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» 900kg and 1000kg Raw totals in Britain (Go to post)15-04-2018 @ 17:54 
Sam was opening in 312.5 deadlift. Not sure if thst number had changed. I'd bet he has his mind on 1st place total and then 1000kg. He finished on his opening bench which probably puts more pressure on getting that 1000kg total but it's still possible.
» Funky Monkey's big smelly log..... (Go to post)13-04-2018 @ 17:58 
Post Edited: 13.04.2018 @ 19:07 PM by Funky_monkey
Very quick session whilst customers were in

Incline bench
Bar x 3
60kg x 5
80kg x 5
100kg x 3
110kg x 1
115kg x 2, fking GRINDER at lockout

Close grip bench
60kg x 5
80kg x 5
110kg x 7, not too much bother.

Rolling DB ext on incline
10s x 10
12.5s x 10
12.5s x 9
12.5s x 7

Tricep ext
Stack x 20 plus drop sets

Maybe 30mins later...
Seated shoulder press, no back support
60kg x 8
» Deadlift/Squats on soft flooring equalling less weight lifted? (Go to post)12-04-2018 @ 20:46 
General_ill said:Stand on the hard floor plates on the mats. Simples


Doesn't this make it a deficit deadlift? The plates still deform the mats underneath...
» Funky Monkey's big smelly log..... (Go to post)12-04-2018 @ 17:32 
Oly shoes and sleeves on

Back squat

60kg x 3
100kg x 3
130kg x 3
160kg x 1
180kg x 3 belted
180kg x 2 belted

Deads
60kg x 3
100kg x 3
140kg x 3
170kg x 3
190kg x 1
220kg x 0 - belted misloaded
210kg x 1 belted

UH BB rows
100kg x 8
105kg x 8
110kg x 8

Seated rows
100kg x 8
100kg x 8
100kg x 8

Leg ext
Stack x 24
Stack plus person pulling x 8 plus 10ct hold
Stack plus person pulling x 8 plus 10ct hold
» Deadlift/Squats on soft flooring equalling less weight lifted? (Go to post)12-04-2018 @ 13:09 
ChrisMcCarthy said:Your weight "changes" due to the way the scales settle differently on a soft surface - they are calibrated on a hard surface (generally) and even the tiny difference in distance (due to the way the physical structure of the scales bend) between the sensors add up to a large amount of difference on the display.


Would you say that there's any (more than 1%) difference in the actual energy require to shift a certain mass whilst on a soft surface? I mean will it affect my deads/squats?
» Training for events without equipment (Go to post)10-04-2018 @ 15:16 
Get a piece of wood and cut it 50cm long and have it lathed 50mm thick. This will allow you to make a poor man's loadable stone with plates.



This is also probably the last time in my life I wore a vest, so quit taking the piss.
» Deadlift/Squats on soft flooring equalling less weight lifted? (Go to post)10-04-2018 @ 15:13 
93hopkinsonr said:Having this exact problem at the moment mate. The gym owner put 2 inches of a foam like thing under where we deadlift and then a piece of ply and rubber mat over that. Iíve badically had no joy at all deadlifting since he did that and 2 adductor injuries which could be due to the slight movement?

Iím also an explosive puller from the ground but seem to have lost that power and am more of a ďSavickasĒ slow type puller recently.

Iíve deadlifted a couple of times at different gym on a proper concrete floor and it feels better but Iíve lost strength.

So, my advice is to sort it out quickly and pull off something concrete if possible before you lose gains lol


I'm going to remove a few mats and lift off concrete the next time I'm doing heavy pulls.
» Deadlift/Squats on soft flooring equalling less weight lifted? (Go to post)10-04-2018 @ 15:12 
LessThanLuke said:How soft are the mats?


Soft enough to make a significant difference to what the scales show when I'm weighing myself. They don't visibly squish at all. Here's a very similar product, the only difference is mine are 40x40cm.

http://nicebackyard.com/product/rubber-gym-mats-1mx1mx-20mm-bl...

