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Old 11-18-2014, 08:55 AM   #1221
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I've been on this cycle now for just shy of 12 weeks and my shoulder is doing much better; I'll have one week of full rest coming up and then change my routine for the next 12 week cycle.
Glad to hear your shoulder is doing better. I am usually hesitant to give any advice as you don't know the depth of knowledge of others, but when I saw that you mentioned impingement, that was a red flag for me.

Generally, when I work out, each session utilizes a balanced approach. For example when working shoulders I do pull downs as well as seated overhead presses, for arms I do triceps pulldowns or skull crushers and curls, for chest/back I do bench presses and rows, etc.

It appears you are doing the same, but doing so on alternating days, and thats fine if its working for you. I also like to change things up every 12 weeks.
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Old 11-18-2014, 09:29 AM   #1222
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I've just started to introduce weight training after 2 months of intense cardio (90 minutes daily) to lose body fat. Oh the pain... especially pecs and triceps... ouch.
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Glad to hear your shoulder is doing better. I am usually hesitant to give any advice as you don't know the depth of knowledge of others, but when I saw that you mentioned impingement, that was a red flag for me.
Thanks. Fish oil and glucosamine sulfate supplements actually help quite a bit and my hope is that strengthening those little rotator cuff muscles will help long term.
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I've just started to introduce weight training after 2 months of intense cardio (90 minutes daily) to lose body fat. Oh the pain... especially pecs and triceps... ouch.
Great!!! Weight training is so rewarding, IMO. Now that you are easing back into it, my guess is that it won't take long at all until you are lifting whatever you used to lift before that two month break, with nothing but the "good pain". Just keep at it.

As for what my workout was yesterday, well, I just rode the exercycle on level 3 for a few "miles" at the gym. It wasn't a very tough workout but at least I got there and worked out.
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Old 11-18-2014, 11:11 AM   #1225
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Thanks. Fish oil and glucosamine sulfate supplements actually help quite a bit and my hope is that strengthening those little rotator cuff muscles will help long term.
I am a former pitcher and have had cuff problems. For cuff health, elastic tubing work did more for me than anything else.
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I am a former pitcher and have had cuff problems. For cuff health, elastic tubing work did more for me than anything else.
Thanks for that! I found and ordered a nice resistance band set on Amazon.
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Old 11-19-2014, 12:09 PM   #1227
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Thanks for that! I found and ordered a nice resistance band set on Amazon.
I purchased a nice set of resistance bands a few months back, to use mainly during the cold weather months when I'm not outdoors getting my exercise gardening, landscaping, and maintaining the old homestead, or for when I just don't feel like trudging out to the gym. I just started using them last week, and love them!

Late last night, as usual, I went for a nice 3 mile brisk walk. Clear skies, brightly twinkling stars, no wind, and a balmy 16 degrees! I try to go walking or biking every day (or night) unless it's snowing or raining hard.
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I took a 50 minute Aquafit class at my gym this morning. Am ready for a nap but trying to fight it off as I want to sleep tonight.
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Now that I've lost the "bulk" of my excess weight, I've gone from 90 minutes of intense cardio down to 60 minutes... and replace the 30 min. of cardio with weight training. It will be a while till I am lifting the same weights as I did in my younger days.
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18 tons today, and it felt really GOOD to be lifting again...

My gym is not far from a major hospital. When I go to the gym I see lots of people in various conditions, some recovering from illness or surgery, and some suffering from injuries, extreme old age, or other physical issues. It really brings home what is important in life. I feel so lucky to be healthy, uninjured, and able to work out and enjoy it.
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Lifted 18.5 tons on my usual 21 weight lifting machines today.
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Old 11-21-2014, 04:55 PM   #1232
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Lift 800 tons every day. 10,000 steps times 160 pounds. 😁
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Lift 800 tons every day. 10,000 steps times 160 pounds. ��
Ha ha!!! Good one.
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I admit it.... I slacked off and/or skipped the gym far too much over the holidays. The weather and traffic were bad, and our lives were so full.

Got to get back to it, though. Today I did what I thought was a pretty low key, easy weight lifting routine. Same 21 machines but lower weights.

Tonight I am SO sore.

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5 hours of Pickleball. 3 hours early morning, followed by lunch, then another 2 hours this afternoon. Will be interesting to see if I can move tomorrow.
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I haven't returned to my mini-stepper, fitness ball, and resistance band with cartoons regimen yet. I have, however, continued my living room dance-ercise with barbells. My overall tone is decent.

I weighed myself today...I am 8 lbs lighter today than my highest weight in 2014. I have been slowly losing weight over the past year, then gaining a little, losing a little, but the net loss is still 8 lbs. It's been that way for over a month.

Time to kick it up a notch
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Snowboarding yesterday....I am so sore today. Today, I am doing some snowshoeing with a dear friend. I am making a real effort to do more winter sports. I have also been ice skating lately.
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I haven't returned to my mini-stepper, fitness ball, and resistance band with cartoons regimen yet. I have, however, continued my living room dance-ercise with barbells. My overall tone is decent.

I weighed myself today...I am 8 lbs lighter today than my highest weight in 2014. I have been slowly losing weight over the past year, then gaining a little, losing a little, but the net loss is still 8 lbs. It's been that way for over a month.

Time to kick it up a notch
I never stopped working out between Thanksgiving and New Years, but I went the opposite direction weight wise, +8 lbs
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Started lifting weights (again). Goal is to lift every other day. I guess it's kind of a New Years resolution. Incline press, overhead press, 2 triceps exercises, curls, rows, lat pulls. 3 sets of 10.


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Got to get back to it, though. Today I did what I thought was a pretty low key, easy weight lifting routine. Same 21 machines but lower weights.

Tonight I am SO sore.

It's amazing how quickly the atrophy sets in, isn't it? We skipped a couple of days over the holidays too, and then yesterday and today we were down with some mild bug. Back to it tomorrow, but gently. I hope not to repeat your experience.
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