Older wiser and just broke my old record
- 09-07-2011, 08:07 AM
- 09-07-2011, 11:52 PM
I'm going to delay using the arm after todays try at the gym. Tomarrow plan to readjust my workouts to abs, lower back and legs and start up with cardio before and after. I think it's best to stall the upper body until I get into docs office. Maybe, I should change my thread to older and wiser and it takes longer to heal...!
wide grip pull-downs 8 x 12 x 120
close grip pull-downs 8 x 12 x 140...2 x 10 x 150
shoulder shrugs at 270 just 3 before the pain came back.
I just walked it off and called it a day, it's time to get it checked out.
- 09-10-2011, 12:37 AM
Staying away from the gym until monday. Doctors appt. on Tuesday, hope I'm not out for an extended time. My employer sent us old farts for a new physical, said I had to be tested because of blood pressure meds. Nice try, I tested 124/82/60, they can try again next year. I was caught off-guard since I'm on cycle, but I'll take that number any day.
09-11-2011, 11:03 PM
09-12-2011, 08:05 AM
09-13-2011, 11:13 PM
This has been a rough day. First my urologist tells me that I am out of FDA standard for TRT. He tells me that I am at 997 ng/dl, I tell him that the standard was 1100>241. Not any more, it's 827>241 ng/dl and I am exceeding the federal guildlines and that he must lower my level. Now I'm at 30mg twice a week, I have to be at 700 ng/dl or less. Oh yea it gets better, The pharmacy calls and said I tripped the Ohio Controlled Substance whatever and they had to notifiy The DEA and my doctor....why...my rx was for one box of a 100 and the new limit in Ohio is 50 needles. What a bunch of bull ****, on top of the fact that my arm will take another 6 to 8 weeks to heal....it will probably take that long to cool off.
09-15-2011, 07:48 AM
The pharmacy called and said I have to wait until this issue is resolved. Nice, how about faxing the script directly to the doc so he can verify thats the way it was written and next time I will just have it called into the pharmancy direct. Oh well 3 days into this issue, can't wait to round 3 to begin.
09-15-2011, 09:17 PM
Always funny.... estrogen... no problem! Test.... evil.... red flag!!!
In all truth, I think it's the other way around. Estrogen is a carcinogen, if I'm not mistaken.
What a funny world we live in!
Good thing we live in the "land of the free," or I might think it's otherwise.
09-18-2011, 06:47 PM
09-19-2011, 08:02 AM
The big evil test problem is over. Changed pharmacys and it was verified and filled in 24 hrs. All this drama, over a script , nothing like being treated like a drug lord when you pick up your meds. TT- back in the gym this morning, legs and abs, may try a little with the arm. I have been out of the gym for two weeks, swelling has gone down, still a little tender to the touch, far from 100% but at least I can get back at it.
09-19-2011, 11:41 PM
Gym went better than expected, good lifts and no pain.
leg press 1 x 20 @ 100
2 x 10 @ 200
crunch 3 x 20 @ 200
1 x 15 @ 150
1 x 10 @ 100
wide grip 6 x 10 @ 140
narrow 3 x 6 @ 180
curls 10 x 10 @ 35
( preachers bench )
dead lift 1 x 1 @ 360
I was good with the results, more rest time between sets, curls were upper half only with no pain. Long way to go, I'll just keep it light and add one new item to my workout each day.
09-20-2011, 11:47 PM
How long do you spend at the gym each day with your workouts?
When I had a personal trainer, one hour was plenty, but when I work now with 3 or 4 minutes between sets, an hour isn't enough. I think I need to get more effecient or wake up earlier.
09-21-2011, 12:05 AM
I hate these Monday, Wednesday, and Friday workouts, I prefer a 5 days on and 2 days off. Anyway rest day is over and it's back at it tomarrow, at least in a week and a half, I will find out if I'm good to go.
09-21-2011, 12:18 AM
09-25-2011, 10:10 PM
Life is starting to get back to normal, Maybe this week things will settle down. I can state for a fact it's taking longer to heal than it use to ! I can still make the lift if I get this arm to heal up and finish training. I had to cut the diet, abort the cycle and get things to balence out while the arm gets back to normal.
09-27-2011, 01:22 AM
Going to hit the gym in the morning. It's time to start getting back into the swing of things, I can't stand this sitting around waiting. Eight more days until my doctors appt. and I get the word on the arm. It's a little better than it has been, going to give it another try.
I had lunch with a young lady who wants to help train me, we were at a buffet. She said who ever eats the most wins, loser buys...ok, free lunch. Yea, for her, that 131 lb. 5' 4" ate like a NFL linebacker...LOL I just reached for her check.
09-30-2011, 11:07 PM
10-01-2011, 02:15 AM
Arm is shutting me down still, what a pain. Oh yea muscular, can you say female kick boxer, her idea of cardio is running full bore on a treadmill for an hour. I ate about 4 lbs of roast, 1.5 lbs of potatoes, 6 large dinner rolls, a medium plate of sea food, enough salad to make a cow happy, about a half pound of cottage cheeze, 3 glasses of ice tea. She ate the same as I did, but she did 2 more plates of sea food, and tore up a german choc cake, large bowl of icecream. Yes she out scarfed me hands down ! I asked for a second chance, told me to bring my wallet the next time she is due a cheat meal.
10-05-2011, 09:18 AM
TT- doctors appt. went fine, she said the arm is healing, however I need to act my age when I'm in the gym. LOL, what is normal ! Monday is back in the gym, lower weight and higher reps giving it more time settle down. At least I got the green light to get back at it, thats a plus. Nothing like being able to lift again...priceless.
