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  1. Thread: Lol's New HST Log

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    I'm finding that improving my...

    I'm finding that improving my flexibility/mobility is something that I'm benefitting from in and out of the gym.

    Improving my shoulder mobility over the past couple of years has definitely reduced...
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    Cheers, Totz. I think things are healing nicely...

    Cheers, Totz. I think things are healing nicely now. Stretching has definitely helped.

    After a good warm-up on Saturday, I worked up to a set of 5 x 130kg for back squats without any ill effects,...
  3. Thread: Back to Basics

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    Hey, Totz, many congratulations on your new...

    Hey, Totz, many congratulations on your new arrival! All the very best to you and your family at this happy (and tiring!) time.

    It will be completely understandable if you have to attend to...
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    Weights, cardio and stuff log

    Don't lose control :P
    Seriously, though, if you get a feel for this with say 40kg, you won't have any problems learning to control the bar. It makes for a great warmup movement. Then, once you are...
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    It might be worth figuring out a way to allow you...

    It might be worth figuring out a way to allow you to use more load comfortably with your dipping belt. Try sticking a towel under it. Maybe think about getting a better belt as it should really still...
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    Weights, cardio and stuff log

    Hey Alex! Great to read that you're including some power cleans in your training. I anticipate you will be hitting 140kg before too long as you have already developed a great deal of strength from...
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    Tue 15/04/14 - evening session So I'm just...

    Tue 15/04/14 - evening session

    So I'm just getting back to training after a few set backs (see previous post). I didn't push anything hard and I was hoping not to get any left groin/adductor pain,...
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    Hi all you HST'ers! Hope everyone is fighting fit...

    Hi all you HST'ers! Hope everyone is fighting fit and training hard.

    Well, it's been a rather longer time away from posting in my log here than I anticipated. It's been a good five months!!

    For...
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    Thought this was a pretty helpful vid for those...

    Thought this was a pretty helpful vid for those wondering whether to get some O-shoes to squat in.

    Why Everyone Should Squat In Weightlifting Shoes

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jgBMwkbx9A
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    Sun 3/11/13 Four lifting sessions last week:...

    Sun 3/11/13

    Four lifting sessions last week: Snatch on Sunday; back squat and ring skills + dips on Mon; hang snatch and front squat (work sets were with 100kg for sets of 5), more ring skills +...
  11. Thread: Back to Basics

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    Really hope you do get time to get that novel...

    Really hope you do get time to get that novel completed. You'll never know how things might turn out otherwise. I know, I know! So easily said; so hard to do! But stretching is usually worth the...
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    Hi Tim, thanks for stopping by. Good to see...

    Hi Tim, thanks for stopping by. Good to see you're still finding time to add to your log. It's always an interesting one. :)

    I'll think about making a weekly log and include any highlights and/or...
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    Weights, cardio and stuff log

    Nice job, Alex. Your rack pulls have come on leaps and bounds since I checked in last. Is your rib 100% sorted now?
    I assume the guy doing curls in the rack next to you was also using a 15kg women's...
  14. Thread: Back to Basics

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    I assume you have all staff on at least a Smolov...

    I assume you have all staff on at least a Smolov squat program as part of your "shake up and wake up" call?

    Getting in enough cals to bulk at your size is no laughing matter. All I can suggest is...
  15. That's a nice lot of work, NTB, but where in the...

    That's a nice lot of work, NTB, but where in the freaking heck did your squats go?! I'm in need of some inspiration. :)
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    How is squatting in front of a mirror helping?...

    How is squatting in front of a mirror helping? Less neck strain trying to watch the girl on the adductor machine?

    I used to squat at a gym where there were mirrors so I got used to it. Then I read...
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    Tue 29/10/13 Hullo to all you HST'ers! Hope...

    Tue 29/10/13

    Hullo to all you HST'ers! Hope you're all getting on well with your training.

    I haven't been doing nothing over the past month; I just haven't gotten round to logging everything...
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    And you were so excited you put 140! Slap that...

    And you were so excited you put 140! Slap that additional 100kg on there. Nice lift.


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    No problems for me now. I had the same warning...

    No problems for me now. I had the same warning about "domainres.wha.la" from Safari a couple of days ago. All seems to be ok again.
  20. England have been "officially" moving over to the...

    England have been "officially" moving over to the metric system for as long as I can remember. Yet I can still buy four pints of milk at the supermarket. I tend to weigh myself in kilos now and all...
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    Carrying close to 100kg around in the saddle for...

    Carrying close to 100kg around in the saddle for 9 hours is no mean feat. Last year, I went on an off-road training ride with a bunch of lads who are into that sort of thing. I got absolutely...
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    Sun 22/09/13 Carried on with what I should...

    Sun 22/09/13

    Carried on with what I should have done yesterday...

    Warmup
    C2 row: 1k in 3:54 @ 28 SPM

    High-bar Back Squat
    W-U: 10 x 60kg, 5 x 80kg, 3 x 100kg, 1 x 110kg
    5 x 120kg
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    Sat 21/09/13 Short but sweet session this...

    Sat 21/09/13

    Short but sweet session this evening.

    General Warmup
    C2 row: 1k in 3:54 @ 29 spm; damping factor 125.
    Lateral raise: 20 x 5kg plate in each hand; from hands at sides to plates...
  24. Thread: Lol's New HST Log

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    Fri 20/09/13 Day-off from weights. C2 Rower...

    Fri 20/09/13

    Day-off from weights.

    C2 Rower
    2k in 7:37 @ Av. 25 SPM, 1:54.2 split
    200m in 33.7 @ Av. 48 SPM, 585W, 1:24.4 split

    The 200m sprint was a bit slow compared to my old times but...
  25. Thread: Back to Basics

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    I suspect what is most likely is not that any...

    I suspect what is most likely is not that any training methodology used was optimal, but that the starting point of the bb'ers with the greatest potential for muscular growth (eg. number of muscle...
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