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#1023

11/7 old gym

machine cable flyes 3 x 10 @ something over 150
dips 3 x 10
SGHP 3 x 8 @ 95, 115, 135
machine lateral raises 3 x 10 @ 70, 85, 100
cable pushdowns 3 x 10 @ 80
cable extensions 3 x 10 @ 110, 120, 120
reverse grip short size barbell curls 4 x 10 @ 60, 80, 100, 110

rough week so far, been skipping squats lately


#1024

11/8 new gym

garage chin-ups 8,5,5
glute ham raises 30
rack pulls 1 x 10 @ 135, 1 x 8 @ 225, 1 x 6 @ 315, 1 x 3 @ 345
barbell rows 3 x 10 @ 225, 275, 275
hammer curls 3 x 10 @ 45, 50, 70


#1025

The young guys at the gym must shit themselves when you start busting out rows with more than they bench. Nice work.


#1026

Thanks Steve. Nothing like your rock work though.


#1027

11/10 old gym

dumbbell bench 3 x 10 w/ 35s, 50s, 75s, 8 w/ 90s
machine pullovers 3 x 10 up to 200
machine flyes 3 x 10 up to 180 (this machine’s weight stack is readable)
shoulder machine 3 x 10 up to 200
tricep pushdown 3 x 10 @ 60
cable extensions 3 x 10 @ 100, 110, 120

11/12 new gym

glute ham machine 3 x 10 (thing adjusts now)
rack pulls 3 x 6 @ 135, 225, 315
barbell rows 3 x 10 @ 135, 275, 275
hammer curls 3 x 10 @ 45, 50, 70

Feeling lstronger these days.


#1028

Which is better? Old gym or the new one?


#1029

I am leaning toward new one. For the weight you lift, new one. For machine and cable work, old one.


#1030

1/13 old gym

cable flyes 3 x 10 with some relatively heavy weight, surely not the 320 on the machine indicator
machine presses 3 x 10 @ 90, 160, 180
tricep pushdowns 3 x 10 @ 90
tricep cable extensions 3 x 10 @ 100

Payback for skipping lunch yesterday.


#1031

11/15 new gym

garage pullups 8,6,5
glute ham raises 3 x 10
rack pulls 3 x 8 @ 135, 225, 315
barbell rows 3 x 10 @ 225, 275, 275
dumbbell curls 3 x 10 w/30s, 40s, 50s

After removing 2 45s I remembered planning on 345 rack pulls for reps. Not as awake as I thought. Saw sun come up in that gym for first time. That place makes me feel stronger. The smell of 20,000+ lbs of free weights.


#1032

11/30 no gym, but finished helping move law partner into his new house. 400± pound rug pulled a back muscle (2 of us on it).

And he had hired professional movers! Missed my calling.


#1033

Although moving sucks, it does work you out. I would last about one day before I walked off the job though.


#1034

12/3 no gym, back pain still

At lease the pain seems to be from a pulled muscle and not a disc problem.

I know the difference a little too well.


#1035

12/4 gym is becoming a memory
I didn’t help law partner finish his move Saturday. He was cleaning out attic in their rental, and he fell through the ceiling 12 feet to the concrete floor in the kitchen. Quite a collection of black and blue marks but nothing broken. They’re now totally in the new house.


#1036

He fell 12 feet? He’s very lucky nothing is broke.


#1037

Exactly.


#1038

12/13 no gym for about 3 weeks

50 pushups.

Eagle78’s posts motivate me. They’re similar to me at 60.


#1039

Yeah, but can he do handstand pushups?


#1040

Probably, judging from that dumbbell collection in his photo.


#1041

Glad to be a little help.
I’m a fan of body weight exercises. As I age. , I find multiple sets avoiding anything near failure works for me,
All variety welcome.


#1042

You’re far from old. I’m a bit closer.