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Beuman, HH, and Tummy,
Great pics! Progress seems to be forthcoming. Keep up the great work. It's inspirational to us older folk.
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Turpin

April 2011.
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Turpin

May 2011.
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Hitit

theTummy wrote:
Triceps are coming along nicely!


That's thick muscle, very solid. I wish I could get more dense, but not sure if it's my swimming that interferes or simply me or my workouts.

Nice work.
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Hitit

Turpin wrote:
May 2011.


Looking good as always Mr. T. Keep up the good work, it's nice to see guys our age keeping up with our physiques.

Brian
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Hitit wrote:
Turpin wrote:
May 2011.

Looking good as always Mr. T. Keep up the good work, it's nice to see guys our age keeping up with our physiques.

Brian


Cheers Brian , ( as you know ) it doesnt get any easier !

I could eat quite readily and gain in size/strength almost every workout , but ( at 45 yrs ) inevitably such indulgence also see`s the accumulation of fat in the wrong places ( obliques & low pecs )
So I try to balance ( somewhat restrict ) my caloric intake but at the expense of a degree of ongoing progress in resistance.
( such has always been in my case )

T.
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Hitit

Turpin wrote:
Hitit wrote:
Turpin wrote:
May 2011.

Looking good as always Mr. T. Keep up the good work, it's nice to see guys our age keeping up with our physiques.

Brian

Cheers Brian , ( as you know ) it doesnt get any easier !

I could eat quite readily and gain in size/strength almost every workout , but ( at 45 yrs ) inevitably such indulgence also see`s the accumulation of fat in the wrong places ( obliques & low pecs )
So I try to balance ( somewhat restrict ) my caloric intake but at the expense of a degree of ongoing progress in resistance.
( such has always been in my case )

T.


I'm with ya my friend. Not until after 40 and really not until recently do I now feel I have to watch my calories. For the first time I am now trying to reduce the size of the shovel and piles of food that I shove in my mouth...

I do think however some of that has to do with doing less "cardio" type exercises and focusing on short swims and short HIT workouts alone.

I know these are suppose to increase the metabolism, but it seems it was easier when I was doing more exercise. I cur back all in hopes to increase in size and strength. Not so sure that has happened, but overall I think I "feel" better.

Keep it going, I stay inspired watching your progress. Especially since I'm on your heels now at 43!

Brian
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fbcoach

Turpin wrote:
Hitit wrote:
Turpin wrote:
May 2011.

Looking good as always Mr. T. Keep up the good work, it's nice to see guys our age keeping up with our physiques.

Brian

Cheers Brian , ( as you know ) it doesnt get any easier !

I could eat quite readily and gain in size/strength almost every workout , but ( at 45 yrs ) inevitably such indulgence also see`s the accumulation of fat in the wrong places ( obliques & low pecs )
So I try to balance ( somewhat restrict ) my caloric intake but at the expense of a degree of ongoing progress in resistance.
( such has always been in my case )

T.


T.,
Good post! I can admire the discipline it takes to accomplish that. I agree with you, that at our age (shhh....I know I'm older, but give me some leeway here:) giving up some size to stay lean is much healthier, and pays off in the long run. As long as we can continue progressing in weights, the lean mass will take care of itself. Like you, strength, health, and sense of well-being are my first priority, with size being a distant 2nd. I could readily increase my bodyweight over 230lbs, but for what?

Your pics look great! I can definitely see the increase in thickness over the past year. Keep up the great work, and if I haven't mentioned it, your posts and pics are quite inspirational.

