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65+ Training

The return of OG?

Yes. Stronger too.

11/9

OHP 1 x 8 @ 50, 1 x 5 @ 100, 1 x 5 @ 110, 1 x 3 @ `120, 1 x 8 @ 110
dips 4 x 15

Blame that workout on some of the best beer I’ve tasted in years.

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Beer :beer: is God’s nectar and is the key to strength!

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11/11

Hack squats 2 x 12 @ 155, 2 x 8 @ 230
close grip bench 3 x 5 @ 155
lateral raises with cables 4 x 8 @15
50 pushups

Can’t blame this workout on beer. Gave up after l0 minutes trying to get comfortable under squat bar despite doing the designated exercises. Forsee garage SSB squats before going to gym on squat days.

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11/12

yesterday late afternoon garage SSB squats 1 x 10 @ 165, 2 x 10 @ 250

this am
deadlifts 1 x 10 @ 135, 1 x 5 @ 225, 1 x 5 @ 275, 1 x 3 @ 295
seated cable rows 3 x 10 @ 100, 160, 220
chins 4 x 6
dips 5 x 10

Garage SSB squats are here to stay. No hamstring problems if I warm them up properly. Will try 300+ next week.

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11/15

(garage) SSB squats 1 x 10 @ 135, 1 x 5 @ 250, 2 x 1 @ 290, 310
(gym) bench 1 x 10 @ 135, 2 x 3 @ 225
incline dumbbell flyes 3 x 10 w/25s, 35s, 35s
dips 4 x 15

feet on chair pushups 50

Bench and chins have improved on this routine. Next phase weight choices seem daunting.
Feet on chair pushups are impressively tiring.

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11/16

garage chins 4 x 6
seated OHP 1 x 10 @ 50, 1 x 4 @ 90, 3 x 1 @ 140
cable double lateral raises 4 x 10 w/10s
reverse curls 4 x 10 @ 40, 50, 60, 70
dumbbell wrist curls 3 x 30 w/25s, 35, 40s

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Will do 300 next time … !

Absolutely. Going for 300+ if hamstrings cooperate.

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11/18
garage chinups 3 x 6

gym close bench press 3 x 8 @ 135, 155, 155
barbell rows 3 x 8 @ 135, 155, 175
dips 3 x 6
drag curls 3 x 8 @ 60
dumbbell bench 3 x 8 @ 45, 50,50
cable tricep extensions 3 x 10 @ 45

Gym work done in 3 circuits, then did 50 pushups with elevated feet.

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11/19
garage
farmers walks w/80 lb dumbbells, straps, 264 feet; w/65s, straps, 224 ft
battle ropes two 20 second rounds

gym
machine seated rows 3 x 10 @ 140, 160, 200
machine overhead rows 4 x 10 @ 90, 180, 230, 180
machine seated dips 3 x 15 @ 90, 180, 230
deadlifts from floor 1 x 8 @ 135, 1 x 8 @ 225, 1 x 5 @ 275

OG, still got 300+ 5 rep deads in sight, just not today.

This week has been absolute hell. Property taxes, wife’s pushing for last minute January South American cruise, need new passport because “one has to have a passport good 6 months after time one boards an international flight from US”. So, that’s solved with a 4 digit payment to expedite the new passport to me, what a racket. I was thinking about returning via Mexican border but can’t board an international flight from the US as per above quoted part.
Then there’s the job front. Nobody seems to be cooperating on anything except one scumbag (with former, comparable attorney) I’m suing whose new attorney in his opening phone call offered exactly what my client wants to settle. Then there’s the 8 hours of seminar yesterday and also round two resuming in 2 hours. Haven’t heard any earth moving substantive stuff
this year. On the frilly side, one lawyer (who the state bar association actually pays) told us the incredible percentages of lawyers in my state who have alcohol/drug problems and who seek help from bar programs. She blames stress in the practice, so it was a “feel good” lecture about destressing.

My gym work really pays off.

Crippler, this is one of my few ventings. No blood pressure problems, halfway to 74, my law partner and I fight about 3 times a month. I know I’m blessed with incredibly good health; still plan to buy beer on way home.

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I need to get back to the Philippines before July 2022 because this passport runs out in Jan 2023 and I stay over 6 months. Wife and I both got the PreTSA done ($85 for 5 years or if you have enough flight mileage you can pay with that.) Really helps. No taking off shoes, belt, removing laptops, etc.

Thanks for the tip. I think wife has the PreTSA thing because she flies a lot.

Here’s a tip back at you. I learned in my seminar yesterday that the government gives up to $9000 for the funeral of citizen dying of COVID. I think it can be paid for awhile after the funeral.

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11/21

garage
reverse grip curls 4 x 15 @ 55
dumbbell wrist curls 2 x 20 w/50s, 1 x 12 w/65s, 1 x 8 w/65s
bear hug sandbag carry 125 lb bag 160 ft

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11/22

hack squats 5 x 5 @ 150, 240, 290, 290
bench 5 x 5 @ 135, 155, 185, 225, 225
one arm hammer chest press machine 4 x 10 @ 45
dips 4 x 15
skull crushers 4 4 x 10 @ 50, 60, 60, 60
50 legs on chair pushups

Feeling great. Ordered my 3rd 150 lb sandbag. Gave first two to 30 something new fathers slowly assembling garage gyms, If I’d had a son…

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Nice hack squats and bench numbers. Good all around numbers.

Thanks, but not as good as your animal workouts.

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11/23

leg press machine 1 x 10 @ 90, 4 x 15 @ 180, 360, 360, 380
incline press 5 x 5 @ 135, 155, 185, 185, 185
deadlifts 1 x 8 @ 135, 4 x 5 @ 225, 275, 275, 275
cable curls 3 x 10 @ 35, 55, 55

Didn’t eat enough yesterday.

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11/24

OHP 1 x 8 @ 60, 3 x 5 @ 80, 100, 135
Snatch grip high pulls 3 x 5 @ 60, 80, 100, 120
cable double lateral raises, 4 x 10 w/10s
seated machine dips 4 x 15 @ 95,180, 230, 250
short barbell reverse grip curls 3 x 15 @ 60, 70, 80
dumbbell wrist curls 3 x 20 w/40s, 45s, 50s

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