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Any old guys here doing strength training?

Old 03-16-23, 09:22 AM
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Recently started to do body weight squats on Saturday mornings. Last week I did 4 sets of 200. This week I'm shooting for 5 sets.

I'm going to have to figure out how to add some weight as I'm doing a *LOT* of squats to get to the hard ones at the end.

Just started going to beginner yoga, too, to help with flexibility issues. I can lift and carry my bed - but I can't get OUT of it these days without some yoga-based stretches. LOL
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Old 07-29-23, 09:52 PM
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I had the good luck to find a newer Total Gym to replace the gym that didnít make down to Florida with me! Had to add some more weights to make it worthwhile to use! Plus, with heavier weight I donít have to count as high when Iím doing my reps! Iím a bit over on the 400lbs weight limitÖ
With all of the old injuries the Total Gym allows me to do a lot of different exercises that would cause problems with free weightsÖ
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Old 07-29-23, 10:10 PM
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I have been adding to my, ďLand MineĒ, equipment. Canít find any pictures right now, but, will add some later as I start using it.
All unsupported lifting, so, Iím really pushing with the Total Gym to build a good solid base and core.
Just turned 69 and am living alone, Ďcept for, Max, the cat, I canít afford to get hurt!
A lot of old injuries are making their presence known!
You can do a lot with the Land Mine accessories and should be very effective, quickly!

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Old 08-08-23, 11:32 AM
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My current strength workout grew from the PT I needed as I was recovering from being hit by a car in Nov. 2021; I had a lot of injuries from that, but the worst were a broken shoulder and 5 of the ribs beneath it, 4 fractured vertebrae and a broken ankle (surgically repaired with 2 screws).

I do upper body exercises; curl, overhead press, bent butterfly, bench press, pull down, etc. Squats, hamstring strengthening and calf raises (I figure my legs are getting enough strength from cycling, I mostly want the extra weight through my spine). And, some core with leg raises, crunches, planks, bird dog and push-ups.

It takes just about a half hour, so I can get it done at lunchtime (I do IT work/WFH) and I’ve been sticking to a Mon./Wed./Fri. schedule.
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Old 08-09-23, 10:33 AM
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I try to barbell squat 3x a week to keep my legs conditioned as it's pretty hilly where I am - I keep it fairly light but push the reps higher so that as my quads fatigue other muscle groups have to step up and compensate. Usually go with 225lbs for 100 reps in 5 sets of 20 which is enough work but doesn't leave me sore and affect my ability to ride my commute the next day.
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Old 08-09-23, 11:32 AM
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Iíve been doing all bodyweight at home. No barbells or dumbbells, just a weighted vest and pull-up bar.

I have it down to 12 minutes, 3-4 days a week. Itís so fast and relatively easy, I pretty much never miss a workout. And thatís the key.

Good results for sure, I turned 55 this year

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