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#823

I lost my balls(not literally) doctors got me convinced heavy is not the way to go. I need moral support from my fellow silver backs!


#824

ALL the doctors I see at 5 am (about 8 or so specialists) lift light weight. I have had the urge to bitch slap a few who’ve disapprovingly watched me deadlifting/squatting.


#825

Do it. If done correctly both lifts are the best for a person. Just my opinion of course.


#826

3/26 back into it with one set of 50 pushups. Tomorrow…


#827

3/27 back in gym after 3.5 weeks

leg press 3 x 12 @ 135, 225, 315
lying leg curls 3 x 10 @ 110

machine shoulder press 3 x 12 @ 90, 110,140
SGHP 2 x 10 @ 115, 1 x 6 @ 135

tricep machine pushdowns 3 x 12 @ about 130 or so
hammer curls 3 x 8 w/30s, 40s, 50s

Though clearly weak, I’ve been helping law partner in his continual moving experience. That counts.


#828

3/28

warmup w/kettlebell swings 40,45,50
machine squats (imagine that) 3 x 12 @ 200, 220,220
front squats 1 x 5 no weight, 3 x 5 @ 135

dumbbell benches 3 x 12 w/45s, 55s, 65s
dips 3 x 8
machine flyes 3 x 12 @ 120, 150, 170

cable tricep extensions 3 x 12 @ 100, 110,l 120
machine preacher curls 3 x 8 @ about 90

Easing back into routine, weights need to increase


#829

3/29

kettlebell swings warmup w/40,45,50

leg press 4 x 12 @ 135, 225, 405, 315

deadlifts 2 x 6 @ 135, 225 1 x 5 @ 275
barbell rows 2 x 10 @ 135, 185, 1 x 6 @ 225
standing cable exercise (?) for lats 3 x 8 @ 50, 60, 70
good mornings 3 x 10 @ 135

machine tricep pushdowns 3 x 10 @ about 100 or more

Month off made noticeable reduction in strength.


#830

3/30

15 min precor
pushups 1 x 50

Can still feel yesterday’s back work.


#831

stringing together some nice work for an opening week return!


#832

Welcome back at it.


#833

4/2

Thanks guys. After Easter weekend it was really a stretch to go to gym. But I did.

leg press 4 x 12 @ 135, 225, 405, 315 (still hard, odd)

machine shoulder press 3 x 12 @ 70, 90, 110
SGHP 1 x 6 @ 115, 1 x 5 @ 135, 1 x 8 @ 145
machine rows 3 x 10 @ 225, 315, 315

preacher curls 3 x 8 @ something about 90

I never did so much on so little food as I did on Easter. Still recovering.


#834

Nice leg press w/ 12 @405 and preacher curls with 90 is very adequate.


#835

Thanks Hel320, but I’ve been lazy not doing more squat work.

4/3
kettlebell swings 3 x 15 w/40,45, 50

squats 3 x 6- 8 @ 135, 225, 245

deadlifts 1 x 8 @ 135, 1 x 6 @225, 1x 5 @ 295, 1 x 3 @ 315
barbell rows 3 x 8 @ 135, 205, 225
standing lat pulldowns 3 x 8 @ 60
good mornings 3 x 8 @ 135

tricep rope half extensions 3 x 10 @ 90, 100, 100


#836

Another guy who works hard before the sun comes up.


#837

4/5 Yeah, I’m just a night owl lifter.

warmed up with 100 total kettlebell swings w/40, 45, 50

Played around with a new (to me) OHP with cable at bottom of rack and really light weight.

dumbbell bench 3 x 12 w/50s 65s, 70s
dips 4 x 10
standing machine flyes 3 x 12 @ 225 indicator weight (felt like about 75 lbs each arm)

hammer curls 3 x 8 @ 35, 40, 45
cable extensions 3 x 10 @ 100, 120, 130

1 x 50 pushups later


#838

4/6

leg press 4 x 12 @ 135, 225, 315, 405

machine rows 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 315
SGHPs 3 x 6 @ 115, 135, 155
seated cable pulls with angled handle 3 x 8 @ 120, 140, 160
machine presses 3 x 10 @ 90, 180, 180

hammer curls 3 x 8 @ 35,40,45
cable extensions 3 x 12 @ 100, 120, 130

Glad it’s Friday. Unplanned, spontaneous workout with some surprising strengths.


#839

4/9

kettlebell warmup l00 swings w/40, 45, 50

leg press 5 x 12 @ 135,225,315,405, 455

cable rows 3 x 10 @ 120, 140,160
machine incline press @ 90, 140, 140
SGHP 2 x 6 @ 115, 135, 2 x 5 @ 155, 165

cable extensions 3 x 10 @ 100, 120, 130

Kettlebell work was a workout unto itself. Farmer’s carry bars came, now have to open the box and get some free weights for garage. I’m not trying to start a garage gym.


#840

Lot of swings.


#841

4/10

squats 3 x 8 @ 135, 225, 275

deadlifts 2 x 8 @ 135, 225, 1 x 6 @ 275, 1 x 3 @ 315, 1 x 2 @ 325
barbell rows 3 x 8 @ 135, 225, 225
standing cable pulldowns to waist 3 x 10 @ 55,55,70
good mornings 3 x 8 @ 135

dumbbell hammer curls 3 x 8 @ 30, 40, 50

Getting better here.


#842

A juicer and a swinger! Good work all around