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« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2012, 06:35:16 PM »

Let me interject here, this thread will be moderated at my discretion.
All righty then, Cap'n Happy..
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« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2012, 06:43:22 PM »

I got home from the gym at about 4:30 p.m. My "workout" went well. I did 20 minutes of light cardio before jumping on the machines. My total time working out was a little shy of an hour. Because I have not seriously worked out for many months, I kept to resistance very light. As I mentioned, to get my ass back into a routine, I decided a full body work out done at least three times a week would be my initial goal.

Interestingly enough, I slept late this morning and when I finally got up, I found myself talking myself out of going to the gym today....not sure why. Anyway, I bit the bullet and went and now I am glad I did. Tomorrow I may go there and swim some laps. Wednesday, I be back on the machines and I'll increase the resistance slightly. I am going to take this one step and one day at a time.

One thing that is encouraging at the gym I go to is that there are a lot of us old farts who have spent a lot of our lives being gym rats. Of course there are also a lot of younger people who work out there too. It is a nice mix. I was amused by a fellow that spent more time setting up his laptop on treadmill then he did actually walking. I find I do best with minimal distractions, although I do like some tunes. My daughter gave me an Ipod a few years ago, which I am going to charge up for my next session.  
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« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2012, 06:45:27 PM »

Let me interject here, this thread will be moderated at my discretion.

I hope you are being serious. It would be good if there was at least one thread which didn't veer off topic and was relatively serious. I am hoping....
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« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2012, 07:50:46 PM »

I hope you are being serious. It would be good if there was at least one thread which didn't veer off topic and was relatively serious. I am hoping....
Dead serious. There was a request for this sticky so some of the older, more experienced lifters could share their experiences and ideas. I will not allow this to turn into another flirty "show us your tits" thread. Everyone is welcome to contribute and offer ideas, but that other shit will be deleted. Take it to the g&o.
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« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2012, 08:53:17 PM »

I thought it would be good to also write about my diet, since some of us more mature types aren't following the same diet we did when our metabolisms were faster.

Today I had a bowl of Kashi Go Lean with 2% milk and a very small glass of orange juice for breakfast. Since I didn't get out of bed until the day was half over, I skipped lunch. My wife and I did go to Starbucks and I had a grande Chai latte. For dinner we had sautéed portabella mushroom "burgers" on whole wheat buns. I spread some artichoke dip on mine and had tomatoes on the side. Added to this was acorn squash on the side, with salt pepper and butter. To drink, I had a scotch neat.

As I write this I am drinking a cup of Chai tea, sans milk, but with one teaspoon of sugar. We will probably break open a package of harvest cookies from our local market in an hour or so. Harvest cookies are kind of like eating a granola bar that is instead a cookie. -Full of sugar, but fools you into thinking you are eating healthy.
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« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2012, 09:03:10 PM »

I thought it would be good to also write about my diet, since some of us more mature types aren't following the same diet we did when our metabolisms were faster.

Today I had a bowl of Kashi Go Lean with 2% milk and a very small glass of orange juice for breakfast. Since I didn't get out of bed until the day was half over, I skipped lunch. My wife and I did go to Starbucks and I had a grande Chai latte. For dinner we had sautéed portabella mushroom "burgers" on whole wheat buns. I spread some artichoke dip on mine and had tomatoes on the side. Added to this was acorn squash on the side, with salt pepper and butter. To drink, I had a scotch neat.

As I write this I am drinking a cup of Chai tea, sans milk, but with one teaspoon of sugar. We will probably break open a package of harvest cookies from our local market in an hour or so. Harvest cookies are kind of like eating a granola bar that is instead a cookie. -Full of sugar, but fools you into thinking you are eating healthy.
cool prime,,,i did the tuna/chick/rice thing strict for yrs,,,still follow it but allow other things carb wise,some sugars. fruits,and even pasta ,,i still do zero cardio and maintain under 10 pct bf..training is important not drug's 1st then train ,,i have old school methods to this day,,
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« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2012, 09:10:30 PM »

cool prime,,,i did the tuna/chick/rice thing strict for yrs,,,still follow it but allow other things carb wise,some sugars. fruits,and even pasta ,,i still do zero cardio and maintain under 10 pct bf..training is important not drug's 1st then train ,,i have old school methods to this day,,

I was thinking today about the possibility of using an energy booster like Ephedrine to jump-start weight loss. Any thoughts about this?

