for my obligatory n=1 anecdotal statement) could feel my muscles becoming fatigued at the end of sets.

    Conclusion - the jury is still out. Will need many uses, especially on some days when I'm unmotivated and tired from work.

    The workout:

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    C&J - practicing form more than anything
    20kg x5
    40kg x5
    60kg x4
    60kg x4
    60kg x4

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    100kg x3
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    120kg x4

    Single leg Donkey calf raise (+10 reps both legs before each set)
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    50kg x8
    50kg x8

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    Single leg Hammy curl
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    Great workout! I find your log very interesting with all the different (from what i do) exercises
    Also i totaly agree with Braaq about the benefits of NO supplements as Superpump 250. It has been clinically proven that NO products have no real effect on mouscle growth as them selves, but still many people find those products worth the money for some other reason.
    I myself don't believe in NO products' benefits (as NO products), but still I have found Superpump 250 very usable. For some reason I can't get the same feeling of energy with selfmade caffeine, taurine, beta alanine etc. mixtures.
    I hate paying the money for a product that i really don't believe in..(at least the same way and for the same reason it is marketed)
    The only reason why I still occasionally buy this kind of products is that for me they make my training a bit more fun. I really don't even think that the effect on my training would be significant enough to affect my results even in the long run.
    So is it worth the money? No, not from the functional point of view. But at least for me they sometimes might be due to the effect they have on my energy levels and mentality.

    I hope I did'nt sound like a complete moron


     


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    Nice session Tim, squats look really nice!


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    Oh noes, we have lost Tim to the dark side!


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