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#863

I was just thinking I need to start hand stand push ups again.


#864

You are not alone.


#865

Looking strong as ever sir. And if you’re obese at 252 don’t know what your doc would call me at 280.(SUPER OBESE!)


#866

No, just muscle bound.


#867

4/26

deadlifts 1 x 8 @ 135, 1 x 6 @ 225, 1 x 3 @ 295, 1 x 2 @ 335, 1 x 3 @ 315, 1 x 3 @ 295
barbell rows 2 x 10 @ 135, 225, 1 x 8 @ 265, 1 x 8 @ 245
reverse grip cable pull downs 3 x 8 @ 40, 50, 60

cable curls 3 x 10 @ 90, 110, 140
hammer curls 3 x 8 w/35s, 45s, 55s

Pulling day workout.


#868

Really good barbell rows


#869

5/4

Workload prevented this week’s gym time; better reading instead of “I’m lazy”.

Learned my yearly blood tests were normal, great cholesterol, just usual thyroid condition. So much for non morbid obese… may start 5 minutes of stair climber to end workouts.

70th birthday in next few weeks; may change moniker.


#870

I doubt the lazy and obese things. 70 is just a number. My father is just a few years older than you, and can’t get out of his chair. Keep up the outstanding work.


#871

Handstand pushups do that for a body. And 900 lb leg presses too.


#872

5/7

barbell bench 4 x 12 @ 30, 45, 60, 75
dips 4 x 8 - 10
machine flyes 3 x 12 @ 135, 175, 175

machine presses 1, 3 x 10 @ 90, 160, 160
machine presses 2, 3 x 10 @ 90, 180, 180
machine presses 3, 3 x 8 @ 90

Good workout despite skipping triceps .


#873

Still hitting it at almost 70? That’s inspiring! Thanks my follow silver back!


#874

5/8 yeah, still hitting it

deadlifts 8 @ 135, 6 @ 225, 4 @ 295, 0 @ 335 (a 40% lift), 3 @ 315, 3 @ 295, 5 @ 225
machine rows 3 x 10 @ 225, 315, 405
standing reverse grip cable pulldowns 3 x 8 @ 50, 60, 60

cable rope curls 3 x 10 @ 90, 110, 130

Skip a week and deadlifting suffers. Attempting 100 gram carb diet presently.


#875

5/10

leg press 4 x 12 @ 135, 225, 315, 405
hack squat 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 225
lying leg curls 3 x 12 @ 110
calf raises 3 x 8 @ 215

First leg workout in 3 weeks.


#876

First leg workout in a while and you address it with a bunch of work.


#877

Unfortunately, nowhere near as great poundages as you just posted.


#878

Nice leg work. Since it’s been 3 weeks since your last leg work out I keep hearing the old song, “there’s got to be a morning after” going through my head.


#879

5/11

Morning after. Jeez

barbell bench 3 x 12 @ 35, 55, 70
machine benches 3 x 19 @ 200, 220, 220
pec deck 3 x 10 @ 170

shoulder machine (1) 3 x 12 @ 90, 110, 130
shoulder machine (2) 3 x 10 @ 90, 110,l 130
shoulder machine (3) 3 x 10 @ about 90 - 120 or so

Keto diet (under 20 grams carbs) and week’s 4th workout feel mutually exclusive. Got to up the carbs to around 100. This eating is really easy, just a dramatic carb reduction. Lots of meat, cheese, even unlimited bacon.


#880

5/14
deadlifts 1 x 10 @ 135, 1 x 5 @225, 1 x 4 @ 295, 1 x 0 @ 345, 1 @ 335, 1 x 0 @ 315, 1 x 4 @ 295, 1 x 8 @ 225.
barbell rows 3 x 12 @ 135, 225, 225
good mornings 3 x 10 @ 135
underhand cable pulldowns 3 x 8 @ 60, 70, 70

cable curls 3 x 10 @ 70, 100,100

Rows–especially barbell ones–and good mornings certainly help deadlifting. I need more good mornings.


#881

A busy Monday for sure.


#882

5/15

squats 3 x 8 - 10 @ 135, 225, 275
tried front squats on smith machine 3 x 10 @ 135
lying leg curls 3 x 10 @ 110, 125, 140
leg press 4 x 10 @ 225, 315, 405, 455

hammer machine rows 3 x 10 @ 225, 315, 405