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« Reply #850 on: January 07, 2020, 11:56:20 PM »

Neither, using prescription anti inflammatory medicine. Might see the orthopedic surgeon. I know a good one. If you don't need an operation he will not push it unlike 99% of ortho guys. Just hate the whole MRI thing. Then again if something is broken it's the only way to to see soft tissue damage. Last time with the other delt he shot it with cortisone and it gave me enough relief so I could train again. 

Not fond of MRI's myself, being as how I suffer from claustrophobia. Wouldn't an ultrasound be a better way to see what's going on with your shoulder? It is super quick and easy. Awhile back, I had a lump on my upper forearm near the inside of my elbow that magically appeared after a blood draw. When it didn't go away on it's own after a couple of weeks, the doctor scheduled an ultrasound which confirmed it was a hematoma. A few weeks later, it was gone. The ultrasound took all of maybe 15 minutes.

"Ultrasound imaging uses sound waves to produce pictures of muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and joints throughout the body. It is used to help diagnose sprains, strains, tears, trapped nerves, arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Ultrasound is safe, noninvasive, and does not use ionizing radiation."
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« Reply #851 on: January 08, 2020, 01:18:18 PM »

Leg day. Felt like I was pushing it really too hard. My legs were so weak when I was done a took a wrong step and had to grab something to keep from falling.  Grin I have zero calf development but when uninjured they work pretty good as in sprinting. Thighs aren't bad but no where near bodybuilding like.
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« Reply #852 on: January 08, 2020, 01:25:08 PM »

Leg day. Felt like I was pushing it really too hard. My legs were so weak when I was done a took a wrong step and had to grab something to keep from falling.  Grin I have zero calf development but when uninjured they work pretty good as in sprinting. Thighs aren't bad but no where near bodybuilding like.

Slow down...don't fall down. There's no rush.

Calves are a dead giveaway as to our genetic makeup. Forearms are too. But to lesser degree. I'd be very surprised if my calves measured more than 15". Sprinting is all about short-term muscular endurance and not muscle size.
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« Reply #853 on: January 08, 2020, 03:27:22 PM »

Slow down...don't fall down. There's no rush.

Calves are a dead giveaway as to our genetic makeup. Forearms are too. But to lesser degree. I'd be very surprised if my calves measured more than 15". Sprinting is all about short-term muscular endurance and not muscle size.

I disagree to slight extent.  Sprinting is all about power.
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« Reply #854 on: January 08, 2020, 04:42:38 PM »

I disagree to slight extent.  Sprinting is all about power.

You may be right but that's not what I read.

"Short-term muscular endurance: Sports that require short, intense bursts of activity require an athlete to have short-term muscular endurance. These sports include sprinting, football and soccer. With training, short-term endurance lets the players deal with fatigue and lactic acid build-up in the muscles."

https://www.livestrong.com/article/121643-muscular-endurance-important-sports/
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« Reply #855 on: January 08, 2020, 06:44:23 PM »

You may be right but that's not what I read.

"Short-term muscular endurance: Sports that require short, intense bursts of activity require an athlete to have short-term muscular endurance. These sports include sprinting, football and soccer. With training, short-term endurance lets the players deal with fatigue and lactic acid build-up in the muscles."

https://www.livestrong.com/article/121643-muscular-endurance-important-sports/

Don't believe everything you read.   Grin In the end it's just working out. Hardly rocket science. Lifting weights has never been an erudite actively despite all the degrees and certificates they hand out for exercise physiology. There have been successful bodybuilders who can't remember what they did last work out and those that tediously plot out every move. 
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« Reply #856 on: January 08, 2020, 07:28:54 PM »

Don't believe everything you read.   Grin In the end it's just working out. Hardly rocket science. Lifting weights has never been an erudite actively despite all the degrees and certificates they hand out for exercise physiology. There have been successful bodybuilders who can't remember what they did last work out and those that tediously plot out every move. 

So true. As I've said (mostly to myself) just get your ass to the gym and do something. Anything is better than sitting on your ass doing nothing except complaining about how unfit your feel.

 
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« Reply #857 on: January 09, 2020, 09:34:16 AM »

Cardio: 8 x quarter miles. Fastest in 7 minute mile pace. Hit the heavy bag after. Discussed my shoulder issue with the gym owner. He has a ton of trophies for power lifting and is a black belt in Kempo Karate. He said try benching with pinning the elbows into the sides of my chest. He said too much stress on the pec/delt tie in keeping the elbows out. Going to give it a shot. He said keep it as tight as I could in. He said a lot of guys with shoulder issues can bench that way.
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« Reply #858 on: January 10, 2020, 12:15:55 PM »

Delt and arms:

Finished the workout with rotator cuff exercises.  I did 3 of the 5 directions for rotator cuff training that I  know of.   Two just escaped my memory.  Now I wait the see how my delt feels. Will it swell up internally or be better for my effort today? 

