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  1. N

    Vegetarians and protein

    Hi, As a veggie myself are there any other veggies/vegans in here, how do you get enough protein to gain muscle? I'm about 80kg so that means I need almost 180g a day 😳 if you go by so these calculators/recommendations Thanks
  2. D

    Forming a 6 pack/rate my training

    Hi everybody. Just wanted to get some feedback on my training regime. Essentially I'm early thirties had a beer belly but I've done about 6 months of cardio and weights so have stripped it mostly off. I have started working harder on my abs but they only seem to be forming on the upper chest...
  3. D

    need a belt... any recommendations?

    Ive been lifting for 15 months and am getting painful lower back on my deadlifts... saw a coach who helped me a lot with my form but it still hurts for days afterwards. Also if i do a big squat session i get pain. I was thinking to try a belt to provide some support for my lower back. Any...
  4. blakey72

    First two weeks to a month training?

    Hi all. I'm just at the end of my first week in the gym. I'm 45 and haven't trained for about 15 years so am a little rusty. I thought for the first month I should do some conditioning so I don't injure myself so I'm going 5 days a week, doing very low weights and just doing basically big muscle...
  5. <ULTRA-MEGA>

    can't fix my f-cked up body...

    don't know what to do any more my upper back is so fucked up with my thoracic nerve. no muscle has ever grown there no matter what exercise and can't really do any upper body exercises. my lower body is overgrown and holds all the fat.
  6. S

    Nucane - a safer healthier alternative to Sugar?

    Nucane is a product of Nutrition Innovation, a startup that works with sugar mills to change the way they refine sugar. The big problem with sugar, Nutrition Innovation CEO, Matthew Godfrey told me, is how it is processed and turned into the white sugar we are all familiar with. Nutrition...
  7. U

    HGH: what are people’s thoughts on it. Is it worth doing. Results?

    Hi everyone. Just wanting to know if it’s worth doing. I currently have joint pains especially when I start doing weights on the lower side of heavy. I’ve been doing physio exercises and it’s not asif I don’t know how to train properly. So if it’s worth trying please to let me...
  8. D

    How fast to load up after recovering from injury? Deadlifts

    I did deadlift for first time last night after 2 months without. Actually, technically it was a rack pull from knee height. I did 3 sets of 5 reps... only went light at 40kg. How fast do you recommend i load up? I was at 1x5 @110kg when i injured my lower back.... I am also trying to...
  9. D

    How long should my workouts go for?

    My squat day goes for 45min... my bench press workout is 1.5 hrs. Should i be bulking up my squat day? Currently 3 exercises... squat, paused squat and lunges. Or am i hitting my chest too hard... bench press, close grip, db bench, flys, then reverse flys, bicep curl and skullcrushers.... How...
  10. 0ni

    The reverse hyper

    I don't want to hurt myself getting back into lifting so I am keeping things very light for a while. Of great interest to me are exercises that I can absolutely kill it on and give 100% without fear of injury My favourite for the lower body is the reverse hyper. I've been doing 200 reps a week...
  11. spartacus

    211kg raw bench ipf 66kg bw

    https://www.facebook.com/jasonmanenkoff/videos/1915910931760758/
  12. Darkoz

    Adjustable trap bar

    I like the look of this trap bar with adjustable handles and they're not raised so you can get down lower in the bottom position https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0J25iBE9Do
  13. D

    Stronglifts 5x5: how to track progression?

    I've been doing it for 6 months... I can pump out: Squat: 100kg 5 x 5 Bench press: 100kg 5 x 5 Barbell row: 75kg 5 x 5 Overhead press: 50kg 5 x 5 Deadlift: 90kg 5 x 5 My stats are: - 195 cm tall - 140 kg - 29% body fat I have found that deadlift and barbell row are the hardest because my back...
  14. S

    What are peeps doing for Ab work atm?

    I'm still sticking to different variations of Crunches and Reverse Crunches. Don't do many Planks or the new fangaled stuff.
  15. Goosey

    Leg press

    A good exercise, some depending on design emphasize the hip, while other allow one to go much deeper (safely) compared to the squat. if you ever feel strain in the low back or itchy afterwards , consider how you perform the movement, more often than not you shouldn’t actually sit on the seat...
  16. spartacus

    The Squat

    I am currently trying to get my squat up, but my low weights reflect how weak I am when trying Olympic squat style. I tried some powerlifting squats a few days ago, and hate the feeling when compared to Olympic style, although I struggle to get to parallel with Olympic style. this article...
  17. M

    Buddy Capps Texas Squat bar

    Selling my Buddy Capps Texas Squat bar, been injured for the last 6 months with a lower back issue and am thinking that squatting heavy is probably not gonna happen for a long time so no use for it anymore. Please excuse the pictures, they were taken with my potato camera on my phone. Bar is in...
  18. L

    G'day Ausbb

    G'day all My wife and I have been lifting for over a year now, she loves it just as much as I do which is great and keeps us so regularly in the gym. We pretty much fell in love with powerlifting about 6 months ago after watching a shitload of Youtube videos and deciding what we want to focus...
  19. Acme

    Pecs

    Hiii how do you biuld big pecs? The top is ok, just want to develop that flopp
  20. J

    Gym in Melbourne with reverse hyper

    Anyone know of a gym in Melbourne that has a proper reverse hyper machine? Close to the CBD would be ideal. I've been struggling with my lower back for a couple of years and would love to give reverse hypers a go. I train at fitness first at the moment and there's a GHR at the ones I go to...
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