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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/13 23:25:55 (permalink)
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A question mate if you don't mind ,mountain bikes what should I be looking for in a decent one? 
 
Not going to spend a fortune just something to fcuk about on bit off roading ,but there's things like full suspension,hard tail,disc brakes etc got me lost tbh.
 
Any recommendations what's the best ?

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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/14 00:20:51 (permalink)
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TBH... fvck knows as I just get cheap and cheerful nowadays but look at end of line or last season stuff online and grab a decent bike for half the price just cos they changed a colour scheme. Kone and the like are decent. Homer might be a better guy to ask. A lot of the old good cycle names have been bought out now and aren't what they used be other than a popular name

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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/14 00:28:31 (permalink)
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I will have a look at kone its just all these different designs why make it so bloody complicated LOL
 
So basically be wary of the old bmx brands as they are just not up to it anymore and selling the name cheers dude

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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/14 00:41:17 (permalink)
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Now the blast has finished are you going to sit at maintenance or still aiming for minor weight increases?

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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/14 08:41:43 (permalink)
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Chocolate chip shortbread!! Oh my!! Ive had no junk/treats since xmas - but a shortbread choc chip and Guinness may be on the cards sunday night! 

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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/14 12:59:28 (permalink)
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Nice graft mate, love spider curls.
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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/14 15:54:14 (permalink)
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I will have a look at kone its just all these different designs why make it so bloody complicated LOL
 
So basically be wary of the old bmx brands as they are just not up to it anymore and selling the name cheers dude




I found out a while back when I was getting a new bike just how many of the older reputable names where now owned by run of the mill manufacturers.....
 
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Now the blast has finished are you going to sit at maintenance or still aiming for minor weight increases?




I don't like to drop down too soon post blasting as it's hard enough to maintain gains as it is. But cals are largely the same as they'd been for the last month and weight had started to stall and is not really going any direction now in any significant number so I'm probably holding around maintenance (at nearly 6k cals) and won't be looking to change much now until I start cutting I think
 
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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/14 16:09:21 (permalink)
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112.4 today so holing within 1/2 kg all week. Sciatica had been feeling OK the last 24hrs so was hopeful this session could go OK if sensible.
 
Stiff Leg Deadlift (Romanian): 10x20, 10x70, 6x120, 5x140, 160x10, 9
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Moving nicely thru the broga work with no obvious signs of issue. Warming up DLs felt smooth and good. As I got heavier there was maybe a slight trigger on the 1st dead rep but other reps all seemed no problem so went with the more Romanian style once I got going. Just 2 top sets today to keep recovery unhindered and to ensure progress would still keep this in mind. But 160 felt good, both DOH and certainly 3 more in the tank under form conditions with a newbie curve to go thru too as it's been 6 months. Chucked in some single leg curls again (no other variety option here TBH) but felt quite strong on them TBH and reps were easy. Dug out the cambered/yolk bar for some well controlled and deep squats. Little triggering at the very bottom but all good and should have no issue adding weight over the weeks even after the ham work. I then went to try sissy squats on the hack machine, an odd one but felt like a keep-able movement for now, no knee issues all session either. Was at a bit of a loss on what to do for triceps, ended out doing some incline CG as I've never tried this variant (I think LOL), used the smith as I didn't trust the incline bench to not break my face. These actually felt really good in the end (altho I do fear I'm becoming a smith addict this block). Then I brought back in my reverse extensions, got a nice set up on these and really like the feel.
 

 

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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/15 00:51:51 (permalink)
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Good news the sciatica has calmed down,Jesus our journals are all sounding the same these days knees,back etc all fcuked 10 year ago it was just about hammering hard and no time for injury what's it going to be like in another 10 yrs?
 
Sh1t my duds on deadlift again today,halfway through bench press my bladder went gym owner gave me the mop bucket and said I will be banned next time.......where's it going to end LMAO

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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/15 10:11:52 (permalink)
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Good news with the sciatica mate, hopefully that ship has passed.

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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/15 11:41:25 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby RAD#1 2019/03/16 01:54:01
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A question mate if you don't mind ,mountain bikes what should I be looking for in a decent one? 
 
Not going to spend a fortune just something to fcuk about on bit off roading ,but there's things like full suspension,hard tail,disc brakes etc got me lost tbh.
 
Any recommendations what's the best ?


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Yeh a lot of the good old brands got took over by the likes of Halfords etc... they are still fairly good bikes though but not as specialist as they used to be as they cater for the masses now. 