A hot little blonde asked my how my New Years Eve was? She was in this glute machine that has her on all fours as she kicks back. Her tits were hanging halfway out of the body suit top.  She had to know in that position what's happening with her top.  Tongue 
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« Reply #859 on: January 11, 2020, 05:23:00 PM »

Did jack today. It's a planned day off. Went to work then came home and had four German beers. Nice chill finish to the day.
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« Reply #860 on: January 13, 2020, 05:24:15 PM »

Trained back and chest. Back is working great. All pulldowns, rows and deadlifts went well. Chest is a different story. Used slightly lighter weight. Delt hurt slightly but two hours after the workout I guess everything swelled up. Getting old stinks.


Gym observations:  Two huge bench press guys were lifting. I think one weighs about 220lbs and the other I heard say he weighs 232lbs. One got up to 460lbs and the other 405lbs. I trained back, chest and abs with 11 exercises. They both were still  on the flat bench when I left. I think one had elbow pain because between his many sets he would do tricep extensions with a light dumbbell. One strange thing was one also did seated calf raises in between the benching. My workout took me about 75 minutes so these two guys were basically doing one exercise for one hour and 15 minutes plus. Wow!

The day before I was in Atlantic city staying over for mini vacation. We ate two really great meals while there and the alcohol flowed. This morning when I got up I thought I looked pretty good. WTF? How did that happen. I think it's the diuretic effect of the beer.  Grin  

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« Reply #861 on: January 13, 2020, 06:13:16 PM »

Damn those are some strong dudes.
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« Reply #862 on: January 13, 2020, 06:59:24 PM »

Damn those are some strong dudes.

One trains everything. The other with the bigger bench is basically a bench guy. Yes, a big bench but I'm not overly impressed with bench specialists. It's sick all those plates on the bar. It would break my arms to unrack that weight. I wouldn't spot a guy with that weight. If they blew out their shoulder you really need one strong guy to spot or two guys on each end.
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« Reply #863 on: January 13, 2020, 09:15:14 PM »

i love those guys. We have one. We call him "inmate 147." He walks around with ILS and only does bench and reverse wrist curls. Fuvking hilarious. White tweaker always sporting the wife beater.
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« Reply #864 on: January 14, 2020, 06:47:04 PM »

Cardio: 8 x 440 yards (quarter miles-400 meters) fastest in 8.6 MPH or 6:59 mile pace. I really have to pick up the pace on these things. My mind and spirit is willing but my body is not.
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« Reply #865 on: January 15, 2020, 01:41:02 PM »

Trained legs: Legs stink but a necessary evil. I was strong in everything except leg extensions. I blame the reps missed from yesterday's cardio session. I did standing leg curls instead of lying leg curls. Haven't done them in so long it took some reps to get into the groove. I find if the training session isn't perfect I leave pissed off. I failed at 10 reps in the leg extension instead of my usual 12 or so. One exercise out of 11 exercises on thigh, calf, ab and neck day I missed some reps on but that's what sticks in my mind. Accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative comes to mind. Wait, that's an old song isn't it?


 Took a high strength anti inflammatory my doc prescribed yesterday. Seemed to really take the pain out of my shoulder. Going to take it for a week or more. Actually slept pretty good without the throbbing.


Going to make some changes for shoulder injury recovery. For pecs these are the changes.


1. Hands facing dumbbell flat bench
2. Hands facing dumbbell incline press
3. Dips (strangely I know dips bother a lot of people's delts but it never bothered my delts)
4. Push ups. (They actually make my shoulders feel  good)

For delts I'm going to use Dumbbell press but not go as deep as I usually go. Normally I feel going through a full range of motion keeps joints flexible but when injured pressing out of full stretch position will lead to an exasperation of the injury if micro tears exist.

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« Reply #866 on: January 15, 2020, 01:59:13 PM »

Trained legs: Legs stink but a necessary evil. I was strong in everything except leg extensions. I blame the reps missed from yesterday's cardio session. I did standing leg curls instead of lying leg curls. Haven't done them in so long it took some reps to get into the groove. I find if the training session isn't perfect I leave pissed off. I failed at 10 reps in the leg extension instead of my usual 12 or so. One exercise out of 11 exercises on thigh, calf, ab and neck day I missed some reps on but that's what sticks in my mind. Accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative comes to mind. Wait, that's an old song isn't it?


 Took a high strength anti inflammatory my doc prescribed yesterday. Seemed to really take the pain out of my shoulder. Going to take it for a week or more. Actually sleep pretty good without the throbbing.


