Anyone weight training?
I just started back into it. I am actually working with a power lifter at this point. I am really concentrating on my squat workout. I am hoping to be able to be squating 400 x 3 by January, with just a belt and obviousley drug free.
The guy i am currantly working out with is 43 6'1 282 he is a very good friend of mine. He was really into powerlifting years and years ago and just got back into it and will be in the northeast regional drug free and gear free meet in October in VT. He has all the champs numbers and with 8 weeks to go is ahead of him in just about everything. Competition will be made up of squat,deadlift,bench and at the end at a seperate thing will be the stict curl. Dan Driscoll is the man he has to beat and the funny thing is going to be this guys face when he see's my friend show up because he is not going to know who he is. Where as my buddy has all this guys numbers lol. It should be a good time
I was really into strength training a few years ago.
But I got in a car accident and it spllit my rotator cuff on my right shoulder. At the time I didn't have insurance so I never got it fixed.
Now I can push stuff, and pull, but if I try lifting from my waist when I get my arm out even it KILLS. A good example is I can't even lift a gallon of milk from the fridge, but I didn't have a problem hanging my 100 pound LCD TV by myself.
Since the range of motion isn't there, I just stopped working on strength It seemed pointless. So now all I do is cardio so i don't blow up like a balloon :)
By the way, I'm very jealous of your occupation. I always wanted to be a cop
I never wanted to be a cop it was a last minute decision. It has its moments ups and downs like anything else i guess.
But back to the topic. I love to train i just had a real bad stretch of injuries. I had a very large operation on my knee (5hrs). Thats fine now then i through out my back and am now just getting back into it after 2 years. I am 6'1 222 at the momtent. I am hoping by this time next year I will be about 240. Thats as big as i want to get. I just take creatine, glutamine and protein.
I am coming along very well at this moment.
Yeah man I've been in and out of strength training for a couple years and once my sprained wrist heals up (resulted from hitting a heavy bag without gloves or wraps ha!) I'm heading into a new routine. I'm gonna be doing a HIT program. Really cool routine that requires three days of lifting per week (mon, wed, fri) and involves a couple warm-up sets per body part and then doing just ONE working set to 100% physical failure by about the 6-7th rep. The rationale of training only mon, wed, fri stems from the idea that the nervous system takes about 24 hours to recover after such high intensity workouts and only after that point do the muscles begin to recover/grow/adapt. This is to hopefully promote maximum growth and strength. Its a new thing that I've read alot about and it sounds like a good (though tough) change for myself. Not doing it on any gear... Just using Kre-Alkalyn, Glutamine, Animal Paks, Protein Isolates and Casseine, Fish and Flaxseed Oil. Should be starting this routine in a couple weeks. I'm going to be lifting 3 weeks and then take one week off completely. Then pick back up. Gonna repeat that process about 3-5 times and hopefully put on at least 10-15 pounds of muscle (and some fat naturally) and then head into about a 4-6 week cutting program... Looking forward to it!
Best wishes in all your efforts!
Thanks man, best of luck to you as well.
Anyway I do basic Heavy lifting with Plyos mixed in I think it has been the best for me but everyones muscle tissue acts differently to different workouts. I like to put plyos in because it makes my body stronger and my gains are faster but sense that kinda workout is hard on the body you gotta watch your self. As we all know it is all about the form of your movement.
I have pretty intense workouts at the gym, but Im cutting back, and adding more cardio. I have a girlfriend, but I noticed that chicks dig you more if you're leaner and ripped rather than big, and it's better for my confidence to have the chicks lookin more than less haha.
Right now Im about 5'10, 208lbs. I was at 220, but I cut 12 pretty quickly and the rest is starting to be a bitch. I wanna get down to atleast 200, then probably 195 or 190 at the least, I still want some decent size.
The problem is, I have too much pride, and Im too afraid to lose strength, so I keep lifting the same weight as I was, and I refuse to go down.
Lately I've been having trouble with motivation. I've always naturally been cut....but now that im kinda roundin 30, i'ts easier to put on bulk, but shredding is hard. I've never used supliments...and have always seen above average gains...but now....man.
as far as the motivation....what i'm saying is that because im not playing any sports or anything like that, I'm kinda like 'why'? I used to lift to impress women, (cmon...we can all admit that a LITTLE) but I married a rediculously beautiful woman and dont wanna impress anyone any more....so ...sigh....
there was a thread about this a while ago, where all us 'old guys' lamented, but like I said...motivation and schedule is the hardest thing. I'm still borderline jacked, but not what I used to be. I sometimes wonder if I'm kinda doomed to just consistantly go downhill.
my answer : sort of , yeah. I'm fuckin old (51 ) with a back I've been rehabbing for the last 25 years, and crappy knees I can't do any serious weight with, but one thing I know is that if I don't keep up my ha;f-assed regimen I fall apart really quick and it's hard to get back. So all you young whippersnappers out there should keep up some kind of program, not necesarily heavy , low rep strength training , but something. They don't say "use it or lose it" just because it's a clever phrase.
I don't have a choice , because my work requires good arm/hand/ shoulder
strength and endurance , and I have to lift buckets and sheets of metal around regularly , so if I don't stay reasonably strong , I don't last long in my career. Mostly I do sets of 20 -50 with medium weight , and a few high weight sets with low reps, to get some strength and some endurance .
Hardly any cardio or heavy weights on the legs because of my frakkin knees, but I work around that . Shallow "deadsquats" of 100 lbs x 100 reps , or 150 for 50 reps . Weak old shit, yeah , but at least I'm still doing it ...
I am sore as can be right now, just had a good squat day
i did 320 for 3
300 for 3
280 for 3
250 for 5
i am working on just doing 4 heavy sets. 400 for 3 is looking good for sometime at the start of dec.
I am entering the strict curl at a meet in october
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