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« Reply #2325 on: April 15, 2024, 05:46:34 PM »
I find keeping a training log very tiring & as i wrote before i train more "freestyle" nowadays. I might radically change my mind what exercise i will do because at that moment it doesnīt feel good.
Donīt feel you have to post your workouts but rather just post up the positive ones.

I plot out my workouts in my head and sometimes on paper. You're right though. Many times it's better to freestyle. A workout plotted out can't account for how you feel that day or for any tweaks you have to work around. For some reason I do this especially with triceps but other body parts too. Sometimes for a squatting motion I use a squat machine but I often substitute Dumbbell squats, hacks or free squats. For triceps I switch out so many exercises. Not a quote but Dave Draper but he  said in effect that he can't stay too structured in a workout cause he likes to be able to change things on the fly.

Today I dropped my short lived whole body routine due to a leg and hip bugging me. I took a 25MG of meloxicam and it worked pretty good. I was on 7.5mg and it helped but 25mg worked much better. Can't pin point the pain but it felt like the hip joint and hurt from there all the way down to the knee. 

Thinking I have to be careful about grinding my joints to dust. I have been working out hard from my teens till now. It was high school and college track team. Competed in powerlifting in 1977.  I boxed, jui jitsu and very intensive training at two military bases. Did stuff like ride a bike 500 miles across Iowa in five days with some seriously competitive bike cycle enthusiasts that hammered the pace.  My body has taken a beating. As I mentioned before I use to talk to Bill Pearl through texts. He stressed that a smart man gives up the heavy weights as they age. I believe he said he stopped using heavy weights when he hit 55. 

Today I went back to my Yates inspired one set to failure. I trained chest and biceps  today and it took 45 minutes. Then I spent 45 minutes fast walking on a  the treadmill with an incline. The plan for the week is to complete a week of one set to failure then I might admit I'm not a kid anymore and train for muscular endurance with moderate weights. Five years from now when I'm 70 it would be nice to still be hitting the weights hard and running some miles health willing. I think in order to hit that goal I have to be wiser in what I do and drop the ego.  I have some health challenges but I'm monitored very closely.  So far I'm good.

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« Reply #2326 on: April 16, 2024, 02:30:04 AM »
As I mentioned before I use to talk to Bill Pearl through texts. He stressed that a smart man gives up the heavy weights as they age. I believe he said he stopped using heavy weights when he hit 55.

yes i spoke 3 times with Bill on the phone he was a great guy. At that time i was really just doing under grip supinated chins for Biceps & Bill said do you have a preacher bench & i got one for my Home Gym after the conversation.
works well with chinning the Bar

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« Reply #2327 on: April 16, 2024, 03:37:15 AM »
As I mentioned before I use to talk to Bill Pearl through texts. He stressed that a smart man gives up the heavy weights as they age. I believe he said he stopped using heavy weights when he hit 55.

yes i spoke 3 times with Bill on the phone he was a great guy. At that time i was really just doing under grip supinated chins for Biceps & Bill said do you have a preacher bench & i got one for my Home Gym after the conversation.
works well with chinning the Bar

The scott can be really hard on the bicep.  I know a guy that ripped his bicep using one. I don't know how Larry Scott used one for decades with really heavy weight without a rupture? 

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« Reply #2328 on: April 16, 2024, 05:25:36 AM »
The scott can be really hard on the bicep.  I know a guy that ripped his bicep using one. I don't know how Larry Scott used one for decades with really heavy weight without a rupture?
He used a very wide grip too on his curls where as i normally used a much closer one. Sometimes i did it just leaning my arm on an incline bench, but regardless after the Curls you are pre-exhausted so lighter loads are used (if any on chins)...still the muscles are weaker because of this & i suppose in theory could be more open to a tear.
I found chins did it for me body straight & concentrating on the Biceps where as for back i would do Gironda style Sternum chins arching my back bar to sterum leaning back..much more range of motion that a standard pull up.

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« Reply #2329 on: April 16, 2024, 05:30:42 AM »
looks very awkward to me


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« Reply #2330 on: April 16, 2024, 05:22:55 PM »
Leg day: 4-16-24 Tuesday.

I was cautious about lifting for legs today because my hip and leg hurting the past week. I've been on ridiculously strong anti-inflammatory drug and it's been working amazing. I woke up at 5:30AM and went into my basement. I started by waking myself up by walking fast for a quarter mile on the treadmill. For the first exercise the leg press I did a few warm up sets. My leg felt pretty good. Now to my one set to failure. I lightened the weight and made a point to do slow negatives to make up for the lighter weight. I got to 13 and it felt good.

Leg press 1x13
Machine squats 1 x 10 I could have gotten maybe two more reps but I felt I was playing with fire and wanted to play it safe. I think barbell squats might be permanently out for me. 
Stiff deads 1 x 8 (Lightened the load a little from 205lbs to 185lbs but did them stricter. Still trying not to reinjure my leg.)
Leg extensions 1 x 26
Seated leg curls 1 x 18

Hanging leg raise 1 x 27
Hip ups lying on my back 1 x 34

Leg press calf 1 x 26
Standing calf 1 x 21
Seated calf 1 x 20
tibalis 1 x 20

Neck four way 4 x 20 per side.

At work after lifting I spend most of the 8 hour day on my feet. Thought I would be limping but nope, felt great. The drug is working. I'm usually not into any prescriptions but my leg was hurting. Last time I had problems the Doc gave me 7.5 MG of meloxicam for for a foot injury.  When I  took it I felt amazing. Not only did the foot feel better but every stiffness in my body disappeared. I only used it for a few days. It's a drug that is used for arthritis a lot. My family suffers a lot from arthritis. My sister is practically crippled from it. Her hands are knurly and she has trouble walking. She is only 75.  I think my workout has kept my joints pretty good but I know I from x rays that I have it too but not to her extent. I found a bottle of 25mg of the drug that another doctor prescribed. Now 7.5mg worked but I was in a lot of hip and thigh pain so I took the heavy dose. Holy shit do I feel good.  I will probably take it for 3 more days.