Hello all, 49, male, metal disc replacement L4-5, 3 Rt shoulder surgeries, both elbow surgeries, 1 stent in coronary artery and battle AS with Enbrel. Jesus, did miss anything....?? Have been looking around this site for some months now and what a wealth of information! Quick back history, all those surgeries took place between 2009 and 2015 except 1 of the shoulders,1985. The stent was a turning point, cardiac rehab convinced me to get my ads up and do something if I wanted to be here much longer for my wife and daughter, pretty much saved my life. November will be 3 years since the stent, March 2015 the gym. I figured I've got a new lease, don't screw it up.
Started at a local gym getting back to weight training and some cardio with the goal to big and solid. Not a huge concern on cut, butflat gut and a good clean thickness.
So today I've gathered my nuts to post some of my results (I've kept a written log since day 1 of the gym March 25, 2015).
Bench Press 205x7x1, 225x6x1, 260x5x2
Decline Bench 225x6x1, 225x6x2
V-bar Pushdown 99x10x1, 137x6x2, 143x4x1
Rope Pushdowns 55x10x1, 60x8x3
Hex Bar Shrugs 238x10x1, 288x10x1, 308x8x2
Dumbell Shoulder Press (seated) 40x8x1, 50x8x3
Seated Rows 214x8x4
Leg Press 548x8x1, 632x8x3
Have other lifts, however just putting up some. During the past couple of years since I started, some surgery recoveries, and almost cut me damn fingers off (aaahhh there is a reason for finger guards on a router table) and a stay or 2 in the hospital due to infections. Immune system is suppressed for the AS. Was cleaning up my diet as I've gotten results and overall health is up and feeling great, no sugar, trap food, etc. Dr did put me on TRT, 189 and then 640+ now. Was making gains but shit i was riref ALL tbe time plus other fun shit that goes with low T. Anyway, this site and the I formation from members and articles have helped get back into shape. Due to the AS and shoulder, I do have to compromise some lifts with others I can do. So a big thanks to all for the info and mods of this site, awesome.