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40+ Club : Where the Cool Kids Are

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  • AlexandraFindsHerself1971AlexandraFindsHerself1971 Member Posts: 1,089 Member Member Posts: 1,089 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 Member Posts: 7,823 Member Member Posts: 7,823 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 Member Posts: 61 Member Member Posts: 61 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 Member Posts: 228 Member Member Posts: 228 Member
    I was 32 when this thread started. I'm 40 now and now I can participate! LMBO! Hip Hop Abs Cardio later.
  • nossmfnossmf Member Posts: 1,122 Member Member Posts: 1,122 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 Member Posts: 3,625 Member Member Posts: 3,625 Member
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  • tcunbelievertcunbeliever Member Posts: 7,823 Member Member Posts: 7,823 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 Member Posts: 3,408 Member Member Posts: 3,408 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 Member Posts: 3,625 Member Member Posts: 3,625 Member
    "Body Beast Build: Shoulders"=Done!
  • nossmfnossmf Member Posts: 1,122 Member Member Posts: 1,122 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 Member Posts: 107 Member Member Posts: 107 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 Member Posts: 2,154 Member Member Posts: 2,154 Member
    nossmf wrote: »
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    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 Member Posts: 107 Member Member Posts: 107 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 Member Posts: 3,625 Member Member Posts: 3,625 Member
    "Body Beast Build: Chest/Tris & 22 Minute Hard Corps Cardio 1/Core1”=Done!
  • AlexandraFindsHerself1971AlexandraFindsHerself1971 Member Posts: 1,089 Member Member Posts: 1,089 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 Member Posts: 2,659 Member Member Posts: 2,659 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?
  • caramelgyrlkcaramelgyrlk Member Posts: 1,078 Member Member Posts: 1,078 Member
    Happy Monday kids, took full advantage of a 60 degree day in February by running a half mile and then varied bench presses. Have a great day ahead.
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,625 Member Member Posts: 3,625 Member
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  • nickpnhnickpnh Member Posts: 107 Member Member Posts: 107 Member
    Met my step goal for the day. Aiming for consistency this week before bumping up the goal. Goodnight.
  • gam3rguygam3rguy Member Posts: 3,625 Member Member Posts: 3,625 Member
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