Older wiser and just broke my old record

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  1. When I had mine, I could not raise my arm above my shoulder. A week later the doc told me to not use the sling and to use the arm. I have to admit , that was an eye watering event the first time. Wow the first time I raised that arm overhead it hurt like all h..., damn it felt great to raise it straight up. I would advise you to get back to the gym asap. Treadmill, elip, seated leg workouts do anything that doesn't work the arms and shoulders. It will feel great to get out and do something positive while your healing, I used to put the sling back on so I wouldn't do anything stupid before I got the ok from doc.


  2. I really need to post every other day and with more detail. TT- we all have had our dark days. Mine started when I lost my youngest son in 95. I watched him play soccor on the finals, with college and pro scouts there too ! Six weeks later I stood at his grave, I spent years sitting in a chair pumped full of meds and was on SSI. Then I fell down the stairs and fractured a lumbar vert. nothing like hitting rock bottom. The only way I had left was up. Right now I'm fighting a legal battle, just got papers served on me, I'm a care giver for my parents who are in their late 80's, pull a 10 hr shift on a loading dock and if I'm lucky after drive time I get to workout. Each day, I try to be a little better than the day before...Yesterdays workout went like this

    machine curls 6x10 45lbs
    preachers bench 3x10 35lbs.
    lat pull down 6x10 80lbs. ( wide grip )
    shoulder shrugs 3x10 270lbs.
    lift at 360
    lift at 450
    lift at 540
    Then I went for 610, slow pull, good lift except I injuried my right arm, setting it back down. I'll go back to the gym tomarrow and work on legs and cardio. I won't be lifting for awhile, I need to give this arm a rest and to see how it heals.
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  3. Today was ab day, right arm is really messing up my plans. Tomarrow is test day on the right shoulder, incline and decline bench press if things went well, off to try a regular bench press. I may have to switch off to legs and give the forearm more time to settle down.

  4. I hope your forearm gets better soon.

    I was looking at your shoulder shrug numbers. Wow! Those need to be strong when you're doing deadlifts.

    Yes, every day, be better than the day before.

    -TT

  5. Quote Originally Posted by TINYTOAD View Post
    I hope your forearm gets better soon.

    I was looking at your shoulder shrug numbers. Wow! Those need to be strong when you're doing deadlifts.

    Yes, every day, be better than the day before.

    -TT
    I didn't hit the gym Friday, delt with the legal stuff most of the morning before work. The wife called to see how the workout went and was a little p''''d off about me not going to the gym. The freezer is stocked with fresh chicken breasts in 1.5 lbs per freezer bag. Frozen veggies, she's stocked up and ready for me to kick this off next weekend. Skim milk in the frig, she got some half-half for my coffee except for the half a case of eggs on her list, she's stocked up. I guess it's fuel for the inner-beast, the new workout should be e-mailed to me today, that buddy of mine is changing the workout to give the arm a little more time. Lets see if I can keep going.
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  6. I had issues with the fore arm today. Started off with shrugs 6 x 10 x 270, 1 x 5 x 360. Failed on arm curls at half weight 45lb so I hit the preachers bench did upper half curls at 35lb with no problem. The seated lat pull downs, wide grip 140lbs and close grip at 120lbs. I had an older guy wanting to lift against me doing lat pull downs. We did the above weight 10 x 10. He trashed me, 2 minutes between sets, talk about a pump, rapid sets. I got it done but I was all in when we got done, he still was ready to go again. LOL I got my backside kicked by a 66 yr old, he said I could have a rematch, I will try again. He pushed me pretty hard, next time I'll be ready.

  7. I decided to go for it. The 2800 cal diet starts today, will front load and increase the test from cruise to a blast. It's time to rock and roll, the lifts that bothers the arm, I'll just have to avoid for now. This weekend I'm going to have my strength trainer, trainer etc all at the same gym so I'm going to take advantage of it. When there done with their clients, were going to sit down and get the workout issues taken care of and get their views on this injury. I should be able to work around it, I guess I'll find out shortly !

