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  1. Quote Originally Posted by TINYTOAD View Post
    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.

    -TT
    A good nights sleep is hard to get right now. My mothers alzheimers and my dads rapid onset dementia is keeping me very busy. This will be their last Christmas at the old homestead after 45 years. Next week I'll be hitting the gym, spending time with them daily and then the 40 minute drive to work. Pull a 10 shift, drive back home, eat sleep and start all over again, maybe 6 hours sleep at best.
    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.
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  2. 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.
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  3. [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.

  4. 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.

  5. '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!

    -TT
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by TINYTOAD View Post
    '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!

    -TT
    Things are changing fast and now I may have a new job offer coming in. Nothing like being offered 2.5 times your yearly pay. The things I could do for dad, it would make things a little bit easier.

    Time off is over, back to harder workouts...going to extend the workouts to 1.5 hours, it's time to go all out.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by oldguns View Post
    Things are changing fast and now I may have a new job offer coming in. Nothing like being offered 2.5 times your yearly pay. The things I could do for dad, it would make things a little bit easier.

    Time off is over, back to harder workouts...going to extend the workouts to 1.5 hours, it's time to go all out.
    Go get 'em!!

    -TT

  8. Quote Originally Posted by TINYTOAD View Post
    Go get 'em!!

    -TT
    Diet changes went into full swing this week, starting to feel a lot better overall. Spending more gym time doing some rehab on the arm to see how much improvement, so far so good. Power and strength doing cable pull downs has increased, I may decide to do a TT and work towards pulling the entire rack. I may have to make that a goal just to get to get thru this rehab, boring as all ....! BP has been near 119/71 HR 65 must be doing something right.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by TINYTOAD View Post
    '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!

    -TT
    How very true, this is hell week. I have to spend 2 hours at the eye docs office so she and a group of doctors on staff can take turns doing the exam. Reviewing the positive changes in my sight, since I'm the only older male on injectable TRT, they are going to include me in a study.They have reviewed an older male on transdermal and currently studying one with the pellets under the skin. (implants) She can have me for two hours on week days and a half a day on Saturdays. It's a large eye care center, it's hard to believe that I'm the only one on injectable test e.

    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. 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.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by oldguns View Post
    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.
    My eyesight just continues to get worse. All these years, I was told it would get better. LOL! I'm glad somebody's is getting better.

    'good to hear your arm is almost at 100%. Don't get too crazy!

    -TT

  12. Quote Originally Posted by TINYTOAD View Post
    My eyesight just continues to get worse. All these years, I was told it would get better. LOL! I'm glad somebody's is getting better.

    'good to hear your arm is almost at 100%. Don't get too crazy!

    -TT
    I had one of those days in the gym. Mr Jersey Shore was there, I called him that one day when a group of us were talking after we worked out. It stuck, when he's not looking at himself in the mirrors, he's bothering one of the women. He and his group tied up most of the machines So I couldn't do a rapid fire workout. I couldn't get going no burn, pump or drive, it just took to long to use each machine. I just went to a side area and did some rehab and called it a day.

  13. Hey OG.... any updates?

  14. Quote Originally Posted by TINYTOAD View Post
    Hey OG.... any updates?
    I'm having issues with the arm again. The doctor told me to give it a rest and give it more time to heal ! I'm taking the down time to spend more time with dad and will be filing LLC shortly with the State to restart my old business. The extra money will be used to provide better care for him, it's funny he has a trust set up for me, it's iron clad and he refuses to allow me to access it to provide care for him, hard headed.

    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.

  15. 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.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by oldguns View Post
    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.
    Good Luck!

    -TT

  17. Quote Originally Posted by TINYTOAD View Post
    Good Luck!

    -TT
    Thanks

  18. 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.

  19. Quote Originally Posted by Dutchman View Post
    I've got a few years and a few pounds on you but I also like to lift heavy. If I can recover from a mild concussion I had recently, I plan to finish out my goal which was to hit 500 lbs on a rack deadlift for my 70th b-day this October. That said, I have had fantastic success with my joints thanks to doing lots of Cissus and megadosing my Omega 3s (around 2.7 gms ED). Lots of secondary health positives along the way. Good Luck!
    Dutchman, I decided to take your advice. I started the cirrus rx a few days ago and I'm starting to notice improvement. I have been loading the omega 3's for sometime now, so I just added in the stinging nettle root and the red yeast rice. I think I will call it the Dutchman stack...nothing is better than taking the advise of someone who knows !

