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40+ Club : Where the Cool Kids Are

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  • nossmfnossmf Member Posts: 1,118 Member Member Posts: 1,118 Member
    Good news: I lifted twice in the last three days.

    Bad news: They are the first two gym days in 2020. Two days lifting in three weeks...ugh.

    Monday will be leg day, and am thinking I'll just put in deadlifts in place of SDL and hip thrusts, since I've yet to actually do four lifting days in a week and thus never get to my DL day. But regardless, I'm up two pounds from last time I weighed myself (a couple days before New Year's), so I gotta get back into doing something regularly.
  • tfunkwurzertfunkwurzer Member Posts: 20 Member Member Posts: 20 Member
    So happy to have found this thread. I have struggled with weight gain over the last 4- 6 years that I just assumed was because of the 40’s. I’m 42. Last year diagnosed with Hoshimotos and have just continued to struggle. This last November I finally got agressive with my dietary changes the doctor asked me to do (No Gluten, No Sugar) and rediscovered my love and habit of working out. I’m down 10 lbs and have another 10-20 to go. Love waking up with sore abs this morning from my great workout yesterday!
  • tfunkwurzertfunkwurzer Member Posts: 20 Member Member Posts: 20 Member
    Beeps2011 wrote: »

    I have packed my gym bag for tomorrow. With my weight-training shoes and my binder with workouts to mark-up.

    I love the idea of taking a binder with workouts. I have been consistently lifting a few days a week for the last few months but have thought about a solid order/plan for each lifting day would be helpful. Did you make your own?
  • DjproulxDjproulx Member Posts: 1,832 Member Member Posts: 1,832 Member

    sdereski wrote: »

    Maybe one day. This year, I will hit my 6th decade, so.....not sure that drive will show up any time soon. :lol:

    @sdereski, I hear ya loud and clear. I will say that there's nothing like signing up for an event that scares the cr*p out of you as a way to drive focus and commitment. Don't think, just do. And don't let your youth deter you from setting a very challenging goal. If an old fart like me can do it, a youngster like you will kick butt.


    ..... I struggle to maintain that drive all the time. I climbed a mountain back in 2012, but I didn't reach the summit because I was not in peak condition. It has always nagged at me that I did not finish the climb. I need to make that my goal for this year,

    @alteredsteve175 Those things bug me, too. When I don't perform at a level I expect, I just can't let it go and move on. Sounds like you have a great goal for 2020. Look forward to reading your climbing report.

  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Member Posts: 1,945 Member Member Posts: 1,945 Member
    Happy Friday kids, I am squatted and deadlifted out. My coach wants me to forgo the March competition and focus on one in May. I will listen and train even harder for this event. Have a good weekend everyone.

    Here's to giving it your all in that May comp!
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Member Posts: 1,945 Member Member Posts: 1,945 Member
    Djproulx wrote: »

    sdereski wrote: »

    Maybe one day. This year, I will hit my 6th decade, so.....not sure that drive will show up any time soon. :lol:

    @sdereski, I hear ya loud and clear. I will say that there's nothing like signing up for an event that scares the cr*p out of you as a way to drive focus and commitment. Don't think, just do. And don't let your youth deter you from setting a very challenging goal. If an old fart like me can do it, a youngster like you will kick butt.


    ..... I struggle to maintain that drive all the time. I climbed a mountain back in 2012, but I didn't reach the summit because I was not in peak condition. It has always nagged at me that I did not finish the climb. I need to make that my goal for this year,

    @alteredsteve175 Those things bug me, too. When I don't perform at a level I expect, I just can't let it go and move on. Sounds like you have a great goal for 2020. Look forward to reading your climbing report.

    Thanks, DJ. Thanks a lot. Now I gotta' do it! HAHA! :D
  • DjproulxDjproulx Member Posts: 1,832 Member Member Posts: 1,832 Member
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    Thanks, DJ. Thanks a lot. Now I gotta' do it! HAHA! :D

    Anything to help a fellow Cool Kid. ;)
  • mcemino2mcemino2 Member Posts: 429 Member Member Posts: 429 Member
    Beeps2011 wrote: »

    I have packed my gym bag for tomorrow. With my weight-training shoes and my binder with workouts to mark-up.

    I love the idea of taking a binder with workouts. I have been consistently lifting a few days a week for the last few months but have thought about a solid order/plan for each lifting day would be helpful. Did you make your own?