10-05-2011, 09:32 PM
10-08-2011, 01:27 AM
Tomarrow, I think I will set the new workout up, get the log started and make some adjustments in the old diet. I had a long talk with my doctor about my trt, she admitted that the lab, like most had lowered the range from 280>1100 to 280>827 ng/dl. Off the record, she in brief explained the changes since the steroids laws went into effect. Boy that was an eye opener, now I know why my urologist changed my dose when I was 830ng/dl. I'm going to have to study and read up on this information. That is when I get some extra time, whatever that is ?
My old friend, the ex-powerlifter told me at work today, that as soon as I get my life back in balence and time issues resolved, that we can train together every other saturday. I'd like to get some new input and a break from the same old workout pattern.
10-10-2011, 10:16 AM
TT- thanks for the PM, Today is reset day, diet back up and running. Tomarrow it's back in the gym, can't wait, it's been to long. Arm feels a lot better, a little bit weak but it's going to be okay. LOL the wife thinks that I can just pin myself, hit the gym and go for it. She's back in the kitchen, today it's 5 meals, 1.5 lbs of chicken breast, .5lb of fruit and .5lb. of fresh veggies, cottage cheeze and a gal of water. Toss in a protien shake, a quick breakfast before I run over to mom and dads each morning. (Just divide it up over the day.)
I had to explain that I can't pin, flip the switch to on position and run a full cycle. I have to cruise on TRT, diet and low weight lifts and give the arm more time to hit the 100%. I don't want another set back on this injury. Before she left for work she set my gym bag by the front door, hint...hint tomarrow is the day.
10-14-2011, 12:39 AM
[QUOTE=TINYTOAD;3031699]That's great news that your arm is getting better! Even though we're older and wiser, I think we're more prone to injury.
First day back went smooth, forearm a little bit stiff other than that, everything went better than I thought. Set it up to run in 30 minutes, wide grip pull downs..1 x 10 @ 140lbs, close grip pull downs..1 x 10 @ 160lbs, Preacher bench..1 x 10 @45lbs, shrugs..1 x 10 @ 270lbs. That's the last set of everything I did. Preachers bench...gasp ! that's the only thing that made the arm hurt, kept the weight low. At least I have a starting point, tomarrow I'm going to bump the time up to one hour and see how it's feeling after tomarrows push and pull day.
10-17-2011, 10:45 AM
Friday was a full workout. One of those that when you walk out of the gym, it's OH YEA..! Spent the entire weekend working outdoors, my sister takes over on the weekend, so I can get away from mom and dad on a couple of days. I hate to say it, I look forward to a time out.
I'm only 20lbs. off from lifting a full rack on the nautlis machine, as TT said the thrill of max weight on a machine. I just need to take my time getting there...! I will have to post entire workout later this week when I have enough time.
10-17-2011, 10:37 PM
'good to hear you had a full workout on Friday. I had a similar workout on Sunday, and could barely move by the end of the day.
I'm glad you are able to take some time off on the weekends. Unless somebody's been there before, it's hard for people to imagine how draining it can be.
Keep up the good work!
10-17-2011, 11:59 PM
Time off is over, back to harder workouts...going to extend the workouts to 1.5 hours, it's time to go all out.
10-18-2011, 09:52 PM
10-22-2011, 12:37 AM
10-24-2011, 08:30 AM
I'm going to switch from rehab to full workouts by the end of this week. The goal on my birthday is a little over a month away, it's time to start pushing on towards that goal. Diet is on the mark, everything seems good to go, sleep is doing better so I will kick this off and hope the arm is ready to go. My 5 minutes are up, off to the gym and to stop by dads before work.
10-26-2011, 11:53 PM
It's good to say the eye sight is so much better now. I will have to adjust, but it feels great to be doing this without my glasses.
I only had time to hit the gym twice this week. My arm is almost back to 100% so it's time to go for it. My last workout, I ran one minute between sets, the weight to 50% of max and doubled the reps. It felt really good, so I hit the incline bench and ran a few sets with the 45lb dumbells, no problem with the arm. Friday will be the best day to just fire off and see how hard I can hit it.
10-28-2011, 10:59 PM
10-29-2011, 01:15 AM
11-12-2011, 08:21 AM
11-12-2011, 09:27 AM
I changed my work bid, I walk about 10 miles a day, it's helping my old leg injury and it's getting stronger. Diet is still on the mark, just waiting this out. I plan to hit the gym soon and start working on the legs and core/abs and hope the arm heals, if not I'll end up getting an ultra-sound or something to see whats going on with it.
11-27-2011, 10:15 PM
Tomarrow is the day, 58 and going for it ! I'll just get the best lift I can, no pain no gain, it's been hard to prepair we will see how it goes.
11-27-2011, 10:19 PM
11-27-2011, 10:22 PM
11-28-2011, 12:23 PM
I failed at my goal today. To many skipped or short workouts taking care of Dad, the stress is taking it's toll. Allergys kicked in due to the rain, so breathing issues didn't help. First two lifts went fine, however at 360lbs I was all in totally drained with no energy. I was standing at the machine getting ready to try 450lbs, I just took the belt off and walked away. I guess in every life a little rain must fall, post lift my blood pressure was 110/71 and bpm 84. Thats the best it's been in years, maybe it's time to cut some BF and try to keep the stress away.
12-03-2011, 09:59 AM
12-03-2011, 02:59 PM
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