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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7625 on: January 03, 2024, 02:05:26 AM »
I like training back and shoulders together too.
seems to work well together, normally i´ll train shoulders with arms or with just triceps.

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7626 on: January 03, 2024, 04:22:25 AM »
I like training back and shoulders together too.

I use to change up my training quite a bit through the years. One of my favorite splits was below.

Chest and arms
legs
back and shoulders

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7627 on: January 03, 2024, 05:53:12 AM »
I use to change up my training quite a bit through the years. One of my favorite splits was below.

Chest and arms
legs
back and shoulders
A good split & i remember doing something like

Incline BB press
Flat flyes
Close grip bench press
Dips (between benches at the time)
incline Tri Extensions (great stretch)

I think that was it & it was a great pump

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7628 on: January 04, 2024, 12:06:21 AM »
I use to change up my training quite a bit through the years. One of my favorite splits was below.

Chest and arms
legs
back and shoulders
That's what I'm doing right now.

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7629 on: January 04, 2024, 06:55:35 AM »
That's what I'm doing right now.

Yates was doing that split prior to 1993. It's the one he used for the Night of The Champions.

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7630 on: January 04, 2024, 08:38:45 AM »
On the subject of split routines, i actually find a full body workout harder. If i ever wanted to drop body fat fairly quickly i always used a full body workout consisting of basic lifts.

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7631 on: January 05, 2024, 12:14:22 AM »
On the subject of split routines, i actually find a full body workout harder. If i ever wanted to drop body fat fairly quickly i always used a full body workout consisting of basic lifts.
I loved full body routines when I was younger but they wear me out now.

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7632 on: January 05, 2024, 06:11:09 AM »
I loved full body routines when I was younger but they wear me out now.
yes and 3 times a week can be taxing on the recovery if training hard, for me anyway.
younger guys will probably have no problems.

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7633 on: January 12, 2024, 10:57:21 AM »
Forearm conditioning today on a wooden Dummy ( don´t laugh try it )
I also do these Zottman curls.




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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7634 on: January 15, 2024, 08:23:25 AM »
yes and 3 times a week can be taxing on the recovery if training hard, for me anyway.
younger guys will probably have no problems.

Good point about recovery. I love 3 day full body's and that's what I do but they can be taxing as you increase your poundages. Harder to recover. I wonder if that's really the best workout for older naturals.

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7635 on: January 19, 2024, 04:26:15 AM »
Good point about recovery. I love 3 day full body's and that's what I do but they can be taxing as you increase your poundages. Harder to recover. I wonder if that's really the best workout for older naturals.
I think a 3 or 4 day split is best such as

Chest+arms
back+shoulders
Legs

whatever but i think there´s a lot of time for recovery here.
Benching or squatting 3x a week is hard. your strength goes up fast but soon you hit a plateau.
Maybe if doing a full body workout it could be spread out more with more rest days inbetween workouts such as 2 full rest days between each session.
I did this & it worked well.
some people change exercises too each workout doing say fly movements one day & benches on the next workout, or whatever as nothing is carved in stone

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7636 on: February 02, 2024, 04:08:59 AM »
Good shape for his age & a good workout


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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7637 on: February 15, 2024, 08:06:36 AM »
I have to agree with Jay here inclines feel better than a flat press. Not that i dislike flat BB benches as they train everything.
Having said that some studies show that Declines are the king. Declines i do not see much anymore in the Gym & i´m not sure why


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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7638 on: February 16, 2024, 05:48:03 AM »
Good shape for his age & a good workout



Really good.  Very fine physique.

Check out his other videos: https://www.youtube.com/@fitprohawaii/videos

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7639 on: February 16, 2024, 09:53:38 AM »
Really good.  Very fine physique.

Check out his other videos: https://www.youtube.com/@fitprohawaii/videos

yes a very interesting training philosophy

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7640 on: March 01, 2024, 03:10:28 AM »
Jumping squats are an old school exercise but this guy takes it to another level.


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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7641 on: March 01, 2024, 06:47:58 AM »
Jumping squats are an old school exercise but this guy takes it to another level.



That dude can jump!

Wow!!!!!!  :o

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7642 on: March 01, 2024, 08:35:37 AM »
That dude can jump!

Wow!!!!!!  :o
he jumps like a frog  ;D

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7643 on: March 01, 2024, 08:51:10 AM »
used Dumbbells myself but a great exercise & very overlooked


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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7644 on: March 02, 2024, 06:14:40 AM »
used Dumbbells myself but a great exercise & very overlooked



Dumbbells would seem much safer for your spine.

I enjoy your training posts, Donny.

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7645 on: March 02, 2024, 06:25:58 AM »
Dumbbells would seem much safer for your spine.

I enjoy your training posts, Donny.
Thank you & your training is spot on too. People do what´s right for them so i never really criticise anyone

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7646 on: March 14, 2024, 04:06:18 AM »
Due to time restrictions in the next while i am now on a full body training routine(s)
I did it this morning & i have to say in a lot of ways returning to such a workout humbles you.. sweated like a little piggy !
I didn´t squat today as i went for a long cycle tour last night & just decided to whimp out & do leg extensions/Leg curls  ::) my excuse is i am now an old fart

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7647 on: March 15, 2024, 06:30:52 AM »
This guy deserves a mention on here. No days off & i have to say if you look at his videos he´s got bigger.
In some lifts he´s actually got stronger but some he´s stagnated.
however an interesting experiment




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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7648 on: May 12, 2024, 05:08:47 AM »
Got a slight bit of elbow pain so didn´t train today but went for a cycle tour.
I think i´ll drop the EZ Bar skull crushers & use my Tri-Bar with a parallel grip seems to be kinder to my elbow.
First time i´ve felt it in my elbow normally no problems but i usually stick to more compound lifts like dips or Close grip benches.

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Re: The Mature thread
« Reply #7649 on: May 12, 2024, 06:34:46 AM »
Jumping with weight is a great power exercise. I think you have to use light weights so it reduces the chances of injury but increase intensity by jumping with all you got. I couldn't see using anything other than light weights jumping with a barbell or dumbbell. If I wanted to use heavy weights I would use a power clean or a snatch for a power developing exercise.