I have the regular straps & they’re working well. No need to mail any, but THANKS for offering!!!
Dead Lifts: Currently trying to do Romanian Dead Lift. Would you think regular dead lift should be done as well, or when I get to moving “ok” weight with RDL’s, replace them with regular, OR just go to regular DL altogether? Right now I’m thinking maybe it’d be best to just go for it with DL period & forget RDL for now.
Yep, light weight to start! If I injure myself, that’d wreck any progress I’ve made thus far…
With dips in the routine, would you add flat bench movements, or replace the dips with them?
Also, do you think the bench movements should be before or after dips?
One arm dumbbell flat bench sounds challenging. Will try them tomorrow and gauge how they hit pecs for me. I’d read an article here that indicated flat bench movements wouldn’t help chest development as much as dips & incline stuff, so that’s why I’m not currently using them.
A major goal for me is to have the man “chest cleavage.” That is the one aesthetic thing I care about more than anything else. But, if flat bench needs to be part of my routine I’m happy to add it, whether dumbbells, barbell, one handed. Regular barbell BP isn’t something I’m able to do much of right now for lack of a spotter.
Feel like I’ve sorted out what will work best for me to move towards my goals over the next 6 weeks. But, if flat bench movements will assist that…
Finnebars – thanks for the tip. My stomach is like an iron tank, but…
Decided to eat oats (old fashioned) along with the protein drinks in order to get some carbs (& fiber). Will only use a little real cow butter in them, no sugar or anything, maybe a little cinnamon.
Frequent training does work well for me. I have an abundant amount of time here….
The plan right now is 6 days/week, for 3 push/pull splits per week over a six week period, then evaluating again. I figure “tweaking” the workouts to work towards the goals I set will require me to be on a steady routine for 4-6 weeks.
Meanwhile, if the flat bench movements are best to incorporate, then I’ll add one – probably one-handed dumbbell, because I don’t trust myself with barbell w/o a spotter, even at a light weight.
Am not intentionally being Over-Cautious, but DO need to be somewhat cautious until this old body starts responding & gets into a better condition.
Thank you very much for taking the time to review what I’m doing and giving your input, as well as for offering the straps!!