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Are the 'shoulder hangs' dead hangs? Are they for mobility, shoulder health and bloodflow or do they also serve some other purpose in between lifts for you?
I do the shoulder hangs on an assisted pullup machine with 30 lbs taken off. When that machine is taken I just do them on a pulldown bar with 150 lbs(my weight is 180 give or take). They help with Shoulder mobility and really help my pain from impingement quite a bit. My shoulder was previously dislocated and the pec tear made it start bothering me again.
 
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Any initial thoughts? that's the XPG Epiandro?
Yeah it's the XPG epiandro. I do 2 pumps of that in the AM and 300 mgs of the muscle addiction oral preWO. It kinda early to say but I'm getting that nice locked in feeling and pumps already. My experience with the XPG Gels says it's gonna be a win.
 
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Yeah. The one I train at has a bunch free weight stuff on the first floor and lots of cool machines on the third. I kinda go back and forth between them. Get some cardio going down stairs(I always ride the elevator up :p).
Of course! Don't want to do cardio before cardio! ;)
 
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I trained at my old gym today. Shortened the workout a bit because I will be actually working soon.

I'm not going to hate training at this gym. They have a lot of Hammer strength and Paramount equipment. The hack squat machine I used has the coolest lockouts.

I forgot to do my shoulder stretches because it wasn't on the workout I had saved. Will have to do them on pulldown bar if I do them here but haven't even got schedule yet so who knows.

Leg day:
Hack squats:
165 X10
255 X5
255 X5
255 X5
Feet at top:
255 X5
255 X5
Pronated leg curls:
70 X10
70 X10
Seated leg extension:
130 X10
130 X10
Hip abduction:
80 X10
80 X10
Hip adduction:
75 X10
75 X10
Seated calf raises:
In 135 X20 G20
Out 135 X20
Mid 135 X20
 
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I had to change back to long workouts in order to hit every body part weekly. Will probably change it up as I go but don't even know how my schedule will be.

As long as I get a 5 X 5 workout on the incline bench and squats I'm good. Just want get a bit stronger on this one anyway.

Snap Fitness chest, back, tris and bis:
Flat pause bench:
115 X5
125 X5
135 X5
Supersets with
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Matrix plate loaded incline:
170 X5
175 X5
185 X5
185 X5
185 X5
Matrix pec fly:
90 X10
90 X10
Matrix tricep press: seat on 3
130 X10
130 X10
Rope tri extensions: set on 11
50 X10
Rope pushdowns: set on 17
60 X10
60 X10
60 X10
Cable rows:
125 X10
125 X10
Wide grip pulldowns:
120 X10
120 X10
Reverse grip pulldowns:
100 X10
100 X10
Rope hammer curls:
90 X10
90 X10
Matrix curls:
90 X10
90 X10
90 X10
Even modified it and it took 1 hr 40 minutes.
 
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Even modified it and it took 1 hr 40 minutes.
I wish I had that amount of time. I probably do but I try and prioritize sleep if possible :ROFLMAO:
 
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That's how I feel most of the time :ROFLMAO: Pop a few sleep assist xts and I'll be good to go ;)
I use the sleep 3 which is very similar to the assist xts. The sleep thing is doing OK just need the energy to train and work :p Might drop the trest for awhile. We'll see.
 
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That's how I feel most of the time :ROFLMAO: Pop a few sleep assist xts and I'll be good to go ;)
I love Sleep Assist XT. It definitely helps me go to sleep.

My biggest issue is not having enough hours in the day to have time for it haha.
 
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I love Sleep Assist XT. It definitely helps me go to sleep.

My biggest issue is not having enough hours in the day to have time for it haha.
Agreed! Half the time i'm trying to fall asleep but thinking about what I need to do when I wake up the next day :ROFLMAO:
 
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Agreed! Half the time i'm trying to fall asleep but thinking about what I need to do when I wake up the next day :ROFLMAO:
Exact same here. Or I'm so tired and scared I'm going to oversleep that I have a hard time even falling asleep.
 
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I did this workout yesterday. Yeah I did skip the leg, delt day one. It's going to be harder doing this than I thought. The cool thing is the incline bench is still creeping up. Heck I lost few lbs and this was going to be a gainer.

