Sorry jojo, but I can't resist!Just a bit irritated, I just got home from picking up pizza for the grandkids, so I'm not in a great mood...
Please explain why you can press more on an incline than on the flat. Thanks!I have a short term goal of 315 for the incline bench, but flat bench, my head days are over I think.
I understand now, thanks. I wish you well!At this point it's purely focus. My focus is on incline. I can do 315 right now on flat bench, but I'm trying not to irritate my left shoulder. Visions of my left shoulder going out under a heavy bench, like my right one did a year and some ago tend to make me cautious.
My personal bests are not that way, I've done 425 on the incline but much more on the flat bench.
I feel like I'm going to have to have my left shoulder worked on, but I'm trying to work around any issues until 2022
I break a sweat just reading what you do for a workout!... I'm tired....
That is precisely the reason I bought a squat rack with spotter arms that will fit into my basement as I workout alone (click on the link for a better view of the rack):The one thing that sucks about having no one to lift with is no spotter. I know I could push more weight but I keep the weight lower for safety sake.
Without collars I would have accidentally dumped weights many times as tippy as I lift! 😳... I don't use collars because of that. I've dumped weight many times at home gyms.
Uh ... how can I say this without being blunt ...when she carries you, it doesn't count.3 miles walk with the wife.
Thanks! I see now and how it relates to your 90º explanation. 😀 Why do you do this?It's a bench press done in the power rack. I set the pins where my arms are at 90 degrees and press from there. It ends up being a bench press from about 6-7" above my chest.
Just press off the pins, set the weight back on the pins full stop, then press again.
Stationary bike? If so, is there a setting for hills? What brand?Bike (Hill routine)
45 minutes, this was not fun..
Thanks for the info. Don't need fancy to break a sweat!Okay so I checked the bikes at my swanky YMCA and they are "True" brand, Model CS800, nothing fancy but it is a "Y".
There are plenty of online tutorials including those by Concept 2 to assist your form and also breathing technique (2 per complete stroke). C'mon now, you gotta post your distance/times! 😁 🚣♀️Cardio day, I opted for something new and took a cue from Trogshak to get on the rower. I must say, I like it, granted it kicked my rear, but around 3000 meters I got my second wind and felt pretty good stopping at 4000 meters. I think I'll try my hand at 5000 in a week or so, then work on reducing time.
I'm not sure what correct form is rowing, but I kept my back straight, trying to finish my pull stroke as I hit full leg extension. It felt good, so, it's probably wrong. lol
Why is any exertion embarrassing? I have no qualms posting my minuscule weights which pale in comparison to what several of you built-like-brick-****-house guys post in this regard. Anyway, I have only done one 4000-meter row, and that was on 2/26/21 with a time of 18:21. (But I certainly will be working to break the 18-minute barrier shorty in an attempt to catch you! 🤣)I'm sure my times will be embarrassing, but I did 4000 meters and it was right at 17.5 minutes. I felt like I should go on to 20 minutes but took the clean break on distance instead (the easy way out.) I also tried to move to an underhand grip at one point, but immediately moved back. That didn't feel right at all, to me, but then again I'm a real newbie!
No apologies needed whatsoever, jojo, as you were neither offensive or condescending! I like reading all this subforum's comments, because I do learn from them.I'm still of the mind, or is it purely ego, that slows me down when entering weights like I did today. I have to routinely talk to myself and reassure myself that what I'm doing is what's best. That it will keep me from injuries long term, which I do believe. Anyway, my apologies If I was offensive or condescending in any way, it is not my intent.
Legs day today, it wasn't necessarily what I wanted to do, but its the right thing. I need to stay more focused on keeping legs in the loop.