GodzillaKong

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  1. GodzillaKong

    2nd Challenge

    I think we all felt the same way the first time we started lifting at the gym. @Harriet is right, you'll soon fit right in. You soon realise that most people don't care and are too self absorbed to notice. As long as you don't curl in the squat rack.
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    GK refines himself (oh FFS)

    Well played
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    GK refines himself (oh FFS)

    I had that coming, didn't I? Now that I'm working an upper/lower body split, yeah. I was using them as my finishers before, but no bought them front and centre again and yeah, they're a little easy. I had a fair old gap between doing the 130 and starting this, stupid calf. (Bear in mind that 130 was a personal best that I absolutely struggled through once or twice).
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    GK refines himself (oh FFS)

    Not at the moment, although I will admit that some of my sled pushes were dangerously speedy Machine A little bit, yeah, but not too much. It helps that I'm going for volume and not lifting anywhere near as much as I used to be; 4*15 @ 50kg for squats, instead of the 5*5 @ 130 I was doing earlier this year for example. When I had squats and deadlifts on the same day doing 5*5 Strongly suggest that properly wiped me out.
  5. GodzillaKong

    2nd Challenge

    Stuff like gaming; I enjoy it, but I am oh so very bad at it. I'm not sure I've ever won a race on Mario Kart.
  6. GodzillaKong

    2nd Challenge

    So, late to the party, but welcome to the Warriors. As I'm sure you've noticed, most people here aren't your stereotypical muscleheads. One of the reasons I joined (and have stayed) NF is because people here have interests beyond just lifting. And who are incredibly friendly and non judgemental. We're nerds (or, in my case, a nerd who is shit at nerd things) and that's what makes us great. So, welcome. I feel I must warn you that Grumble is definitely the evil twin. There's no easy way to say this but... He runs. For pleasure. That's... That's not normal. Don't let that put you off too much. He's a great guy. But just... Be aware.
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    GK refines himself (oh FFS)

    So at the moment I'm doubling up on the big lifts. My schedule looks like this; Monday: Bench, OHP, Rows, pull downs Tuesday: squats, deadlifts Wednesday: rest Thursday: Bench, OHP, Rows, pull downs Friday: squats, deadlifts Then some accessory exercises to fit in around that in the time I have. It's working for me so far, but it's only been a week. I think it helps that for the moment my primary goal is losing weight from my body rather than adding weight to the bar.
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    GK refines himself (oh FFS)

    The last couple of challenges I've made great strides. My weight has dropped 7.9kg since the end of July (my target for this challenge is to make that at least 10kg lost, so a target of 114.6kg), I'm working out regularly, eating well and avoiding food temptation far more often than I used to. The path I'm on is a good one and will get me to where I want soon enough. But for all the things I'm doing, I can get better and this challenge is about doing just that. For this I'll be using the world famous system I just invented, FFS. And, as we all know, FFS stands for Food, Form and Sleep. Of course. 1) Food. Fibre - average 15+g a day: it's so easy to go over my RDI of sugar or salt; an orange juice here, a cheeky salty snack here. But fibre. Man, fibre. I am almost always consistently down on how much I should be having, sometimes by as much as half. I average around 10g. I should be somewhere around 30g a day. That's a big old jump, but 15g seems manageable. This means more black beans, kidney beans, brocolli and the like. It also means making a few changes to; Breakfast - a few challenges back, around the turn of the year, I made it my goal to fix breakfast. And it's a whole lot better than it was. But it can be better. So swap out my protein granola for Alpen or Bran Flakes (helping out with the fibre) on some days, maybe scrambled eggs on toast, or some cottage cheese. Nothing too exciting. But better. 2) Form On the whole, my form is ok but - yes, you've guessed it - it could be better, especially towards the end of my sets. Big problem tends to be with Burpees, but occasionally deadlifts and squats. My left elbow tends to flare a bit when i curl or bench. I will concentrate on stopping this and making sure my form is more refined. 3) Sleep To be in bed with all devices off by 11. I just do not get enough sleep. I'm usually in bed ok on a weeknight, but distractions can keep me awake beyond 11 or 12 sometimes. No, not those sorts of bed time distractions, behave yourselves! You know well enough I mean phones and tablets and TV. Stop laughing at the back there! Beyond that, the usual goals apply; gym 3 times a week, no fizzy pop or chocolates or takeaways etc etc. Oh, and obviously, this will be a Frasier theme. For who else could be more refined?