Snap Fitness chest, back, tris and bis:
Flat pause bench:
115 X5
125 X5
135 X5
Supersets with
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Matrix plate loaded incline:
185 X5
185 X5
185*X5
185 X5
185 X5
Incline flies:
25s X10
25s X10
Matrix tricep press: seat on 3
130 X10
140 X8
150 X6
Rope pushdowns: set on 17
60 X10
60 X10
60 X10
Cable rows:
125 X10
125 X10
Wide grip pulldowns:
120 X10
Reverse grip pulldowns:
100 X10
100 X10
Rope hammer curls:
90 X10
90 X10
Matrix curls:
90 X10
90 X10
90 X10
1 hour 22 minutes
 
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Heck I lost few lbs and this was going to be a gainer.
Weird how that works. I've done a few bulks where I've increased calories and somehow lost weight. I think sometimes when I intake more food my body just wants to be more active and ends up level setting and burning the extra calories I take in. :ROFLMAO:
 
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Weird how that works. I've done a few bulks where I've increased calories and somehow lost weight. I think sometimes when I intake more food my body just wants to be more active and ends up level setting and burning the extra calories I take in. :ROFLMAO:
Well I hit some snags on timing calories and moving around on my feet thru shifts burns way more. I was already on when I started working so just going to continue and focus on working on my bench. That Matrix incline is kinda fixing the pec tear.
 
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That Matrix incline is kinda fixing the pec tear.
That's good. I always pray that I don't get a pec tear in the future. I really like barbell bench and I know that's a culprit for pec tears.
 
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That's good. I always pray that I don't get a pec tear in the future. I really like barbell bench and I know that's a culprit for pec tears.
Yeah the injury I had in the wreck had a lot to do with it. It sucks that I benched the national record for my age at the gym a few months before that.
 
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I did not want to do a big leg day and stand for a whole shift tomorrow so I did more of a fitness workout today. This is a cool way to work on my shoulder also.

30 mins upright bike (varying intensity)
5.17 miles

25 lb kettle bells farmers carry:
2 walks around the gym. One in each direction.

Neutral grip ohp:
50 X 10
55 X 8
60 X 6

Cybex lat raises L&R:
65 X 10,10
65 X 10,10
65 X 10,10

Cybex one arm rear delt flies L&R:
40 X 10,10
40 X 10,10
40 X 10,10
 
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It sucks that I benched the national record for my age at the gym a few months before that.
Dang that stinks. That would have been cool to lift that in an official power lifting meet.
 
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I'm still trying to do this thing. Kinda weird doing two workouts a week but an old man needs to get used to doing both working and training. Don't feel like this is a wasted cycle but it's not going to be what I planned.

I might just take this workout back to Nautilus to use the Cybex chest press and shoot for a three plate lift on it. I don't think that is going to happen on the incline.

Snap Fitness chest, back, tris and bis:
Flat pause bench:
115 X5
125 X5
135 X5
Supersets with
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Matrix plate loaded incline:
185 X5
185 X5
205 X3
215 X3
215 X3 couldn't go up yet 225 maybe next time
Incline flies:
25s X10
25s X10
Matrix tricep press: seat on 3
140*X10
150 X8
160 X6
Rope pushdowns: set on 17
65 X10
65 X10
65 X10
Cable rows:
125 X10
125 X10
Wide grip pulldowns:
120 X10
Reverse grip pulldowns:
100 X10
100 X10
Rope hammer curls:
95 X10
95 X10
Matrix curls:
90 X10
90 X10
90 X10
1 hour 22 minutes
 
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Just a word of encouragement - I've realized the hard way that life happens and the best we can do is the best we can do.

I'm kicking myself bc I didn't get a single workout in last week myself between being so busy with work and it being Halloween week, which my daughter looks forward to all year, so anytime I did have out of work I was enjoying things with her.

I just got done with my first workout in a week and a half about 20 minutes ago.
 
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It was kinda wild training at Nautilus again. Everyone was asking me where I had been. I will probably finish this out training there.

