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Tuesday 29th August

The Lower Body Workout -2

Incline Bench:- 1x8@45 1x10@50

Lat Pulldowns:- 1x10@30 1x10@35

Box Squats:- 1x5@65 1x5@75 1x5@85 1x5@95

Romanian Deads:- 1x5@60 1x5@70 1x5@80 1x5@90

Lunges:- 1x75@33.6

Crunches:- 15

Bicycle Crunches:- 30

Notes:-  Even though the weather has turned a lot cooler overnight with the rain I still got into a sweat this morning, Upped the incline Press and box squats by 5kg per set. Ran out of steam on the calf raises.  I keep the crunches fixed reps but try to complete them as quickly as possible, the ordinary crunches were quite decent today.

Best part of Sunday's visit to the Samye Ling Buddhist centre was a walk by the river Esk,  the centre was very interesting, but smells and bells and lots of gilded statues of Buddha aren't really my thing, must be my Chapel cum Scots Presbyterian background, but I like my spiritual places unadorned !

Yesterday after work tidied up the garage ... there is a pile of stuff to go to the tip at some stage. Today, being the last 'fine' day forecast for a while, will be spent gardening, and the cats are going for their annual MOT this afternoon...

Next session will probably be Saturday ...

Hope you all have a good week :)

 

 

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Saturday 2nd September

Upper Body Workout -  3

Squats:- 1x8@60 1x8@70

Bench:- 1x8@55 1x8@60 1x8@65

Bent over Rows:- 1x8@40 1x8@45 1x8@50

Shoulder Press:- 1x10@6.8 1x10@9.3 1x10@11.8

Preacher curls;- 1x12@30 1x12@35

Weighted Dips:- 2x12@10kg

Lat raises:- 1x12@6.8 1x12@9.3

Notes:- Started off a lovely sunny morning here though it's clouding over a little now, and there is an Autumnal feel in the air. Upped the bench by 5kg and the preachers by 2,5 on the second set. Second set of the lat raises went awry slightly.

Lower session tomorrow

Today will be spent gardening  once the temperatures warm up a little more.  One of my cats is at the vets having her kidneys flushed  in an attempt to stabilize her kidney function ... if it is successful she will have to move on to medication and a special diet... personally I am not expecting a positive outcome, but felt she ought to be given the chance... my vet will be doing blood tests this morning so I should know later today whether it is going to be worthwhile continuing treatment.....

 

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Sunday 3rd September

Lower Body Workout - 3

Incline Bench:- 1x10@40 1x10@45

Wide Grip Lat pulldowns:- 1x10@32.5 1x10@37.5

Box Squats:- 1x5@80 1x5@85 1x5@90 1x5@95

Romanian Deads:- 1x5@60 1x5@70 1x5@80 1x5@90

DB Lunges:- 100@33.6

Crunches:- 15

Bicycle Crunches:- 30

Notes:- Faith is home with special dietary food and tablets I have to get into her somehow on a daily basis...  She will be re-assessed in two weeks and a decision as to her future care taken at that point.

Slept in a litttle this morning and woke up with tendonitis in my right hand- no idea where that came from,  and the backs of my legs aching from yesterday's bent over rows... which just goes to show it's the way you lift rather than the weight being lifted ... or perhaps I am just getting elderly lol. Anyway manipulation eased the tendonitis.

Inclines were a little lower than last time, but upped the weight on the pull downs a smidgen, and condensed the weights on the Squats, starting from a much higher weight but keeping to the 95kg last set.  Just about managed the usual target of 100 reps on calf raises but it was touch and go. 

Had a lovely sunny autumnal day yesterday and managed to get a few bits sorted in the garden between lazing in the summerhouse...  Today it is due to rain and can't decide whether to go out or to do some tidying up....

Next session will be Tuesday morning ...

Enjoy your Sunday :)

 

 

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Just had a quick skim through, your doing well for sixty :thumbup1:

just something I've noticed though, for the last few workouts your bench has been at 65kg for a few pages and only started at 50 or 55, why not push it up to 67.5 for the top set and do a few less reps, then when you get to 8 up it to 70, 65 must be relatively mundane for you by now, I'd rather push that way than close up previous sets if you follow me, I bet if you tracked them the other lifts are similar, better yourself and you will see benefits! Keep going though, that's just something I picked up on, my bench started at 67.5kg on 19th June for 2x10, I hit 1x7 at 80 on weds plus 10,8 at 70kg straight after, then pushed 1x10 at 80 on Friday and then 2 sets of amrap at 70 straight after at 7 and 9... have faith! I've never benched 80kg before weds! Target is 3x10 100kg by xmas

strong isn't a bad app for tracking workouts if you want something more technological... it calculates warmups leading to sets aswell :thumbup1:

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On 03/09/2017 at 10:34 AM, Greshie said:

 

Next session will be Tuesday morning ...

Enjoy your Sunday :)

 

Morning Gershwin.  It's Tuesday morning, come on...up and at those weights! :lol:

poor puss cat, sounds like she's having a rough time. Give her an ear ruffle from me please.

