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Old 07-30-2016, 08:14 AM   #1
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I'm in the gym 1 hour per day, 5+ hours per week

how about you ****s? I mostly use the rowing machine and do ab work, but I also do leg extensions and curls, calf raises, drove 800 lbs on the 45 degree leg press yesterday (1 rep only) machines for inner and outer thigh muscles. arm day is curls, lat pull downs, vertical and bench press, etc. Only 30 lbs overweight now. Lots more muscle than the old days, Joe.

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Old 07-30-2016, 08:35 AM   #2
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Out here the work is neverending, plenty of excercise. I get a good workout just walking that fierce dog (ten pound Yorkie) When is the last time you put down 40 ton of riprap by hand? Cut trees, removed stumps? Built boat docks? Cut grass for 6 hours at a time? Most of the time without help. People think It is easy living out here, well, let them try it for a day or two. I still do more work every day than most 30 year olds do in a month. Oct. the lake is going to be dropped 8ft. I will be out there digging the muck out with shovels an 5 gal. buckets then carrying them up to the trailer to haul off, then spread pea gravel over the beach area by hand, maybe I can get by with two tandem loads this time.
Then the neighbors an the weekenders always need work done.
So, I do not care to hear about your hour in the gym.
 
Old 07-30-2016, 09:32 AM   #3
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so what? who asked you to care about it?
 
 
Old 07-30-2016, 09:33 AM   #4
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and that makes you cry about walking 200 yds to check a target?
 
Old 07-30-2016, 09:56 AM   #5
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Wonderful invention for checking targets,a spotting scope!
 
Old 07-30-2016, 10:54 AM   #6
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how about you ****s? I mostly use the rowing machine and do ab work, but I also do leg extensions and curls, calf raises, drove 800 lbs on the 45 degree leg press yesterday (1 rep only) machines for inner and outer thigh muscles. arm day is curls, lat pull downs, vertical and bench press, etc. Only 30 lbs overweight now. Lots more muscle than the old days, Joe.
That's good. No reason to be hostile about it. Only time most people give you any kind of grief is when you start with the random "I did this awesome violent thing back in the day" or "I'll be killing JBT's" kind of stuff. It's good that you work out; more people should.

This was me at 51 or 52:


I'm drinking less and in better shape now than I was then. Back then I was only working out with 40-lb dumbells. I later switched to 50's and then 70's, but shortly after went back to the 50's. I found that with the 70's, I was using them less than I did the 50's and so was actually losing strength with the heavier weights.

For perspective, pick up some 50's next trip to the gym and try them. I do 10 reps each of curls & presses with each arm, several times a day; standing. So yes, I'm what my dad used to call "retard strong". The 50's are kind of my limit and I can accept that; when I hit 60 (coming up all too soon), I may may even give myself a break and drop back down to the 40's.
 
Old 07-30-2016, 04:43 PM   #7
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Fwiw John, this is part of what I did today. We're in the process of selling our house & moving and so I spent a lot of today finishing cleaning out the shop, taking stuff to the dump, and loading the trailer (again).

Neither of my sons were here and I figured I'd move my house gun safe into the trailer by myself. I thought I remembered it weighing 435 lbs when I bought it in the 90's; so yes it's heavy, but not too much for one guy if he's stout. When I got done I couldn't figure why it was as hard as it was. I went to the mfr's website and realized why; I had remembered the weight very wrong.

This is a fireproof American Security safe; 59"x30"x21; and it's over 700 pounds. Put it on the refrigerator dolly, rolled it out of the house, outside and up the trailer ramp door. By myself. Call BS if you like, but I challenge you (or anyone) to find any time I've lied in the 12 years I've been a member here.

I'm not above admitting that I'll likely feel it tomorrow, and I frankly wouldn't have tried it by myself if I'd remembered the weight right; but sometimes it's just good to be a big oaf that's retard strong.




They've changed the hinges since I bought mine in 1998, but this is the closest current model: http://www.amsecusa.com/product/nf6032/
 
Old 07-31-2016, 12:44 PM   #8
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just showed the wife 2 days ago, I can push 800 lbs on the 45 degree leg press. Wasn't even all that hard, so I think I can do 900 and with a bit more work, 1000 lbs. She can't push more than 100 lbs. :-) In her country, over a year ago, I had worked her up to 300 lbs, so it comes on fast, the leg press. 15" bicep these days. Still can do 1 armed pushups with right arm, never could with left arm. Need to work on that.
 
