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#261

Tuesday 5/24

Warmup, then barbell flat bench 2 x 8 @ 135, 185, 225 wouldn’t budge off supports; incline dumbbell bench 3 x 8 @ 45, 55, 65; low cable chest press 3 x 10 @ 55, 65, 80; pec deck 3 x 8 @ 150, 160, 170; dips 3 x 10. Ok but for flat bench. Today I’m 68, still feel about 50.


#262

HAPPY BIRTHDAY young man ! I enjoy reading your log


#263

Happy belated Birthday! I missed it yesterday, when I read your log I was thinking…I just wish I could do his warm up! Hope you had an awesome day.


#264

OG, your log is more interesting than mine. I like your attitude.

ChickenLittle, you’re a good lifter. Your warmups and your lifting are both fine.

Wednesday 5/25
Shoulders

Warmup–or wakeup-- then OHP 2 x 8 @ 95, 115, 1 x 6 @ 125, 1 x 0 @ 135; seated dumbbell press 3 x 8 w/45s, 55s, 65s; seated shoulder machine w/free weight 2 x 8 w/90, 180; front raises 3 x 10 w/free weights 25s, 35s, 35s; side lateral raise w/cables 3 x 10 w/35s, 25s, 25s. No strength today.

Yesterday I sold the house and also spent 3 hours with 5 lawyers trying to settle a real estate division. That’s where the strength went.


#265

Five hours with lawyers… you didn’t kill any of them, did you?


#266

I’m just catching up. Happy Birthday!!!


#267

Canada K, I didn’t kill any of them. Lawyers can be like teenagers. You didn’t DUDE me.

Thanks Crippler. Good weights with your easy squats today.


#268

I continue to be impressed by your seated dumb bell press numbers. Love to look in here. 68 and still representing. Keep going forever,


#269

Deepest apologies… I got out of the DUDE habit.

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DUDE!

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#270

Strong work as always Biker. Happy Birthday!


#271

Yesterday I finally finished our move which started day before birthday. Truly a near death experience. Good thing I work out; just not lately. Monday will start shopping for gym with suddenly new choices. Wife loves new house; I haven’t evolved yet. Feels like I’m in limbo and and sleeping in a large storage unit. Wife spent young fortune on packing boxes, soon to be eclipsed by curtain costs. Dog is trying to adjust to an 18 x 18 walled yard, after 13 years in nonfenced fields.

Downsizing is truly for someone younger. I gotta get to a gym.


#272

I hope you adjust to your move and that it soon feels like home. On the plus side, sounds like your wife is happy.


#273

Monday 6/20

Legs

New gym, exploratory workout. Squats 3 x 8 @ 135, 225, 225 on somewhat dated squat rack; hack squats 3 x 10 @ 295; leg press 3 x 10 @ unknown weights so experimented for heaviness. Same gym Saturday morning arms: cable rope curls 3 x 10 @ 130, 150, 150; preacher curls 3 x 8 @ some unknown machine weights (relying on feel since weight indicators are somewhat complicated); dumbbell curls 3 x 8 @ 35, 45, 45. Gym is 5 minutes from house, some really advanced machines, adequate free weights, so I’ll probably adjust in time despite no cage squat stations. 5 am not crowded today.

New residence still feels alien.


#274

I feel your pain. The one thing that keeps me at my gym is the people I know, and I am familiar with the equipment. As much as I complain about it, it’s home. Good luck adjusting to the new environment.


#275

Getting back to the gym…FTW… getting comfortable in the new shack will happen. it takes me some time as well…


#276

OG I’m patient if anything. So far it only feels like nice hotel. Granddaughter and Co. come today so that’ll help. No going back.

Tuesday 7/21 Chest

Warmup, then flat bench 1 x 10 @ 135, 2 x 3 @ 225; dumbbell incline bench 3 x 8 @ 45, 55, 65 (left arm w/70 wouldn’t go up high enough); 3 x 10 parallel cable flyes with maybe 100, 150, 175 (still acclimating); seated angled chest press like upright bench press, 3 x 8 (free weights) @ 90, 140, 160; pec deck 3 x 8 @ 100. Gym starts filling up about 5:15 am, and traffic is manageable at 6:30 am when I leave.

Bunch of 40ish doctors working out were laughing while looking at cellphone photo of guy who’d survived been pinned under a RKV (?) where its manifold burned through guy’s body as far as a lung. This gym is different.


#278

Oh wow! I bet the guy didn’t think it was funny at all!


#279

Thursday 6/23
shoulders

Warmup then OHP 1 x 10 @ 85, 2 x 8 @ 105, 115; seated dumbbell presses 3 x 8 @ 45, 50, 60; machine shoulder presses w/free weights, 1 x 10 @ 90, 1 x 8 @ 160, 1 x 4 @ 180; machine presses with cables 3 x 10 @ 70, 80, 90; then lateral raise machine 3 x 10 @ 45, 60, 70. Gym adjusting w/o coffee and month off. Several older guys there have personal trainers who look like string beans. Comical. No doctors today.


#280

Saturday back

rows, shrugs, SGHPs, dumbbell rows

Monday 6/27
squats & arms

Warmup, then squats 3 x 8 @ 135, 225, 225; front squats 2 x 8 @ 135; machine squats 3 x 10 @ 225, 225, 315. Dumbbell curls 3 x 8 @ 45, 55, 60; 3 x 8 preacher curl machine, weights up to 135 lbs; cable curls 3 x 10 @ 120, 130, 150; tricep machine 3 x 10 up to 130; overhead cable tricep extensions 3 x 10 @ 120,130, 150. Still adjusting to gym.


#281

Really heavy looking arm work, db curls w/60 is really good.