    It is best to follow an established routine. Here is a list to get you started.
    https://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10332083/which-lifting-program-is-the-best-for-you/p1
  • Beeps2011Beeps2011 Member Posts: 10,130 Member Member Posts: 10,130 Member
    tfunk - I bought a lifetime membership to the Venus Index program years ago....I printed everything out (years ago) and I revolve among their programs and with all my markings on the page, it remains interesting what I was doin’ in 2014, lol.

    sdereski - go enjoy your holidays! The gym can wait - it will be right where you left it when you get back.

    caramel - May sounds like it’s far away - but its not....like sixteen weeks. Perfect number of weeks for training!

    BOOM!
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,461 Member Member Posts: 3,461 Member
    "Body Beast Build: Chest/Tris"=Done!
  • LiftNRiotLiftNRiot Member Posts: 466 Member Member Posts: 466 Member
    Garage Work out. Rogue Squat rack. Squats. light weight since still starting out. But doing it.
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Member Posts: 1,047 Member Member Posts: 1,047 Member
    Happy Monday kids. Needless to say I had varied bench presses today and accessory work. I am beginning to like floor bench presses. It was awkward at first, now I am pretty darn good at it. 35 kilos and rising.
    Beeps, my coach sends my weekly programs to an app and I print them out and put in a binder so that I can measure where I was and currently. I am also more of the visual along with note taking. My appetite is increasing, need to adjust my macros. Thanks for also inspiring the kids to lift heavy things because I am truly benefitting.
    Steve and Beeps thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate it.
    Gam3rguy, I know you have some kind of comp coming up. Hug and kiss the princess for me.
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,461 Member Member Posts: 3,461 Member
    22 Minute Hard Corps: Cold Start & Brute Force Blue Line Fitness Series: MMA Cardio! 60#!!!
    I forgot to set the timer on the Fitbit for Cold Start. 😠
  • LiftNRiotLiftNRiot Member Posts: 466 Member Member Posts: 466 Member
    Garage workout. Chest and stomach. Mostly incline bench, dumb bell. Ab roller, inclined situps, regular
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,461 Member Member Posts: 3,461 Member
    Gam3rguy, I know you have some kind of comp coming up. Hug and kiss the princess for me.
    Starting a little later this year. Here’s the (current) schedule.
  • mworeillymworeilly Member, Premium Posts: 258 Member Member, Premium Posts: 258 Member
    Hi everyone. I think this is the thread I should be on. I’m hoping to add some friends here so please just add me. I’m 48 and trying to drop a few pounds and keep the old ticker healthy before I reach 50. Finding time to exercise is near impossible with a 90 minute commute each way 4 times a week. With the kids being a little older and more independent now, it’s doable but, as I said, tricky. Have a great day all and stay motivated..
  • DjproulxDjproulx Member Posts: 1,832 Member Member Posts: 1,832 Member
    @gam3rguy - Love your OCR schedule. That's a LOT of racing. And the Spartan Beast is held at Killington, isn't it?
    I'm guessing that will be a long "fun filled" day. :) Have you raced it before? What is the time limit for completion?
  • DjproulxDjproulx Member Posts: 1,832 Member Member Posts: 1,832 Member
    Finally, got the ok from the coach to do my first "unbroken" run in over a year if I promised to keep it easy paced. The goal was to see where my heart rate was and to be sure the achilles is ok with an hour of running. Good news is I enjoyed a 5& mile run with no pain, and HR stayed in low Zone 2 at a 10:40pace during the 4 mile main set. There's lots more work to do, but it's a start.

  • nossmfnossmf Member Posts: 1,118 Member Member Posts: 1,118 Member
    Didn't hit the gym yesterday as planned, but that was due to staying with my wife until the tow truck arrived to take her truck to the mechanic. Should have taken one hour; took over three instead.

    But today I got in my first leg day of the new year, combining squats with deadlifts. Felt great! In fact, it felt a little too great... bar was moving super fast, and by my last set of squats I thought I should add more weight, as the bar felt light. That's when a number of minor clues added up in my brain...

    ...felt light...
    ...bar felt odd across my shoulders...
    ...too much flexion of weight...

    That's when it hit me to check, and sure enough, I had been using the 35# bar, not my usual 45# bar. One of the dangers of working out in a gym where not everybody replaces equipment EXACTLY as they found it. I mean sure, it was only 10# less than I was thinking, less than 5% off, but it was still a little irritating to have been thinking I was crushing it when in fact I was actually lifting less.

    At least I corrected this before I started pulling deads, but even that had its own reason to feel weird, as I have spent the last decade lifting almost exclusively heavy singles at 95% 1RM or heavier, yet here I was doing multiple triplets instead at 70%.
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,461 Member Member Posts: 3,461 Member
    22 Minute Hard Corps: Cold Start & Brute Force Blue Line Fitness Series: Lower Body AMRAP! 4 full rounds!!! 60#!!!
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