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  posted on 7/21/2011 at 09:03 AM
Got in another good swim yesterday. The pool was nice!

Today is a rest day. I'll walk down to the commons at lunch just to stretch the legs but nothing hardcore. Rest is just as important as training.

 

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  posted on 7/24/2011 at 06:23 AM
Woke up night before last with a pain in my chest (muscle or cartildige related). Had to lay off lifting yesterday. I'm getting far too many of these nagging little tweaks, I think my body is trying to tell me something. I've been lifting pretty hard 2 on/1off, 3 on/1 off ovr the summer. I may just be too damn old for that much hard lifting. I think I am going to try a Mon-Wed-Fri weight rioutine and increase my cardio work. It's a bit different to think that more is not neccesarily better at this point in life. It helps to see you guys talking abiout how important rest is, kind if makes it okay.

 

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  posted on 7/24/2011 at 07:06 AM
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Woke up night before last with a pain in my chest (muscle or cartildige related). Had to lay off lifting yesterday. I'm getting far too many of these nagging little tweaks, I think my body is trying to tell me something. I've been lifting pretty hard 2 on/1off, 3 on/1 off ovr the summer. I may just be too damn old for that much hard lifting. I think I am going to try a Mon-Wed-Fri weight rioutine and increase my cardio work. It's a bit different to think that more is not neccesarily better at this point in life. It helps to see you guys talking abiout how important rest is, kind if makes it okay.


Hello Doug,

I have been on a general strength building program since October that involves weight training Mon, Weds, and Friday with cardio Tuesday Thursday and Saturday. I am using all weight machines (no free weights) and am alternating w/ a 16 mile bike ride outdoors when not raining or a 50 minute indoor bike ride. If I can't make it to the gym that day and don't have time for a bike ride, I will do a brisk 2 mile walk on a neighborhood route that I've mapped out .

I have been fairly conservative w/ adding heavier weights as I was concerned about getting a bad muscle pull that would put me off the program for an extended period of time . That is my big fear right now.

At our respective ages, as long as we are maintaining forward motion and forward progress, then that is more than enough IMO. Movng to a Mon, Weds, Fri schedule (and maybe backing off to a lower weight level for a bit) would still put you way ahead of the folks our age who are still thinking about starting a program.

Good luck and keep moving forward...

 

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  posted on 7/24/2011 at 07:20 AM
Doug, keeping in mind I am a "special case" here.. But I usually only weight train 2X a week. Cardio 5X. Not really trying to "bulk up" in my case, just going for some lean fat busting muscle
Good luck bro!

Ran a 5K yesterday. 85* and humid at 8 am. Toughest one yet, but also one of the most gratifying when I finished. Had my 2nd worst time ever (41:07) but my goal was to not walk at all and FINISH. I did that, so its all good!

 

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  posted on 7/24/2011 at 07:33 AM
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Doug, keeping in mind I am a "special case" here.. But I usually only weight train 2X a week. Cardio 5X. Not really trying to "bulk up" in my case, just going for some lean fat busting muscle
Good luck bro!

Ran a 5K yesterday. 85* and humid at 8 am. Toughest one yet, but also one of the most gratifying when I finished. Had my 2nd worst time ever (41:07) but my goal was to not walk at all and FINISH. I did that, so its all good!


Great job Chuck!

I waited too late to get to the gym yesterday, so I ended up doing a brisk 2 mile walk instead of my usual indoor bike workout . 93 degrees and hunid here as well but I managed it.

I have a lot of respect for any runner that would actually run in that temp range!

 

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  posted on 7/24/2011 at 08:28 AM
Go, Chuck, go!

 

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  posted on 7/24/2011 at 12:21 PM
Every body is different, every goal is different, age is a factor... BUT!

I have found at an older age like me (55) and trying to bulk and strengthen and go heavy, OFF days are CRITICAL. When young (30's) I actually trained 5 on 1 off crazy stuff.

Now I go usually 1 on TWO off. When I come in I am totally recovered and can BLAST. I am not feeling recuperation aches strains etc this way. I have no doubt I am making three times the gains then if I went more often. This is not the same approach as running or aerobic which you can do more often, this is destroy and rebuild (better) muscle tissue and cells. I do not have a Monday is this body part day, there is more body parts than my typical 3 workout days a week, so I just take off where I left off. I take off days by listening to body. If totally hammered I sometimes take 3 off days.

This allows me to do things like 100 pound dumbell triceps extensions like yesterday. I finished my tri workout with triple set pulley extensions, 3 sets in a row at moderate weight, no rest between sets. Did probably 5 of these Supersets. Finsihed when I could not move handle even on baby weight, fried 'em. That stuff will make gains but I need probably 4 days off on doing anything tricep related.

try what you may percieve as undertraining (frequency not intensity), but try adding some weight in that process and you'll see.

 

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  posted on 7/25/2011 at 05:59 AM
Starting on my new workout regime this week with fewer weight sessions and more cardio. I'm looking forward to seeing how this goes.

 

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  posted on 7/25/2011 at 07:50 PM
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Starting on my new workout regime this week with fewer weight sessions and more cardio. I'm looking forward to seeing how this goes.


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  posted on 7/26/2011 at 07:10 AM
No weights today, just cardio. Got to get after my run early, it's already 85 here this morning!