To be honest though mate its minefield these days, there so many brands out there now its hard to know what to buy, especially when you been out of the game for a while, its like becoming a beginner all over again. I'm just getting back into after a 10+ year hiatus and so much has changed its hard to keep up, even wheels have gotten bigger, 26" used to be the standard rim size but even they are quite rare now, most rims are 27.5" now (also called 650b) and some are even as big as 29"! I used to build my bikes but there's too many variables now, easier to buy one ready built.
 
Anyway, I'd recommend a hardtail for just having a play about off roads. Full suspensions are only really worth it if you get a really good one, they tend to be heavier, they cost a lot more and they require a bit of tuning as well to get right. Hardtails you get to 'feel' the track more and are more fun tbh. Disc brakes are a must, low maintenance and they don't get clogged up with mud like rim brakes can, although discs are pretty standard now.
A lot of bikes now just have gears on the rear wheel, with a single ring up front, which is more reliable as less gear changes and chance of chain slip. Depending on the spec you can get up to 12 sprockets on the back wheel now which is enough for most trail riding.
The cheaper bikes may have less sprockets (9) on the back but with a double or triple chain-ring on the front giving you 18 or 27 gears. These give you a more range so you can have a granny gear which is for unfit people like myself who struggle on hills lol.
 
Kona is still a good brand, but as there are so many brands nowadays its hard to recommend one now, if your buying new though the best bet is to have a look at evanscycles.com or chainreactioncycles.com. Expect to be paying over £500 though, they aren't cheap anymore as standard specs keep getting better.
When I was 16-17 my bike cost around £1500 to build, which back then was classed as a very expensive bike, most fairly standard bikes now start at that price. 
Second hand is always a better option but I don't know how feasible that is for you being in Portugal. 
 
Do it though, MTBing is awesome! I massively regret having such a long break from it, but I'm loving doing it again. 
 
 

 
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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/15 11:51:59 (permalink)
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Good news the sciatica has calmed down,Jesus our journals are all sounding the same these days knees,back etc all fcuked 10 year ago it was just about hammering hard and no time for injury what's it going to be like in another 10 yrs?
 
Sh1t my duds on deadlift again today,halfway through bench press my bladder went gym owner gave me the mop bucket and said I will be banned next time.......where's it going to end LMAO




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Good news with the sciatica mate, hopefully that ship has passed.




For now, I sense it is still on the horizon tho

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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/15 12:05:27 (permalink)
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Tickled 112 today but I think it steadied more on 111.8. Feeling the last couple of session which is surprising considering how few sets I have done this week but ready for today still.
 
Incline Smith Press (30deg): 10x20, 10x40, 8x60, 85x13, 11, 10?
Flat Cable Fly: #5x10, 9
One Arm Dumb Bell Row: 10x30s, 40s x11, 10, 9
Parallel Grip Pull Down: 10x#8, #14x10, 9
Cable Curls (EZ): #9x13, 12, 11
 
Rattled thru my broga without incident, tightness earlier in the week easing a bit I think. Back on the smith for some shallow incline work, felt easy TBH and may have played it too cautiously fearing my usual overshoot tendencies (forgot whether I did 10 or 11 on the last set). Cable flyes were nice, heavier start than normal but felt about right for something not done for a while. Dug out DB rows from the armoury as I can't remember the last time I did them, locked in nicely and good reps, felt them more than I thought but probably down to SLDL yesterday hitting lats a tad. PD work was with the parallel handles so a bit like my chin work but a more strict alternative, all good here. Finally some cable bicep work, quite a wide grip but a decent enough end to a quick session.
 
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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/15 13:20:57 (permalink)
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Out of interest how long do you put aside for broga each session? Or is it just till your loosened and warmed up?

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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/15 13:38:53 (permalink)
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There's only a few movements, done somewhere between 5-10mins depending how much and how long I do each one

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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/15 16:18:01 (permalink)
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What have the French got against you?
 
Nice couple of sessions though mate!

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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/16 02:07:51 (permalink)
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A question mate if you don't mind ,mountain bikes what should I be looking for in a decent one? 
 
Not going to spend a fortune just something to fcuk about on bit off roading ,but there's things like full suspension,hard tail,disc brakes etc got me lost tbh.
 
Any recommendations what's the best ?


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TBH... fvck knows as I just get cheap and cheerful nowadays but look at end of line or last season stuff online and grab a decent bike for half the price just cos they changed a colour scheme. Kone and the like are decent. Homer might be a better guy to ask. A lot of the old good cycle names have been bought out now and aren't what they used be other than a popular name

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Yeh a lot of the good old brands got took over by the likes of Halfords etc... they are still fairly good bikes though but not as specialist as they used to be as they cater for the masses now. 


