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Old 01-10-2021, 05:34 PM   #21
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Scott Herman has great videos on proper form for weightlifting on YouTube for anybody interested. Of course there are others.

I mix weightlifting with dumbbells, Norditrack bike, elastic bands, and tennis, most weeks and occasionally some days!
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Old 01-10-2021, 10:43 PM   #22
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I am hoping this thread will help me be consistent, almost 65, lost 20 lbs with intermittent fasting last year, although feel like loosing muscle & strength

I do yoga & walk about 4 days a week,
I am beginning few body weight workouts with perfect pushup, squats & dumbbells. I am prone to injury if I do anymore.

Thanks for starting this thread.
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Old 01-11-2021, 12:55 PM   #23
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12 minutes on the treadmill at 4.6 mph
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Old 01-11-2021, 04:27 PM   #24
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Walked for 2 1/2 miles today at a easy pace & earlier did breathing exercises this morning.
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Walked 7.5 miles in search of bald eagles. Found 8 on one hike and one at another.
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Impressive! Altitude change too?
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Old 01-12-2021, 05:28 PM   #27
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Did Yoga this morning
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Old 01-12-2021, 07:33 PM   #28
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Bodyweight lunges - 3 x 10
Squats - 2 warmup sets, 5 sets of 15 x 90
Trap bar deadlifts - 2 sets 10 x 110
Bench press - 2 warmup sets, 5 sets of 15 x 90,
One arm dumbbell rows - 2 warmup sets, 5 sets of 15 x 45

I felt like increasing the weight from the last workout but then decided to just add in some deadlifts. Someone wiser than me once said you can increase reps, weight, or sets...but only one of them at a time.
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Impressive! Altitude change too?
Thanks - but not that difficult. It's a trail along an abandoned shipping canal.

Maybe 20' of altitude change, on a flat crushed stone trail. It is ice covered though.
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Ice covered sounds very tricky!
Microspikes makes it easy. https://www.rei.com/product/890608/k...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Had to move the treadmill and it was folded up behind stuff, so I power walked 4k outside today and then did a light 1k jog at the end.
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Today did my typical workout.

An hour on the elliptical at the gym + 100 sit-ups.

Followed by 56 minutes, 10 miles, 1,493í of elevation change hauling down and grinding up my favorite gnarly trails on my mountain bike.
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Old 01-15-2021, 07:44 PM   #34
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Lunges - 10, 10 (no weight, done as warmup)
Squats - 15 x 40, 15 x 70, 15 x 90
Bench press - 15 x 40, 15 x 70, 15 x 90
One arm dumbbell rows - 15 x 30,x 15 x 40, 15 x 45
Just out of curiosity, could somebody please translate the above numbers?
I'm guessing that each row lists 3 sets (e.g. Squats - 15 x 40, 15 x 70, 15 x 90) and that each set consists of 15 reps, but what is 40, 70, and 90?

I mostly do exercise DVD's as I cannot memorize routines in my head, but when I think about it, a list as above on a post-note would be a good alternative when I go outside to do lighter workouts.
When outside, I walk briskly 0.6 miles with 8 lbs dumbbells 3 times and do a few sets of random exercises (pushups, lunges/squats with dumbbells, etc.) in between.

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Just out of curiosity, could somebody please translate the above numbers?

I'm guessing that each row lists 3 sets (e.g. Squats - 15 x 40, 15 x 70, 15 x 90) and that each set consists of 15 reps, but what is 40, 70, and 90 ......

Iím not the poster, but I assume 40, 70, 90 is referring to the weight lifted in pounds
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Iím not the poster, but I assume 40, 70, 90 is referring to the weight lifted in pounds
Yes, weight in pounds. So 15 x 90 is 15 reps of 90 pounds
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Squats - 3 warmup sets, 5 sets of 15 x 110
Trap bar deadlifts - 3 sets 10 x 110
Bench press - 3 warmup sets, 5 sets of 15 x 100,
One arm dumbbell rows - 2 warmup sets, 5 sets of 15 x 50

I'm being overly cautious...the workouts have been easy but I missed a lot of time. So far I've resisted the temptation to increase the intensity too quickly.
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Right now I am fast walking 5 times a week, alternating 3 miles one day (45 minutes) and 4 the next (1hr). I would love to jog but it messes up my neck so walking fast and often is the way to go for me. I need to start doing upper body but I always find a reason not to.
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30 minutes of cardio in the park. After warming up I run fast for a minute or two, then walk a bit. Repeat til I hit 3 miles.
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I've been doing dumbells for upper-body at home, 3 sets of 12 at various weights, along with box jumps for legs, 5 sets of 12. I really like the box jumps. I do them quickly to help maintain focus and agility. Also been getting in a couple 10-12 mile bike rides each week on the hilly roads around home. The weather's been on the warm side, with temps in the mid to upper 40s most days. The first 2.8 miles with the 450 ft of downhill can be a bit chilly, though.

My gym opened up again, but with more restrictions than the last time they reopened. Now you have to make a reservation and are supposed to keep your mask on all the time, even when exercising. About half the people doing cardio were compliant, and most in the weight area were. Also, your stay is limited to 45 minutes. I guess they don't want anyone socializing, as us regulars are prone to do. I didn't get much of a workout in yesterday, as I spent a good 10 minutes catching up with the custodian on his new baby, born a month ago.

At the 45-minute mark, there was announcement that it was time to wrap it up and get out. Almost not worth driving over there. The gym, LA Fitness, has extended memberships to cover the time they've been closed, so this gets them off the hook for having to extend more while sales are down. Annoying, but good I guess, since no one wants them to go under. And it was really cool of them to extend our memberships.
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