Becoming a tough old man

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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:01 pm

10-21-10
YRG

10-23-10
squats up to 415 X 1 good deep rep ( may have reached the limit of my stands )
TRX upper body + pulls

10-24-10
Maybe a little hung over. Rolled with the kids at BJJ class
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by Mickey O'neil » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:04 pm

Very nice squatting, tom! How often do you roll? How long have you been practicing BJJ?

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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:20 pm

Not often any more. I hate training with the tapout kids because they go 100% all the time, even learning stuff. Really off and on 10 years with a gi never tried for purple belt when I was serious. Lately once in a while at a local submission wrestling academy. Daughter is going to start next summer and adult classes are at the same time. Currans place in Crystal Lake.
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Depends on the economy though.
Basically I suck but I'm strong and blocky.
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:13 pm

10-26-10
Short on time workout.
Squats up to 370x3 x 3
Walkouts with 455 hold 30 seconds X 3
225 X 20 reps

36kg bell presses 5 sets of 3 L/R

Took the girls swimming.

I have reached the upper limits of my stands. Time to make a purchase plan. Probably for the best.
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by powerlifter54 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:05 pm

tough old man wrote:10-26-10
Short on time workout.
Squats up to 370x3 x 3
Walkouts with 455 hold 30 seconds X 3
225 X 20 reps

36kg bell presses 5 sets of 3 L/R

Took the girls swimming.

I have reached the upper limits of my stands. Time to make a purchase plan. Probably for the best.

Nice work. 10 seconds is plenty on the walkouts. bet your abs kill tommorow. My guys loved the hats. The General we flew last night liked them too. Sorry General...Thankx.
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:36 am

10-28-10
Learning to pull sumo
worked up to @400, interesting to try this style. I still hate deadlifts.

Jack thanks for the advice. My blocky midsection was fine, I could do more I'm sure.
The General can PM me and I will hook him up but politically not a good move #-o
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:06 pm

10-31-10
grip and bending stuff
FINALLY closed the 2.5 with the left cold.
Played with some 304 stainless at 5 1/2" to 6" lengths. Not quite legal yet.
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Wed Nov 03, 2010 2:55 pm

11-03-10
Squats up to only 350 X a bunch
Front squats @ 225 X a bunch
TRX upper body

Prowler pushes
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Fri Nov 05, 2010 3:32 pm

11-04-10
A.M.
Not feeling the love today
YRG but quit after 40 minutes

P.M.
I started squatting and the rack finally broke at the base so I was left holding 315 on my shoulders until I could walk over to the mats and dump it in the safe place.
Have to use old stands for a while until I get a cage I guess.
And I quit for the day after this.
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:40 pm

11-07-10
Started Wendlers 5/3/1 using "Boring But Big" method since I have nothing but a barbell.
Squats @ 65%,75%,85% X 5 reps. (last set 6 reps)
5 sets of 10 at 135.
Ab stuff.
Chose light at 375 for starting weight and will work up.
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:47 pm

11-09-10
5/3/1 press day Boring But Big selection
A lot of overhead pressing
Kroc rows
Baby woke up and had to quit.
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:27 pm

11-13-10
5/3/1 Deads
RDL's
No time today, just the main lift + a few.
Squats tomorrow.
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:54 pm

11-14-10
5/3/1 week 2
Squats workout
5 sets of 10 squats
KB swings
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:43 pm

11-16-10
5/3/1 press day
Boring but big routine
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:26 pm

11-20-10
5/3/1 deads day
Deadlifts
Rows
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:17 pm

11-21-10
5/3/1 Squats
week 3 day 1
Boring but big ect.

Hopefully after this week the workouts will be M,T,Th,Su.
S,Su,T has been killing me.
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:42 pm

11-23-10
5/3/1 week 3
Press day
Swings
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:57 pm

11-28-10
5/3/1 week 3 deads
95% X 3 reps should have done 5
pulling stuff
Heading into a backoff week and will decide how to progress from there.
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Re: Becoming a tough old man

Post by tough old man » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:23 pm

11-30-10
5/3/1 week 4 Backoff
Did front squats instead of regular
KB presses
bent a 1/4 sq. X 7" and 6"
Killed a shiny bastard in a minute.
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