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« Reply #650 on: August 23, 2019, 12:37:55 PM »
Ran a mile today. Just a slug run in the 8 minute range.

Thinking about ending this log. It really serves no purpose.
NO MAN,, I LIKE YOUR GYM OBSERVATIONS ECT,,,PUT SOME PICS UP TOO

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« Reply #651 on: August 23, 2019, 01:13:52 PM »
NO MAN,, I LIKE YOUR GYM OBSERVATIONS ECT,,,PUT SOME PICS UP TOO

I'd put up some pictures but I'm built like an athlete and not a bodybuilder. In 3-2-1, I would be photo shopped probably with some porn angle. LOL.  I feel the workouts are pretty repetitive.

I did delt and arms today. Felt I pushed it hard. I started with military presses cleaning the bar from the floor with 135lbs. I went all the way down and was pretty upright so I wasn't doing a standing incline press. Got that extra rep I failed with so many times. Got a recent personal record.

Observations for NJFlex. A couple around 35-40 or so work out at the same time. He was always telling her what to do and always in her face about it. Weeks back she told him she didn't want his personal training advice anymore.  She really got in his face. LOL.  They are both in good shape. When I first came in I gave her man a quick hello because he was near where I was working out. He's loud and likes to hold court with who ever engages with him. Doesn't seem like a bad guy but I'm there to work out and not listen to his BS. One of the last conversations I over heard from him was him telling a guy gesturing at me that I hit like a mule but if you know martial arts you know how to use that power against someone. Very martial arts zen philosophy.  ;D Really turning this nothing story into a lot of wasted typing. Later during the workout I was in the same section as his girl and said hello. Thought she was overly enthusiastic in the chit chat that followed. Definitely thought she was flirting with me.

This gym is a hard core mom and pop kind of place. It has everything you need though. The equipment is about 30 years old I bet and some things maybe more. I think they have the original Hammer bench machine. The interesting thing is the carousel of people behind the counter. Never know who will be sitting there. I think he gives out free memberships for manning the desk.  

Left the gym and found a thick blonde from the gym maybe 30 years old having an emotional conversation in the parking lot. Thought about saying something to her but she seemed both angry and emotional. Better not to interfere.  

My observations today stink I know. LOL.


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« Reply #652 on: August 23, 2019, 01:37:45 PM »
I'd put up some pictures but I'm built like an athlete and not a bodybuilder. In 3-2-1, I would be photo shopped probably with some porn angle. LOL.  I feel the workouts are pretty repetitive.

I did delt and arms today. Felt I pushed it hard. I started with military presses cleaning the bar from the floor with 135lbs. I went all the way down and was pretty upright so I wasn't doing a standing incline press. Got that extra rep I failed with so many times. Got a recent personal record.

Observations for NJFlex. A couple around 35-40 or so work out at the same time. He was always telling her what to do and always in her face about it. Weeks back she told him she didn't want his personal training advice anymore.  She really got in his face. LOL.  They are both in good shape. When I first came in I gave her man a quick hello because he was near where I was working out. He's loud and likes to hold court with who ever engages with him. Doesn't seem like a bad guy but I'm there to work out and not listen to his BS. One of the last conversations I over heard from him was him telling a guy gesturing at me that I hit like a mule but if you know martial arts you know how to you that power against someone. Very martial arts zen philosophy.  ;D Really turning this nothing story into a lot of wasted typing. Later during the workout I was in the same section as his girl and said hello. Thought she was overly enthusiastic in the chit chat that followed. Definitely thought she was flirting with me.

This gym is a hard core mom and pop kind of place. It has everything you need though. The equipment is about 30 years old I bet and some things maybe more. I think they have the original Hammer bench machine. The interesting thing is the carousel of people behind the counter. Never know who will be sitting there. I think he gives out free memberships for manning the desk.  

Left the gym and found a thick blonde from the gym maybe 30 years old having an emotional conversation in the parking lot. Thought about saying something to her but she seemed both angry and emotional. Better not to interfere.  

My observations today stink I know. LOL.


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« Reply #653 on: August 23, 2019, 03:51:55 PM »
Ran a mile today. Just a slug run in the 8 minute range.

Thinking about ending this log. It really serves no purpose.

Maybe no purpose for you, but sharing your routines, consistency and dedication to good health and fitness is beneficial and inspirational to the rest of us.

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« Reply #654 on: August 23, 2019, 03:57:28 PM »
I'd put up some pictures but I'm built like an athlete and not a bodybuilder. In 3-2-1, I would be photo shopped probably with some porn angle. LOL.  I feel the workouts are pretty repetitive.