On training: I am starting to peak on my training cycle. I am thinking of going from 2x/week using the 3x3 and 1x10-15 to 1x/week using this format for the next 4 weeks: (warm-ups not included and using the rush-factor)

Bench Press 1x3
Trapbar Deadlifts 1x3
Chest Press 1x10
LatPulls 1x10
- On the BP and TBDLs I will start with weights 10 lbs over what I can already perform for 3x3 working sets.
- On the CP and LPs, I will start with 5 lbs over the weight I can perform for 1x15.
- I will add 2.5 lbs each week until I plateau
- I will also perform a strongman exercise, immediately following my last set, such as a Farmer's walk with 50lb dumbbells for 600mtrs.
- I will also perform a long bike ride in the middle of the week, along with leisurely walking with my wife a few x/week.

What do ya think??
-
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Turpin

fbcoach wrote:
Turpin wrote:
Hitit wrote:
Turpin wrote:
May 2011.

Looking good as always Mr. T. Keep up the good work, it's nice to see guys our age keeping up with our physiques.

Brian

Cheers Brian , ( as you know ) it doesnt get any easier !

I could eat quite readily and gain in size/strength almost every workout , but ( at 45 yrs ) inevitably such indulgence also see`s the accumulation of fat in the wrong places ( obliques & low pecs )
So I try to balance ( somewhat restrict ) my caloric intake but at the expense of a degree of ongoing progress in resistance.
( such has always been in my case )

T.

T.,
Good post! I can admire the discipline it takes to accomplish that. I agree with you, that at our age (shhh....I know I'm older, but give me some leeway here:) giving up some size to stay lean is much healthier, and pays off in the long run. As long as we can continue progressing in weights, the lean mass will take care of itself. Like you, strength, health, and sense of well-being are my first priority, with size being a distant 2nd. I could readily increase my bodyweight over 230lbs, but for what?

Your pics look great! I can definitely see the increase in thickness over the past year. Keep up the great work, and if I haven't mentioned it, your posts and pics are quite inspirational.

On training: I am starting to peak on my training cycle. I am thinking of going from 2x/week using the 3x3 and 1x10-15 to 1x/week using this format for the next 4 weeks: (warm-ups not included and using the rush-factor)

Bench Press 1x3
Trapbar Deadlifts 1x3
Chest Press 1x10
LatPulls 1x10
- On the BP and TBDLs I will start with weights 10 lbs over what I can already perform for 3x3 working sets.
- On the CP and LPs, I will start with 5 lbs over the weight I can perform for 1x15.
- I will add 2.5 lbs each week until I plateau
- I will also perform a strongman exercise, immediately following my last set, such as a Farmer's walk with 50lb dumbbells for 600mtrs.
- I will also perform a long bike ride in the middle of the week, along with leisurely walking with my wife a few x/week.

What do ya think??
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Cheers Coach ,

Your routine ? ....... Personally Id prefer the 3 x3 then 1 set of max reps at moderate resistance format. This kind of format really makes sense to me.

OR if you wish to employ the rush factor a 3 x3sets ( or 3 x4 sets )routine of the above in a circuit type fashion ie; select your resistance for a hard but NTF 3 reps and perform each exercise without rest for 1 set of each , rest 1-3 mins and do similar 3-4 times over .

Ive used similar for 3 x3 sets of 5 reps with chins/dips/leg press to good effect over a 6 week period.

I like this guys training;

http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=zkUFEcsOvQk

T.
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jrm850

11 workouts since shifting from Bowflex to Gym. Taking Marks' advice and dropping the cals a little lower.

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jrm850

I don't train calves at all.
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dhitquinn

Very good Mate

you could maybe train calfs once per fortnight and see a wee bit of a difference

but very good development never the less
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fbcoach

Turpin wrote:
fbcoach wrote:
Turpin wrote:
Hitit wrote:
Turpin wrote:
May 2011.

Looking good as always Mr. T. Keep up the good work, it's nice to see guys our age keeping up with our physiques.

Brian

Cheers Brian , ( as you know ) it doesnt get any easier !

I could eat quite readily and gain in size/strength almost every workout , but ( at 45 yrs ) inevitably such indulgence also see`s the accumulation of fat in the wrong places ( obliques & low pecs )
So I try to balance ( somewhat restrict ) my caloric intake but at the expense of a degree of ongoing progress in resistance.
( such has always been in my case )

T.

