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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:20 am

KPj wrote:And while i'm at it....

Our free weights area is pretty much 100% mirrored. You can't escape them. Due to the convenience of where the weights are kept, basically anyone who DL's will do it close to a mirror which also keeps you out the way of people. However, then you get these guys who will either stand or set up a bench, normally doing curls of some kind, and they'll sit RIGHT behind you. You know, it's crucial that they see their biceps growing throughout the set - imagining them expanding and filling up the room (20 points for arnie reference? I think from pumping iron? ).

You essentially end up with your a$$ about half a foot from another mans face. Now, i'm open minded. I'm not really "against" many things. I never did play rugby, either, so i'm never 100% comfortable when my glutes are within flexing distance of another mans face.

I think i'm done. :angryfire:

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I've had a thought about your most recent rant (anybody else really look forward to KPj venting spleen? I, for one, can't get enough), now obviously you are someone who trains hard and consistently, which, let's face it, is sorely lacking in most gyms. Also, you are very strong for your size (you're about 175lbs but bench about 300 if I remember right?) so you can tell that you know what you're doing.

I think the reason these guys want to get so close to you is just to be your friend. I think they're getting inside your personal space in the hope that you'll strike up a conversation and let them in on some secret technique to building an awesome bicep peak or whatever it is that most folk in gyms are after.

As for the ass-in-the-face thing, well I don't really have an explanation for that other than the folk in your gym are clearly perverts.


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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:23 am

RobertB wrote:
carlito wrote:lmao, It was a great shot, fully deserved aswell.

So you were actually on Jeremy Kyle? Did he piss you off too? lol
Not "on" it :) in the audience, and yea he was cringeworthy, it was like going to the circus - unfortunately I didnt have sex till 19, so I was about 8 years late to get on stage - and it wasn't with 6 council estate girls who all got pregnant :)
I watch an episode once where some 16 year old kid had got 4 girls pregnant all at the same time!

Morality aside, that is one charming young man!

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Re: Random crap

Post by hoosegow » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:48 am

KPj wrote:And while i'm at it....

You essentially end up with your a$$ about half a foot from another mans face. Now, i'm open minded. I'm not really "against" many things. I never did play rugby, either, so i'm never 100% comfortable when my glutes are within flexing distance of another mans face.


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Try being the center on a football (American) team.

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Re: Random crap

Post by KPj » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:31 am

Robert - Nothing wrong with doing stuff infront of a mirror. It's just so close to my a$$ when I DL that i'm slightly uncomfortable with. This is also people setting up AFTER me....

It doesn't stop me. This kind of thing just makes me angry and makes me train hard. Can't really complain. But I will anyway :scratch:
robertscott wrote: I've had a thought about your most recent rant (anybody else really look forward to KPj venting spleen? I, for one, can't get enough), now obviously you are someone who trains hard and consistently, which, let's face it, is sorely lacking in most gyms. Also, you are very strong for your size (you're about 175lbs but bench about 300 if I remember right?) so you can tell that you know what you're doing.
My b/w has jumped around a lot recently. I was a very soft 185-ish (i "peaked" at a shade over 190 with a beautiful power belly) when I first benched 300 (got 2 reps) but, have since hit it at much leaner 175 (for a single, stapled on the double). Actually got my b/w down to 170 but I was losing too fast, I think. It's not a true 1RM but it's very close. Sometimes I miss 300. Haven't went down to below 5 reps on it in 3 months now so not sure where it's at. I actually thought my bench was just stalling big time but, then I realised I was hitting the same numbers at 10-15lbs lighter so I count that as progress (which has been lacking in the last year or so in general).

Anyway, i'm rambling. Bench is actually my worse lift out of the 3 big ones. I've fought harder for it though, and had more problems with it either through injury or stalling. I actually feel more confident helping someone bench than, say, DL, which is "my lift".
robertscott wrote: I think the reason these guys want to get so close to you is just to be your friend. I think they're getting inside your personal space in the hope that you'll strike up a conversation and let them in on some secret technique to building an awesome bicep peak or whatever it is that most folk in gyms are after.
LOL at awesome bicep peak. Clearly you haven't seen my biceps, or lack thereof. I am putting together an arm specialisation program. If it works it's getting E-booked and E-marketed.

