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  1. Whatsapp ..... WTF ?

    You would need to be a particularly high profile target for this to be the case - you have nothing to worry about.
  2. Whatsapp ..... WTF ?

    No one has mentioned yet that is has end-end encryption which is a big feature for many.
  3. AwfuLL at Pull ups

    I am 55 and I don't really do them much as I have never been particularly good at them but when I joined the Army 30 years ago we used to have to do them as part of PT lessons. When there is proper motivation to improve you will be surprised what you can get your body to do. At the start of basic training I think I did 10 good ones and I was one of the best, most were about 4-5 and some could not even do 1. By the end of 12 weeks training I did 22 and everyone in the troop got over 6. Young bodies and minds are infinitely adaptable, they just require the right motivation and stimulus.
  4. Best Childhood Console Game

    I am old so the first home games for me was Pong followed the year after by the Atari VCS and Space Invaders - extremely challenging game when you switched on invisible invaders, invisible shields and fast speed There was other highlights, Defender (Planetoid) on the BBC B was incredible for the time, arcade quality and no stack of 20p pieces required. Elite a couple of years after that was a definite tectonic shift as well. A few years later I got one of the first Japanese imports of the Sega Megadrive with Thunderforce 3 - the first time I had seen properly animated sprites larger than the screen itself and the processing power to shift enough pixels for a true bullet hell experience.
  5. Would you snitch?

    Fascinated by the people who subscribe to the 'snitches get stitches' mantra. How on earth do they differentiate? If someone robs your gran and you know who it is. Is it snitching to phone the police on them? What about if you suspect the neighbours are guilty of some form of child abuse? is it ok then? Or if the guy across the road drives to work while the kids are walking to school and you know he was out drinking till 4am? In the OPs example of course I wouldn't but for the 3 examples above I would be on the phone eventually. I would give the guy in the 3rd example one warning and one warning only but if forced I would report him as well.
  6. Pullovers

    I do remember back in the 80s the theory was that heavy breathing pullovers would expand the ribcage for young bodybuilders. I never really got into them so can't say if there is any truth in it - certainly the exercise has fallen out of favour as you rarely see anyone doing them these days
  7. CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Words fail me.
  8. Average gyms

    It is not always easy to tell thought is it? I mean some people are obviously using but there are many borderline cases. When I first started training in the 80s I achieved 16" flexed arms at only 5'7" in height in just one summer of training using nothing more than crummy Weider supplements. My brother in particular had mutant like growth ability, he didn't even train hard - he could put a quarter of an inch on his calves just by pissing in the sink after a night out.
  9. Old age!

    I think that maybe people on here could be a little more ambitious with their projections. Plenty of 70 yr olds living productive and active lives. Stallone is 74 and was never a stranger to either compounds or heavy lifting. I am mid 50s and doing perfectly well thanks - we all have no idea what is in store for us but at this point I still expect to be active and exercising well in 15 years time. I certainly agree though that once your body and mind starts to decline to a point where you can no longer function then maybe it is kinder for everyone if an easy way out is available.
  10. Lack of sleep.

    When I was commuting to London every day I would wake up at 5:30 so I was surviving on 6 hours a night - sometimes less. I have been working from home ever since March and without the need to get up for my 90min commute I started to get a decent 7.5 - 8 hours a night. did I feel better for it? nope I felt bloody awful. I have since started to get up at 6 even though I have no damn reason to apart from that it makes me feel better. I think it's all about the quality of sleep not the actual time you are in bed. Once I go out I sleep like the dead, we had a break in last year and they smashed the lock on the door and ransacked the downstairs and stole the car and I didn't hear a thing - slept through the entire thing
  11. AwfuLL at Pull ups

    You really just have to keep at them. What can help is to every now and then just hang from the bar and get your shoulders and grip well used to handling a bar. But apart from that you just got to force the body to get better at them, so multiple sets, assisted, negatives etc etc As mentioned above weight is crucial as well.
  12. CATS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't be the only one on here that feels a surge of real anger when someone so blithely mentions torturing/killing someones household pet.
  13. Horrible experience with PWO

    Oh I am very salty I sprinkle a little himalayan rock salt in my drinks. I also usually have eggs every day which are of course, inedible without salt and pepper.
  14. Horrible experience with PWO

    Lots of love for Redcon1 on this thread so I will buy a no stim version from them. Might have to wait till I finish this diet I am on as I get very little pump anyway when I am on reduced calories.
  15. I haven't used a pre-workout in quite awhile so when I got a free sample of ABE pre-workout I was just going to bin it but then I thought I would try just half a measure out of curiosity's sake. Good grief. I had a decent workout but I just felt 'wrong' all the way through it, focused yes, but detached and nauseous as well. Me and the wife went for dinner that night and I was terrible company, no appetite and disinterested in everything. Sleep was difficult that night as well. I threw the rest away in the morning, I guess stim based PWO are just not for me anymore. Thing is back in the day I have tried Ultimate Orange (the original) Jack3d etc and non of them made me feel quite as odd as this new one. Anyone recommend a PWO without stims?
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