 

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  posted on 7/26/2011 at 08:18 AM
Muscle Confusion example: last night, I did an abnormal bicep work out just because it sounded weird and good. Instead of dumbell curls or curl bar curls, did entirely pulley machine curls, first the two handed flat bar set low for 6 sets, then 6 sets of the high attachment twin handle from each side curls (see prior post). Pulleys hit continious tension the full range so it has a full muscle effect, where with dumbells it is easier, harder, easier from the physics of it. Not saying one is better, free weights are king, but the pulley should get it's share on arm work outs, triceps included. Bodybuilding stuff shows a fuller muscle development, not peaky looking biceps for example, when continious tension stuff is worked in along with weights.

 

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  posted on 7/26/2011 at 08:37 AM
Back to running my 5-6 miles 5x weekly....

Recently added basketball---not playing(my orthopedist would be pissed) but shooting around....

The heat is a bit much but it is a nice workout....

 

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  posted on 7/27/2011 at 06:42 AM
Just do it!

 

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  posted on 7/27/2011 at 06:56 AM

 

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  posted on 7/27/2011 at 09:10 AM
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Just do it!


 

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  posted on 7/27/2011 at 10:51 AM
Worked out very hard the last few days....

Trying to kick back and relax and tonight listen to the Bros on Sirius.....

Feel I've earned it....my eating has evolved to protein,vegetables and no carbs other than cherries(great for repairing those post workout painful joints and for athritis....no joke legit medical research has found this out....read up my friends!),green apples,and strawberries.I see a superb nutritionist and have learned a lot from her.Earlier in the thread I mentioned coconut water and d-ribose.the former for energy and electrolytes and the latter is muscle reparative.The intensity of my workouts have increased substantially since using these and other interesting supplements.And,the weight came off as I intensified this nutritional regimen.

 

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  posted on 7/28/2011 at 07:07 AM
I'm trying not to feel guilty about resting more. Isn't that weird? Day off today, although will do some cardio thois evening, ieven if it is nothing mor than going for a walk with the wife.

 

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  posted on 7/28/2011 at 07:09 AM
Woke up , got a large Turbo from Dunkin Donuts and a Boston Cream

Oh sorry wrong thread....LOL

 

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  posted on 7/28/2011 at 08:18 AM
Bench Press, my thoughts.

It's a great lift, but...... most people seem to emphasize it as the prime lift. It shouldn't be. Most people who have prioritized it and lifted for a couple of years have pecs out of proportion to the rest of their bodies. There is nothing in life you do that really equals that motion, and that is odd that it is prioritized. I don't help people change tires by pushing their car up. I don't want my pecs any bigger, they are fine now after all the lifting done. So the only chest I do is flyes, go heavy up to 80's on dumbells. But my big lift is now shoulders, not chest. Shoulder press. Which builds bigger stronger deltoids which play into other lifts and real life much more than huge pecs. Also big delts look far better than a big chest with poor delts. You will still work upper pecs doing delts anyway, so no worry.

food for thought, blast the delts!

 

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  posted on 7/28/2011 at 10:01 AM
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Oh sorry wrong thread....LOL


It's okay to reward ourselves... once in a while!

 

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  posted on 7/28/2011 at 12:48 PM
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LMAO

 

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  posted on 7/30/2011 at 07:49 AM
First week of my new program and I noticed right off the bat I'm putting more intensity into my fewer workouts and am quickly progressing in the cardio area, whic is mainly running. I'm experiening an increase in soreness, but I'm not hurt! We'll see how this progresses. Rest day today.

 

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  posted on 7/30/2011 at 09:04 AM
I hope everyone got a good workout in yesterday. I forgot my suit so no swimming for me. Just went for a walk at lunch. Hope to get in the pool tomorrow.

Good luck with the new program Doug. Good idea with the rest day. As it's been said before, rest is just as important as training... just not in abundance!

 

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  posted on 7/30/2011 at 09:52 AM
Doug has just found the true inner Zen of it!!!! more rest allows more output overall to the fine point of to much rest. you are on correct track. balancing act between very sore good and too sore bad, but push it to the edge at least every other time. I truly believe most excercize nuts overtrain and stagnate by style of how they repetitive do it.

I love weekend workouts and sometimes do both days, and then Monday through Wednesday off since I am fried after that, that is plan this weekend.

Weekend plusses that make for double effect workouts:
always have 8 hours sleep behind me (not usual during week)
always eat a big late breakfast and work out early afternoon (peak energy time)
I have time and energy to do 2 hour workouts
I come in after 2 off days at least often 3 and my body is ready to blast
gym is less crowded and can zen better concentrate

today is deltoid and tricep day. I will do mandatory seated dumbell press, tricep kickbacks as the mandatory every time ones, but the other 2 or 3 delt excercizes I pick will be improvised at the time I'm there. Same with other 2 or 3 tri excercizes. for each part I probaly have an arsenal of 6 to 10 exercizes I can pick from.

here is a real Muscle Confusion example:
take a lift that is viewed as a finsher such as lateral raises for shoulders. most folk use it to finish on, do light weights since they have fried their shoulders on the other excercizes like presses, and it is a la-de-da finisher most don't even try very hard on. make it your second excercize after a minimum couple few sets of presses to warm up, then do the laterals as heavy and as much as you can. make it a BIG lift. I guarantee it will be harder than hell, and if you can add 10-20 pounds over time on the dumbell weight, your seated (or standing) shoulder press weight will go up as a result, it is corelated ripple domino effect.

 

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  posted on 7/30/2011 at 09:58 AM
not to brag but at 55 this rare kind of thing was making it seem like I am making progess:

couple days ago walked past a couple like 4 year old boys playing in yard. one kid to the other: "that man has big arms and big legs" it was so funny and I felt like superman to these little guys.....

 

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