I quite like the name of this website!
» Deadlift/Squats on soft flooring equalling less weight lifted? (Go to post)10-04-2018 @ 11:00 
Energy lost going into said flooring.

Bodyweight on tiles - 88.7
Bodyweight on rubber mats - 78.7

12% difference due to flooring.

I'm thinking the energy I'm putting into the floor is lost from mats. My bench is the strongest it's been for a very long time and hitting PBs, but deadlift is lagging at "normal" levels for me. Could this be due to energy lost to compress the mats instead of it going to the bar?

Do I make any sense?

Should I take off some rubber mats and deadlift on concrete to see if there's any serious difference to the weights I'm lifting?
» Funky Monkey's big smelly log..... (Go to post)09-04-2018 @ 21:53 
Pikefingers said:Tell me about the fishing Funky.

Love the way youíre casually strolling towards bench PB territory (who cares about body weight) 10? 15? years into training after having a few injuries too. Solid work.


Thanks. This is the best my benching has ever been whilst eligible for IPF comps. I did hit 160 for a casual single before, but that was whilst inly eligible for untested comps.

I want to see if deadlifting on concrete yields better results than pulling on 20mm rubber flooring, because the scales show about 15% less on the latter and I'm sure there's a fair bit of energy loss.

I'm still injured all over though.
» Funky Monkey's big smelly log..... (Go to post)09-04-2018 @ 18:18 
Lacking sleep these past couple of days due to staying in the city, plus getting up to go fishing.

Pre-workout - stuffed artichokes and stuffed Swiss chard.

Decline bench
Bar x 5
50kg x 5
80kg x 5
110kg x 5
130kg x 1
140kg x 3. PB
110kg x 13 - pinkies
110kg x 9 - pinkies

Incline hammer grip DB press - 1st notch up
35s x 15

Tricep ext
Stack x 20-30 plus drop sets
» Funky Monkey's big smelly log..... (Go to post)07-04-2018 @ 17:41 
dannyboy73 said:some mighty training here.

110 X 5 CGBP. Thats some Power!


What about 110x6!?
» Funky Monkey's big smelly log..... (Go to post)07-04-2018 @ 13:42 
Post Edited: 07.04.2018 @ 17:41 PM by Funky_monkey
Sleeves and oly shoes
Front squat - all paused
Bar x 3
50kg x 3
80kg x 3
110kg x 3
130kg x 1
145kg x 3

Back squat
150kg x 1

Sumo deads
60kg x 3
90kg x 2
120kg x 2
150kg x 2
170kg x 2
190kg x 2
210kg x 2

Lat pulldowns
100kg x 8
100kg x 8
100kg x 7

Seated rows
100kg x 8
100kg x 8
100kg x 8?

Leg curl
3 x 8-10

Leg ext
Stack x 8-10
Stack x 8-10
Stack x 8-10 plus drop sets
» Square one for one square (Go to post)07-04-2018 @ 08:49 
1369phil said:

Walked to the gym and found a £10 note!


Nice! I'm willing to bet you're going to walk to the gym every day now.
» Really bad shits!!!! (Go to post)06-04-2018 @ 22:09 
robocop said:hello i sell a lot of mutant mass over 500 a year and its a great mass builder for your skinny guys who struggle to gain weight and cant get enough cal in through food

it might be 2 things

1 mutant mass has a very unusual carb source as its primary ingreadient
they use corn flower instead of waxy maze or maltidextrin
they are all from corn but the corn flower is not pre-digested so you might be having problems with that

2 the seving size is realy high i think arround 240g a serving and it might be that your digestive system cant process that amount of powder in time

i would suggest if its not coming out the other end nice try a company called inner armour they have a product call hard mass that is an exact ripp off of mutant mass but with waxy maze instead of corn flower
or if you dont mind paying a little more USN hyperbolic mass is the best selling mass builder we do its very low in sugar and fat and the customers report realy good gains from it


They now use waxy maize starch. I googled to see who else had the same issues as I've just bought 6.8kg of the stuff and dodgy stomach with only half a serving a day (2 scoops). Carbs are wms, oats, Sweet potato, barley.

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