I did delt and arms today. Felt I pushed it hard. I started with military presses cleaning the bar from the floor with 135lbs. I went all the way down and was pretty upright so I wasn't doing a standing incline press. Got that extra rep I failed with so many times. Got a recent personal record.

Observations for NJFlex. A couple around 35-40 or so work out at the same time. He was always telling her what to do and always in her face about it. Weeks back she told him she didn't want his personal training advice anymore.  She really got in his face. LOL.  They are both in good shape. When I first came in I gave her man a quick hello because he was near where I was working out. He's loud and likes to hold court with who ever engages with him. Doesn't seem like a bad guy but I'm there to work out and not listen to his BS. One of the last conversations I over heard from him was him telling a guy gesturing at me that I hit like a mule but if you know martial arts you know how to you that power against someone. Very martial arts zen philosophy.  ;D Really turning this nothing story into a lot of wasted typing. Later during the workout I was in the same section as his girl and said hello. Thought she was overly enthusiastic in the chit chat that followed. Definitely thought she was flirting with me.

This gym is a hard core mom and pop kind of place. It has everything you need though. The equipment is about 30 years old I bet and some things maybe more. I think they have the original Hammer bench machine. The interesting thing is the carousel of people behind the counter. Never know who will be sitting there. I think he gives out free memberships for manning the desk.  

Left the gym and found a thick blonde from the gym maybe 30 years old having an emotional conversation in the parking lot. Thought about saying something to her but she seemed both angry and emotional. Better not to interfere.  

My observations today stink I know. LOL.



Is being built like an athlete, not a great thing? You are probably healthier (and in better shape) than a lot of bodybuilders are. I get the reluctance to post photos. However, you are not someone who gets a lot of shit or is controversial like some of us are. There's not much reason to mess (photoshop) your photos unless you do it to make yourself look more like a bodybuilder.  ;)

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« Reply #655 on: August 23, 2019, 04:12:28 PM »
Maybe no purpose for you, but sharing your routines, consistency and dedication to good health and fitness is beneficial and inspirational to the rest of us.

Thank you for the kind words.

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« Reply #656 on: August 26, 2019, 11:11:45 AM »
Today Monday is a scheduled training day. Just taking it off. I just feel like I need the time off. I need a day to do nothing. I qualified with work shooting a 200 rounds today and I think it stressed me out that I can't see well anymore even with glasses.  I shot okay but no where near my standards. Seeing some of those rounds land off target just reminds me of my aging.  I wouldn't have missed in my younger days. Having such a hard time with my vision. I can correct my vision to 20/20 with glasses then I have poor near vision to see the sights clearly. You need both to be a good shot. Progressives don't help. It's like a sense of pride is gone. Hell no one remains young. Maybe I just need more practice and I can shoot better with my limited vision. It doesn't feel like a victory when you hear you qualified instead of great shooting. I don't expect anyone to understand and I realize it sounds trivial.  I have been qualifying to carry for around 35 years. I qualified with the revolver snub I carried for 35 years and one of those new fangled Glocks.

Going to get a good night's sleep and I'm going to kill it in the weight room tomorrow. Going to red line it with the rest between sets and the total duration. Going to get that extra rep.  I feel the fire burning in me as I type. Tomorrow will be intense.

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« Reply #657 on: August 26, 2019, 11:26:59 AM »
Today Monday is a scheduled training day. Just taking it off. I just feel like I need the time off. I need a day to do nothing. I qualified with work shooting a 200 rounds today and I think it stressed me out that I can't see well anymore even with glasses.  I shot okay but no where near my standards. Seeing some of those rounds land off target just reminds me of my aging.  I wouldn't have missed in my younger days. Having such a hard time with my vision. I can correct my vision to 20/20 with glasses then I have poor near vision to see the sights clearly. You need both to be a good shot. Progressives don't help. It's like a sense of pride is gone. Hell no one remains young. Maybe I just need more practice and I can shoot better with my limited vision. It doesn't feel like a victory when you hear you qualified instead of great shooting. I don't expect anyone to understand and I realize it sounds trivial.  I have been qualifying to carry for around 35 years. I qualified with the revolver snub I carried for 35 years and one of those new fangled Glocks.

Going to get a good night's sleep and I'm going to kill it in the weight room tomorrow. Going to red line it with the rest between sets and the total duration. Going to get that extra rep.  I feel the fire burning in me as I type. Tomorrow will be intense.

Have you tried contacts? With them there are more options for correcting vision. You could wear one in your dominate eye that works with the site and one in the other eye that works in general. Mono vision isn't for everyone, but I might be just the ticket for you.

