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    This. I have a Philips Hue household, so I have...

    This. I have a Philips Hue household, so I have one of their lights in the center of the room, but that leaves a lot of shadows throughout the gym. I then ran Hue LED light strips behind one...
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    Sticky: Dude. My wallet broke the day I discovered...

    Dude. My wallet broke the day I discovered lifting and isn’t ever going to get fixed.

    As for the FT2, I’m quite happy with it. Bought it for the wife and planned to use it mostly for accessory...
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    Wish I had the time for that - when you’re...

    Wish I had the time for that - when you’re training as hard as you’re going to be, you can eat like a horse and still be skinny as a supermodel.

    I think you’ve got some good advice above, but I’d...
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    Sticky: Alright, mine’s in a pretty-close-to-final state,...

    Alright, mine’s in a pretty-close-to-final state, so here you go. Been getting this built up over the past 8 months since we moved in.

    Key pieces of equipment:
    * Rogue RML 690 rack
    * Inspire...
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    Awesome!

    Awesome!
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    Every now and again I venture into the Misc...

    Every now and again I venture into the Misc section, just to reaffirm my belief in the stupidity of humanity. Holy crap, people.

    I’m not even going to point any fingers at any particular...
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    I read something on the BBC this morning that...

    I read something on the BBC this morning that talked about... an ex minister of some sort, I think? Complaining about how the prime minister was pressurized by scientists into this new lockdown.
    ...
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    I know this is off topic, but I really have to...

    I know this is off topic, but I really have to ask... were the motorcycle wreck and helicopter ride incident connected? Because it sounds like something straight outta an action movie!

    In any...
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    Read the nutrition subforum here - all the...

    Read the nutrition subforum here - all the information you need is there. You want to focus on a protein-heavy meal plan with a relatively small caloric deficit (that forum will teach you how to...
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    I used to run and now lift. My resting heart rate...

    I used to run and now lift. My resting heart rate has moved up to the high 40s from the mid 40s.

    Not sure what any of this has to do with the OP’s question, though.
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    Singles, pah. I do negatives.

    Singles, pah. I do negatives.
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    Thorough. I’d Rep, but I’m on spread.

    Thorough. I’d Rep, but I’m on spread.
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    I don’t know what you read, but the studies I’ve...

    I don’t know what you read, but the studies I’ve read lately say that frequency is not really relevant, and that it comes down to weekly volume, insofar as that can be measured.
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    A loading phase is not required, nor is cycling....

    A loading phase is not required, nor is cycling. Creatine is an easy supplement - just keep taking 5g a day and after about a month you’ll be at max capacity in your system. Stay on it forever. If...
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    You know, I get it. I used to be a big guy...

    You know, I get it. I used to be a big guy myself, lost some 60 lbs from my peak. But there are guys on here who in their 50s decided to drop a hundred or more pounds, and then get jacked.

    You...
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    I’ve had that one for half a year or so. Been...

    I’ve had that one for half a year or so. Been very happy with the angles, though I do think a little sharper knurling would have been ok as you implied. Can feel a bit slippery at times.
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    The bigger problem with the Watson revolving rack...

    The bigger problem with the Watson revolving rack is that it only fits small, dense dumbbells like the ones they sell. Get some urethane dumbbells and they’ll be too big for it.
  • I started 2 years ago at 39. Lost all my fat...

    I started 2 years ago at 39. Lost all my fat (that’s where my profile pic is from, pre-gainz post-deficit), and since have added some appreciable muscle. Plan is to compete in a couple more years,...
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    I’m planning to get one of these:...

    I’m planning to get one of these:
    https://watsongym.co.uk/product/calf-raise-block/

    But really, a plate on the ground while you use your SSB works just fine.
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    How does this help your forearms, as indicated in...

    How does this help your forearms, as indicated in the OP? I don’t see it...
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