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returning to training after 10yr gap

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competed during the late 90's and decided on a two week break :cursing:...... i have now returned to regular training and supplement side of things have changed! any advice you can give would be gratefully received.

at 172cm tall i competed at 79kg, with 28 inch waist, 47inch chest, 30inch quads and 18inch calfs, biceps and neck.

im now in my mid 40's 84kg and still lean. i have a good diet plan and need advice......

cheers

T:beer:

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Welcome, whats your Q mate.

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would fokin like calfs 18"

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whats your reasons for a 10 year gap? You must had been very dedicated to got to a stage where you was competing

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I feel like iv had a ten year gap. My wieghts are crap at the moment.

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i decided to compete to see if i had the will power, not for the training etc but to see if i could stick to a diet. all those hours in gym and cardio for a handful of £20 trophies (lol), seems mad now but never say never again. im hoping all that stuff about muscle memory is true.

i rupture L5 disc in my spine hack squating. used to do leg extensions/ hamstring curls then hacks at 225kg for 10- 15reps all the way done and stopping at the top just before locking out, no wraps and just an olympic weightlifting belt.

nhs really sucked so used pain meds and kind o fell away from the whole gym lifestyle.

ref calve workout- i used to do donkey calve raises 100kg dropping eventually to 50kg as i reached failure. followed by single leg standing raises, 25 reps a leg for 4-5 sets. dont know if it works for everyone but it worked for me and my training partner.

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Very good stats! We are basically the same height and at over 30kg heavier than you off season shape i only have slightly larger measurements!

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i decided to compete to see if i had the will power, not for the training etc but to see if i could stick to a diet. all those hours in gym and cardio for a handful of £20 trophies (lol), seems mad now but never say never again. im hoping all that stuff about muscle memory is true.

i rupture L5 disc in my spine hack squating. used to do leg extensions/ hamstring curls then hacks at 225kg for 10- 15reps all the way done and stopping at the top just before locking out, no wraps and just an olympic weightlifting belt.

nhs really sucked so used pain meds and kind o fell away from the whole gym lifestyle.

ref calve workout- i used to do donkey calve raises 100kg dropping eventually to 50kg as i reached failure. followed by single leg standing raises, 25 reps a leg for 4-5 sets. dont know if it works for everyone but it worked for me and my training partner.

Do you have pics? of you on stage? Thats good weights for a bodybuilder, I actually do similar calf training like yours, think it does work well

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back in those days all the pics were in black and white (lol) there might be a couple kicking about. if i find any i'll scan them in.

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I've just took it back up after 10 yr break due to a hernia and shoulder probs.:cursing:

Does'nt it feel good too be back.

My calf training is preety much the same and mine are about 18" too so it must work, I think working them to faliure works best if you can stand the pain.:D

I think the supplement side of things is loads better than 10 yrs ago.

This forum is a brillint place for information, these people really know their stuff :thumb:

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I myself had a 7yr break from the training/competing from 81-88 due to work comitments; setting up home and family ect

Then in 88[at 40] I returned to training with a comitment to compete as I had through the 70's, [as an example] it took just 9mths to reach placing 3rd in the Britain final plus other top placing

I just followed my training plans as before, the only differance was that I worked more on my diet still the same 6-8 meals per day,just a differant intake, but I did train somewhat harder and more intence

I'm saying this as you have been there before and no doubt have the knowledge of what works for you and your physique,

The only advice I can give is just ease yourself back into the training and build up the sets and take 1or2days off between w/out, forget what poundages you did before that will come in good time, eat clean and well,and most!! enjoy your training, you'll see some great results as your old M/bellies should respond well

Regards

John

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thanks for the motivation. beginning to remember all the joys of calve training.....

all going well i'll get back on stage but will do so when ready, no rush. any suggestions how to reduce my forearm pump? my forearms are passing 16 inch and look completely out of proportion.......(nothing to do with self stimulation 8-))

my diet is good, 6 meals spaced throughout the day, my training will get better and with help from forum members i will continue to improve and grow......

t

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hi, just found a pic of my first ever comp which was at clydebank, glasgow. i came second to mate who trained at the same gym.

i am the wee dude on the RIGHT. sorry for the size and quality of the image, i am not that it literate.:beer:

t

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Here you go, resized and cropped.

All the best on your training, seem to know what you doing. You plan to compete again or just recreational?

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many thanks for the resizing taintedsoul,

i will continue to gain some size and shape. i am getting some useful advice from this forum so who nose... i wont kid myself on when i am ready i'll go for it.

t

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Where abouts in Lanarkshire you from mate ?

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law village mate,

i have been training MMA with a tremendous coach called Amro Boray. now decided to return to bb. i am training in Bridgeton, Glasgow.

what about you?

t

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Looking good in that pic mate, well cut, great definition and symmetry.

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Just got a new DPI, couldn't resist a play.

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now been training regularly, eating well and following advice from certain forum members.

i am now at week 5 of a 10 week schedule and have gained over 11kg's:thumb: now sitting at 95kg at 5'7'' so far when squatting/ leg pressing i have not had any problems from my back so all good on that front.

wondered if anyone has any suggestions for hitting the lower quads?

hope to keep things growing and maybe make some plans for 2010. to the members who have help, many thanks.

t

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