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    #31
    Thank you, this is very helpful. I do have a belly though, but other than that I now have visible muscles in my arms, legs, and upper torso. My face is also less flubby, or however you name it. So I don't know. I might add some cardio or change up my diet a bit in September.

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      #32
      Originally posted by Warlock View Post
      I do have a belly though
      After my first season of lifting and bulking I was left with a belly despite doing ab work (mostly sit-ups) a few times a week. I eventually started adding planks and that's brought my belly in considerably. I've also lost a lot of the muscle I gained as I've been focused on running this year mostly but I do think the planks are good at keeping my belly in check. My favorite workout is Five Minute Plank Workout which seems to help even at just once a week.

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        #33
        I'm finally learning to trick. I am becoming fat though (??). I do feel great, however. I haven't been this flexible and felt this strong since I was a kid. I can do handstands and am starting to be able to do high kicks.
        Thank you for the great advice, oneironaut.

        I will start to lower sugar intake, in order to avoid getting even more 'fat'.

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          #34
          For October (& probably November) I'll do Greyskull LP with added chin-ups/pull-ups at the end of each session. Then when I'm home, I'll do ~half an hour of mobility/flexibility.

          Might add pushups and planks on off days as well. (The challenge being push-ups is nice).
          Oh and flexibility on off days. We'll see how demanding the program is.

          Greyskull LP:
          Week One:
          Monday
          • Press 2 x 5, 1 x 5+
          • Squat 2 x 5, 1 x 5+
          * 2 sets pull ups to failure
          Wednesday
          • Bench Press 2 x 5, 1 x 5+
          • Deadlift 1 x 5+
          * 2 sets Chin ups to failure
          Friday
          • Press 2 x 5, 1 x 5+
          • Squat 2 x 5, 1 x 5+
          * 2 sets Pull ups to failure
          Week Two:
          Monday
          • Bench Press 2 x 5, 1 x 5+
          • Squat 2 x 5, 1 x 5+
          * 2 sets Pull ups to failure
          Wednesday
          • Press 2 x 5, 1 x 5+
          • Deadlift 1 x 5+
          * 2 sets Chin ups to failure
          Friday
          • Bench Press 2 x 5, 1 x 5+
          • Squat 2 x 5, 1 x 5+
          * 2 sets Pull ups to failure

          (And repeat)

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            #35
            I got this official body measurement with a trial membership at a gym and apparently the body fat percentage measurements were wrong. So I adjusted all of them with a model and updated my data.
            Other than that I'm continuing Greyskull LP flexibility/mobility every day. I'm however declining my calorie intake starting tomorrow. Probably for the entire month of November to 'prepare' for December. Still the most fat percentage since the start, btw.

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              #36
              Update for the next 2 months:
              Gyms are closed.
              I'm going to continue with recomping after taking off for the holidays. Now on a weighted callisthenics due to the gyms being closed. Also have been walking a lot.
              See original post for updates on bf and the goal for in 2 months.

              Edit:
              Covid / lockdown has me switching programs too much. :-(

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                #37
                Een goed 2021!

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                  #38
                  Thanks, jij ook een gelukkig en gezond nieuw jaar!

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                    #39
                    About a month ago I had an injury. Now I've been trying to exercise again, trying out all sorts of things, but recently it has been difficult to get motivated again. I'm sleeping terrible, and my diet isn't the best either. So, in order to get motivated again, I've decided to come back to the trusted Darebee; which got me into fitness in the first place. <3 Unfortunately I just saw the site's funding is in a critical state. I hope we are able to join together and save the site.

                    So, regarding my plans to get motivated again, I thought I would finally choose an rpg inspired program until I'm motivated again. It was a difficult decision, but I have chosen Spellbound, as it seemed to be the least impactful on my injury, and not too much cardio (not sure, but anyway). Okay, here we go.

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                      #40
                      Have a cheering squad:

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                        #41
                        Good to see you again!

                        Spellbound is a lot of fun. Often you can choose between exercises, so it gives you a bit of room to avoid activities you’re not fond of.

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                          #42
                          Welcome back
                          Spellbound is a very fun and easily scalable program in difficulty.

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                            #43
                            Thank you very much for the encouragement, I have decided to track my progress in a separate check-in thread, for as much as I'm able to do here: https://darebee.com/hive/logs/772912-magical-recovery

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