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65+ Training

11/26

garage

Farmers walks bars w/90s, 2 x 160 ft
25 lb plate holds each hand 1 minute three times
dead hangs 3 x 60 seconds
bent over rows w/35 lb plate 3 x 10
pullup position, hold 20 sec 3 times
negative pullup 3 times 7 sec each
2 band pullups, let band mostly pull me up 3 times

Found this from a Marine on youtube who does one arm pullups while drinking water, and does handstand pushups w/o wall assistance. He also weighs probably 80+ lbs less than I do.

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That’s crazy.

^Agree

11/28
garage forearm/grip

pullup bar hangs for count of 60, 30, 30, 30, 30
reverse grip curls w/50lbs for 40, 30, 30, 30 reps
barbell alternate pronate and suplinate twisting bar for count of 40,30,30,30,30,30
offset alternating front/back grip dumbbell wrist curls w/20s for 40, 40, 30,30,30,30
pinch plate holds smooth side for count of 40, 40, 35, 35, 35, 40 with pairs of 10s

Another online workout. The barbell twisting bar exercise and reverse curls–while raising forearms above horizontal–really worked area from wrist to forearm midpoint.

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11/29

garage
ssb squat bar 1 x 8 @ 160, 4 x 5 @ 250, 295, 295, 295

gym
bench 1 x 10 @ 135, 4 x 5 @ 185, 205, 225, 185
standing dumbbell press 2.5 x 5 w/30s
face pulls 4 x 10 @ 62

I forgot ssb bar weighs 70 lbs. Sub par day at gym.

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11/30

OHP 1 x 10 @ 50, 4 x 5 @ 70, 90, 110, 130
deadlift 1 x 10 @ 135, 5 x 5 @ 225, 275, 295, 305, 315
dips 4 x 15
reverse curls 4 x 15 @ 50, 60, 60, 70

Tried prowler on gym’s 50’ astro turf. 6 rounds for 50’ each with 270 & 305 loaded. Felt like I was back at football practice w/o coach standing on it and yelling.

Hamstring felt fine today.

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12/2

hack squats 1 x 10 @ 160, 3 x 5 @ 250, 300, 320
close grip bench 1 x 10 @ 135, 3 x 5 @ 155, 175, 175, 1 x 8 @ 155
snatch grip high pulls 1 x 6 @ 50, 3 x 5 @ 90, 110, 140
reverse grip pushdowns 3 x 5 @ 45, 52, 52
prowler 6 pushes, 50’ each, 2 each @150, 240, 310

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Works are looking good. How are you liking the prowler? Not sure I could push 270 or 305 up my driveway. Anything over 200 gets tough at my place.

You must have a really heavy prowler and/or a significant incline driveway. I’m finding prowler work to be a good workout finisher though I’m only moving 300 feet in 50 foot segments on a level surface. Unloaded it doesn’t feel like l00 lbs.

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12/3
deadlift 1 x 10 @ 135, 3 x 5 @ 225, 315, 335
machine rows 1 x 6 @ about 100, 3 x 5 @ 220
leg press 3 x 15 @ 180, 270, 360 1 x 10 @ 270
cross cable lateral raises 3 x 10 w/10s
dips 4 x 10
prowler 6 sets @ 50’, added weights up to 290 (almost no more room for plates)

Hamstrings fine and my property taxes are less than expected. All’s good.

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I have to get one. I’m holding off until spring. I am worried it’s going to get here and then the snow will hit, and I won’t be able to use it.

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12/5
Crippler, your truck’ll be a good substitute in meantime, probably surpass anything a prowler can do

garage

sandbag carry w/about 130 lbs of sand in bag, 2 x 250 feet
farmers walks 1 x 250’ w/100s
empty barbell twists, overhand and underhand each 3 x 30 turns
reverse grip curls w/70 lbs, 2 x 30, 1 x 20
feet elevated pushups 50

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You’re probably right.

12/6

garage
ssb squats 1 x 10 @ 160, 3 x 5 @ 250, 290, 290

gym
bench 1 x 8 @ 135, 3 x 5 @ 185, 225, 225
standing dumbbell press 4 x 5 w/25s, 30s, 35s, 35s
dips 4 x 15
face pulls 3 x 10 @ 40,50, 60
prowler 4 rounds 50’ each, w/270 + 75 lb prowler

Bench is improving

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12/7

OHP 1 x 6 @ 50, 2 x 5 @ 100, 120, 1 x 3 @ 140, 1 x 2 @ 140, 1 x 5 @ 100
deadlift 1 x 8 @ 135, 3 x 5 @ 225, 315, 275
machine seated tricep dips 3 x 15 @ 180, 230, 250

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Good work going on in Here as always… nice SSB

Upper back pain while doing low straight bar squats stops me from doing 3 plates.

My gym has semiannual powerlifting meets that I’d like to join if I can solve squat bar problem.

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You should to it. It’s nice to just test and challenge yourself.

Go for it. Competition is a great motivator.

You guys. You’re each strong as an ox; hel320 you’re almost as youthful as Crippler who’s never going to age. If I can get my bench to a comfortable 245 and deadlift somewhat over 345, I think I’ll pursue it. I missed seeing the last one.

12/9

hack squat 1 x 10 @ 155, 2 x 5 @ 245, 1 x 5 @ 295
snatch grip high pulls 1 x 10 @ 50, 3 x 5 @ 90, 110, 140, 1 x 6 @ 140
close grip incline bench 1 x 8 @ 135, 3 x 5 @ 155, 175, 175
dips 4 x 15
reverse curls 3 x 15 @ 60, 70, 70

3rd vaccine dose this afternoon.

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Oh, my gray beard and bald head would disagree.

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