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  1. In Topic: Fitness and weightlifting

    28 March 2019 - 09:53 AM

    View PostAptorian, on 28 March 2019 - 08:18 AM, said:

    Remember, like straps for grip, you should only use the belt for the heaviest lifts, the last sets, so that your core still gets a proper workout.

    I'm too far to comfortably use a belt currently. Luckily the extra mass helps on the bottom of the big lifts.

    Thanks, will keep that in mind!
  2. In Topic: Fitness and weightlifting

    28 March 2019 - 06:45 AM

    The hell did I just see?

    Those Barbells are 100 kgs each??? WTF!


    in other news, I got me a weightlifting belt. I also got myself some gloves. I feel a bit silly walking around with the belt.

    They do make a massive difference though. Should have bought this sooner.

    I am currently trying to follow Brian Alsruhes program advice on just building my weak points to have stronger overall movements.

    My weakest is still my bench. I am building strength by upping my reps to 20-30 at four sets at a negligible weight. Focusing on maxing out seated chest and Tricep machines.

    I feel more comfortable under the bar. My Traps and Tris are developing well and the pushup tests are starting to run smoothly

    I will see if I've made any real progress in May when I start focused Bench Press and compound training.
  3. In Topic: Fitness and weightlifting

    01 March 2019 - 03:23 AM

    View PostCoco with marshmallows, on 28 February 2019 - 08:52 PM, said:

    sadly done basically bugger all training so far this year due to a recurring niggle on my foot (plantar fasciitis)

    its tremendously irritating, as its starting to improve a little now so have to resist the temptation to do anything - its easy to skip training when you can't walk without pain, but when its getting better the desire to go to the gym and do something is high...
    just have to keep reminding myself that i'd set my recovery even farther back.

    Sorry to hear that Coco, hope you come right soon.

    I've been resisting going to gym this week, that mild Flu I had persisted, much better now.

    I'm gonna do rowing and cycling to get back in shape. I might do some circuit as well but I'll see how it goes, breathing discomfort has me worried.
  4. In Topic: Fitness and weightlifting

    22 February 2019 - 08:30 AM

    View PostAlternative Goose, on 21 February 2019 - 09:26 PM, said:

    I love Alsruhe. It always surprised me that he gets so few views. The guy is a beast and very entertaining.

    Alan Thrall is also good if you want pointers on the big lifts and power lifting stuff. He sort of providers and easier digestible interpretation of Mark Rippetoes Starting Strength teaching + more strong man stuff.

    If you're into bodybuilding I can also recommend John Meadows Mountaindog1 channel. The guy's got a million little tricks to get more out of your training.

    Edit: The Athlean-X channel with Jeff Cavelier is also good if you want a more scientific, atlete minded advise. The guy has a hundred ideas to target muscles in alternative ways. And he uses his own body in a very visual way.

    I'd argue you shouldn't take his advise as gospel enterily though. Some of his ideas just aren't practical for your average gym goer.

    I watched a lot of Jeffs earlier videos, they helped me workout target areas. I think he is an athletic-minded coach first and power lift trainer second. I want to go the power lift route once my basics are in order. So far anything on on weight training exercises has been great. I'll have a look at the other channels. That Pull up video made tons of sense and was way more entertaining.

    I have a bit of a flu today, Everyone says I should stay away from gym for now so I'm gonna sit in and eat, will do the weight exercises tomorrow after a movie.
  5. In Topic: Fitness and weightlifting

    21 February 2019 - 12:15 PM

    View PostCoco with marshmallows, on 20 February 2019 - 10:21 PM, said:

    good for you Dolmen, simple goals are a great way to keep yourself motivated.

    in terms of the pull up, and provided you're truly interested in it, i recommend the following video for you to watch:

    ^ link in case it doesn't work

    I like this.

    I am currently rowing 5km in 21 minutes. I cant seem to go much faster but I think I can try make 7km for 30 minutes my regular cardio.

    I do the new Gyms Circuit pretty easily. slowly starting to add weight here and there.

    My las gym session had me clocking the seated dip machine which used to be a struggle.

    I did four sets of eccentric rows and four sets of cable cross. I managed to do two other chest machines before I finished with legs.

    I decided I'll be using Fridays to do free weights exclusively, This will be Cleans, Bench, Deadlift and Barbells. I might do Sevens and or Pull ups. I think I might manage 4 sets of 5 on my own, I'm still pretty heavy and soft about the middle but my upper body is much stronger than when I got started.


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    15 Feb 2018 - 10:16
    Happy birthday O artiste par excellence
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    02 Jan 2017 - 05:17
    Cool your work!!!!
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    Azath Housecat 

    07 Aug 2015 - 17:38
    Hey Dolmen,
    Just letting you know that 'Two Blades' is the new picture of the week on the Wiki... or is it Two Blades vs Two Blades? ;)
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    08 Aug 2014 - 15:51
    Heh, now I've activated my poor, forgotten DeviantArt account (Irmanamers) so I could add your pics to my favourites and procrastinate. :)
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    Dolmen 2.0 

    08 Aug 2014 - 15:51
    Oh that's a good scene. I'll give it a go and we'll see what comes of it. :)
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    08 Aug 2014 - 14:23
    Just spent half an hour or so browsing through your pics. Great stuff.
    If your muse strikes, the scene with Ganoes Paran and the dead hounds (GotM) would be great. I liked the character already, but that scene, that he could see the beauty in those beast, made me love him.
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    Dolmen 2.0 

    12 Dec 2013 - 05:10
    Firstly its a Llama and secondly there are no Brent Weeks' here at all, carry on ;)
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    Mrs Savagely Wishy Washy 

    11 Dec 2013 - 19:17
    Who that guy with a sheep? Ah, it's Dolmen+, not brent weeks. Also not brent weeks in fact.
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    High House Dark 

    08 May 2013 - 05:22
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    Dolmen 2.0 

    07 May 2013 - 18:13
    You know what this means don't you? you have opened pandoras box. the horsemen will ride!
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    High House Dark 

    07 May 2013 - 04:55
    YOU HAVE NO PROFILE COMMENTS, WHAT. Bloop bloop, bleep bloop. There. Fixed.
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