Things you love thread


#206

Squats

But not the ache two days later!


#207

Just blasted legs this morning but I rarely incorporate barbell squats in my leg workout. If I do squat it’s back squats. But I predominantly focus on leg press, leg extensions, lunges, stuff leg deadlifts, deadlifts and hamstring curls.

I hate squats lol


#208

Gotta include them all man. But overall its the squats that trump. My quads this morning are broken. Always get DOMS 48 hrs after a heavy sesh :grimacing:


#209

Dont go too heavy, you need your joints for many more years to come.


#210

Are you teetotal Jon?


#211

Tried non alcoholic beer by mistake once as I picked it up thinking it was proper beer :cry::cry:

Tasted weird tbh. I don’t understand why there is such a thing though. What is the point of beer with no alcohol in it?!


#212

Finish off with 1-1/2’s on the leg extension machine . Control the movement. Have a bowl ready tho . You’ll feel sick at the end :wink:


#213

I love leg extension at the beginning to warm me up and right at the end to burn me out.

I’ll give these a shot. Leg days usually do make me feel sick anyway lol


#214

I’m not but last time I had a drink was Feb at our xmas (yeah i know!) bash.

Hangovers now are much worse now and a quick pint just makes me feel tired and thirsty. I do love a beer as well so one never feels enough. So I dont really drink at all now save special occasions.

To me its all about the Heroin now…:yum:


#215

Good, but never go above heroin.


#216

420 boi!


#217

There is an above!!!


#218

The secret to it all is squeezing the quad muscles at the right time .
Without telling you how to suck eggs , try positioning your feet inwards and outwards on the pad .
Post how you get on :muscle:


#219

About 5 years ago I bought this Stratocaster second hand (for £60) to practice building and working on guitars.

Someone bellend had gone at it with a dremmel and carved chinese writing into the body- it was fucking hideous and played like shit. Since then I’ve completely refinished it (back to bare wood- first to look new, then ‘reliced’ to make it look like a 60’s survivor) and spent countless hours rounding the fretboard, levelling frets and generally going over every fine detail I could find a youtube video on.

Some new pickups and tuners later it plays and sounds better than any of my other guitars (even better than my mate’s full fat £1500 Strat).

I genuinely love it.

strat


#220

I’m on a similar journey with my second hand Ibanez, but I’m far from making it sound great :frowning:


#221

That’s really cool man, guitar looks beaut


#222

Not that I’m any kind of expert but I suggest you buy the right tools- at least a fret crowning file. I tried with flat files but without years of experience its fucking tricky- once I bought the crowning file it took about an hour!

FYI- I made my levelling beam by glueing wet and dry paper to a long spirit level- works really well. Just make sure you get the neck straight before working on the frets- I found that out the hard way and ended up taking off far more metal than I needed to.

Which Ibanez btw? I’ve got and Ibanez bass- it’s a great workhorse- so versatile.


#223

It’s an SR 500, and it was in pretty bad shape when I picked it up last year.


#224

Nice bass. You obviously know what you’re doing. I’ll risk butchering a £60 piece of shit but would be worried about going to town on anything £400+!

This is my current project btw- this one was only £30 but the neck is fucking amazing-

Fine from the front, but the neck plate is wonky on the back (I dowelled and re-drilled the neck holes- maybe too adventurous!!) I’m pretty proud of the belly cut though- all done by hand- took fucking ages! I don’t love it …yet.
tele tele2

Would love to see some pictures of how yours progresses


#225

It didn’t cost that much because of the disrepair it was in. Thankfully it didn’t require a body rebuild, just needed to be stripped down and repainted, and all the electronics had to be replaced (which was a nightmare).

I only restrung it last week, and now I’m thinking the bridge and pickups might need replacing because of how it feels and sounds.