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  1. Harvey Weinstein

    I've never understood the Polanski thing. I always assumed that there must've been doubts around his guilt. Turns out that he's definitely guilty. He coerced a 13 year-old girl into having sex with him. He's an absolute scumbag who's been avoiding justice for years. Why do so many 'stars' come out in support of him?
  2. Harvey Weinstein

    I totally agree that the joke was ambiguous. I could see why it could be read as women throwing themselves at Weinstein to further their careers. Equally, I can see how it would have been a reference to Weinstein killing careers if he didn't get his own way. That's the way I took it, anyway Either way, for a "hard swing" it's really shit and there's a chance MacFarlane could be trying to cover his arse for not saying more at the time.
  3. Harvey Weinstein

    I understand exactly what you're saying but it's not accurate. He's literally said that a co-star of his was one of Weinstein's victims. She told him (McFarlane) about it and he decided to make a reference to it in a joke, whatever the rights and wrongs of that. As per here.
  4. Harvey Weinstein

    McFarlane has said that the joke was inspired by an experience a woman he worked with had with Weinstein. So it would seem that it was (sort of) calling him out. Albeit far too subtly and ambiguously.
  5. Gym Routine

    I don't think there's anywhere near enough volume for any muscle groups in that program for someone who's been training as long as you have. You'd be spinning your wheels. Is three days the absolute maximum you could train? Even adding a fourth session would make a big difference. Would mean that everything got trained twice within 7 days. Alternatively, have you thought about doing an upper/lower split? Would involve a few compromises but could work. Something like: Upper 1: Chest heavy/back reps 1 Bench 3 x 6-8 2A. Incline DB press 3 x 8-10 2B. Incline DB row 3 x 12-15 3A. Pause fly 2 x 10-12 3B. Reverse DB fly 2 x 20-25 4 Pulldown variation 3 x 15-20 5A. Skull crushers 3 x 8-10 5B. Incline curl 3 x 12-15 Lower: 1 Front or back squat 4 x 6-8 2 Hack squat 4 x 10-12 3 RDL 4 x 6-8 4 Hamstring curl 4 x 15-20 5A. Leg extensions 2 x 15-20 5B. Walking lunge 2 x AMRAP Upper 2: Back heavy/chest reps 1 Pull up variation 3 x AMRAP 2A. Barbell bent row 3 x 8-10 2B. DB bench 3 x 10-12 3 Incline machine press 3 x 12-15 4A. Fly machine 2 x 15-20 4B. Reverse fly machine 2 x 12-15 5A. Rope tricep pressdown 3 x 15-20 5B. Cable curl 3 x 12-15 (+ 2x drop sets 80,60%) Weekly sets: chest - 16; back - 12; quads - 12; hamstrings - 8*; biceps - 6-8*; triceps - 6* *extra work from compound lifts. There are compromises with that as sessions would be quite long, some muscle groups neglected, not much room for adding volume (which I expect you might need to do) and legs only trained once a week. It's hypertrophy-focused but you should get stronger within the rep ranges.
  6. Gym Routine

    No worries dude. Let me know how you get on .
  7. Gym Routine

    I can't think of a specific chest program off the top of my head but all any focus routine does is manipulate volume. Based on my experience, the best way to bring up any muscle group is to increase the weekly number of sets performed. So say if you're currently doing 12 weekly sets for chest, try bumping it up to 15-16, best spread out over 2 weekly sessions. However, you'll need to ease off on other body parts as your body can only adequately recover from a certain number of total sets for all muscle groups. I've been reading quite a bit about these principles over the past few months and have been focusing on trying to find my own maximum recoverable volume for both specific body parts and my body as a whole. I've found that I can go as high as 25 weekly sets for some muscle groups, whereas I'm as low as 14 on others. My MRV on some body parts is a lot lower than I expected, which kind of ties in with the observation that some of the smallest guys in the gym are the ones who do about a million sets per session. Obviously with 'assisted' lifters, all bets are off... So I reckon it would be a good idea to start by taking some time to figure out how much volume your chest can handle and push it to its limits for 4 weeks before deloading with around 40-50% of the volume for a week. Repeat as necessary. Either take 4 weeks to work up or pick a number of sets that you would expect to be challenging based on your current volume, for arguments sake say 16 sets over two sessions. Then adjust as appropriate. One heavier and one lighter session is a good idea. For example: Session A: 1. Bench press 3 x 6-8 2. Incline DB bench 3 x 8-10 3. Pause DB fly 2 x 10-12 Session B: 1. DB bench 3 x 10-12 2. Machine incline press 3 x 12-15 3. Machine fly 2 x 15-20 That's almost exactly what I'm doing at the moment, only slightly lower volume. No need to do any more exercises - just add sets as appropriate and use progressive overload. Use a full range of motion with all exercises, using dumbbell and machine exercises in particular to get a really nice stretch at the bottom of each rep. Maybe even pause for a second. At some point drop sets/supersets etc. could come into play but don't worry about them for now. Ease off on triceps (6 sets), front delts (0 sets) and back (12ish sets), doing enough to maintain during this time. Obviously if you can handle more volume on chest, increase back as well by maybe one set for every extra two of chest. I'm doing a pull/push/legs split at the moment, training chest with triceps and middle delts, back with biceps and rear delts and quads with hamstrings and glutes, three day on/two days off. I do a couple of weeks high volume focus on one muscle group and drop back to maintenance for its antagonist. So for example, I'm currently doing 24 weekly sets for chest and 14 for biceps, with about 14 for back and 7 for triceps. I'll switch around in a fortnight. Taking some time to experiment and find your volume landmarks is really worthwhile IMO. There's an excellent series of articles on it here. Give a routine similar to what I've outlined above a shot and see how you get on. Happy to help with volume adjustments or post my current full routine if that helps.
  8. Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Cyclists riding through pedestrian crossings when the traffic lights are red. I see it everywhere I go, every bloody day. I saw one of them very nearly take a woman down today. Didn't make any attempt to cycle around her. There's something very confrontational about their attitude - almost like collective small-man syndrome. They seem to think they can do what they want as soon as they climb on a saddle. words removed. N.B. Obviously not all cyclists but it seems to be the overwhelming majority, unfortunately.
  9. Gym Routine

    10% body fat doesn't sound that fat to me! After a summer of dieting I'm now moving back to trying to get bigger and stronger. I'm loving eating all the food and my body seem to be lapping it up. Seen decent gains in both respects over the last two weeks. I'm focusing on volume at the moment - aiming to training each body part twice within 7-days, with one heavier compound day and one lighter 'reps' day for each. I'm monitoring my number of sets for each body part closely and how hard I'm able to push things without encountering issues with recovery.
  10. Cricket: General Chat

    **** hell. He seems to be getting away fairly lightly. Stokes certainly seems to have been the main aggressor (along with the guy who swings at them with a bottle!) but Hales's actions are shocking as well. Who the **** kicks someone when they're on the floor? He waits for someone to hit the deck, puts the boot in then backs off. Potential for serious damage there. Absolute word removed.
  11. Cricket: General Chat

    Was it a member of the team who put the boot in a couple of times on the guy when he was on the floor? Absolute scumbag. Reminded me of Father Dougal...
  12. News story of the day

    It's particularly annoying because it's likely to work. This word removed will end up on reality TV and make millions.
  13. The Film Thread

    That's exactly what the other half and I were saying! The whole film was one big 'meh'.
  14. The Film Thread

    That's exactly what the other half and I were saying! The whole film was one big 'meh'.