  8. good luck and hopefully it's not anything serious! Keep up the good work

  9. Quote Originally Posted by JajaNe20 View Post
    good luck and hopefully it's not anything serious! Keep up the good work
    Thanks I'll get it done. I have a doctors appt in two weeks and another in four weeks so I'll stay on top of it.

  10. I only hit the gym once this week, looking forward to tomarrow. Spent the entire week dealing with the legal issue, I will be glad when it's over. On the good side, I had to see my eye doc because half the time I see better without my glasses. After a boat load of tests, she enters the room and asks about my meds. She asked me if I was on trt, when I told her that I was injecting test e and gave her the dose. She ran one more series of tests and couldn't believe the results. She said older men on trt have been in her office, with improved eye sight, But they all have been using the gel. She had two more docs, review her findings, then she returned to the room. She told me that I have no macular degeneration....none at all, and I have almost no stigmatism in both eyes. She went back through all of my old records...she gave me a rx for some eye drops and removed the stigmatism correction from both eyes on my new rx for glasses. Maybe It's the fish oil and test e combo thats making things better ?

  11. I hear that both fish oil and lutein are great for eyes.
    Interesting about the TRT and better vision / eye health.
    My vision continued to get worse while running test. Of course the vision got really bad during PCT.
    If you find something about test and eyes, please post. All I'm finding on Google is stuff about test and dry eyes.

    -TT

  12. Quote Originally Posted by TINYTOAD View Post
    I hear that both fish oil and lutein are great for eyes.
    Interesting about the TRT and better vision / eye health.
    My vision continued to get worse while running test. Of course the vision got really bad during PCT.
    If you find something about test and eyes, please post. All I'm finding on Google is stuff about test and dry eyes.

    -TT
    TT I'll post anything I find out. I go back in Oct for another series of tests and an update on the improvement. I'm sitting here without glasses, talk about weird, I had to have my glasses on all the time since I was in my late 20's. Except when I drive or read fine print, I don't need them. It's going to be nice to workout without them.

  13. TT- cycle starting Tuesday, going to watch the arm injury as I go forward. I may wrap it if becomes an issue we will wait and see. Test e will be ran at 400mg. the wife is giving the shots. She insists, one of the nurses who's husbond uses, showed her how to do it. I use the stick it in and get it over with method, she put half in each delt and I could barely feel it. Since she rules the kitchen, no problem dear, just stick me as many times as you wish. Diet changes again today, time to lean it down a bit and to get on with it !

  14. Nice! Good to hear your vision has improved, that's astonishing!

  15. Quote Originally Posted by JajaNe20 View Post
    Nice! Good to hear your vision has improved, that's astonishing!
    It's hard to adjust to normal vision, I'm going to try safety glasses at work . I had to keep taking my glasses off, the normal things close were out of focus. It's going to be nice not have to wear them all the time.

  16. I took the holiday off, to give the arm a chance to settle down. I'm back in the gym today to see how it feels, just give it a try and see how it feels. I will try to get enough time to post better, back to the legal crap after the gym, then off to work.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by oldguns View Post
    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.
    Those are great numbers! During my last cycle, I was up in the mid 140's. Right now, I'm 124/76 @ 51.
    My bp always seems to be highest in the morning, so I avoid taking it in the morning now.

    -TT

  20. Quote Originally Posted by TINYTOAD View Post
    Those are great numbers! During my last cycle, I was up in the mid 140's. Right now, I'm 124/76 @ 51.
    My bp always seems to be highest in the morning, so I avoid taking it in the morning now.

    -TT
    This morning in at 119/[email protected] 71, remaining stable. I'm quite impressed with my results. It wasn't that long ago, being in the 140 + was my everyday normal. Then I was on testim, exercise and diet goes a long way. My first doc appt. on the arm is tomarrow, hopefully I will get some good news and the green light to get back at it. Monday the 19th is my first full day planned at the gym, how much I can do will depend on this doc appt. If I remember today is your first day at work, Good Luck and have a great day !

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

    -TT

  24. I know your right about that !

  25. 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.
    Quote Originally Posted by TINYTOAD View Post
    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.

    -TT
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