Old 07-31-2016, 12:47 PM   #9
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Just rock it back, prop it up like that, roll the dolly under it, correct? As long as you don't tip it past the balance point, shouldn't be too big a deal. If you have the jacks and blocks needed, get it on the dolly in that manner and lift no weight at all. Ditto for after the move.
 
Old 07-31-2016, 01:24 PM   #10
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Just rock it back, prop it up like that, roll the dolly under it, correct? As long as you don't tip it past the balance point, shouldn't be too big a deal.
One of those things that sounds easy, but gets awkward when it involves loading 760 pounds of plate steel onto a refrigerator dolly by yourself.

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... If you have the jacks and blocks needed, get it on the dolly in that manner and lift no weight at all. Ditto for after the move.
Not following this. Even if you use jacks & blocks (which I didn't), you still have to lift it initially in order to get a jack under it. And even if you get it from jacks & blocks to the dolly, pulling 760 pounds of steel up a ramp by yourself can hardly be described as lifting "no weight at all".

I know it was difficult because I've actually done it. If it's so easy, show us. Show us the awesome strength you have, show us the amazing swift draw you have, show us your flying sidekick. Costs nothing, you can just use your phone's camera and a free photobucket account; so there's no cost reason to not do so. You say you do these things anyway, so there's no time reason not to do so. The gun stuff can be done with airsoft, so there's no legal reason not to do so. Would love to see such feats demonstrated and have new goals to set for myself.

Not going to hold my breath waiting though. Much like the televangelists you despise, it's all talk and no walk...
 
Old 07-31-2016, 02:44 PM   #11
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Ol' Melvin has been asked to stand and deliver a couple hundred times. Not once has he produced a single piece of concrete evidence to back his "super hero" claims. I asked him to show his hiking gear; just boots or pack. No response. It's all ether.
 
Old 07-31-2016, 03:21 PM   #12
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I still train fairly hard,but try to keep it simple. I'll block off 60-90 minutes daily. Weather permitting,outdoors every other day doing road work&hill runs. Alternatively,in the gym,stair runs,burpees/bridging drills/PT... Throw in kettlebell work a few time(3-5) a week(push up/pull up/as what moves)... Not fighting anymore,but on occasion I'll go and dig into the heavy bag.
For me,these days the hardest thing is maintaining the remaining flexibility.Still OK,but nothing like I was a few years and injuries in the past.
 
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...For me,these days the hardest thing is maintaining the remaining flexibility.Still OK,but nothing like I was a few years and injuries in the past.
Man, that's a fact. I've made a real effort over the past year or so to work on flexibility & actual fitness. I've always been relatively strong, but even though I had 'strength', I didn't have good 'fitness'; and there's a real difference. In my early 50's I got lazy about flexibility especially, and that slowed down my metabolism which led to weight gain (notice the gut in that pic above), and beginning of sore joints as well. Worked on it intentionally and am now more fit & flexible than I was four or five years ago.

Picture a big horrible oaf using a jump rope in the back warehouse; it's a silly picture, but it's the price necessary at a certain age.
 
Old 07-31-2016, 04:26 PM   #14
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Kind of why I keep up with the bridging drills,burpees and kettlebell swings- the static stretching is still useful up to a point,but I find doing something that incorporates strength&power,speed and range of motion(Russian Swing is like a high speed deadlift) is not a bad idea.
 
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I confess I'd never heard of 'bridging drills' - had to look it up on youtube. That looks both painful and beneficial. I may try that out.
 
Old 07-31-2016, 04:57 PM   #16
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Just an old school bodyweight exercise..wrestlers,boxers,gymnasts...dancers and martial artists.
Hips are key to all of them. And that helps to strengthen/stretch other areas.
Watch a wrestler or a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu guy on the ground....watch them pick up a hip under a shoulder to crank a hold. Watcha boxer throw an upper cut-footwork,placement;all of that's important whether you are on or off your feet.
Helps to move explosively. Some exercises can be done daily. Others(just like weight work)are best done with a day or so in between to recover.
YMMV.
 
Old 07-31-2016, 07:59 PM   #17
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There's a drill called a flingup that the SAS uses. lie on the floor, perpendicular to your bunk. Heels on the bunk, body as far from the bunk as possible with heels on the bunk. Legs straight. Arms bent, elbows towards the sky, hands back beside your head.. Straighten your arms, flinging your body upward. Clap your hands, arms fully extended in front of you, and then get your hands back under yourself, so you dont bust your head. repeat.
 
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