In all seriousness, though, I help anyone I can. I actually need to train at 9 - 9:30 at night (gym closes at 10) because I can't really get a decent workout done before then. It's not that I can't say "leave me alone just now", it's just that I can't help it. I'm as notorious in the gym for talking a lot as I am on here for writing long posts. If i'm at reception and a member asks a question, the receptionist will almost always warn the member, "don't get him started". I actually TRY and give short answers as well.

I've figured that when someone says to me, "you can really tell how passionate you are about this", they actually mean, "you lost me at 'well, it depends' and now i've slipped into a coma, please just get to the point".

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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:40 pm

In our little gym we have one of those mirrors that's about a foot wide and 3 feet tall, like what you'd mount on the inside of a closet door for your wife to check her outfit before going out. The frame is broken in several places, but the glass hasn't broken yet. My friend gets it out occasionally and tries to place it strategically so he can watch himself curl or something. He has to lean it up on the broken treadmill and stand just in the right place for it to work. Then it's in everyone else's way. I tease him mercilessly, but he just likes to watch himself lift sometime.


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Re: Random crap

Post by Oscar_Actuary » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:13 pm

KPj wrote:I've figured that when someone says to me, "you can really tell how passionate you are about this", they actually mean, "you lost me at 'well, it depends' and now i've slipped into a coma, please just get to the point".
The world needs more of yous around

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Re: Random crap

Post by hoosegow » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:32 pm

Don't spend your life doing what you are supposed to do.

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Re: Random crap

Post by Jungledoc » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:38 pm

There is nothing so wasteful as doing efficiently that which shouldn't be done at all.

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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:37 pm

the two most exciting fitness/diet things I have encountered in 2011:

Intermittent Fasting: 5 pounds up since the start of June and down 2 notches on my belt. Yes please!

The effect of core musculature on mobility: stretching my hips wasn't working despite doing it for years. A Chad Waterbury article meant that in 5 minutes of doing the exercises he prescribed I could touch my toes for the first time since I was a kid! Definitely going to do core stuff every day for the rest of my life.

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Re: Random crap

Post by hoosegow » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:19 am

You got the link?

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Re: Random crap

Post by stuward » Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:47 am

hoosegow wrote:You got the link?
I'm guessing it's this one. http://chadwaterbury.com/strengthen-you ... amstrings/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:37 pm

that wasn't the exact one but it's the same principle. This was the one I saw:

http://www.t-nation.com/free_online_art ... proof_body" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

should probably have linked to that when I posted last time. Now every workout I do the routine in that article first, it's basically the same as the one in Stuward's link except it goes:

dying bug with wall push
leg curl with single leg balance
stir the pot
pallof press

2 sets of each

i do it first in the workout so my core is activated for the subsequent exercises. If my back feels a little stiff or sore when I get to the gym it always feels great after 2 sets of those. It's totally changed how I think about mobility and core training. I still static stretch a bit, but it's just the icing on the cake now

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Re: Random crap

Post by mark74 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:22 pm

Drat, I'll have to go buy a swiss ball tomorrow.

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Re: Random crap

Post by robertscott » Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:23 pm

mark74 wrote:Drat, I'll have to go buy a swiss ball tomorrow.
haha, yup. I bought one the other day and now I've gotten over the initial embarrassment I'll never look back.

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Re: Random crap

Post by RobertB » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:39 am

Im thinking about, or rather, beggining to plan, a 150 (aprox) mile cycle from Dunkerque to Amsterdam (via FIT!! Bruges) in April>June (aprox) so I'm currently looking for a few 60>100 mile group trips to get my head around it/increase cardio fitness. Anyway, point being, I'm gunna find one for scotland, and get a free 6 hour session off you KPJ, I figure doubling my bench is worth the trip :razz: - then it's off to bed in your house, a cooked breakfast from you, then I'll be on my way!!! (once being dropped off at the station)


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