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Old Guy Strength

11/27/21

Deload Bench:
5/135, 5/165, 5/195

DB Press:
3/10/80
1/10/100

DB Flies:
4/10/40

Push Ups:
2/50

Treadmill:
20 minutes

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Just getting caught up in here. They do make beet capsules so you can just swallow the pills instead of drinking the juice if you don’t like the taste.

Good idea CL.

I’d bet beet juice’s taste promotes chest hair growth.

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I have been using a beet powder I found and mixing it. It tastes like crap, but I’ve had worse.

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11/29/21

OHP:
4/5/145

Kroc Rows:
4/10/125

Standing Plate Lifts:
4/10/45

Band Upright Rows:
4/100

100 Yard Sprints:
6

While doing sprints I thought about how I am no longer fast. Although I really never was too fast, it’s gone now. I was an offensive lineman all through football, but I could get up there when I needed to. Up until about 10 years ago I coached and would sometimes run with the players. My sprint now is more like a fast jog.

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I’ve talked about how we lose our explosiveness several times on here. In throwing, where speed is everything, F=MA, it really shows. Every now and then when running I try to “turn it on” and it’s fustrating as hell. Kind of like one of those dreams when you’re trying to run and can’t. Used to have a great vertical leap, too, but just making lift off from the floor is good now. C’est la vie mon Ami.

Even so, both you guys have great core strength.

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Yep, on one of the sprints I decided to really push myself and go as fast as possible. It really didn’t make much of a difference. You always here in football, baseball and boxing how speed is the first thing to go, and power stays longer. I recall George Foreman winning the championship at 45 years old. He had no speed at all, but plenty of power.

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An aging advantage.

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Old guy strength is a real thing.

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11/30/31

40 Yard Sprints: 10

40 Yard Reverse: 4

40 Yard Crossovers: 4

40 Yard High Knees: 4

100 Yard Sprints: 7

I can’t find my agility ladder thing. I may have to buy a new one if it does not pop up.

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12/1/2021

Sandbag Shoulder Carries:
400 steps x 200

Sandbag Bearhug Carries:
200 steps x 200

Sandbag Suitcase Carries:
100 steps x 200

Farmers’ Carries:
500 steps x 65 in each hand

Sledge Hammer Swings:
50

20 Foot Chain On Shoulders:
500 steps

Another nice Weighted Walk Wednesday.

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12/2/21

Biceps Gauntlet

BB Curls:
4/10/105

DB Curls:
4/10/45

Poundstone Curls:
100
100

Reverse Band Curls:
100

Triceps Gauntlet

BB Extensions:
4/25/45

Kickouts:
4/25/35

Dips:
4/25

Band Pulldowns:
100

100 Yard Sprints:
4

Not bad tonight. I got it done in 45 minutes.

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Your fixation on this arm workout must mean it’s producing good results.

Anything you can share about your son’s incredible summer job?

He found out that interns in DC are pretty low on the totem pole. He got the chance to meet some very famous people. He’s the president of the Federalist Society at his school, and the national conference was in Virginia. He got to go. It sounds like he had a “very good time.” They had free food and booze.

He and his roommate saw all the sights, and went to New York for a weekend as well.

He loves politics, and is looking at a internship this coming summer at our capital. I told him he needs to find one that pays a little more.

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12/4/21

Bench:
5/215, 5/250, 7/280

Bench Against Band:
3/225, 3/245, 3/255, 3/265

Push Ups:
2/50

Treadmill:
22 minutes / 280 calories

Today started my second wave of 5/3/1. I was able to maintain seven reps at a higher weight.

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12/5/21

Deadlift:
3/320, 3/340, 6/380

Seated Leg Curls:
4/10/130

Leg Extensions:
4/10/210

My lower back started to tighten up during deadlifts, so I just did somethings that would not put stress it.

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12/6/21

BB Shrugs:
4/10/315

Upright Row:
4/10/65

DB Front Raises:
4/10/45

Sandbag Shrugs:
4/20/200

Band Upright Rows:
4/100

100 Yard Sprints:
4

Crunches:
2/50

My lower bag is still pretty stiff. I went with stuff that would not put too much pressure on it.

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I’ve been reading Matt Furey Combat Conditioning pdf. It’s free online and will download. Only bodyweight exercises. Maybe try some of his Hindu pushups for that back. He’s a fireplug in his 50s who wrestled for Iowa and was coached by Dan Gable.

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Thanks. I just downloaded it and watched Hindu pushups on YouTube.