Calorie Counter

You are currently viewing the message boards in:

40+ Club : Where the Cool Kids Are

1881882884886887895

Replies

  • nossmfnossmf Posts: 1,116Member Member Posts: 1,116Member Member
    Two days ago I spent National Bench Press Day (aka Monday) under a squat bar doing leg day instead. No wait times, and almost no DOMS. Score!

    Unfortunately, my lower back is reminding me about that one set of deadlifts where my form broke down. Phooey. Not severe pain, more of a discomfort, but a good reminder to do things right in the future.

    Another reminder I got on Monday was the lesson being wary of comparisons. As in, do not compare yourself to others, but against yourself. While I was in the squat rack, a young woman half my age and half my weight set up in the next rack over and worked her way up to not only squatting with the same bar weight I was using, but with a deeper dip (I go thighs parallel to ground, she was hips to ankles). The old me from a decade ago would have felt compelled to immediately up my own weight, despite the fact I was doing sets of ten and she doubles. But the more mature me just applauded her set, then went right back to what I was doing, lifting a heavier weight than my last squat day and being happy about it.
  • sdereskisdereski Posts: 3,408Member Member Posts: 3,408Member Member
    An hour of Pilates followed by 50 minutes of strength training. :)
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Posts: 3,314Member Member Posts: 3,314Member Member
    22 Minute Hard Corps: Cold Start & Brute Force Blue Line Fitness Series: MMA Cardio AMRAP!! 60#!!!
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Posts: 3,314Member Member Posts: 3,314Member Member
    "Body Beast Build: Legs"=Done! with Vest ,Sandbags, Dumbbells & EZ bar!!!
  • AlexandraFindsHerself1971AlexandraFindsHerself1971 Posts: 485Member Member Posts: 485Member Member
    Given that I have a standing budget, no gym today. I will be hefting groceries and walking all over creation today. That will suffice.
  • tcunbelievertcunbeliever Posts: 7,710Member Member Posts: 7,710Member Member
    I did my first 8x8 workout last night...used super light weights...still really kind of struggling at the end to keep up tempo...oh my...this is going to be so much fun!!!
  • Priasmama416Priasmama416 Posts: 56Member Member Posts: 56Member Member
    40 years old here, still trying to get used to being a stay at home mom after being in the work force for 25 years. I'm glad that there is a group to get support from, that has some of the same issues, and opinions as I do. I've always struggled with weight, especially after having my daughter 5 years ago.
  • kenyainezkenyainez Posts: 228Member Member Posts: 228Member Member
    I was 32 when this thread started. I'm 40 now and now I can participate! LMBO! Hip Hop Abs Cardio later.
  • nossmfnossmf Posts: 1,116Member Member Posts: 1,116Member Member
    Chest/shoulders/tris day today. Lower back still a little sore, spent some time in the hot tub even though I normally only do that on leg day. Am thinking Saturday when I do back I will modify just a little bit. Most of my lifts should be good to go as I can brace myself with either a pad or my non-working arm, just need to leave off the bent over barbell row. Must give some thought to a suitable replacement which won't risk aggravating my lower back...
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Posts: 3,314Member Member Posts: 3,314Member Member
    Les Mills COMBAT COMBAT:30+Brute Force Blue Line Fitness Series: Total Body AMRAP! 60#!!! 4- completed rounds!!
  • tcunbelievertcunbeliever Posts: 7,710Member Member Posts: 7,710Member Member
    @nossmf - if you have an adjustable bench, then you can incline it and brace your chest against it for your rows which might enable you to work the upper back without putting too much pressure on the lower back...or if you have a bar you can do pull-ups or if you have anchored bands, you can do band pull-ups...good luck and happy hunting for alternative back work!
  • sdereskisdereski Posts: 3,408Member Member Posts: 3,408Member Member
    A good strength training workout at lunch today. It was leg day. :) I have worked out consistently all month and I am feeling stronger. I am leaving tomorrow for 2 weeks and am concerned I am going to lose all I have worked so hard for. But, I am registered for my classes, so hopefully, will be able to jump right back in when I get back.
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Posts: 3,314Member Member Posts: 3,314Member Member
    "Body Beast Build: Shoulders"=Done!
  • nossmfnossmf Posts: 1,116Member Member Posts: 1,116Member Member
    So Friday night I slept pain-free for the first time all week (no tweaking of the back whenever I rolled over), and Saturday morning I felt like I could do my full usual back routine. So of course I did what everybody SHOULD do:

    When you feel your injury has gotten good enough to do something...wait another week.

    I still did my back workout, but in place of bent over BB rows I found a machine with a chest brace for low rows, then did the rest of my workout (shrugs, DB rows, pulldowns, facepulls, curls) as normal. I then spent more time in the hot tub, and now hours later (darn graveyard shift) my back is not only still pain free but with a nice, full range of motion. Score!

    Due to my graveyard shifts and refusing to lift without a full NIGHT of sleep first, my next lifting day will be Friday, leg day. By then it'll be almost two full weeks since I tweaked my back doing deadlifts, so hopefully I'll be good to go again.

    Gotta say, though, I really don't like doing multiple reps of deads. Personally I almost feel there's more injury risk of doing multiple moderate-weight reps in a row, where form can break down, rather than a single heavy-weight rep where focus is tight.
  • nickpnhnickpnh Posts: 107Member Member Posts: 107Member Member
    45 need to lose 40-60 pounds. I am hypoglycemic and the instant I consider losing weight, the cravings kick up. Superbowl party not the best day to get restarted.
  • alteredsteve175alteredsteve175 Posts: 1,824Member Member Posts: 1,824Member Member
    nossmf wrote: »
    ...

    Gotta say, though, I really don't like doing multiple reps of deads. Personally I almost feel there's more injury risk of doing multiple moderate-weight reps in a row, where form can break down, rather than a single heavy-weight rep where focus is tight.

    That's a good point that I had not considered. I have tweaked my back a couple of times doing multiple reps of deads. One thing that I have learned to do - take my time and do not rush through the set. I check and adjust form each time before pulling another rep.
  • nickpnhnickpnh Posts: 107Member Member Posts: 107Member Member
    Started 30 day ab challenge on my phone today, walked yesterday and ate less than normal for a superbowl party. Have a good Monday!
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Posts: 3,314Member Member Posts: 3,314Member Member
    "Body Beast Build: Chest/Tris & 22 Minute Hard Corps Cardio 1/Core1”=Done!
  • AlexandraFindsHerself1971AlexandraFindsHerself1971 Posts: 485Member Member Posts: 485Member Member
    Ten minutes on the bike today! For someone with exercise intolerance, this is a victory that I intend to build on.
  • giantrobot_powerliftinggiantrobot_powerlifting Posts: 2,659Member Member Posts: 2,659Member Member
    My non-dominant arm will be in a cast for two weeks and then immobilized for quite some time after that.

    Any tips, hacks, efficiencies, that you can recommend which I can implement throughout this time?
Sign In or Register to comment.