Gresh.....how do lat pulldowns and incline bench class as lower body? Is it lower back or mid back or something, that's got me a bit confuddled.

Hummmm......is there something wrong that I'm currently lying in bed propped on my cushions benching another cushion trying to work it out?  could google but this is more fun.

Take care you. X

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2 hours ago, Flubs said:

Morning Gershwin.  It's Tuesday morning, come on...up and at those weights! :lol:

poor puss cat, sounds like she's having a rough time. Give her an ear ruffle from me please.

Gresh.....how do lat pulldowns and incline bench class as lower body? Is it lower back or mid back or something, that's got me a bit confuddled.

Hummmm......is there something wrong that I'm currently lying in bed propped on my cushions benching another cushion trying to work it out?  could google but this is more fun.

Take care you. X

Mental as ever flubs :D love it :)

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5 hours ago, Flubs said:

Morning Gershwin.  It's Tuesday morning, come on...up and at those weights! :lol:

poor puss cat, sounds like she's having a rough time. Give her an ear ruffle from me please.

Gresh.....how do lat pulldowns and incline bench class as lower body? Is it lower back or mid back or something, that's got me a bit confuddled.

Hummmm......is there something wrong that I'm currently lying in bed propped on my cushions benching another cushion trying to work it out?  could google but this is more fun.

Take care you. X

I dunno, it's what the  routine says , like this morning,  I did a couple of sets of Squats as part of the Upper Body day....

Cat is doing ok though I'm having mega problems with the tablets she is supposed to be taking .... am going to have to resort to crushing them up and mixing with fish/chicken paste...B)   Trouble with animals you can't tell them if they don't swallow the tablets it'll be curtains in a couple of weeks ... :huh:

 

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Tuesday 5th September

Upper Body Routine -4

Squats  (just for @Flubs :D ) :- 1x8@60 1x8@70

Bench Press:- 1x8@55 1x8@60 1x8@65

Bent Over Row:- 1x8@40 1x8@45  1x8@50

Shoulder Press:- 1x8@6.8 1x8@9.3 1x8@11.8

Preacher Curls:- 1x12@32.5 1x12@35

Weighted Dips:- 2x10@10

Lateral Raises:- 1x12@6.8 1x12@9.3

Notes:- What a miserable wet morning here, I think it has rained all night,  Kept the weights constant from last time although upped  the first set of preachers by 2.5kg. Squats were decent, bench felt a bit creaky to start with.

Shopping to do (including the fish paste for cat bribery ) then continue to tidy up ready for this coming Sunday's open house ...  Gave the conservatory a good going over yesterday , and it will be the lounge's turn today.

Next session is likely to be Saturday morning ...

Hope everyone is having a good week :)

 

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4 hours ago, Greshie said:

Tuesday 5th September

Upper Body Routine -4

Squats  (just for @Flubs :D ) :- 1x8@60 1x8@70

Bench Press:- 1x8@55 1x8@60 1x8@65

Bent Over Row:- 1x8@40 1x8@45  1x8@50

Shoulder Press:- 1x8@6.8 1x8@9.3 1x8@11.8

Preacher Curls:- 1x12@32.5 1x12@35

Weighted Dips:- 2x10@10

Lateral Raises:- 1x12@6.8 1x12@9.3

Notes:- What a miserable wet morning here, I think it has rained all night,  Kept the weights constant from last time although upped  the first set of preachers by 2.5kg. Squats were decent, bench felt a bit creaky to start with.

Shopping to do (including the fish paste for cat bribery ) then continue to tidy up ready for this coming Sunday's open house ...  Gave the conservatory a good going over yesterday , and it will be the lounge's turn today.

Next session is likely to be Saturday morning ...

Hope everyone is having a good week :)

 

Squats....chortle chortle....not laughing at you my dearest Gershwin.....just thinking I often go to the gym to do one thing and crawl out 45 mins lTer having done anything but that one thing! Hehe....x

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Saturday 9th September

Lower Body Workout - 4

Incline Bench:-  1x10@40 1x10@45

Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns:- 1x10@32.5 1x10@37.5

Box Squat:- 1x5@80 1x5@85 1x5@90 1x95

Romanian Deads:- 1x5@60 1x5@70 1x5@80 1x5@90

Lunges:- 1x8@18.6 1x8@23,6

Calf Raises:- 1x100@33.6

Crunches:- 1x15

Bicycle Crunches:- 1x30

Notes:-  Well I must be doing something right; after Saturday's session I went over to a mate's house to help him shift an old cast iron bath from his back garden round the side of the house and into the skip... It was he , in his mid forties , who asked to stop for a rest first... by the time we got it into the skip he looked a bit whacked whereas I was still full of beans ... not bad for 60! :D

We then went for a two hour coffee and chat at Costa which put the rest of my day out of kilter and I ended up still baking cakes for Sunday's open house at 9pm ... hence there was no gym on Sunday morning as I had to tidy up and clean through before people started to arrive at midday!

