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    Good advice. I don't feel motivated to brush my...

    Good advice. I don't feel motivated to brush my teeth, but I still do it everyday. I learnt that from someone here.
  • If your lifts went up every week forevermore, you...

    If your lifts went up every week forevermore, you would look like the Incredible Hulk within 12 months
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    I just wanted to say, you look damn good,...

    I just wanted to say, you look damn good, especially if that's not flexed
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    I injured my lower back years ago (gardening...

    I injured my lower back years ago (gardening accident) so now I do front squats. With back squats as I go heavier there's an inclination to cheat and lean forwards, but with front squats you can't do...
  • Good luck, also read what Xsquid said above. You...

    Good luck, also read what Xsquid said above. You can get fat eating nothing but peanuts and lose weight eating nothing but ice-cream - if you weigh your foods and record them in an app you can eat...
  • I snack all day long, but I replaced a lot of the...

    I snack all day long, but I replaced a lot of the snacks with healthier options.

    I don't eat much chocolate now because it tends to be so high in calories.

    Pickles and plum tomatoes make a nice...
  • I never really considered myself as "obese" but I...

    I never really considered myself as "obese" but I was getting bigger (fatter) gradually over a long period of time.

    In the end I rejoined the gym and went from 210 pounds to 162 pounds in just...
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    Interesting read. TBH once the eggs are whisked...

    Interesting read. TBH once the eggs are whisked in with milk, yoghurt, fruit, oats, whey powder, etc the taste and consistency is completely disguised. However I'm not advocating eating them raw,...
  • Well I am back from vacation and just wanted to...

    Well I am back from vacation and just wanted to thank everyone for their replies. Strangely, the rib strain disappeared around 3 days later. It was very much like DOMS; took 24 hours to surface and...
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    Amen!

    Amen!
  • Perhaps 3 days is giving you more recovery time. ...

    Perhaps 3 days is giving you more recovery time. Currently I'm doing 5 days a week. Regarding equipment, machines in particular, I always keep notes with regards to seat position (height, incline,...
  • Yeah, with my latest rib thing I have no choice...

    Yeah, with my latest rib thing I have no choice but to rest because you use your core in just about every exercise.

    With my shoulder I didn't rest and just did excerises that didn't hurt/aggravate...
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    Sacrilege!!

    Sacrilege!!
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    Doesn't that mean you are having to wait 8 hours...

    Doesn't that mean you are having to wait 8 hours to eat your oats, rather than 10 minutes? lol

    Kidding aside, I'm not sure about the different types of oats that are available since I only buy...
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    Hens in the UK are vacinated against salmonella. ...

    Hens in the UK are vacinated against salmonella. To quote the Food Standards Agency: "Lion Mark eggs, which include almost all of the eggs produced in the UK, are virtually free of salmonella."
  • Yes I never actually thought if it like that, but...

    Yes I never actually thought if it like that, but you're right.



    Thanks for the reply Grubman. I'm typically aiming for 8-10 reps and like you I have been going higher recently (14-16 reps). ...
  • Getting older - and fed up with getting injured!

    As per the title, 6 months ago I injured my shoulder doing weighted dips, it's never been right since but I can work around it.

    5 weeks ago I got tendinitis in my knee, and even after resting it...
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    I have indeed - when bulking 10 years ago I used...

    I have indeed - when bulking 10 years ago I used to eat 10-12 a day.

    I'd often mix 6 raw eggs in with my 1,000 calorie shake in the morning. I know there is the whole controvosy about egg protein...
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    I eat something an hour or two before the gym,...

    I eat something an hour or two before the gym, and then straight after. I never feel as strong if I eat right before working out.
  • I ate at a defecit for 9 months so I would say it...

    I ate at a defecit for 9 months so I would say it is feasible long term. I'd say the first 6 months were pretty easy in fact, but it did eventually become more and more difficult.

    I'm bulking now...
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