Going to make some changes for shoulder injury recovery. For pecs these are the changes.


1. Hands facing dumbbell flat bench
2. Hands facing dumbbell incline press
3. Dips (strangely I know dips bother a lot of people's delts but it never bothered my delts)
4. Push ups. (They actually make my shoulders feel  good)

For delts I'm going to use Dumbbell press but not go as deep as I usually go. Normally I feel going through a full range of motion keeps joints flexible but when injured pressing out of full stretch position will lead to an exasperation of the injury if micro tears exist.


WHEN MY R/S DELT WAS SHOT AND L/D ...I DID SAME MOVEMENTS U ARE DOING...
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« Reply #867 on: January 15, 2020, 02:12:13 PM »

WHEN MY R/S DELT WAS SHOT AND L/D ...I DID SAME MOVEMENTS U ARE DOING...

Thanks for the back up that I am going in the right direction with my choices.
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« Reply #868 on: January 15, 2020, 02:36:10 PM »

seriously though,at this point i did dame thinking omg'i am going to shrink'less size...loss of strenght,ect,,your body will look the same and when you do decide to diet into more leaner look'you mentioned'your build will possibly benefit from more sets/reps..its not like your going to do 20 sets per body part lol,,,
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« Reply #869 on: January 16, 2020, 09:39:48 AM »

Cardio: 8 x 440 yards (quarter miles or 400 meters). Fastest one in 8.7 MPH or 6:54 minute mile pace. Broke into the six something range. Still slow but it feels good to hit the under seven minute mile pace. Heavy bag work after. I guess due to the anti inflammatory I'm taking it let me hit the bag with bad intent. I was whacking it like a wack a mole on steroids.  Grin

Gym observations: A really curvy 30 something year old blonde with a thick perfect ass smiled at me when we passed each other in the cardio section. Yes, that's what am reduced to.  Being happy a girl smiled at me.   Roll Eyes  







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« Reply #870 on: January 16, 2020, 12:35:18 PM »

Cardio: 8 x 440 yards (quarter miles or 400 meters). Fastest one in 8.7 MPH or 6:54 minute mile pace. Broke into the six something range. Still slow but it feels good to hit the under seven minute mile pace. Heavy bag work after. I guess due to the anti inflammatory I'm taking it let me hit the bag with bad intent. I was whacking it like a wack mole on steroids.  Grin

Gym observations: A really curvy 30 something year old blonde with a thick perfect ass smiled at me when we passed each other in the cardio section. Yes, that's what am reduced to.  Being happy a girl smiled at me.   Roll Eyes 









I think having someone you find attractive smile at you is a great reason to workout at the gym as opposed to at home.  Someone flirting with you is not a reduction. It is a compliment.
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« Reply #871 on: January 16, 2020, 05:27:02 PM »

Cardio: 8 x 440 yards (quarter miles or 400 meters). Fastest one in 8.7 MPH or 6:54 minute mile pace. Broke into the six something range. Still slow but it feels good to hit the under seven minute mile pace. Heavy bag work after. I guess due to the anti inflammatory I'm taking it let me hit the bag with bad intent. I was whacking it like a wack a mole on steroids.  Grin

Gym observations: A really curvy 30 something year old blonde with a thick perfect ass smiled at me when we passed each other in the cardio section. Yes, that's what am reduced to.  Being happy a girl smiled at me.   Roll Eyes  









Next time you see her there pop a cialis and slip into a 90's style training singlet.  Then when you pass her on your way to the drinking fountain confidentally say "sup".
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« Reply #872 on: January 16, 2020, 06:23:26 PM »

Next time you see her there pop a cialis and slip into a 90's style training singlet.  Then when you pass her on your way to the drinking fountain confidentally say "sup".

I got game. I generally use, What Up instead of sup.  That's how I roll. I still have my clown training pants from the 80's. I'll perfect the look with a fanny pack and a mullet. I don't use cialis because of that four hour erection thing. I have to stare at pictures of the mayor of bodybuilding to make it go down. 


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« Reply #873 on: January 16, 2020, 07:04:33 PM »

I got game. I generally use, What Up instead of sup.  That's how I roll. I still have my clown training pants from the 80's. I'll perfect the look with a fanny pack and a mullet. I don't use cialis because of that four hour erection thing. I have to stare at pictures of the mayor of bodybuilding to make it go down

Dangerous strategy.  What if it doesn't go down? 
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« Reply #874 on: January 16, 2020, 07:16:47 PM »

Dangerous strategy.  What if it doesn't go down? 


It always goes down when looking at his pictures. How dare you? On the rare occasion it doesn't I use a mallet.


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