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« Reply #350 on: December 28, 2012, 04:26:24 PM »

Bike riding i find easy on the joints(as long as your seat is adjusted correctly). when i had my last bike before it got stolen.. Huh i cycled every day to work and it really kept me slim. I enjoyed it. I really only ran maybe a couple of times a week in between with a friend. cycling is a fun way to get your cardio in.

Many years ago, my doctor told me to stop running and start riding my bicycle more. He thought running was harmful to one's health. Maybe it was because I was forever twisting my knee by stepping wrong on the curb or some such thing. The Portland metro area is filled with bicycle paths and right-of-ways. Despite this, you often read about someone getting hit by a car while riding their bikes. A lot of folks act like bicycle riders shouldn't be on the road. I like riding my bicycle in good weather. However, I think my doctor was mistaken about it not being harmful to one's health. It seems more bicyclist are run over than joggers.
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« Reply #351 on: December 29, 2012, 01:50:57 AM »

Well it's the next day and I am still swallowing mucas from my nose and it's pretty blocked and swollen.  I got very little sleep last night because I worked myself up over it all.  And yes i am disappointed in myself for being so weak minded and allowing this to get to me.  I haven't trained today because I didn't know if I should or not. The level headed side of me says to listen to my body, be smart etc but then another side is telling me to just go to gym.   Do I push myself?  I have basically tore into myself so bad today that now I need to train for my sanity and for the endorphins.  So I am writing this so that now I have no choice but to go to gym. 
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« Reply #352 on: December 29, 2012, 03:34:03 AM »

Well it's the next day and I am still swallowing mucas from my nose and it's pretty blocked and swollen.  I got very little sleep last night because I worked myself up over it all.  And yes i am disappointed in myself for being so weak minded and allowing this to get to me.  I haven't trained today because I didn't know if I should or not. The level headed side of me says to listen to my body, be smart etc but then another side is telling me to just go to gym.   Do I push myself?  I have basically tore into myself so bad today that now I need to train for my sanity and for the endorphins.  So I am writing this so that now I have no choice but to go to gym. 
maybe just do 2 sets on each exercise Karen. 2 good sets are enough. Today i will get my bubble butt outside and will run at 6pm with a friend. He is a runner and i know it will hurt, sweat out the booze Grin before hand i will work legs(not a good idea if i run later but i will just have to) Today:

Dumbbell squats 4x15
Dumbbell stiff legged Deadlifts 4x15
Dumbbell lunges 3x10
one legged Dumbbell calf raise 5x12+

Ab crunches calves on a Bench 3x max

thatīs it very simple and i like Dumbbells too..higher reps.
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« Reply #353 on: December 29, 2012, 03:44:24 AM »

Many years ago, my doctor told me to stop running and start riding my bicycle more. He thought running was harmful to one's health. Maybe it was because I was forever twisting my knee by stepping wrong on the curb or some such thing. The Portland metro area is filled with bicycle paths and right-of-ways. Despite this, you often read about someone getting hit by a car while riding their bikes. A lot of folks act like bicycle riders shouldn't be on the road. I like riding my bicycle in good weather. However, I think my doctor was mistaken about it not being harmful to one's health. It seems more bicyclist are run over than joggers.
well over here itīs not too bad because there are good cycle paths but i know what you mean. The guy who iīm running with later does Tri- athlon stuff too and has a top racer bike. He told me when he was training for competition on the roads he got a lot of abuse from drivers. Of course my Mountain bike is not expensive and itīs really just for around this area. nice cycle path near me that leads into woods so itīs great.
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« Reply #354 on: December 29, 2012, 04:24:42 AM »

maybe just do 2 sets on each exercise Karen. 2 good sets are enough.

Legs (excluding calves) followed by 20 mins of treadmill

Barbell back squats x 4 sets  (kept it light but high reps at 20 per set)
SLD x 4 sets  (high reps again, moderate weight)
thigh extension machine x 4 sets

My quads were really feeling it during squats.  I haven't done any compound movements such as squats for months due to the fact that I had pretty bad asthma as a result of the sinus blockage and had little air getting down into my lungs.  This is probably my fav exercise for legs, so it was really good to do it again.  It made me happy anyway, which is what I needed.  With the combo of squats and SLD, my hamstrings were cramping up so I only did a short workout today.  I bumped into a couple of really good friends natty bb competitors and they gave me the prep talk that I needed to hear.  She said that my cortisol levels will be through the roof, which won't be helping and I already knew this.  Anyway it was good to hear this from friends which know me well and had a positive effect.  So I feel normal again.  I am just going to listen to my body and not push it too hard too soon... will do it gradually and not put pressure on myself. 
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« Reply #355 on: December 29, 2012, 04:28:14 AM »

maybe just do 2 sets on each exercise Karen. 2 good sets are enough. Today i will get my bubble butt outside and will run at 6pm with a friend. He is a runner and i know it will hurt, sweat out the booze Grin before hand i will work legs(not a good idea if i run later but i will just have to) Today:

Dumbbell squats 4x15
Dumbbell stiff legged Deadlifts 4x15
Dumbbell lunges 3x10
one legged Dumbbell calf raise 5x12+

Ab crunches calves on a Bench 3x max

thatīs it very simple and i like Dumbbells too..higher reps.
I find that legs respond well to high reps Donny.  I like to do 30 reps per set for leg exercises to start with and as I increase weight, I still do high reps (25 ) but at the end of my sets (5th and 6th) I am doing max weight for 6-8 reps.  I go for the burn and just push past it...zone out. 
It's going to kill you though to train legs and then go for a run.  Good luck..haha 
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« Reply #356 on: December 29, 2012, 06:38:14 AM »

booty never commented on ur nose situation hope it gets better ur training still like nothings there but its frustrating i bet,,,yeah high reps/volume for me is what works,,i still squat heavy every few leg workouts for ego 6/8 rep set 405 brutal,,,,
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« Reply #357 on: December 29, 2012, 06:48:37 AM »

booty never commented on ur nose situation hope it gets better ur training still like nothings there but its frustrating i bet,,,yeah high reps/volume for me is what works,,i still squat heavy every few leg workouts for ego 6/8 rep set 405 brutal,,,,
Thank you njflex and yes it's frustrating as hell.  I am very hard on myself which doesn't help.  Just got to take my own advice which I would dish out to others, that's all. 
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« Reply #358 on: December 29, 2012, 07:51:35 AM »

once in a while i like to throw a pic or 2 here how i maintain a peak build at 44  Tongue....


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« Reply #359 on: December 29, 2012, 08:13:34 AM »

once in a while i like to throw a pic or 2 here how i maintain a peak build at 44  Tongue....
like the Tartan shorts... Grin
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« Reply #360 on: December 29, 2012, 08:16:17 AM »

like the Tartan shorts... Grin
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« Reply #361 on: December 29, 2012, 08:27:02 AM »

i used have a pair of Tartan Y-fronts years ago... Grin well i have a couple hours rest untill i go for a run. Legs are OK.. would have went tomorrow but no time. Yes njflex a solid looking physique as always... Smiley
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« Reply #362 on: December 29, 2012, 08:37:57 AM »

You look pretty good flex - no homo. Thats about what I am shooting for this summer, except with more hair.  Grin
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« Reply #363 on: December 29, 2012, 10:41:58 AM »

i keep simple approach,,i like training for one,,i eat home cooked clean foods,,,rice brown,oats,greek yogurt,cooked chicken,fish,canned tuna as well,fruits everyday 3-4 services no matter what day/weekends,,i eat peanutbutter/olive oil for extra fats,,snacks could be low fat graham crackers or wheat crackers,or some low fat icecream if needed/wanted.train 4x per wk abs and calves done 2x everything else once ,,train with some volume depending body part larger 15/16 smaller 9/11,,,train smart in terms of weight but pretty heavy relative for me ,,example heavy weight on squats for me is 405 repped 8 zone,,,bent over rows 225/255 heaviest set,,hard to believe i do zero 'cardio'diet and fast intense training keeps me ripped...a little insight on my routine...
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« Reply #364 on: December 29, 2012, 05:50:25 PM »

Good Physquie njflex.
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« Reply #365 on: December 29, 2012, 08:21:11 PM »

Good Physquie njflex.
thank you booty,,,
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« Reply #366 on: December 29, 2012, 08:56:42 PM »

So my diet consists of plenty of salads especially in this hot weather.  I eat no red meat what so ever, but eat plenty of fish especially salmon and I eat alot of prawns (shrimp for yanks) and callamari.  Basically I eat any seafoods apart from octopus, that's the only thing I won't touch.  I eat alot of veges although not so much in this hot weather....save it more for winter.  Sweet potatoe really agrees with me as does rice.  I don't touch brown rice though as it makes me incredibly lethargic.  I love fruits, especially bananas because I can always carry one with me and eat where ever.  I will take a banana with me to the gym to eat afterwards.  I eat chicken and turkey but lately I have only eaten chicken once in the past two months for some reason.  Just been sticking to fish.  I drink as much water as I can during the day.  No soft drinks ever...the bubbles really upset my stomach lately and I am unable to drink anything with bubbles.  I used to drink an occasional pepsi max but due to the tummy upset, no longer do.  I gave up tea a while ago so the only caffeine I drink is two cups of coffee in the mornings with soy milk...no sugar.  I will drink a mocha on soy when out with my girlfriends though.  That's like a splurge.  I like oats for breakfast (save the horse jokes  Tongue) and I eat egg white omlettes either with mixed veges or just plain.  I like a slow release protein powder...bsn syntha6 is the one I use and have for the past 5 years.  I used to use a wpi but to be honest it's like water...it does nothing for hunger and I feel I get better results on a slow release one. 
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« Reply #367 on: December 29, 2012, 09:45:40 PM »

