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Finally Got Back in the Gym

Hello all, I was looking back and it seems the last time I posted anything wasin 2017. Wow. So a lot of life going on and finally back in the gym after 2 1/2 yrs. During that time I saw a Urologist on Low T, tired, exhausted the usual with labs to back it up so he put me on Andro Gel. Did “ok”, then moved out of state and the new Urologist switched me to Natesto. Same thing, was “ok”, but would get sores inside nose due to the alcohol in it. Long story short, it was on back order and when I contacted him he said enough screwing around and I’m pinning 200mg a week and feel fuck great. So with that being said, after being on it for 6 weeks, I’m back to lifting. Man, what a difference on recovery!! I can see why people love this and other AAS. Recovery is way quicker and when I go back after a few days to do the same body parts, my lbs go up fairly significant. I’m stoked to be back, and have been scouring the boards for info when I think of something. I also have redone my eating, about 1 gram per body weight, roughly 400 carbs and have seen a nice change already. Excited to actually see results this time, even though I’m now 53. Also happy to be back on this site, it’s priceless to me personally.

Good luck - you’re the same age as me, I’m still going for it so no reason why you shouldn’t!

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What are your goals? Will you be starting a log?

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I can post my new log tonight for sure. Goal is a flatter gut, thick chest shoulders arms legs and my sickly ass calves. Sorry for the late resonse, I thought I hit the right button.

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Add strength to that mix. If you’re healthy enough, include the 3 compound lifts in your workouts.

Remember, “50s” is/are just a number.

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Biker, absolutely on the compound lifts. Before I stopped going, my deads were 415 x 6 for 2 sets. Sometimes I might only get 5 out of the last one. Usually worked my way up with 3 sets going up each time to then max sets. Trap bar, fucking love it! Would shrug my ass off. I have been looking around the house since we moved and had 3 yrs of small note books(I’m a weird one who jots down all my info at the gym) so I knew roughly how to set weights to start up again. CANNOT FIND THEM! Driving me nuts. I’ll post up what I have so far tonight.
Had a set back yesterday, thought earlier in the week I pulled a groin muscle. Nope, found out its a little more than that. So now I have to let things down there settle and my Urologist is trying to find a surgeon who do the surgery. It’s generally outpatient, recovering in about 2 days, strenuous activity 2 weeks. Y’all I have the shitiest luck man.

Hey Andregen_Receptors, just thicker mass lean down some and get some diamond shape to calves. On the mass, I weigh 265lbs at 5’11", but carry well and have mass from years of welding, fabrication and working with steel especially when I was 18yrs and on, that was my trade. Shipyards can do that to you as well as a stint in the Army. Not in bad shape now, just want myself to be happy and wife to be proud as well. She’s definitely a keeper!

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Absolutely Polar-Bear, we can’t let these “young bucks” have all the fun. Old man strength brothers!

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Welcome or is it welcome back? Be interesting to follow. Always good to see you kids taking an interest in lifting. You didn’t happen to carry the Pig did you?

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hel320, absolutely man, loved it! Man I could punch through damn near anything with it. “Roll the 60 gunner!” Music to my ears! Did you carry one as well sir? Had some great AGs when I was a gunner. 23 lbs of 7.62 spittin’ death! It’s welcome back I guess. Didn’t participate much last time, wasn’t very “forum savvy”.

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My Dad and 2 brothers were career Army and 2 other brothers were Jarheads. Grew up on Army installations. They found out I could read and write so I went Air Force and spent 30 years. Was Pararescue so worked closely with the Army many times.

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Smart move, loved the Army, but when asked now by younger I tell them Air Force or Navy. More technical and usable skills outside of military life. Not many calls for a gunner ect in tbe civilian sector…well mercenary wouldn’t be a bad gig. Pays well, just need to stay alive long enough to spend it, right. I’m going to take a few min and post my “getting back at it” routine. But now pissed off because I need to see if I’m going to get this surgery to fix me now or later. If later, hittin’ the gym, fuck I’ll deal with the pain.

