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About Raining_again

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  • Birthday 07/03/86

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    Lifting heavy weights, playing games, dying my hair rad colours
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    n64, gba micro, ds, wii
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    playstation 1, xbox 360
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    age of empires 1, classic.
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  1. Awww @Blade you guys are adorable :3
  2. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    Well I might be biased being female but my body toughens up after a while and i felt like a fuckin' powerhorse doing 5x5 three times a week and oly (leg heavy) once a week. But women are apparently able to recover from frequent load better than males. I'd be interested to know how you get on. I didn't really find my oly suffered for doing squats a lot. Mentally it was a bit taxing getting to the upper limit of what you could squat and continually adding, or even staying at the same weight so frequently. I think a 3x5 could work, maybe even a 3x5 at 80% 5rm could work too.
  3. @MindFreak from a woman's perspective, i dont think you're being weird and your concerns are TOTALLY valid. I mean how would she feel if her eggs were the ones at fault? Equality is a two way street and you and your sperm are not just disposable income =(
  4. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    a hundred kiloooo squuuaat
  5. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    get itttttttttttt! I used my belt for the first time over the weekend. Feels good to have that support and being able to brace against it certainly pushes up the weight i can lift. w/ bonus kitty
  6. Run run runnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn >_<
  7. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    @drahkon, yeah keto is difficult to keep to for gaining, and intense sports (which is why i'm not doing it now!) because hunger is so low, and fat is so filling. Good for you, keep checking in and let us know how you are getting on =)
  8. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    I got a 90kg squat, and attempted 100kg (which got half way up) Lots of rows, GMs, RDLs in my future. Did some snatches this evening, its nice to be able to still do them. Rhomboids are smoked though.... Which partners well with the back work I suppose. My squat failings are in my back, rather than my legs, i fail halfway up (which apparently is unusual in a lifter) which is usually indicative of a weaker core/back. Which is not wrong as i've had injuries (prolapsed discs x4) on top of arthritis and let my back go to hell.
  9. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    I nearly always achieve PB's when im not training excessively. And I notice this more and more since I've got into my 30s.
  10. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    Doing 5x5 squats (at what could be a mere 5kg from your 1rm) 3 x a week is soooo taxing on your body. But even the inventor himself says its not really an intermediate or advanced programme, i do believe a lot of people advance onto a 5-3-1 type program after. I just loved it. my strength gains were crazy, i ate food constantly, and i frightened the crap out of the daft gym rats..... never had there been a chick in the squat rack before let alone one using the big plates ;-)
  11. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    Sometimes it really is as simple as getting the muscles activated again. Good for you
  12. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    Its a BRILLIANT beginners programme. You honestly couldn't find better.
  13. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    I think the most reps I've done in one go on deads is 8, that's pretty taxing at any kind of working weight The dude that invented SL, Mehdi, usually suggests 1x5 for deadlifts if I recall my time in the IC.
  14. Organ Donation: Opt Out?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK6MKAZq2v0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSodl2PhZQg There ye go I dunno, I just feel some of these religious nuts who can't even say the word cancer would soon have a change of mind if they were on the other end of it. I'm likely jaded because i'm exposed to more of the above mentioned religious nuts than sensible people lol
  15. Fitness, Weight Loss & Strength 2018

    Agreed.. its a very very good beginners programme, and maybe has its use for intermediate level on a short term training schedule... but once you get to the ceiling of your beginner gains it just becomes a grind and its incredibly taxing on your body squatting heavy weight for so many reps so often. Towards the end of my SL life I was walking around like a zombie completely physically taxed... and I also did a 4th day every week of heavy cleans.. I pretty much owe SL for developing my squats, but it definitely runs its course. Interestingly I've started "wave" training with my coach... today we did squats, and cleans. 5-3-1 for 50,60,70, then 5-3-1 again with 60,70,80