My vision is compromised too. I'm currently using two different prescriptive eye drops in addition to wearing glasses. My ophthalmologist is monitoring my glaucoma, macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome and beginning cataracts. I'm happy just to be able to see.

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« Reply #658 on: August 26, 2019, 12:10:35 PM »
Hope your vision gets better Prime.  Sounds like you have a real problem instead of my problem of pride. Might try one contact in and one out. Who knows it might work.

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« Reply #659 on: August 27, 2019, 09:12:24 AM »
Trained back and chest. Wow, the gym was packed. Tall blonde maybe 6' tall. She is new to the gym.  :P  Very few hot women go to this hardcore gym.

We have the biggest human I have ever seen in my gym. His name is Bruce and he has to be over 350lbs muscular pounds. He's built like a strong man but pretty lean. Big lats going into a somewhat small waist. Today he was training arms and they are the size of my thigh.  Really nice soft spoken guy. He's a cop and he has such a laid back disposition.  He lifts heavy weights but he trains like a bodybuilder instead of a strong man. Never seen him squat or deadlift. Really is a sight to see. I don't know how he fits in his car. Where does he buy a shirt?  

I know back in the day guys wore sunglasses if they didn't want to bs with people and slow down their work out. Now it's ear buds. I get it.  The only problem is when you don't notice the ear buds and talk to someone. I like the ones that sing off key intelligible phrases from their tune.  Sounds like an animal howling.  "Give it to me baby iwon othe oto eewwww!" WTF?  

I live near the shore and bay. I don't fish but for some reason everyone is catching blow fish. I never heard of people catching blow fish around here.  Everyone in the gym is saying stuff like, "I caught 30!" and they are trading phones for pictures. Aren't they dangerous if not prepared right?  

The owner calls the box of chalk he keeps behind the counter cocaine for a laugh.  So I play along with it. Can I have the block of cocaine?  Those not in on the joke give us a look.

Two gyms in town.  The million dollar palace. Trainers roaming around in matching polo shirts and khaki pants. Maybe 30 plus pieces of new cardio equipment. Beautiful flooring is everywhere. New equipment everywhere but for some strange reason the barbells look like Grimek used them in 1930. Other than that it's where the beautiful people work out. Gorgeous women everywhere wearing those panty hose yoga pants. Guys dress in proper work out clothes. Steroid guys everywhere and the place looks amazing. Then there's the other gym where I train. Maybe 7 treadmills that are 20 years old. The equipment is 30 plus years old. You can dead lift here unlike the the fancy place. Chalk flies and guys dress to train hard core so they are not fashion conscious. No pretentious attitudes here. Smiling old people train along side some of the animals. Everything is functional except their garbage leg press machine. Looks like the first commercial 45 degree unit ever made. The angles are all wrong. I noticed Yates and Coleman trained in a hard core place. Sergio trained at a YMCA.  Vince's where Larry Scott trained at was no where near a fancy gym. Sometimes these beautiful gyms aren't conducive to the hard core training mind set. Then again it's the person training that matters and not the place.  My basement gym is pretty hard core.

I noticed how many people drive decent cars as opposed to 25 years ago.  I think leasing (a long term rent of a car) give the illusion that everyone is loaded.   The parking lot has many really nice cars.

Anyway enough gym observations. I have to get ready for work. My retirement job has really hot looking girls that work there. Nice views.

 

  


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« Reply #660 on: August 27, 2019, 01:01:50 PM »
Hope your vision gets better Prime.  Sounds like you have a real problem instead of my problem of pride. Might try one contact in and one out. Who knows it might work.

Our vision often gets worse as we age. There are ways to slow down or even arrest some of the causes. It is prudent to have an annual eye exam by an ophthalmologist.   

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« Reply #661 on: August 28, 2019, 10:24:11 AM »
Tuesday was back and chest. Today Wednesday was legs. I never work out back to back when I do multiple work sets. Damn this is tough without a day off break in between. Tomorrow I'm hitting delt and shoulders. Just condensing the weeks work outs so I can enjoy this last real weekend of summer. The pool closes next week. Happy and sad about it.  If the pool was open one more week I would be dead from alcohol poisoning.  ;D  I find nothing more relaxing than floating in an inflatable chair with a cocktail looking at the clouds listening to Dean Martin, Louie Prima, Buble and Frank Sinatra through a Bose speaker. Damn can't wait for Friday.  Got some nice steaks too.  