I have no issues with hypertension, so I was thinking it shouldn't be a problem for me to use it.
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« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2012, 09:13:58 PM »

I was thinking today about the possibility of using an energy booster like Ephedrine to jump-start weight loss. Any thoughts about this?

I have no issues with hypertension, so I was thinking it shouldn't be a problem for me to use it.
yeah caffeine whether drink or using pills,or ephedra and bronkaid boosters which allow more blood and used to clear lungs..get heart rate going,,
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« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2012, 09:21:26 PM »

yeah caffeine whether drink or using pills,or ephedra and bronkaid boosters which allow more blood and used to clear lungs..get heart rate going,,

-Right. Today when I was doing cardio, my heart rate never went above 106. I know I can get it up a lot higher, because I have done so in the past with no problem. However, I was easing into the whole work out thing today and didn't want to overdo any aspect of it.
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« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2012, 09:23:29 PM »

-Right. Today when I was doing cardio, my heart rate never went above 106. I know I can get it up a lot higher, because I have done so in the past with no problem. However, I was easing into the whole work out thing today and didn't want to overdo any aspect of it.
good luck,,,take it easy lol,,,easier said than done,,,
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« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2012, 03:01:10 AM »

-Right. Today when I was doing cardio, my heart rate never went above 106. I know I can get it up a lot higher, because I have done so in the past with no problem. However, I was easing into the whole work out thing today and didn't want to overdo any aspect of it.
Just take it one step at a time but with Cardio you will be surprised how quick you get back in shape.I will be out pounding the streets again tonight and there is a nice route i will do. It starts flat and then inclines....inclines and when i am on my way back about 40 mins later i have to hit it again, it is a mental challange... Wink
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« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2012, 03:09:22 AM »

Dead serious. There was a request for this sticky so some of the older, more experienced lifters could share their experiences and ideas. I will not allow this to turn into another flirty "show us your tits" thread. Everyone is welcome to contribute and offer ideas, but that other shit will be deleted. Take it to the g&o.
yes this is the idea behind this thread to keep it serious and on track.
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« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2012, 10:46:25 AM »

another thing here would be exercises that are useless and downright dangerous to do. for example the pulldown to the back is not a good exercise as it has contributed to more shoulder injuries than  it's worth from my experience.
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« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2012, 10:51:36 AM »

another thing here would be exercises that are useless and downright dangerous to do. for example the pulldown to the back is not a good exercise as it has contributed to more shoulder injuries than  it's worth from my experience.
skull crushers for me painful,useless,,,behind neck press ,,,,
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« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2012, 11:12:24 AM »

What i find interesting is a gym i worked in had Hammer strengh machines, the Boss always said that supinated pull downs are hard for your shoulder. I have always had better results using this grip (under hand). I really do believe as you wrote Funky that behind the neck work is very hard for your shoulder structure. I loved the Hammer strength (supinated) grip pull down.
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« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2012, 11:25:22 AM »

skull crushers for me painful,useless,,,behind neck press ,,,,
skull crushers work for me ( try 2 Bells hammer grip maybe kinder to you ) but BB behind the neck press...terrible Sad
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« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2012, 12:12:35 PM »

another shoulder wrecker is upright close grip rows for traps.
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« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2012, 12:15:40 PM »

PRIMEMUSCLE....are you still with us ?
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« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2012, 02:30:45 PM »

PRIMEMUSCLE....are you still with us ?

I had a breakfast meeting today. I just got home. -Nothing to post at the moment regarding exercise, since all I exercised so far today was my voice and a little hand to mouth action while eating. I'll get back to you in bit. I am headed to the gym to swim some laps in the next hour or so. When I get home there are leaves all over my yard begging to be raked up and put out with the yard debris recycle tonight. I may be otherwise occupied until this evening when I will post an update.

