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    Hera reacted to superpube in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    I'm far from an expert but my shoulders are f**ked from bike crashes, I do daily facepulls, also at home with back against wall basically do a facepull movement then with elbows and hands touching the wall raise them overhead if that makes sense, every day
    Has transformed my quality of life honestly
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    Hera reacted to Rykard in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    +1 for facepulls, have a look at athleanx on the tube for some insight into these.
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    Hera got a reaction from David81 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    My intention with fasting is to prompt autophagy for which I'd need to be in keto to both ensure I don't turn to burning muscle for energy. But the fasts are the only time I'll be low on calories and even if I go into 'economy mode' it shouldn't hinder muscle mass as my body has lots of fat to burn.
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    Hera got a reaction from anna1 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Hello. Some people who stumble across this might remember me from a few years ago...
    My fitness and diet took a bit of a nose dive about 4 years ago following IVF treatment and then carrying and raising twins whilst also running a business. But 4 years on I'm finally in a place where I can put some time and thought into myself and my well being.
    I moved home 2 months ago and am now much happier with a good work-family-life balance. I started on a ketogenic diet around the same time for health reasons and started back at the gym last week. I'm doing 2 full body weights session a week with the key focus on building muscle whilst also trying to continue dropping body fat.
    I want to ensure I stay motivated and thought that tracking it here might help. I'll post my routine up in a bit and then just update it as and when I attend the gym...
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    Hera got a reaction from Kimball in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    I've been keeping up the training and already had some nice comments from people. But I've decided not to be logging things here. Everything is so different in my life now that I feel like UK-M should remain in my past. And if things have gone a bit backwards with regards to sexism then I don't really want to be experiencing that. All the best to those who remember be from back then :)
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    Hera got a reaction from Kimball in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    I've been keeping up the training and already had some nice comments from people. But I've decided not to be logging things here. Everything is so different in my life now that I feel like UK-M should remain in my past. And if things have gone a bit backwards with regards to sexism then I don't really want to be experiencing that. All the best to those who remember be from back then :)
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    Hera reacted to vetran in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Welcome home Katy  ukm  is a brutal place these days for lady members ,hope you can handle all these testy men , also say hi to my old ukm buddy Lorian he used to overide  all my bans 
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    Hera got a reaction from anna1 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Hello. Some people who stumble across this might remember me from a few years ago...
    My fitness and diet took a bit of a nose dive about 4 years ago following IVF treatment and then carrying and raising twins whilst also running a business. But 4 years on I'm finally in a place where I can put some time and thought into myself and my well being.
    I moved home 2 months ago and am now much happier with a good work-family-life balance. I started on a ketogenic diet around the same time for health reasons and started back at the gym last week. I'm doing 2 full body weights session a week with the key focus on building muscle whilst also trying to continue dropping body fat.
    I want to ensure I stay motivated and thought that tracking it here might help. I'll post my routine up in a bit and then just update it as and when I attend the gym...
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    Hera got a reaction from Gary29 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Thank you Have you had a name change? I recognise your Avi but not the name? Twins are amazing thank you! Just incredible
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    Hera got a reaction from Gary29 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Thank you Have you had a name change? I recognise your Avi but not the name? Twins are amazing thank you! Just incredible
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    Hera got a reaction from anna1 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Hello. Some people who stumble across this might remember me from a few years ago...
    My fitness and diet took a bit of a nose dive about 4 years ago following IVF treatment and then carrying and raising twins whilst also running a business. But 4 years on I'm finally in a place where I can put some time and thought into myself and my well being.
    I moved home 2 months ago and am now much happier with a good work-family-life balance. I started on a ketogenic diet around the same time for health reasons and started back at the gym last week. I'm doing 2 full body weights session a week with the key focus on building muscle whilst also trying to continue dropping body fat.
    I want to ensure I stay motivated and thought that tracking it here might help. I'll post my routine up in a bit and then just update it as and when I attend the gym...
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    Hera reacted to David81 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Good to know. Sometimes I get afraid of not express myself properly, thus, being misunderstood given to the language barrier.
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    Hera got a reaction from anna1 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Hello. Some people who stumble across this might remember me from a few years ago...
    My fitness and diet took a bit of a nose dive about 4 years ago following IVF treatment and then carrying and raising twins whilst also running a business. But 4 years on I'm finally in a place where I can put some time and thought into myself and my well being.
    I moved home 2 months ago and am now much happier with a good work-family-life balance. I started on a ketogenic diet around the same time for health reasons and started back at the gym last week. I'm doing 2 full body weights session a week with the key focus on building muscle whilst also trying to continue dropping body fat.
    I want to ensure I stay motivated and thought that tracking it here might help. I'll post my routine up in a bit and then just update it as and when I attend the gym...
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    Hera got a reaction from David81 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    I wouldn't want to take anything to achieve what my body can do naturally through diet.
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    Hera got a reaction from David81 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    My intention with fasting is to prompt autophagy for which I'd need to be in keto to both ensure I don't turn to burning muscle for energy. But the fasts are the only time I'll be low on calories and even if I go into 'economy mode' it shouldn't hinder muscle mass as my body has lots of fat to burn.
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    Hera got a reaction from Vinny in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Thank you  I'm hoping this thread will keep me accountable and so I won't slack!
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    Hera reacted to Vinny in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    In! Sounds interesting to me  
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    Hera got a reaction from anna1 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Hello. Some people who stumble across this might remember me from a few years ago...