To be honest though mate its minefield these days, there so many brands out there now its hard to know what to buy, especially when you been out of the game for a while, its like becoming a beginner all over again. I'm just getting back into after a 10+ year hiatus and so much has changed its hard to keep up, even wheels have gotten bigger, 26" used to be the standard rim size but even they are quite rare now, most rims are 27.5" now (also called 650b) and some are even as big as 29"! I used to build my bikes but there's too many variables now, easier to buy one ready built.
 
Anyway, I'd recommend a hardtail for just having a play about off roads. Full suspensions are only really worth it if you get a really good one, they tend to be heavier, they cost a lot more and they require a bit of tuning as well to get right. Hardtails you get to 'feel' the track more and are more fun tbh. Disc brakes are a must, low maintenance and they don't get clogged up with mud like rim brakes can, although discs are pretty standard now.
A lot of bikes now just have gears on the rear wheel, with a single ring up front, which is more reliable as less gear changes and chance of chain slip. Depending on the spec you can get up to 12 sprockets on the back wheel now which is enough for most trail riding.
The cheaper bikes may have less sprockets (9) on the back but with a double or triple chain-ring on the front giving you 18 or 27 gears. These give you a more range so you can have a granny gear which is for unfit people like myself who struggle on hills lol.
 
Kona is still a good brand, but as there are so many brands nowadays its hard to recommend one now, if your buying new though the best bet is to have a look at evanscycles.com or chainreactioncycles.com. Expect to be paying over £500 though, they aren't cheap anymore as standard specs keep getting better.
When I was 16-17 my bike cost around £1500 to build, which back then was classed as a very expensive bike, most fairly standard bikes now start at that price. 
Second hand is always a better option but I don't know how feasible that is for you being in Portugal. 
 
Do it though, MTBing is awesome! I massively regret having such a long break from it, but I'm loving doing it again. 
 
 




Massive thanks for that Hom3r mate has really helped to what to look for its just so bloody confusing and I can't get away with buying a bmx now LOL
 
Secondhand market over here is really good tbh loads up for sale ,mountain bikes are massively popular the terrain where I live is ideal we don't have roads just dirt tracks LOL I just got lost off with what I should go after 
 
Thanks again
 
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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/17 23:50:15 (permalink)
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So when's the cut planned for ? When was the last time you ran a cut ? 

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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/18 14:58:55 (permalink)
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Started it now, talked myself in to it over the weekend... 12wks from now takes me to the middle/end of June which seems sensible and then I can hold some decent shape while the weather is good enough for tarting about in. Last proper cut was maybe 2 yrs ago now got to around 97kg IIRC and was pretty lean. Would be very happy if I can stay at 100 for the same condition. Even walked half way to work before cycling the rest which is what I'll endeavour to do, time permitting, to and from work each day.
 
Interestingly I have lost 2kg just over the weekend from not going carb crazy, curious to see when the water and glycogen side of things balances out and the weight lost is more true.

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Re: Dirty gets back to basics - AKA Brohemian Repsody 2019/03/18 15:12:56 (permalink)
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Mixed weekend. Started on Friday heading off with the Mrs to check the house TH has been offered and now accepted. Decent little 2 bed terrace in town, secondary and primary school literally 500mtr round the corner and fairly run of the mill council street, mixed bag of tidy and rough. Neighbours having a fvcking great dog which in hindsight I maybe wouldn't have begrudged them refusing seeing as they only have a knee high wired fence between them even tho the odds of getting a better offer aren't exactly huge. But it's getting a new kitchen and bath, rather than being excited tho, TH is bemoaning the fact that he has to paint it - such a tough life. They'll be losing some of the large garden due to flats being built (something else I might have had second thoughts over) but it does mean some simple bamboo rolls will fence the neighbours dog in enough without costing the earth. So we'll see how that all goes.
 
Had the grandson over last night, little bugger screamed solid from 12-3am. Took an age to get him down anyway (which I think is down to TH letting him have a 3hr mid-day sleep rather than 45mins), then the Mrs kept giving him milk every time he asked so at midnight his nappy was full, PJs soaked and bed needed changing so that woke him right up. I also suspect any child that screams (not cries) that relentlessly does so because they are used to it getting them what they want. He'd been an angel all afternoon but, man, I'm going to struggle tonight at work.
 
I also got a reply from the coroner. Rather than excusing me on the grounds of the LPO situation, they've started asking questions. Fvcking stupid ones too..... do we both have to be at the custody hearing, and if awarded do we both have to be available?. Now if I'd just been grated to be excused I'd have rolled with it, but now they are digging and the LPO has actually been lifted now anything I say from here on is technically a lie, and if they end out checking up I could get a £1000 fine so now I have to fess up and go. But the questions still piss me off, who in their right mind (even discounting my wife's health) would leave their partner to deal with a custody hearing on their own with no support or to ask questions etc the other hasn't thought of.

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