  20. Quote Originally Posted by oldguns View Post
    Dutchman, I decided to take your advice. I started the cirrus rx a few days ago and I'm starting to notice improvement. I have been loading the omega 3's for sometime now, so I just added in the stinging nettle root and the red yeast rice. I think I will call it the Dutchman stack...nothing is better than taking the advise of someone who knows !
    OG, I'm really glad to hear the good news. I love my cissus and plan to take it for the rest of my days, hopefully quite a few decades. Just the combo you mention should help your joints, cholesterol, heart and free testosterone. Now someday let's talk some more about Vitamin D3, Ubiquinol and Astaxanthin LOL.

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Dutchman View Post
    OG, I'm really glad to hear the good news. I love my cissus and plan to take it for the rest of my days, hopefully quite a few decades. Just the combo you mention should help your joints, cholesterol, heart and free testosterone. Now someday let's talk some more about Vitamin D3, Ubiquinol and Astaxanthin LOL.
    I guess my shopping list is going to get a little bit longer after our next talk ! How about the dose for stinging nettle root, red yeast rice and D3. It wouldn't hurt to be right on the mark !

  22. OG, I had a long post that got deleted explaining this. In short, I would try about 10,000 IUs ED of Vitamin D3. I use 2 gms ED of the Stinging Nettle Root and only 600 mgs ie. 1 cap of the RYR. My wives and friends have all had Docs tell them to take 2 each of the 600 mg caps but I am already down at 155 on my Cholesterol.

    I hope these Docs give you some more info:

    Vitamin D3
    The Wonder Vitamin That May Help You Prevent 16 Types of Cancer
    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...vitamin-d.aspx


    Ubiquinol and Astaxanthin


    Ubiquinol Info
    Ubiquinol: BoostEnergy Levels and Overall Health with Best Form of Co Q 10 http://www.naturalnews.com/026128_energy_supplement_healt h.html

    You’d Have to BeCrazy Not to Take This Supplement
    http://www.totalhealthbreakthroughs.c om/2010/02/youd-have-to-be-crazy-not-to-take-this-supplement/

    The Dark Truth About the "Wonder Drug"Millions Swear By http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/26/think-twice-before-using-statin-drugs.aspx
    Wonderdrugs (statins, blood pressure) revealed as a complete scam: Here's why theydon't work http://www.naturalnews.com/032448_statin_drugs_scam.html
    Do YOU TakeAny of These 11 Dangerous Cholesterol Drugs? http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/20/the-truth-about-statin-drugs-revealed.aspx

    Astaxanthin Info

    Make YourBody 62% Stronger - Flood it With This Inexpensive Nutrient

    http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/06/15/benefits-of-astaxanthin-to-your-health.aspx

    AstaxanthinSource
    http://www.vitacost.com/Vitacost-Natural-Astaxanthin-Featuring-Hawaiian-BioAstin-10-mg-60-Softgels























  23. There is no overload when it comes to health issues. I have been doing a lot of reading on herbs to lower blood pressure. There is nothing better than trying to be the best you can be...it just takes a lot of hard work. Thanks for all the info. Now I have some more reading to do.

  24. Dutchman, dose set, lets see how this works out. Bloodwork is due in 90 days maybe I can show positive results on my cholesterol. I'm at 205 right now, I'll post the new number when I get the results. I guess it's time to pick a new goal and workout.

  25. Thanks for asking the questions you have oldguns and for all the great info you are sharing Dutchman. You could easily write a book and charge for this stuff so I very much appreciate you sharing your research and experience for free.

    Cheers!

  26. Quote Originally Posted by grunt03 View Post
    Thanks for asking the questions you have oldguns and for all the great info you are sharing Dutchman. You could easily write a book and charge for this stuff so I very much appreciate you sharing your research and experience for free.

    Cheers!
    Thanks Grunt and OG, I'm just an old fart who has been hanging around the iron world forever and makes it the driver of his overall health strategy. I just want to stay fit, strong, health and around LOL. To wit, have I mentioned to you guys how much I love using Coconut Oil for everything I cook?

