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71 years...been working out 41years...currently 4 times per week in gym, one day upper body, next day lower body...workouts are approx. 1.5 hrs. each time....weight machines and 45 mins. cardio each time...stretch yoga twice per week for flexibility and toning, one hour sessions...feeling very well and fit...pain free.
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I do a 5 day split weight routine and run 3 days a week. I throw stretching and core work in 2 or 3 days, too. I have been able to hang with guys 30 years my junior, which feels pretty good.
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Another impressive routine, I'm starting to feel bad here...

What caused the FUBAR? It sounds like your doing well despite it
military. no lower discs, entire lumbar fused and caged, pain pump and dorsal stimulator. im lucky, can walk all day, and feet never hurt! (hadn't felt em in 16 years) always moving. its only when I stop that I get stove up. allow 1 day just to lounge around.
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Dam Goblin X, like you said it's good that you're walking! All that and you're still doing more than most, it speaks highly of you.

I'm fortunate in that I came away relatively clean from my time in the Corps.
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Go through the circuit 3-5 times and do each exercise 8X

bent rows
upright rows
military press
good mornings
lunges
squats
romanian deadlifts
curls

add pushups too....

it uses a 45lb bar, but is use 20lb dumbells and go to failure....

30sec rest between sets, transition to each exercise w/out delay...

puke afterwards....
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Go through the circuit 3-5 times and do each exercise 8X

bent rows
upright rows
military press
good mornings
lunges
squats
romanian deadlifts
curls

add pushups too....

it uses a 45lb bar, but is use 20lb dumbells and go to failure....

30sec rest between sets, transition to each exercise w/out delay...

puke afterwards....
Oh yeah.
I've discovered that a lighter weight and higher reps, going to failure on each set, resting only 30 seconds between sets, burns and pumps like nothing else.

Maybe not for pure strength, but for body sculpting and fat loss it's a winning combination.

As I wrote in another thread recently, I'm aiming more for the lean and sculptured Hugh Jackman/Wolverine, Jason Statham body shape than that of a bodybuilder.

The rep to failure and 30 second only rest time has really been working for me, better than anything else I have ever tried.
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Dam Goblin X, like you said it's good that you're walking! All that and you're still doing more than most, it speaks highly of you.

I'm fortunate in that I came away relatively clean from my time in the Corps.
Im too damn stubborn to know when to quit. hey, they said I was done. lil did they know, I wasn't.
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I guess I do it a little different than the rest of you old codgers! Oh, and I'm closing in on 60 waaay too fast...

I lift, fairly hard and heavy. The older I've gotten the harder it is for me to recover from higher reps. So my lifting is relatively low reps.

Mondays
Close grip bench
Military press
Bent row
Ab wheel

Wednesdays
Front squat
deadlift
Chins
Curls

Fridays
Close grip bench
Military press
Bent row
Ab wheel

I don't do a regular bench press, it messes my shoulders up. But a close grip with 16" between my thumbs and I continue to gain strength. Same thing with front squats instead of a back squat. The back squat hurts my low back after an L4 and L5 fracture in an accident.

Ab wheel. This is an unbelievable weapon to have in your arsenal. Low back pain that was my constant companion for 40 years, almost melted away after beginning to use it regularly. And that after having strong abs over the years, having handled 300lbs in my decline sit-ups. Now I use the ab wheel exclusively for all my ab work and am as pain free as ever before in my life. I would have never EVER believed that little plastic thing could be such a wondrous piece of equipment!

Diet. This is something I don't ever think about simply because I forget everyone doesn't eat the way I do, everything from scratch and never fried or deep fried. I rarely eat out and when I do, I'm careful about what I eat. But not the volume I eat. Its hard to focus on lean meat and vegetables and gain fat!

Oh, I hike a lot too. I have quite a few mountains behind my house and spend time most months but the wettest and coldest, hiking a few days per week in them.
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Cross fit on M, W, F and swim 1.25 miles on T, Th.
That is my regular routine. Sailing or hiking on the weekends when I can rounds it all out.
I take Sunday's off from the workout.
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In regard to reps, I've found the same thing 44 Flattop. I do minimal reps anymore, but try to keep the weight up. Some things though, don't bother me, like dumbbells, I can do higher reps and not have any problems. If I switch to, say bench or squats, heavy, and do more than a couple of sets, I can tell it real quick. Maybe it's stress hormones, I have no idea, but it really effects me negatively.
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In regard to reps, I've found the same thing 44 Flattop. I do minimal reps anymore, but try to keep the weight up. Some things though, don't bother me, like dumbbells, I can do higher reps and not have any problems.
I agree with the high rep dumbbell work. I figure if I'm going to take the effort to get them into place, I'm going to knock out lots of reps. In the DB bench, I try and keep my reps between 15 and 30!

Overhead work, more like 15-20 reps.
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I really need to get back at it, here lately I've been working nearly everyday and haven't been to the gym in almost 3 weeks.

Anybody else having a hard time getting to the gym, or working out?

I'm going today, hopefully it will be a good one.
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Bending over backwards
running around in circles
jumping through hoops

(I went back to work for a government entity)


BUT I have a quarter mile course laid out in the back of the property. I'm rebuilding the workout stations along the trail. The first two to go back up will be the chin up bar and situp incline. I'm looking for suggestions for three more.
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Maybe a short, 10-15 rungs, horizontal ladder?? Or a couple of paint cans filled with sand or concrete for curls, shoulder raises, etc..
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I really need to get back at it, here lately I've been working nearly everyday and haven't been to the gym in almost 3 weeks.

Anybody else having a hard time getting to the gym, or working out?

I'm going today, hopefully it will be a good one.
I take a WOSS suspension trainer to work in my kit bag.
The much cheaper alternative to the mega expensive TRX suspension system.
It's good for a quick workout and allows a wide variety of movements.

http://www.woss.com/woss-trainers/
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Bending over backwards
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jumping through hoops

(I went back to work for a government entity)


BUT I have a quarter mile course laid out in the back of the property. I'm rebuilding the workout stations along the trail. The first two to go back up will be the chin up bar and situp incline. I'm looking for suggestions for three more.
Parallel bars for triceps dips and tricep walks.

Maybe a thick rope for climbing up and down or a horizontal rope to spider along on upside down with hands and crossed ankles?
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I really need to get back at it, here lately I've been working nearly everyday and haven't been to the gym in almost 3 weeks.

Anybody else having a hard time getting to the gym, or working out?

I'm going today, hopefully it will be a good one.
No, I have trouble staying OUT of the gym!

My lifting partner called me the Timex Man, because he can set his clock by my showing up on time. He also calls me his conscience because when he isn't feeling like lifting, I am there to make sure we both get our lifts in!

That being said, I decided to take off a week, something I rarely do unless its scheduled, just from being so tired from elk hunting!
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I am over 50 and never stepped foot into a gym. I am extremely active with a high metabolism so weight never an issue. My daily routine between being on my feet at work and then usually an hour plus doing yard-work and all my playtime and hobbies keep me in pretty good shape ; fishing , hiking , rock climbing , kayaking , hunting , scuba diving , mountain biking ( there's probably more I missed ) take up whatever time is left in my day.

Tonight ; home to split and stack wood = upper body workout
Tomorrow ; in the woods by six pheasant hunting then to work = lower body , walking
Repeat ...
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home to split and stack wood = upper body workout
Axercise is a good upper body work out with a healthy dose of cardio added in.
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