T.,
Good post! I can admire the discipline it takes to accomplish that. I agree with you, that at our age (shhh....I know I'm older, but give me some leeway here:) giving up some size to stay lean is much healthier, and pays off in the long run. As long as we can continue progressing in weights, the lean mass will take care of itself. Like you, strength, health, and sense of well-being are my first priority, with size being a distant 2nd. I could readily increase my bodyweight over 230lbs, but for what?

Your pics look great! I can definitely see the increase in thickness over the past year. Keep up the great work, and if I haven't mentioned it, your posts and pics are quite inspirational.

On training: I am starting to peak on my training cycle. I am thinking of going from 2x/week using the 3x3 and 1x10-15 to 1x/week using this format for the next 4 weeks: (warm-ups not included and using the rush-factor)

Bench Press 1x3
Trapbar Deadlifts 1x3
Chest Press 1x10
LatPulls 1x10
- On the BP and TBDLs I will start with weights 10 lbs over what I can already perform for 3x3 working sets.
- On the CP and LPs, I will start with 5 lbs over the weight I can perform for 1x15.
- I will add 2.5 lbs each week until I plateau
- I will also perform a strongman exercise, immediately following my last set, such as a Farmer's walk with 50lb dumbbells for 600mtrs.
- I will also perform a long bike ride in the middle of the week, along with leisurely walking with my wife a few x/week.

What do ya think??
-

Cheers Coach ,

Your routine ? ....... Personally Id prefer the 3 x3 then 1 set of max reps at moderate resistance format. This kind of format really makes sense to me.

OR if you wish to employ the rush factor a 3 x3sets ( or 3 x4 sets )routine of the above in a circuit type fashion ie; select your resistance for a hard but NTF 3 reps and perform each exercise without rest for 1 set of each , rest 1-3 mins and do similar 3-4 times over .

Ive used similar for 3 x3 sets of 5 reps with chins/dips/leg press to good effect over a 6 week period.

I like this guys training;

http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=zkUFEcsOvQk

T.


Thanks for the vid T. I like this type of training, as well. I am peaking at the end of my training cycle, and just trying to make a few tweaks here and there to milk it dry. Thanks
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fbcoach

jrm850 wrote:
11 workouts since shifting from Bowflex to Gym. Taking Marks' advice and dropping the cals a little lower.



Nice pic jrm850,
What type of routine are you using?
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jrm850

fbcoach wrote:
jrm850 wrote:
11 workouts since shifting from Bowflex to Gym. Taking Marks' advice and dropping the cals a little lower.



Nice pic jrm850,
What type of routine are you using?


For the previous couple of weeks I was experimenting with a two set split routine but just switched back to the tried and true SSTF full body routine every 3-4 days. I always made identifiable progress using that routine, and if I have a bad workout I get to hop back on the horse in a couple of days instead of waiting a full week.
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jrm850

ddhitquinn wrote:
Very good Mate

you could maybe train calfs once per fortnight and see a wee bit of a difference

but very good development never the less


Probably very good advise. I ruptured my left gastroc a few months ago and I'm a little timid about working it. On my last workout (2 days ago) I was experimenting with lower foot position on he leg press to get more quad activation. This morning I woke up with the same pain in my calf that I had right before it popped. I'm assuming that the lower foot placement worked it a lot harder than I thought.
Is there a best way to get my tendons conditioned? lighter weights infrequently?

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dhitquinn

jrm850 wrote:
ddhitquinn wrote:
Very good Mate

you could maybe train calfs once per fortnight and see a wee bit of a difference

but very good development never the less

Probably very good advise. I ruptured my left gastroc a few months ago and I'm a little timid about working it. On my last workout (2 days ago) I was experimenting with lower foot position on he leg press to get more quad activation. This morning I woke up with the same pain in my calf that I had right before it popped. I'm assuming that the lower foot placement worked it a lot harder than I thought.
Is there a best way to get my tendons conditioned? lighter weights infrequently?