Keep in mind that I live in Oregon and what that means in terms of time zones. Presently, it is 1:35 p.m.
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« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2012, 06:54:54 PM »

I had a breakfast meeting today. I just got home. -Nothing to post at the moment regarding exercise, since all I exercised so far today was my voice and a little hand to mouth action while eating. I'll get back to you in bit. I am headed to the gym to swim some laps in the next hour or so. When I get home there are leaves all over my yard begging to be raked up and put out with the yard debris recycle tonight. I may be otherwise occupied until this evening when I will post an update.

Keep in mind that I live in Oregon and what that means in terms of time zones. Presently, it is 1:35 p.m.
Tomorrow i want you to move your arse
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« Reply #45 on: November 13, 2012, 08:43:50 PM »

another thing here would be exercises that are useless and downright dangerous to do. for example the pulldown to the back is not a good exercise as it has contributed to more shoulder injuries than  it's worth from my experience.
Now I don't do this one all the time but never had any issue with it or bnp.
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« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2012, 10:14:58 PM »

Tomorrow i want you to move your arse

You jump to conclusions. I did move my butt. I went to the gym, swimming laps as planned for 30 minutes. I also enjoyed the sauna and the hot tub. After I was finish relaxing, I hit the high speed tanning bed for 7 minutes. When I got home from the gym, I raked leaves for about an hour.

Just as I was finishing this little leaf clean up project, my sister and her friend pulled in the driveway. They're still here.

Breakfast was off the menu from the Village Inn with two cups of coffee, see menu item below.* For lunch I went to Wendy's and ordered a dinner salad pomegranate vinaigrette. Since my sister and her friend arrived shortly before dinner and I felt the need to feed them, I gave them a choice between Papa Murphy's pizza or take out Chinese food from a local restaurant. They opted for Chinese take out. I ordered almond chicken, sub gum mien mien and fried shrimp for myself. The meal came with chicken fried rice, which I did not eat. We ate off the coffee table out of the to go boxes while watching Jeopardy. It was fun.

*Southwest Potato Pancake Benedict Scramble* Tender pork carnitas, sliced avocado, farm-fresh scrambled eggs, Pepper Jack cheese smothered with our zesty Green Chili Hollandaise atop two potato pancakes with a melon wedge.

I am only mildly sore from yesterday's workout, which is exactly what I was shooting for. Tomorrow I will repeat Monday's workout, increasing the weight resistance only slightly.

Incidentally, I weighed about 1/2 pound less today than yesterday. This is probably water loss. Still, if I could drop 10 to 12 pounds a month I should be right were I want to be in less then two months.
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« Reply #47 on: November 13, 2012, 10:28:20 PM »

another thing here would be exercises that are useless and downright dangerous to do. for example the pulldown to the back is not a good exercise as it has contributed to more shoulder injuries than  it's worth from my experience.

I don't find any exercises dangerous when I do them with good form and reasonable resistance. No exercise seems useless to me, how one does it might make it ineffective though. Sometimes hand position is everything. Pull-downs are much more comfortable when done on a machine that allow you to grip the handles with your palms facing each other. I am a big fan of slow deliberate movements as opposed to going all herky jerky. Everyone I know who has experience injuries was doing the exercise incorrectly, either by using too much weight or by not following good form.

To the best of my recollection, I have never sustained an injury from weight training. I have twisted my knee when running on uneven pavement though. I don't run now except on the treadmill for this reason. More often then not, even when using the treadmill, I will speed walk instead of running. I think this is just as beneficial and much lower impact.
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« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2012, 04:06:39 AM »

Primemuscle you are a good guy..you have character, i like this. Yes i am very blunt sometimes but i mean it well.Yesterday i had a great run about 50 mins with hill work. I then did 100 crunches (feet elevated on bench ) and 100 leg raises 2x 50 as after the crunches 100 straight was too much as after running your midsection is also active so i find after running good to hit them. Today is leg day and i will really squat hard. First 2 sets warm up then 3 working sets. I will do a tri set for calves..seated, standing and jumping rope.. this will hit it all and i will also hit my tibialis anterior with seated tibialis raises (weight plate on my toes). Yes today will be fun day  Grin
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« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2012, 04:14:32 AM »

.. want to ask Chaos a question.. have you done jumping squats? as i have never tried them, with a light Barbell. I have heard they hit the calfes very good too. I will maybe try them today too if my legs are up to it.I want to specialize on my calfes because they are terrible...yes i know genetics.. Cry
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