  27. Quote Originally Posted by Dutchman View Post
    Thanks Grunt and OG, I'm just an old fart who has been hanging around the iron world forever and makes it the driver of his overall health strategy. I just want to stay fit, strong, health and around LOL. To wit, have I mentioned to you guys how much I love using Coconut Oil for everything I cook?
    I haven’t searched the forum for posts on Coconut Oil yet but about 2 months ago I started putting it in the two shakes I drink every work day. I realized whole foods are probably better but in order to get the 3200 kCal./day I need to grow I can’t eat enough “real” food while at work and still function. I am, however, interested in hearing your take on Coconut Oil.

  28. Quote Originally Posted by grunt03 View Post
    I haven’t searched the forum for posts on Coconut Oil yet but about 2 months ago I started putting it in the two shakes I drink every work day. I realized whole foods are probably better but in order to get the 3200 kCal./day I need to grow I can’t eat enough “real” food while at work and still function. I am, however, interested in hearing your take on Coconut Oil.
    I came across both coconutoil.com and coconutresearch.org in my health reading and came away convinced of a couple things. First the entire vegetable oil and unsaturated fats versus tropical oils and saturated fats thing was/is a completely bogus PR campaign to boost corn, soybean etc oils. There is no doubt today about the danger from hydrogenated fats but few, mostly the coconut oil afficiandoes, are aware of the value of medium chain triglycerides ie MCTs. Coconut Oil combines really well with my megadoses of Omega 3 fats to help me avert Alzheimer's, Cardio and Cancer problems. It also tastes great and since it never turns rancid I can leave it, after opening, in the pantry and it never goes bad. It will solidify sort of lard-like, or turn to pure liquid around 76 degrees IIRC. It doesn't turn toxic when heated and thus becomes great for doing our sunny side up eggs, chicken, oatmeal, whatever. CO also seems to be very helpful in weight management and comes highly recommended for ketogenic diets. Lastly, I love telling folks that my success in the gym is supported by my habit of keeping two extra virgins around the house to serve me, my Coconut Oil and my Olive Oil. I tossed those vegetable whores out long ago along with their phoney PR LOL.

  29. I’ll check out those sites Dutchman. I haven’t cooked with it yet since I was under the mistaken impression it would go bad like most oils when heated. Now I’ve actually got something to cook my breakfast with. I originally came across Coconut Oil researching diets like UD2 for the reasons you mentioned. Other than Fish Oil cap the only other oils I’ve been using are Olive Oil and small amounts of Sesame Oil when I make my own Humus.

  30. Quote Originally Posted by Dutchman View Post
    I came across both coconutoil.com and coconutresearch.org in my health reading and came away convinced of a couple things. First the entire vegetable oil and unsaturated fats versus tropical oils and saturated fats thing was/is a completely bogus PR campaign to boost corn, soybean etc oils. There is no doubt today about the danger from hydrogenated fats but few, mostly the coconut oil afficiandoes, are aware of the value of medium chain triglycerides ie MCTs. Coconut Oil combines really well with my megadoses of Omega 3 fats to help me avert Alzheimer's, Cardio and Cancer problems. It also tastes great and since it never turns rancid I can leave it, after opening, in the pantry and it never goes bad. It will solidify sort of lard-like, or turn to pure liquid around 76 degrees IIRC. It doesn't turn toxic when heated and thus becomes great for doing our sunny side up eggs, chicken, oatmeal, whatever. CO also seems to be very helpful in weight management and comes highly recommended for ketogenic diets. Lastly, I love telling folks that my success in the gym is supported by my habit of keeping two extra virgins around the house to serve me, my Coconut Oil and my Olive Oil. I tossed those vegetable whores out long ago along with their phoney PR LOL.
    Coconut Oil another must try, which testosterone do you use and at what dose. I'm going to be a member of the Dutchman group..LOL ! Anytime you want to jump in with information, please do. I find your posts quite helpful and always to the point !

    I'm going to make all the adjustments, diet, supplements and in 90 days after bloodwork set goal and go for it once again. Right now I'm looking for another doctor, mine took my injection levels from .40 ml E3D to .15 ml 2X a week, talk about feeling rough...! I was at 830 mg/ml. Adjust the diet, fix the doctor issue and get ready to lift heavy again with a new goal set.
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