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« Reply #375 on: February 01, 2019, 02:31:18 PM »

I first had pneumonia as an infant. Every cold has turned into bronchitis since then. My doctor explained that once you get pneumonia you become more susceptible to it. This happens infrequently, but if I get a cold and cannot shake it within a few days, I head to the doctor who prescribes antibiotics. He refers to it as bacterial pneumonia. Wish I knew this growing up and as a young adult because when left to take it's course, I'm hacking for at least three months.

Not sure if it's related, but I also have asthma which causes me to get short of breath more easily. Fortunately, I only had one critical episode asthma attack, requiring emergency hospital care and that was when I was a teenager. On the other hand, I've never knowingly had the flu or its symptoms.

It's currently 19 degrees F in Newark, NJ. Walking your dog in the woods might not be the best idea. At least you don't live in Minneapolis where my niece and her husband do. It is five degrees cooler than Newark. -Up a bit from earlier this week.

I would have sworn I had pneumonia again.  Can't breath trying to going to sleep at night. I didn't walk the dog. It is under 20 degrees and it's snowing lightly.  Feel bad for him. He lives for his walks in the woods and our little sprint at the end.  Pugs are good sprinters but have zero endurance. Been a rough week. I can't imagine how hard it's going to be hitting the gym again when I'm well.
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« Reply #376 on: February 08, 2019, 06:02:18 AM »

Two weeks of being sick and being immobile. Should have listened to my doctor and let him admit me to the hospital. Feeling slightly better now. I know I will be weak as hell coming back. Walking up the stairs is exhausting. Monday I begin hitting the gym again, God willing.
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« Reply #377 on: February 08, 2019, 08:06:31 AM »

Don't rush it.

You'll get back quickly when you resume training.
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« Reply #378 on: February 10, 2019, 04:30:27 PM »

Don't rush it.

You'll get back quickly when you resume training.

Tomorrow I hit the gym. I'm a wreck between being sick as a dog for two weeks, my leg being injured and my perpetual hurt shoulder.  Going to start sick light. I don't care what people think. If I'm using 135lbs for my benches and 250lbs for deads so be it. I will get back in time.
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« Reply #379 on: February 11, 2019, 02:28:25 PM »

First workout since being sick.  I won't put up the weight used because they were a joke. No warm ups listed.

Chest day:

Bench 5 x 4 reps
Incline barbell bench  3 x 6
flat flies 3  x 10
dips 2 x 8
pullover 2 x 10

One giant set for abs
hanging leg raise
weighted crunch
incline situps
machine pulley crunch

Got on the treadmill after and ran two miles at a really slow pace. Felt my left Achilles get tweaked. I think as we age the body gets fragile. I have a slight limp here. Pissed. I ran so slow too.

Ended with no weight single calf raises. four sets.

Feel like I was hit by brick. Benches went surprisingly well considering my messed up shoulder. Started with something I never did before. I did my first warm up with the empty bar. Always thought that was silly watching guys in the gym do that.  I always began warm ups with 135lbs. Anyway the shoulder held up for 5 sets of flat barbell benches. The weight was really light.

My comeback split was inspired by watching Mike O'Hearn videos. From what I can make out he lifts 5 days a week. The split is Chest, legs, delts, arms and back. Cardio in the beginning of the cycle is Monday to Thursday.  Never liked this type of split but I'm going to do it for a two to three weeks.  He also uses around 5 sets of 4 reps in the power lifts to start his cycle.  I think low reps could be disastrous for a "senior" lifter but I used 5 increases in weight for the 5 sets of 4 in the bench. Tomorrow is legs and the squats will be 5 sets of 4 reps too.

Just want to get my strength up.


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« Reply #380 on: February 12, 2019, 07:21:48 PM »

Legs: Recovering from being sick. Weight used is pathetic so I won't put it down.

Power type squats 5 x 4 (Increased weight each set. Low bar placement and stance was slightly wider than shoulder)
Leg press 3 x 10
leg extension 2 x 20
stiff leg dead 3 x 6

Giant set of abs.
Hanging leg raise
weighted crunches
incline sit ups
Pulley crunches

Hit heavy bag for two rounds.
Walked fast on a treadmill with an incline for 34 minutes

Single leg calf raise body weight only 3 sets.

Neck work.
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« Reply #381 on: February 13, 2019, 09:39:56 AM »

Delt day:

Press behind neck 5  x 4 (Light never went over 125lbs but came all the way down with the bar to the traps to start each rep)
Dumbbell press standing 3 x 6
Dumbbell delt laterals 2 x 10
Rear delt dumbbell laterals 2 x 10
barbell shrugs 2 x 10

Giant set of abs:
Hanging leg raise
weighted crunch
incline sit up
pulley crunch

Body weight single leg calf raise 3 x max

I went on the treadmill after but then said to hell with it while warming up. Too tired. Weak from being sick.
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« Reply #382 on: February 14, 2019, 06:22:44 PM »

Still feeling weak and under the weather. Third week of this crap.

Arm day:

Close grip bench 3 x 6
dumbbell lying on bench extensions 3 x 8
traditional pushdowns 3 x 10

EZ curls 3 x 10
alternate dumbbell curls 3 x 8
concentration curls 3 x 12

forearm wrist curls 2 x 20
reverse wrist extensions 2 x 15

weighted crunches 1 x 50
pulley crunches 1 x 25

Tomorrow is back day.
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« Reply #383 on: February 15, 2019, 10:46:06 AM »

Back day:

Deadlifts 5 x 4 (kept it light. 300lbs)
Pulldowns 3 x 10
Seated lat pulls with a V handle 3 x 12
Single dumbbell rows off a bench 2 x 10
Inverted body weight bar rows 1 x 10 (feet on a bench body facing the ceiling. Grab the bar from a smith machine and pull up)
weighted back extensions 2 x 15
pulley crunches 1 x 30

Tired of being sick. Actually had to hock a luggie in my basement. Put in the french drain. Told my wife and now she's pissed. It's always something.

Hopefully I will be back on Monday when I continue the come back.
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« Reply #384 on: February 18, 2019, 05:16:36 PM »

Chest and back: Still weak from being sick. This is ridiculous.


Pull downs with M.A.G. bar 2 x 10 (I don't list the weight because my home unit has so much friction it can't compare to a smooth commercial unit.)
Seated cable rows with a V handle 2 x 12 170lbs (all the way out and back)
Dumbbell rows off a bench 2 x 10 80lbs
reverse grip pulldowns 2 x 10

Dumbbell bench 2 x 8 75lbs (normally I go all the way down. Slightly short stroked it. Felt weak from being sick. I also have been stretching my bad shoulder a lot. I think I made it weak from to much stretching.)
Incline dumbbell bench 2 x 8 (On second set I failed at 7 reps)
flat dumbbell flies 2 x 10 50lbs
Push ups 2 x max

deadlifts 2 x 4 300lbs then 1 x 1with 315lbs
weighted back extensions 2 x 15 (25lbs plate behind my head)

floor crunches 1 x 50 5lbs plate behind head.

Being sick for three weeks has aged me. LOL.  I look in the mirror and I just don't look like myself. Determined to get back. Tomorrow should be a trip. Going to run outside in the cold air. Should be a wheezing coughing fest. 
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