LOOKING GREAT, NJ!!!!
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« Reply #368 on: December 29, 2012, 10:05:37 PM »

So my diet consists of plenty of salads especially in this hot weather.  I eat no red meat what so ever, but eat plenty of fish especially salmon and I eat alot of prawns (shrimp for yanks) and callamari.  Basically I eat any seafoods apart from octopus, that's the only thing I won't touch.  I eat alot of veges although not so much in this hot weather....save it more for winter.  Sweet potatoe really agrees with me as does rice.  I don't touch brown rice though as it makes me incredibly lethargic.  I love fruits, especially bananas because I can always carry one with me and eat where ever.  I will take a banana with me to the gym to eat afterwards.  I eat chicken and turkey but lately I have only eaten chicken once in the past two months for some reason.  Just been sticking to fish.  I drink as much water as I can during the day.  No soft drinks ever...the bubbles really upset my stomach lately and I am unable to drink anything with bubbles.  I used to drink an occasional pepsi max but due to the tummy upset, no longer do.  I gave up tea a while ago so the only caffeine I drink is two cups of coffee in the mornings with soy milk...no sugar.  I will drink a mocha on soy when out with my girlfriends though.  That's like a splurge.  I like oats for breakfast (save the horse jokes  Tongue) and I eat egg white omlettes either with mixed veges or just plain.  I like a slow release protein powder...bsn syntha6 is the one I use and have for the past 5 years.  I used to use a wpi but to be honest it's like water...it does nothing for hunger and I feel I get better results on a slow release one. 

nice,,,,after u mention it brown rice makes me tired too couldn't figure it out ,,,i eat it but sometimes it does that,,,
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« Reply #369 on: December 29, 2012, 10:06:17 PM »

LOOKING GREAT, NJ!!!!
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« Reply #370 on: December 30, 2012, 12:27:25 AM »

....I eat alot of prawns (shrimp for yanks).... 


Just so you know, we also have prawns in the U.S. The main difference between shrimp and prawns is size. Prawns are larger. The other difference is price. Prawns are more expensive than shrimp.
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« Reply #371 on: December 30, 2012, 02:29:34 AM »

Just so you know, we also have prawns in the U.S. The main difference between shrimp and prawns is size. Prawns are larger. The other difference is price. Prawns are more expensive than shrimp.
Prime i hope some day i get an invite for dinner because you seem to like good food.. Wink
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« Reply #372 on: December 30, 2012, 07:13:05 AM »

so today i will rest and get a good solid workout in tomorrow. Tonight a good walk and i will sleep well after lots of fresh air
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« Reply #373 on: December 30, 2012, 02:22:38 PM »

Prime i hope some day i get an invite for dinner because you seem to like good food.. Wink

My wife and I do like to eat well. Years ago, my wife did catering on the side. We were both probably somewhat spoiled as kids with respect to the fact that our parents could afford to feed us well. The first eight years of my life, I lived with a variety of relatives all over the world. Because of this, I was exposed to a lot more foods then the average kid would be. Most 5 year olds don't travel to Europe on an ocean liner such as the SS Ile de France, sitting at the captain's table for meals because their grandmother and the captain are old friends and eating foods like turtle soup. My early exposure to a huge variety of foods resulted in my willingness to try almost anything once. There is very little that I don't like eating. 

I don't think my wife and I are food snobs though. Last night we had red beans and rice for dinner. The other night we had tuna noodle casserole. Sometimes we eat chicken pot pies from Costco. For breakfast today we had Eggo waffles.  So it isn't as if we eat sword fish, filet mignon or lobster all the time. However, we generally feed guests something a little fancier than tuna noodle casserole. LOL!
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« Reply #374 on: December 30, 2012, 04:21:09 PM »

mmmm food. We don`t go for the exotic here but something can be said for raising your own beef. When I have a steer butchered I get to decide on how thick I want my steaks, if you are a guest in my home a T-bone and inch and half thick will be put on your plate. Nothing like eating a nice steak that would set you back well over $100 in a premium steakhouse.
 I have a way of smoking them over hickory that makes for some of the finest steaks you have ever tasted.
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