Im not 100% sure mate, maybe do a web search to find a few opinions on that one.

watch the lower foot positions on the leg press as well as it can produce a lot of strain on the knees.

do you have a dip belt? maybe some hip belt squats would work well
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Turpin

jrm850 wrote:
ddhitquinn wrote:
Very good Mate

you could maybe train calfs once per fortnight and see a wee bit of a difference

but very good development never the less

Probably very good advise. I ruptured my left gastroc a few months ago and I'm a little timid about working it. On my last workout (2 days ago) I was experimenting with lower foot position on he leg press to get more quad activation. This morning I woke up with the same pain in my calf that I had right before it popped. I'm assuming that the lower foot placement worked it a lot harder than I thought.
Is there a best way to get my tendons conditioned? lighter weights infrequently?



I always use a low foot position on the leg press as much like moderate/narrow grip on pressing it involves/works more musculature.

I too have suffered badly with calf tears & pulls ( low back issues can/do involve tight ham/calf musculature ) most recent was in January whilst performing a 480 kg leg press x 10 reps ( one of the reasons I resorted to belt squats keeping the low leg/calf in a vertical position ).
After a few weeks of minimal calf involvement with the performance of belt squats I simply started some calf raises from a flat foot stance ( no stretch just contraction then back to flat foot ) after some weeks I began elevating my footing until I was performing raises with a full stretch and contraction and with regular resistance increase.

http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=xILqN82sscw

Hot baths are also good post workout.

T.
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jrm850

Turpin wrote:
I always use a low foot position on the leg press as much like moderate/narrow grip on pressing it involves/works more musculature.

I too have suffered badly with calf tears & pulls ( low back issues can/do involve tight ham/calf musculature ) most recent was in January whilst performing a 480 kg leg press x 10 reps ( one of the reasons I resorted to belt squats keeping the low leg/calf in a vertical position ).
After a few weeks of minimal calf involvement with the performance of belt squats I simply started some calf raises from a flat foot stance ( no stretch just contraction then back to flat foot ) after some weeks I began elevating my footing until I was performing raises with a full stretch and contraction and with regular resistance increase.

http://www.youtube.com/...h?v=xILqN82sscw

Hot baths are also good post workout.

T.


Who makes that rack with the U shaped footplate you are using in the video?
I've always had balance issues if I try to keep my knees over my toes when doing normal squats so I would love to try something like this.

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fbcoach

I have been a little hesitant to post pics due to the obvious man-crush a member has on me, but as long as he understands I am hetero (my wife says a good one:)....no problem! Here it goes....
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fbcoach

Another....
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Hitit

Looking solid Bro.

Brian
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fbcoach

Hitit wrote:
Looking solid Bro.

Brian


Thanks Brian. You'd never know I suffered a broken neck and multiple neck/back surgeries. My point being..if I can do it, anyone can.
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dhitquinn

fbcoach wrote:
Hitit wrote:
Looking solid Bro.

Brian

Thanks Brian. You'd never know I suffered a broken neck and multiple neck/back surgeries. My point being..if I can do it, anyone can.


Looking great coach

Love the pornstache!

Dave ;)
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NorWester

Greetings to the forum, I've lurked and observed for sometime now but never bothered posting.
This shot was taken last year. I hadn't trained in 10 years but when my wife started experiencing motivational difficulties with her own workout I took up lifting again to join her.

Anyway in just over 3.5 weeks I put on approximately 13 lbs of lean body mass with 7 training sessions (from about 163lbs to close to 178lbs). After that I somehow contracted giardia and it has been a battle to recover from it. My body hasn't been the same since and progress has been slow although I've finally been able to put on some weight and muscle in the last couple of months and I'm now hovering close to the 190lb mark and hopefully moving forward.
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