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« Reply #662 on: August 28, 2019, 01:25:25 PM »
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« Reply #663 on: August 28, 2019, 02:05:06 PM »
Tuesday was back and chest. Today Wednesday was legs. I never work out back to back when I do multiple work sets. Damn this is tough without a day off break in between. Tomorrow I'm hitting delt and shoulders. Just condensing the weeks work outs so I can enjoy this last real weekend of summer. The pool closes next week. Happy and sad about it.  If the pool was open one more week I would be dead from alcohol poisoning.  ;D  I find nothing more relaxing than floating in an inflatable chair with a cocktail looking at the clouds listening to Dean Martin, Louie Prima, Buble and Frank Sinatra through a Bose speaker. Damn can't wait for Friday.  Got some nice steaks too.  

Wish I had a raft and a pool to float around in while sipping a whisky sour and listening to Nina Simone. If I lived much nearer to you, I'd invite myself over to join you in your cool pool. :) Our neighborhood association pool closes on Labor Day. It is 90 degrees and climbing today. Staying inside as much as possible where the thermostat is set to keep the house a cool 74 degrees.

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« Reply #664 on: August 28, 2019, 07:26:08 PM »
Wish I had a raft and a pool to float around in while sipping a whisky sour and listening to Nina Simone. If I lived much nearer to you, I'd invite myself over to join you in your cool pool. :) Our neighborhood association pool closes on Labor Day. It is 90 degrees and climbing today. Staying inside as much as possible where the thermostat is set to keep the house a cool 74 degrees.


Haven't heard of someone drinking a whiskey sour in many decades. Maybe back to the 70's. Now you got me curious to know what it tastes like. Going online to check what goes in that. Nina Simone is a great choice.  Might throw her in the rotation.

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« Reply #665 on: August 29, 2019, 03:39:53 AM »
Whiskey Sours are good!  Also try a Mint Julep.

My favorite summer drink is the Gin & Tonic. 

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« Reply #666 on: August 29, 2019, 08:14:40 AM »
Trained delt and arms this Thursday.  The giant Bruce was in the gym.  I was doing Scott curls off a preacher bench and used a little short four foot barbell they have.  Told the 350lbs plus giant this is a little barbell for small guys like me and he cracked up.  

A friend had his 17 year old daughter in the gym. She was looking at the ab coaster machine and asked her dad how to use it. He told me to show her so I did. On the negative they have a stopper to keep it on the rails but one of them is broken.  She does the positive stroke then as fast as she can she does the negative and breaks off the stopper and the the thing came off the rails. lol. She says to her father, I broke the machine and his eyes get wide.


Tomorrow is 87 in Jersey. Going to have a mini pool party with family.  Sad the pool will be closed in a few days. I have a feeling we are going to have a warm September but since my pool is near the woods the leaves will start coming down. End of a good summer. Wish I could live in an area where it's hot and sunny year round but I can't leave my kids. Stuck in New Jersey.  

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« Reply #667 on: August 29, 2019, 11:25:15 AM »
Whiskey Sours are good!  Also try a Mint Julep.

My favorite summer drink is the Gin & Tonic. 

Is it it's bitterness that is appealing to you?

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« Reply #668 on: August 29, 2019, 12:02:32 PM »
Is it it's bitterness that is appealing to you?

Gin & Tonic?

It's refreshing.  Gin and Tonic are made for each other.


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« Reply #669 on: August 31, 2019, 06:53:27 PM »
Hit my all time highest body weight. I'm 194lbs at 5'8". I don't look bad but I know I can look better lighter.  I feel strong but my cardio is suffering. I have two vacations planned for September. Come October it's on like Donkey Kong or what ever hep kids say.  Actually going to watch what I eat.  Believe me I eat anything and everything I want until I can't eat no more. That has got to stop.  ;D

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« Reply #670 on: August 31, 2019, 07:04:58 PM »
Hit my all time highest body weight. I'm 194lbs at 5'8". I don't look bad but I know I can look better lighter.  I feel strong but my cardio is suffering. I have two vacations planned for September. Come October it's on like Donkey Kong or what ever hep kids say.  Actually going to watch what I eat.  Believe me I eat anything and everything I want until I can't eat no more. That has got to stop.  ;D

I'm no doctor, but it seems to me you'd feel better slimmer.

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« Reply #671 on: September 01, 2019, 06:24:44 AM »
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« Reply #672 on: September 01, 2019, 09:14:24 AM »
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How did you get actual footage of me at the back yard bbq?

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« Reply #673 on: September 01, 2019, 10:28:26 AM »
How did you get actual footage of me at the back yard bbq?

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« Reply #674 on: September 01, 2019, 01:08:09 PM »
How did you get actual footage of me at the back yard bbq?

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Eating "clean" got nothin' on eatin' "heavy", eh my brother?  ;D