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That's Just Harry


#1

I'm gonna make another run at this.
Brief intro. 58 years old, 233# tonight, 6'2". I throw things and in an attempt to throw things far(ther) I lift weights. I swim competitively several times a year in Masters (old folks) comps. Usually the 500m and 200M freestyle and breaststroke. I use to frequent this forum religiously but after several members left and I got busy at other things I fell off posting.

So, why come back? I miss sharing the lifting experience with mature adults who actually understand what I'm talking about and don't think, "you need to start actin' your age" is constructive advise. What can you expect from my posts? Frankly, not a lot of new and cutting edge info on lifting and next to nothing on diet.

Lots of bad grammar and I do tend to ramble on sometimes about things not necessarily related to lifting. If, by chance your into T&F or Highland Games I'm pretty knowledgeable in these areas.

I divide my lifting into chest/legs, shoulders/tri, and back/bi and on the 4th day I try to get throwing or swimming in and then start over. Not really into deloads unless life intrudes.
So, let's kick this off.
Tonight, Back/bi

DL
135,225xwu
315x6
365x5
405x3
455x2

Bent row
225 x 8 x 4

Face Pulls
100,110,120,130 x 8

Hypers
4 x max w 25# weight

Hammer curls
35,40,45 x 8

Forearm curls
(Ez Curl Bar) 70 x 12 x 3

Thought I only had 2 more Highland Games but I just added a 3rd and doing the Tennessee Senior Olympics both in T&F and swimming come September.


#2

it’s nice to see you posting again Hel, how goes your pursuit of Shakira?


#3

You had me at, [quote]hel320 wrote:
I throw things [/quote]

Welcome back Hel. I caught some of your jokes in another thread. I’ll be looking forward to reading your work and your ramblings!


#4

How long have you been a Ramblin’ Man?..

Glad you’re back to lead the young 'uns Harry.


#5

You gotta start act’n ur age ol man. Lol! Hashtag dumbyouth

No really, that’s awesome! You got 11 years on me and I would pop something trying to chuck those things. I’m in PA and there is a Celtic Festival each year. I love it when someone says, “You can do that”. I’'ll stay off the field and stick to the beer tent!


#6

I am very happy to have you back! I always admired your attitude and lifts Harry!


#7

Welcome back, Harry. Looking forward to your musings on training, life and other crap.


#8

Boredom is a terrible thing elder cousin.

I left because Harry left. I’m not coming back until Carl Darby does…


#9

Scotto, I gave up on my quest for Shakira for a more attainable woman but she went an married some nobody billionaire prince from England and she’s about to have a baby so I’m looking again.
Thanks Wiex, nice arm, forearm looks huge.
“Lord, I was born a rambling man,” punnyguy.
Doublelung84, Thanks for the welcome, if that’s you in your avatar, great back.
Missed you Matty, I’m trying to get round to everybody’s logs to see how they’re doing. Your still doin some PL meets, I hope.
Thanks Hawk
Ah yes, younger cousin John, we’s got to keep the politics outta it here. And I miss Carl, too. He was/hopefully is still, a unique athlete.

So, yesterday
Bench
135,225 wu
275x10
315x6
335x4x3

Incline Bench (yeah, on the smith machine and don’t start on me!)
180x10
230x8
250x5x3

flyes
25,35x10
40x8

Squat
135,185wu
225x8
275x6
315x5x3

Single leg step up (24" high, 30# db in ea hand)
8x3 each leg

standing calve raises
90,180,270

Got in a real early morning swim this morning, 700m


#10

If you were Scottish, your last name would be McAwesome.I’m following.


#11

Welcome back, Harry!


#12

[quote]mjnewland wrote:

I left because Harry left. I’m not coming back until Carl Darby does…[/quote]

Let’s start a come back Carl Darby thread, that guy was amazing and so humble considering he was one of the top masters O lifters in the USA.

Nice to see you back Harry. I always enjoyed your log and your witty ripostes.


#13

[quote]hel320 wrote:

So, yesterday
Bench
135,225 wu
275x10
315x6
335x4x3

[/quote]

Those numbers are seriously awesome! That’s where I’m at on a good day benching. I couldn’t picture myself holding those numbers for the next 10 plus years.

[quote]hel320 wrote:

Thanks for the welcome, if that’s you in your avatar, great back.

[/quote]

Ya, that’s me. I take 2 lay-offs from lifting a year for about a 2 weeks a clip. One is always scheduled around the archery season.


#14

Thanks niksamaras, the only clan that would have me is clan MacBubba and they ain’t real picky on who they take. You look ripped in the avatar.
Thanks Cav and doublelung.
Farmer, I’ll be lookin in on you real regular.

This morning,

cleans, floor up
135,185wu
225x2
245x2
265x1,1,1

CG snatch
135x5
155x2x2

db snatch
r/l 55x3,65x3,75x2

Press from rack
135x8
185x7
205x6
225x4

rear delt raises
40x10x3

CG Bench
225x10x3

Seated tri db ext
60,70x10
80x8


#15

You might have been gone for a while but you’re still strong as hell Harry.


#16

Those cleans and presses are looking large!

What do you think supports the shot and discuss more, Press or Incline Bench?


#17

Thanks Joe. I just left off posting for a while. I was still lifting and competing.
There’ve been endless discussions on that, John. IMHO, of the 2 lifts you listed, inclines.
Long day at work, straight to gym afterwards.

SLDL
135,225xwu
315x5x5

bent row
225 x 8 x 4

BBell shrugs
225, 275,315 x max (hold at top)

Face Pulls
100,110,120,130 x 8

Hyper ext
4 x max/ 25# weight

Hammer curls
35,40,45 x 8

Forearm curls
(EZ Curl Bar) 70 x 12 x 3

Off tomorrow, try to swim and throw weather permitting.


#18

Woke to thunder and lightning around 0500. Weather eased off enough to get a 1500m swim in. Temp was in the low 80’s and river running a little high and fast. Going out the first half was quick and easy but then had to come back slow and hard.


#19

Bench
135,225 wu
275x2
315x2
335x2
355x1

Squat
135,225wu
315x6
335x5
355x4
375x3
395x2

That’s it. Had to be somewhere last night, had to work late. Had to cut my workout short.


#20

[quote]hel320 wrote:
Woke to thunder and lightning around 0500. Weather eased off enough to get a 1500m swim in. Temp was in the low 80’s and river running a little high and fast. Going out the first half was quick and easy but then had to come back slow and hard. [/quote]

Wow, that beats the hell out of swimming in pool. Do you live close to the river?