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Tuesday 12th September

Upper Body Workout - Session 5

Squats:- 1x8@60 1x8@70

Bench Press:- 1x8@55 1x8@60 1x6@65

Bent Over Rows:- 1x8@40 1x8@45 1x8@50

Shoulder Press:- 1x10@6.8 1x10@9.3 1x10@11.8

Preachers :- 1x12@32.5 1x12@35

Weighted Dips:-2x12@10

Lat Raises:- 1x12@6.8 1x12@9.3

Notes:-   The open house went really well; everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, and my home baking went down very well indeed!

Am doing extra hours this week to cover a co-worker's leave, which is a bit of a pain, but the worst day is over and done with.

Went to a classical  solo violin concert held at Allerton House Peace Sanctuary last night, so lovely to hear live music, so very different to hearing music on the radio, which can sound two dimensional, even in stereo.

Today is washing (it was sunny when I first got up but is clouding over now :huh: )  also going to get an application for for a "Scottish Entitlement Card" ... ie bus pass ! and concessionary card...may as well ! and if it stays dry then later this afternoon will get into the garden and bin the tomato plants, they have been hopeless this year ...

Next session will be Saturday morning .

Hope everyone is having a good week :)

 

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Ooooohhhhh....I bet that concert was beautiful. Lucky boy! and.....don't be surprised if you are fitter than some other chaps, you have been working out a while now, and of course you don't see the changes yourself. It's good to feel complimented about yourself. Take care you. Xx

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Saturday 16th September

Lower Body - Session 5

Incline Press:- 1x10@40 1x10@45

Wide Grip Pulldowns:-  1x10@32.5 1x10@37.5

Box Squats:- 1x5@80 1x5@85 1x5@90 1x5@95

Romanian Deads:- 1x5@60 1x5@70 1x5@80 1x5@90

Lunges:- 1x8@18.6 1x8@23.6

Calf Raises:- 1x100@33.6

Crunches=15

Bicycle Crunches=30

Notes:-  An end to not the best of weeks; manically busy at work, and my plans for today fell apart, was going to go to Cumbria Pride with a group of mates but I've been having problems getting hold of Testogel and have now run out, there appears to be issues at the manufacturer.  After running 'round all the local Chemists yesterday, Boots reckon they can get some in for this afternoon, if not then I shall have to get to see my GP asap next week.

Not a lot to say about this morning's session other than it hit the spot as it were.

Going to spend the day catching up with washing, ironing and tidying the garden

Next session will be tomorrow morning ...

Hope you are all having  a good weekend :)

 

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On 9/12/2017 at 8:07 PM, Flubs said:

Ooooohhhhh....I bet that concert was beautiful. Lucky boy! and.....don't be surprised if you are fitter than some other chaps, you have been working out a while now, and of course you don't see the changes yourself. It's good to feel complimented about yourself. Take care you. Xx

I actually came home and ordered a soundbar off Amazon to improve sound quality .... it's kind of worked, but no where near experiencing the sound from a live performance wash over you in what would have been a reception room of a small country house.

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Sunday 17th September

Upper Body Workout - 6

Squats:- 1x8@60 1x8@70

Bench Press:- 1x8@55 1x8@60 1x7@65

Bent Over Rows:- 1x8@40 1x8@45 1x8@50

Shoulder press:- 1x10@6.8 1x10@9.3 1x10@11.8

Weighted Dips:- 2x12@10

Lat Raises:- 1x12@6.8 1x12@9.3

Notes:-  Pleased to say Boots turned up trumps, and I now have a supply of Testim ,  the only difference to Testogel being this leaves a sticky residue on my skin (so was continually peeling the t'shirt off my shoulder this morning)  whereas Testogel seems to evaporate completely just leaving a white film.

Managed to get into the garden yesterday morning and do some tidying up before rain stopped any further activity....

This morning's session again has no surprises... weighted dips felt a bit awkward 

Off to visit a friend in Glasgow today ... walk by the river followed by dinner is the agenda :)

Next session should be Tuesday

Hope you all enjoy your Sunday :)

 

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Tuesday 19th September

Lower Body Workout -6

Incline Bench:- 1x10@40 1x10@45

Wide Grip Lat Pulldowns:-1x10@32.5 1x10@37.5

Box Squats:- 1x5@80 1x5@85 1x5@90 1x5@95

Romanian Deads:- 1x5@60 1x5@70 1x5@80 1x5@90

Lunges:- 1x8@18.6 1x8@23.6

Calf Raises:- 1x100@33.6

Crunches:- 15

Bicycle Crunches:- 30

Notes:- It is supposed to be a dry day today with some sunshine, it's still dry but there is not much evidence of the sun, just hoping the rain stays away as I want to get in to the garden !.   Sunday was a revelation in that if I wear my contacts I can see 3D TV!, despite having been told otherwise by the Optician...

This morning's session was workmanlike, got the heart pumping and the legs working

Next sessions will be Sat/Sun

Off food shopping and then to the Garden centre, what's the betting the latter doesn't have the plants I want for the winter planter I want to do :rolleyes:

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