Jason Thomas

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  • in reply to: Elbow Pain #443535
    Jason Thomas
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    I’m currently in the same situation. Pain with mostly any pull exercise. I bought one of these and when it arrived I was very underwhelmed and didn’t think it would work. 1st set using it, it cut down the pain by about 80%! Aswell as this I’m not focusing on training grip strength and forearm training aswell.

    *I’m now focusing

    in reply to: Elbow Pain #443532
    Jason Thomas
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    I’m currently in the same situation. Pain with mostly any pull exercise. I bought one of these and when it arrived I was very underwhelmed and didn’t think it would work. 1st set using it, it cut down the pain by about 80%! Aswell as this I’m not focusing on training grip strength and forearm training aswell.

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    in reply to: How should I train if I don’t have enough sleep? #339632
    Jason Thomas
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    Hey Yousif.

    I’m currently going through this at the moment with my 1st child (18 months). After the 1st few weeks, you’ll get used to your body telling you how much you’ve got in the tank and if you need to skip a day/take it a bit easy/go heavy.

    I’ve kept the same plan and just accessed every session on how I felt that day.

    in reply to: Early morning workout nutrition #317606
    Jason Thomas
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    I usually am up about 4.45am to get to the gym when it opens at 5.30. I usually make some overnight oats with a scoop of protein powder the night before, so I can just chuck that in the microwave to warm up.

    Recently started taking some electrolyte powder aswell before leaving the house and I feel that’s make a massive difference aswell.

    Then when I’m training I have Glutamine in my waterbottle.

    in reply to: Squat machine vs front squat #306264
    Jason Thomas
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    Hi coaches,

    Just a follow up question – I currently use a V-Squat machine (picture added), as its almost impossible to get on the leg press machine and my gym doesn’t have a Hack Squat. Just wondering if there are any major advantages/disadvantages to either facing outwards (which I currently do) Compared to facing I to the machine when squatting?

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    in reply to: Free weight alternative for the wide grip t-bar row #299602
    Jason Thomas
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    If you’ve got a Barbell, could give Pendlay Rows a go?

    in reply to: Clarification on Drop Sets #292794
    Jason Thomas
    Participant

    Thanks Bryce

    Jason Thomas
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    Have you thought about changing to a different programme, or going to the gym a different time? I used to go to the gym I the evenings (around 7.30pm) and it was always so busy that it started putting me off. So I decided to start going when the gym opens (5.30am) and I wish I’d make the change years ago. I feel that I have more energy to train and it sets me up for the day.

    in reply to: Acceptable/Expected Muscle Loss during a Cut #286158
    Jason Thomas
    Participant

    Thanks Bryce. Awesome reply as usual!

    Just wanted to get some confirmation that I don’t need to get too concerned with the numbers on the scale, as long as the performance is still there.

    in reply to: Lower chest lagging #269970
    Jason Thomas
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    Hi Bryce/Joe.
    Just a follow up question regarding hand positioning. The dip station in my gym gets wider, the further it goes away from the fixed point (hope that makes sense). Is there any general rule for making the dip more lower chest bias?
    I already lean forward to take my triceps out of it, but should I aim for more of a close grip or wide grip? Or would it be more individual and I just have to find what fits me best?

    in reply to: Lower chest lagging #268272
    Jason Thomas
    Participant

    Great explanation as usual. Thanks Bryce!

    in reply to: Rep Range #256829
    Jason Thomas
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    The rep range at the top of the screen is a general indication, but usually when you look specifically at set 1 and 2, it’ll usually be something like set 1: 5-8 reps, set 2: 8-15 reps. So the 1st set you’d look to go heavier and the 2nd set is more of a back off set with lower weight, but a higher rep range.

    in reply to: Timescales spent in Recomp vs. Building Muscle #233412
    Jason Thomas
    Participant

    Thanks Bryce. Great explanation.

    in reply to: Timescales spent in Recomp vs. Building Muscle #232996
    Jason Thomas
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    Hi guys.

    Im trying to get a bit of guidance into how everyone sets up the nutrition side of their programming.
    I know that there probably wont be a general rule to cover everyone, but I’m trying to get a bit of insight into how long people generally spend in muscle building and then going to Recomp – and how you set your targets.
    I’ve been in Recomp for a little while – managed to drop from 103kg to about 93kg without losing any strength, but now I think it’s time to go to building muscle.
    What would be the main factor for determining how long to stay in Muscle Building before going back to Recomp/fat lose:

    – Specific timescale
    – Hitting a certain Kg weight
    – until you’re happy you look like you’ve build enough muscle

    Finally, would you use 1 of these for determining how long you then go back into Recomp/fat lose?

    in reply to: Exercises changed Mid Programme #228880
    Jason Thomas
    Participant

    Hi Joe.

    Appreciate the reply.
    With the scale of the last update (which was awesome by the way) it’s totally understandable that something like this could happen, just wanted to bring it to your attention.
    Thanks again for the awesome app, best thing I’ve ever spent money on for my fitness journey!

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