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  1. Berserker556

    Berserker556 Well-Known Member

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    Any fellow gym rats here?
    I started lifting a few years ago, even though I'm almost 40 years old its going ok.
    We've been doing some log press.(Strongman stuff)
    It's been a ton of fun learning a technical lift. I got 160lbs today (bodybweight is 168lbs).

    Ive been slowly working I bench press. Been stuck in the 225lb area for a while. Working hard on getting that up.

    Anyone else hitting it hard?
     
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    Gym rat for life here!

    625 1RM for deadlift. Though ive backed off power lifting after tweeking my back last year. Focused on leaning out as much as I can.
     
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    Damn nice.
    My deadlift is horrid. My lower back just hates it. The ability to walk afterward is just too good to pass up.
     
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    yep. as I sit here with a lidocane patch on my back and looking at physical therapy. Dead lifts for years was probably stupid haha So it goes
     
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    12 oz curls
    multiple reps
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    Lol
    Sometimes I just pop ibuprofen before I even leave the house.
     
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    Lol
     
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    54 years old and been hitting it since 15.
    Yeah, still talking about the gym....

    Stay young!
     
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    Im way late to the party.
    Born with a heart defect and was discouraged all my life from doing much gym stuff. Had my heart reconstructed, new valve in 2012 and eventually was able to get in the gym. Hard to keep up with the young guys who just wake up and bench 315 but I do good for me.
     
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    225x3 on bench today, new PR.
    Been putting the work in a bit. Small gains are still gains.
     
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    Its a marathon not a sprint brotha! Get those gainz
     
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    Def so
    Def soaking up what I can lol
     
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    I was a D1 athlete in college and heavy lifter for 9 years after school. Then I ruptured a disc on an ego deadlift @ 650 at 30 and made it much worse 6 months later when I hit a tree without a seatbelt on.

    Since then I’ll go through periods of light gym work but I’ve managed to gain 90lbs. Looking into disc replacement currently because I turn 40 next year and don’t wanna cut my life short by continuing to gain more marshmallow status

    Going from 35 chin ups to zero really, really sucks
     
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    Dont loose heart my friend! Our worst enemy in life is always our own mind. Youll get to a better place if your driven and devoted.
     
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    I guess the old fart here.

    Sixty-two.

    Gym four days a week, twenty minutes of mixed cardio, then movin' metal.

    Monday, Max chest & tris, light squats, core

    Tuesday, arms, core

    Thursday, Light weight, high rep, chest, and tris, core

    Friday, back and shoulders, core

    VA docs ask if I'm a cyborg, a terminator, or an alien.

    No meds, numbers good, have a hard time putting weight on.

    Banged up a bit from Military service, so I'm limited what I can do.

    Good to hear youngin's say, "Geesh, look at that old guy, he can move some weight and he does it slow! FREAKY!"
     

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