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  • Any pictures Dave?

    Any pictures Dave?
  • I'm in Wales, thought an announcement for us on...

    I'm in Wales, thought an announcement for us on gyms was due soon?
  • UK Gyms Opening & Already The Sell Off Begins

    Announcement that UK gyms will open soon and already I'm starting to see people who panic purchased at the start of lockdown listing their kit on Marketplace for unreasonable prices.

    Give it a...
  • I had a thought to make some small sandbags out...

    I had a thought to make some small sandbags out of inner tubes and loop them around the weight plates, small incremental increases in weights, 500g, 1kg, 2kg, etc...

    I may play around with it...
  • Thanks and probably the same, maybe up to 1kg...

    Thanks and probably the same, maybe up to 1kg each side??
  • How are you getting on solving this one, Dave?...

    How are you getting on solving this one, Dave? I've the exact same set so looking at you man to help!

    Appreciate it mate.
  • Hey, how are you getting on? I wish I'd got the...

    Hey, how are you getting on? I wish I'd got the 40kg set but they weren't available :-(
  • Interested in how you do it Dave... At the...

    Interested in how you do it Dave...

    At the moment I have some homemade 5kg sand bags with a rope handle I hook over the dumbbell to lift... I've also got some homemade 10kg sand bags but they're...
  • Dave? How are your attaching those additional...

    Dave? How are your attaching those additional plates to your adjustable set (I have the same set as you)?
  • Thanks again, really grateful for your solid...

    Thanks again, really grateful for your solid advice.

    Some very old injuries mean that mobility in my shoulders isnt great, for that reason I dont really do exercises like barbell/ dumbbell upright...
  • Thank you both, I knew I'd get some good advice...

    Thank you both, I knew I'd get some good advice here...

    The reason I alter the rest periods is that I thought it was another method of progressive overload?

    I've a gammy shoulder so try to...
  • Yet another "critique my home routine" request

    Afternoon all you purveyors of wisdom. I am currently working out from home in the UK with an assortment of kit. I may look at mixing it up in July, but can you please cast your expert eyes over my...
  • Thank you both I guess my goal is to work out...

    Thank you both
    I guess my goal is to work out with more regularity to prove I can do it, despite the inevitable aches and pains which will follow. Any degree of difference in my lifts, or body, is...
  • Want to start 1 month challenge for July

    Long time lurker here, love to read all of the expert advice given out by people way, way cleverer than me. During this lockdown I have access to some basic kit and been keeping up with a reasonable...
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    Upper Body Routines?

    Pulling together a 4 day split routine, Upper and Lower splits, what do people think of this Upper body for days A and C? My aim is to tone up a little...

    DAY1

    Bench Press & Barbell Row

    Pull...
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    Mixed Equipment Routine Idea?

    I am still relatively new to going to the gym, not unfit as also a keen cyclist, but want to tone up a little.

    I have been exclusively using the free weights but, as my opportunities to get to the...
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