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Between you and JoJo, y'all "old guys" are makIng us young'uns look bad, lol. I'm gonna need to step up my game. Outstanding work.
Thank you, sir! Just trying to keep the old body mobile!

Sick most of this week with a chest and head cold. I felt awful enough to spend much of it in bed, although I got up for brief period to elk hunt behind the house. Today is the first day I felt better, although my knees are swollen again from getting irritated from whatever is wrong. Uncomfortable to squat with. Got a Doc I'm going to call on Monday about them since I got too busy today. I combined a little of what I missed on Wednesday with today's session

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155x3
245x3
315x3
Close grip bench
140x10
240x10
250x6 sets of 3
Military press
135x3
160x3 sets of 3
165x3
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Can't complain except about the tightness inside my knees. A real bother at the bottom of my squat. I was a little concerned about fluid squirting out one side or the other. At least I'm feeling better - I got 2 days of elk hunting left until season is over.
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Great news this morning! My second novel in a planned trilogy - Husband of a Hitwoman - has been accepted by my publisher! I won't know the release date until they receive my signed contract.
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Great news this morning! My second novel in a planned trilogy - Husband of a Hitwoman - has been accepted by my publisher! I won't know the release date until they receive my signed contract.
Nice, congrats!

Is the husband an old dude too?

Hey, just out of curiosity, when do you change your title to Over 60, or closing in on 61?
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Not old to me and you, Jo! Both protagonists are mid and late thirties.

I turn 61 in 6 months. Or as I like to say, I turned sixty, six month ago.
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Bad news.

Whatever was wrong in my right knee especially gave out Tuesday. I was hunting behind the house and felt a pop in or around my knee. Instant swelling and pain. I was nearly forced to crawl the last half-mile home. Got an appointment with a specialist this next Tuesday to find out what's wrong and the best way forward. Not sure what I'll be able to do in the weight room, but should at least be able to dip and perhaps hammer curl. My knee won't lock out and doesn't want to bend. Pain is about an 8, and sleep is sporadic - I wake up in pain whenever I need to turn over.


Drat. This is going to set me back a year or so.

On the bright side, I'll be writing more with too much time on my hands when unable to do anything else.
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On the bright side, I'll be writing more with too much time on my hands when unable to do anything else.
That's a good way to look at it, my shoulder surgery set me back a good bit as well, but WE will be back stronger than ever!

In the mean time, some good writing will take place!
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Wanted to see what was possible in the weight room today. Seems I'm limited to light close grips, hammer curls, and dips. Looks like dipping will be my mainstay for the time being.

Close grip
140x10
240x10
275x3
Dips
BWx5
25#x5
50#x5
75#x5
75#x5
Hammer curls
45sx10
55sx10
60sx10
65sx10

The heaviest CG set hurt my knee. Have to let my legs sprawl and can't get them under me - so no real balance.

Guess I'll go heavy-light on dips and just stay with light CG's like today for a warmup. Hammer curls felt find. Need to find a couple heavier sets of 'bells.
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Figured out how to get into position to at least balance while benching. Gave it a try and stayed light. Felt good, so I'll play with sets and reps until I get surgery. Then I'm back to ground zero.

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290x1
305x1
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25#x2
50#x2
75#x2
100#x2

I haven't tried chins but once since my elbow surgery. The pain was so excruciating, so far off the charts, I never attempted them again. Our squat rack where I chin isn't particularly high, less than seven feet. I tried to get into position, but had to bend my knees too much. Then when I pulled I realized how much we tense our legs no matter how much I attempted not to! Nope, no way I could get through even one rep! Dips and hammer curls will have to handle my back work.
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Back from seeing the sawbones. Man!

Although I'm waiting for an MRI appointment, the doc - who does 800 of these operations each year - is certain my pain and swelling is coming from a torn meniscus in my left knee. Since both have been hurting, he took an X-ray of both knees. Turns out my right is worse off, where I'm bone on bone! Took a heckuva fall years ago that he thinks is probably the culprit.

After my MRI is done, he'll go in and clean up the meniscus, but also inject a steroid into my right. He figures I have 2-5 year before I absolutely have to have a right replacement.

Wow, I knew things hurt, but not that bad!
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Back from seeing the sawbones. Man!

Although I'm waiting for an MRI appointment, the doc - who does 800 of these operations each year - is certain my pain and swelling is coming from a torn meniscus in my left knee. Since both have been hurting, he took an X-ray of both knees. Turns out my right is worse off, where I'm bone on bone! Took a heckuva fall years ago that he thinks is probably the culprit.

After my MRI is done, he'll go in and clean up the meniscus, but also inject a steroid into my right. He figures I have 2-5 year before I absolutely have to have a right replacement.

Wow, I knew things hurt, but not that bad!
I had my meniscus removed when I was 40 and had a total replacement 4 years later. It was a lot of work to recover but I never regretted it. They said it would last about 10 years but itís been 20 and Iím still going good. I know the implants today are much better than they were when I had mine. Good luck with your surgery and if they say you need a new knee good luck with that too.
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I had my meniscus removed when I was 40 and had a total replacement 4 years later. It was a lot of work to recover but I never regretted it. They said it would last about 10 years but itís been 20 and Iím still going good. I know the implants today are much better than they were when I had mine. Good luck with your surgery and if they say you need a new knee good luck with that too.
That's very good news, mom!

I also have the word of my editor who says exactly what you do. But does this mean after a part of my meniscus is removed, I'll eventually need it replaced? Hate like heck to have two replaced knees!
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That's very good news, mom!

I also have the word of my editor who says exactly what you do. But does this mean after a part of my meniscus is removed, I'll eventually need it replaced? Hate like heck to have two replaced knees!
Thatís what it meant for me. Hoping you donít have to though. Itís not fun but neither is knee pain. It just sucks getting old. .
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Friday is light day!

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275x5
Dips
25#x5
50#x5
75#x5
75#x5
75#x5
Hammer curls
45sx10
55sx10
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Can't complain about anything. Lift went very well, although pain weakens me. My old partner could lift through pain, not me. I'm what's commonly known as a puss...
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Lifted a day late. Went to my deep tissue massage therapist Monday, and my triceps hurt just too darned much.

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240x10
285x1
320x1
Dips
BWx5
25#x2
50#x2
75#x2
110#x2

It's really difficult to bench without using anything below my waist. Got to keep my left thigh completely relaxed to lift.
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Lifted Saturday instead of Friday.

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280x5
Dips
Bwx5
25#x5
50#x5
77.5x5
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My strength correlates directly to the level of pain I'm feeling. Something shifted in my knee, allowing for a greater range of motion with far less discomfort. Can't walk correctly, but my stride is slightly longer. Also can't go down a hill at all without taking 4" steps. Lack of pain made lifting far more enjoyable today. Still difficult to lift without a good base using my legs!


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140x10
240x10
300x1
325x1
Dips
BWx5
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50#x2
75#x2
100#x2
115#x2

Looking forward to what we learn from this Saturday's MRI.
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Good luck with the MRI, hopefully all is well!
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Me, too. Supposed to go fairly fast at 20 minutes. My elbow took 90!
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