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  1. #111
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    Thanks Bill, yes old trainee silver lining. Feel better even when hurt.

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    Fri 5-21-21
    Press 45 at 1x15, 1x10

    Feeling better getting braver.

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    Default 60 yr old Day One

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    Sat 5-22-21
    Squats 45 at 5x5

    After 10 coach horn stretches, I can get the bar to low bar, with my wrists really bent, but at my lean over it slides off my hunch back up to high bar. So Iíll keep stretching and hopefully with straight wrists I could pull at the bottom to keep it low...
    Last edited by Richard Durbin; 05-24-2021 at 10:31 AM.

  3. #113
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    Default 60 yr old Day One

    Took a good nap on my left side and back today. Right side not ready. Still sleeping in the recliner. Not so much for pain, but more because I think tossing and turning in bed, didnít let it heal the first time.
    (I know it sounds like Iím milking this, but this is a log I hope to look back on over the years to see what worked, and what was silly cautious.)

    Oh, I ordered a giant rubber band to aid my pull-ups. Two months of drag downs didnít do the trick. Iíll try this.

    Summary
    Sun 5-23-21
    Bench 45 at 1x25
    Felt fine.

    Now I plan to up the weights in decent jumps and shift back to real workouts from a 20% deload.
    Last edited by Richard Durbin; 05-23-2021 at 10:03 PM.

  4. #114
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    slow and steady, slow and steady

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    I really appreciate the advice and inspiration from each of you.

    Bingley youíre right. How did you know I was getting impatient?

    Iíve decided to do a full reset and do double jumps (10lb press and bench, 20lb squat and deadlift), for a bit, then drop back to normal as I approach 80%.

    And take advantage of this full reset to work on low bar squats. Also I think Iím just going to do ďregularĒ press. No hips, no bounce, just press.

    So today I was able to get low bar with my thumbs way out at the second knurl mark and wrists bent pretty good. Now I hope to get my wrists less bent and then bring my hands in, by ďHorn stretchingĒ before the weight gets heavy.

    PS, today was recycle day, two weeks from ďribĒ day. I showed that bin whoís boss, carefully.

    Summary
    Tue 5-25-21
    Body forgot
    Fat forgot
    Squat 65
    Press 55
    Deadlift 85

  6. #116
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    been down that road so many times i had to get an ezpass

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    Yesterday morning spent 2 hours in the factory standing on concrete. Then that evening hour and a half standing on the flight line. Sure was nice not having my old ailments and always looking around for a place to sit a bit. Not saying I felt 30, but it sure was nice to hold my own with them.

    Summary
    Fri 5-28-21
    Body 217.5
    Fat forgot
    Squat 85, low bar w/Horn stretches before each set, warmup and work
    Bench 55
    Deadlift 105


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  8. #118
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    Nice to hear about the positive results your getting. Keep up the good work

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    Thanks Jerry!


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    Default 60 yr old Day One

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    The giant rubber band came in. Itís 3.25 wide for reference. I can strap it between my rack hooks. At hole six from the bottom, when I stand on it (like Iím the marble in a slingshot), it holds my weight just above the ground. So doing chins, my feet do or donít touch depending on how I descend. So LOTS of assistance. Still at the top it fades and I need to pull my chin over the bar.
    I did 3x10, couldíve done 3x12 in hindsight.

    Squats are low bar, but with hands so wide I have to carefully rack or Iíll smash my fingers. Still Horn stretching before each set. Looking forward to getting my hands in away from the rack.

    Also I wrapped athletic tape around the smooth center of my bar, wow that works great. The bar really stays put. No more sliding onto my neck at the bottom. I really hated that.

    Summary
    Sun 5-30-21
    Body 218.5
    Fat 29.1
    Squat 105
    Press 55
    Deadlift 125
    Chin-ups 3x10 w/strap at hole 6
    Hill climb, next morning, long way round.


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    Last edited by Richard Durbin; 05-31-2021 at 07:19 PM.

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