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Cannot find other log books, started new on January 1, 2022

January 1, 2022

Seated cable rows 40lbs x12, 80 x12, 90 x12, 110x 9
Lat cable pulldowns 80lbs x10, 90 x 9, 90 x 9, 90 x 9
Dumbell rows 30lbs x 10, 40 x10, 45 x10, 45 x10
E-Z bar curl 30 x 12, 50 x 8, 50 x 8, 40 x 8
Hammer curl 20 x x8, 25 x 11, 20 x 10, 15 x 15
Incline alt dumbbell curl 15 x 6, 10 x 12, 10 x 12

January 2, 2022

Rope pull-down 50x 10, 70 x10, 60 x 8, 50 x8
Straight bar pushdowns 40 x10, 70 x 10, 70x 10, 80 x 6
Seated overhead ext 20 x 12, 30 x 12, 40 x 8
Incline fly 20x 8, 25 x 8, 30 x 8, 35 x 8
Flat bench 135 x 7, 135 x 4, 95 x 8 ( weak bench for me, was last lift though)

January 6, 2022

Seated leg extension 50 x 10, 60 x 10, 80 x 10, 80 x 10
Seated leg curl 40 x 12, 65 x 12, 90 x 12 110 x 8
Standing calf raise 70 x 12, 90 x 12, 90 x 10, 75 x 10, 45 x 8
Armpit rows 17.5 x 10, 20 x 12, 25 x 12
Lateral dumbbell raise 10 x 10, 10 x 10, 10 x 10
Front raise 10 x 12, 12.5 x 12, 17.5 x 10

January 7, 2022

Seated cable rows 50 x 10, 90 x 10, 110 x 10 , 120 x 10
Lat cable pulldown 50 x 11, 90 x 10, 110 x 8, 110 x 8
Dumbbell rows 40 x 10, 50 x 10, 60 x 10, 65 x 10
E-Z bar curl 20 x 8, 30 x 10, 40 x 10, 40 x 10
Hammer curl 20 x 8, 20 x 8, 25 x 8, 20 x 7
Preacher curl25 x 10(just the short bar), 45 x 10, 55 x 6, 50 x 6, 45x 6

January 8, 2022
Rope pulldowns 30 x 8, 50 x 10, 80 x 2, 70 x 7, 70 x 5
Straight bar pulldowns 40 x 8, 70 x 8, 80 x 8, 80 x 9
Seated overhead ext 25 x 12, 40 x 8, 60 x 6,
50 x7
Incline flys 25 x 8, 30x 8, 35 x 8 40 x 6
Nautilus incline press 50 x 10, 90 x 8, 110 x 6, 90 x 5
Epic(brand name) chest machine 50 x 10, 80 x 10, 100 x 8, 120 x 6

••• Expairamenting with chest machines right now•••

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January 9, 2022

Seated Leg curl 90 x 12, 110 x 8, 120 x 7, 110 x 8
Seated Leg extension 90 x 10, 115 x 10, 130 x 8, 130 x 9
Seated calf raise 90 x 10, 110 x 10, 120 x 10, 120 x 10
Standing calf raise 65 x 15, 80 x 12, 99 x 11, 90 x 10
Armpit rows 20 x 12, 30 x 12, 40 x 12, 45 x 12
Lateral dumbbell rais 12.5 x10, 15 x 9, 15 x9
Front dumbbell raise 12.5 x 10, 20 x 7, 20 x7
Seated lateral raise(machine) 50 x 10, 50 x 10, 70 x 10, 80 x 10 (new lift)

January 11, 2022

Seated cable rows 70 x 10, 100 x 10, 120 x 10, 130 x10
Lat cable pulldowns 70 x 10, 100 x 120 x 8, 110 x 8
Dumbbell rows 30 x 8, 50 x 10, 60 x 10, 65 x 10, 70 x 10
Hammer curl 25 x 10, 30 x6, 20 x 10, 20 x 10
Cybex preacher curl machine 30 x 8, 50 x 6, 40 x 10, 45 x 10
Standing calf raises 90 x 15, 70 x 12, 70 x 10, 70 x10, 50 x 15

January 12, 2022

Straiggt bar pushdowns 40 x 10, 70 x 10, 90 x 7, 100 x 6, 110 x 6
Rope pulldowns 40 x 10, 40 x 10, 45 x 8, 45 x 8
Tricep dumbbell kickback 15 x 10, 15 x 10, 17.5 x 8, 20 x 8
Cybex seated fly machine 30 x 11, 70 x 10, 85 x 10, 100 x 10
Nautilus incline chest press 60 x 9, 90 x 8, 100 x 8, 110 x 7
Epic chest machine 80 x 10, 100 x 10, 120 x 8, 120 x 6

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So my setback I found out is Left sided varicocele. Urologist is trying to find a surgeon who can do it. From what he said after the Ultrasound was read, it’s one of the top 3 in size he’s seen in over 30 yrs. This sucks ass…

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Start a new thread under the #training-logs caregory and name it whatever you want to. You can also click on the link I posted here to lead you there, same forum - different section. Hope this helps

Will do, thanks Andrewgen_Recpetors.

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