    My fitness and diet took a bit of a nose dive about 4 years ago following IVF treatment and then carrying and raising twins whilst also running a business. But 4 years on I'm finally in a place where I can put some time and thought into myself and my well being.
    I moved home 2 months ago and am now much happier with a good work-family-life balance. I started on a ketogenic diet around the same time for health reasons and started back at the gym last week. I'm doing 2 full body weights session a week with the key focus on building muscle whilst also trying to continue dropping body fat.
    I want to ensure I stay motivated and thought that tracking it here might help. I'll post my routine up in a bit and then just update it as and when I attend the gym...
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    Hera got a reaction from anna1 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Hello. Some people who stumble across this might remember me from a few years ago...
    My fitness and diet took a bit of a nose dive about 4 years ago following IVF treatment and then carrying and raising twins whilst also running a business. But 4 years on I'm finally in a place where I can put some time and thought into myself and my well being.
    I moved home 2 months ago and am now much happier with a good work-family-life balance. I started on a ketogenic diet around the same time for health reasons and started back at the gym last week. I'm doing 2 full body weights session a week with the key focus on building muscle whilst also trying to continue dropping body fat.
    I want to ensure I stay motivated and thought that tracking it here might help. I'll post my routine up in a bit and then just update it as and when I attend the gym...
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    Hera got a reaction from Sasnak in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    So, I'm pretty feeble at the moment and not too confident about the weights I can do but the routine I'm doing is:
    Seated Leg Press
    Barbell Squats
    Leg Extension
    Hamstring Curl
    Pull Ups
    Cable Tricep Extension
    Side Shoulder Raises
    Front Shoulder Raises
    Pec Fly Machine
     
    3 x 6 reps. Increasing weight to failure.
    My first session back at the gym was a bit tentative but on Wednesday I really pushed myself and really feeling the DOMS now! Feels good. Back again on Sunday.
    My aim is to improve my shape more than anything; I'm very aware that I'm fighting age now...need to keep my butt lifted and get some shape back into my legs. My waist has gone back to how it was since kids except I know that my abs haven't fused back together (I can sometimes feel the gap). Not much I can do about it as far as I understand but might have some mesh surgically put in some day.
    Diet wise I'm basically keto; super low carbs, high fat and moderate protein. So lots of avacados, eggs, olive oil, coconut fat, nuts, dairy, loads of greens. I do however want metabolic flexibility though and so about twice a week increase my carbs briefly. It doesn't always totally throw me out of keto but I know when it has because I then get horrible headaches when my body runs out of glucose...but each time the headaches are less severe so I think my body is starting to adapt.
    I'll soon be looking to do 24 hour fasts once a week and then maybe a 3-5 day fast 3 times a year...when I'm a bit more used to is.
    So that's the loose plan so far.
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    Hera got a reaction from anna1 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Hello. Some people who stumble across this might remember me from a few years ago...
    My fitness and diet took a bit of a nose dive about 4 years ago following IVF treatment and then carrying and raising twins whilst also running a business. But 4 years on I'm finally in a place where I can put some time and thought into myself and my well being.
    I moved home 2 months ago and am now much happier with a good work-family-life balance. I started on a ketogenic diet around the same time for health reasons and started back at the gym last week. I'm doing 2 full body weights session a week with the key focus on building muscle whilst also trying to continue dropping body fat.
    I want to ensure I stay motivated and thought that tracking it here might help. I'll post my routine up in a bit and then just update it as and when I attend the gym...
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    Hera got a reaction from anna1 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Hello. Some people who stumble across this might remember me from a few years ago...
    My fitness and diet took a bit of a nose dive about 4 years ago following IVF treatment and then carrying and raising twins whilst also running a business. But 4 years on I'm finally in a place where I can put some time and thought into myself and my well being.
    I moved home 2 months ago and am now much happier with a good work-family-life balance. I started on a ketogenic diet around the same time for health reasons and started back at the gym last week. I'm doing 2 full body weights session a week with the key focus on building muscle whilst also trying to continue dropping body fat.
    I want to ensure I stay motivated and thought that tracking it here might help. I'll post my routine up in a bit and then just update it as and when I attend the gym...
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    Hera got a reaction from anna1 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Thank you
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    Hera got a reaction from anna1 in Hera's return after a 4 year break   
    Hello. Some people who stumble across this might remember me from a few years ago...
    My fitness and diet took a bit of a nose dive about 4 years ago following IVF treatment and then carrying and raising twins whilst also running a business. But 4 years on I'm finally in a place where I can put some time and thought into myself and my well being.
    I moved home 2 months ago and am now much happier with a good work-family-life balance. I started on a ketogenic diet around the same time for health reasons and started back at the gym last week. I'm doing 2 full body weights session a week with the key focus on building muscle whilst also trying to continue dropping body fat.
    I want to ensure I stay motivated and thought that tracking it here might help. I'll post my routine up in a bit and then just update it as and when I attend the gym...
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    Hera got a reaction from gymaddict1986 in Diazepam - any downsides as a bodybuilder?   


    I had no idea people were able to predict their emotions so accurately. I don't see how you could possible know what chemical and therefore emotional response you're going to have to drugs. But it seems apparent that nothing I'd say would make the blindest bit of difference...it's your brain and body and life at the end of day.
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