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#1003

Crippler, it’ll come. No doubts.


#1004

When I get to the PI I only get to a gym with weights maybe twice a week. Gonna make it a point to try to do some handstand push ups and work on my pull ups. Lot of tree limbs around.


#1005

Any big rocks there?


#1006

10/08 new gym

glute ham raises 3 x 15

barbell rows 3 x 10 @ 135, 205, 225

hammer curls across chest 3 x 10 @ 30s 35s 40s

Hams finally felt normal. Trying CTs 6 day/week workout to work all body parts 3 times a week. We’ll see. Workout seemed more like a warmup.

Saw several lawyers in my age group over weekend. Guys telling me I look like I’m in great shape. Well…they’d had open heart surgeries, cancer etc. Heard about several others who had died. I’m both lucky & it’s my working out all these years.


#1007

Real tempted to make lawyer jokes here but I won’t.


#1008

Go ahead. I love lawyer jokes. I have one pretty good one.


#1009

10/9 old gym

2nd half full body workout

dumbbell bench 3 x 10 w/50s, 65s, 75s
squats 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 275
OHP 1 x 8 @ 95, 1 x 6 @ 115, 1 x 4 @ 135
tricep cable extensions 3 x 10 @ 110, 120, 130

At least today didn’t feel like a warmup.


#1010

10/11 new gym

pullups 3 x 8,7,6
rack pulls 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 275
cable curls 3 x 10 @ about 120. (free weights on the cable machine)

Better than Monday’s “warmup”. Too tired yesterday to work out, so I might have to settle for 4 vice 6 day workout routine.


#1011

10/13 new gym

incline bench w/dumbbells 3 x 10 w/50s, 65s, 70s
hack squats 3 x 10 @ 90, 125, 150
shoulder machine presses 3 x 8 @ 160, 180, 210
tricep cable extensions 3 x 10 @ 110, 130, 130

10/15 new gym

glute ham machine raises 3 x 10
barbell rows 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 255
cable curls 3 x 10 @ about 95
hammer curls across chest 3 x 10 w/35s, 40s, 45s


#1012

You’re looking strong. Your new gym looks like it has everything. Which is very cool.


#1013

No rocks though.


#1014

10/17 old gym

cable flyes 3 x 10 up to about 140
squats 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 275
machine OHP 3 x 8 @ 70, 90, 110
tricep cable extensions 3 x 10 @ 110, 120, 130

Life is busy but I at least showed up today.


#1015

10/22 new gym

pullups 9,7,6,4
glute ham raises 3 x 10
rack pulls 1 x 10 @ 135, 1 x 8 @ 225, 1x 6 @ 275, 1 @ 325
hammer curls to chest 3 x 10 @ 35, 45, 50
cable curls 3 x 10 @ 100

hamstrings felt fine today. Will try to get deadlifts up a bit.


#1016

10/23 old gym

incline dumbbell bench 3 x 10 @ 35, 50, 65
machine press 3 x 10 @ 90, 160, 180
squats 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 275
tricep extensions 3 x 10 @ 110, 110, 130


#1017

10/25 new gym

glute ham raises 3 x 10
rack pulls 2 x 6 @ 135, 225, 1 @ 315, 325
barbell rows 3 x 10 @ 135, 235, 245
preacher curls 3 x 8 @ 70
hammer curls across chest 3 x 10 @ 45, 55, 60

getting better on the glute ham machine


#1018

10/27 old gym

dumbbell incline bench 2 x 10 @ 35, 50; dumbbell bench 1x 10 @ 80
machine cable flyes 3x 10 @ something around 100
machine shoulder press 3 x 10 @ 90, 160, 180
hack squats 3 x 10 @ 90, 160, 160
tricep cable extensions 3 x 10 @ 110, 130, 140
cable pushdowns 3 x 10 @ 130
reverse grip curls 5 x 10 @ 40, 60, 70, 90, 100

10/29 new gym

glute ham raises 3 x 10
rack pulls 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 315
barbell rows 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 265
hammer curls across chest 3 x 10 @ 45, 50, 60


#1019

10/30 old gym

machine cable flyes 3 x 10 @ over l00 I think
machine press 3 x 8 @ 90, 160, 180
tricep cable extensions 3 x 10 @ 110, 120

Workout suffered from missed meals since Sunday.


#1020

11/1 new gym

pullups 8/6/6
glute ham raises 3 x 10
rack pulls 3 x 8 @ 135, 225, 315
barbell rows 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 275
preacher bench curls 3 x 8 @ 60, 70, 80
cable curls 3 x 10 @ about 70

Eating better yesterday resulted in the barbell 275 rows. Glute ham machine raises are getting easier.


#1021

Finally checking in. Between you and NHL you’re doing some serious barbell rows.


#1022

hel320, thanks. I can’t swim as well as you, but I’m aging ok.

11/3 old gym
dumbbell incline bench 3 x 10 @ 35, 50, 65
dumbbell flat bench 1 x 10 @ 85
cable flyes 3 x 10 at some heavy machine setting, hardly the “375” on the indicator
machine shoulder presses 3x8 @ 90, 100, 130
machine lateral raises 3 x 10 @ 45, 60, 90
cable pushdowns 3 x 10 @ 100, 110, 120
tricep cable extensions 3 x 10, 8 @ 110, 120, 140

pm pullups in garage 8,6,6

11/5 new gym

garage pullups 8,6,6

glute ham raises 30 (some apparent midget screwed up the footrest)
deadlifts 10 @ 135, 5 @ 225, 2 @ 315
barbell rows 3 x 10 @ 135, 225, 245
hammer curls 4 x 10 @ 35, 45, 50, 60

8 am Saturday workouts really seem get me moving for the whole day. Going to try to do true deadlifts for awhile.