It was cool how the chest press thing went because one of my old gym bros let me jump in with him. He was doing sets with three plates and we took one off for mine.

I had originally planned on going up to 225 on the last 2 sets but almost did it on the first 3. Should get the 5 X 5 next week and try a three plater the week after that.

I have both Monday & Tuesday off next week so I probably do the kettle bells on Tuesday. The rocket kinda inspired that because he said if I like doing them I should do it. Going to miss him :(

Nautilus chest, tris, back and biceps:
Flat bench pause reps:
115 X5
125 X5
135 X5
Supersets with bench & chest press.
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Shoulder hang 50seconds
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Shoulder hang 50 seconds
Cybex plate loaded chest press:
225 X5
225 X5
225 X4.5 not quite
205 X5
205 X5
Cybex flies:
70*X10
70 X10
V-grip pushdowns:
70 X10
80 X8
90 X6
Cybex tricep extensions
62.5 X10
Rope pushdowns:
60 X10
60 X10
Cybex cable rows:
125 X10
125 X10
Cybex pullovers:
70*X10
70 X10
Underhand grip rows:
95*X10
95 X10
Rope hammer curls:
90 X10
90 X10
Cybex concentration curls:
62.5 X10
62.5 X10
62.5 X10
 
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The XPG Suppress C gel will be my next log. I will be using it with some Swanson pomegranate standardized for ellagic acid for my off cycle period.
Definitely excited to see how it treats you.
 
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Definitely excited to see how it treats you.
B-AET is an amazing compound. By blocking cortisol it can help get that last fat off around the "love handles".

It also helps the joints and prevents osteoarthritis(good for us old dudes).
Even though it blocks cortisol it can help with joint pain. I'm not clear on the mechanisms for this but I think one of them is it agonizes the beta estrogen receptors. This can also have other anti-estrogen benefits.

It also is anti-catatabolic and maybe even a bit anabolic.

There's a good chance that it can help manage red blood cell count.
 
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Still keeping it light on the delts. The kettle bell carries help my shoulder also. I mentioned before that this gym is a former skating rink so laps are pretty long. These different training sessions landed me back at Nautilus which is fine.

30 mins upright bike (varying intensity)
5.l7 miles same as the last time
Heart rate was 79 at the lowest(about 8.8 mph)

25 lb kettle bells farmers carry:
2 walks around the gym. One in each direction.

Neutral grip ohp:
55*X 10
60 X 8
65 X 6

Cybex lat raises L&R:
70 X 10,10
70 X 10,10
70 X 10,10

Cybex one arm rear delt flies L&R:
45 X 10,10
45 X 10,10
45 X 10,10
About 1 hr 5 minutes
 
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Cybex lat raises L&R:
70 X 10,10
70 X 10,10
70 X 10,10

Cybex one arm rear delt flies L&R:
45 X 10,10
45 X 10,10
45 X 10,10
Those Cybex machines are some of my favorite! Can't beat em.
 
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It's kinda wild what is going on with me. I eat a high protein keto breakfast then do intermittent fasting thru the work day(ain't going to lie I do grab a yummy every once in awhile). Then at night I carb up a bit. It's like I'm doing mini carb cycles. Consequently the weight is going down. Bigger bench on the chest press machine at a lighter weight has become the goal.

My rested heart rate was 56 this morning and I haven't even been doing much cardio. High volume restaurant work is pretty much high volume cardio.
My weight before workout was 176 and that was after breakfast and preWO. My pre-workout has a scoop of protein(30 grams) and a tablespoon of dextrose in it.

Nautilus chest, tris, back and biceps:
Flat bench pause reps:
115 X5
125 X5
135 X5
supersets with bench and chest press
Shoulder hang 50 seconds *
Shoulder hang 50 seconds *
Shoulder hang 50seconds *
Shoulder hang 50 seconds *
Shoulder hang 60 seconds
Cybex plate loaded chest press:
225 X5 still not ready for 5X5
205 X5
215 X5
225 X3
225 X3
225 X3,1 had to get 25 lifts :p
Cybex flies:
75 X10
75 X10
V-grip pushdowns:
80*X10
90 X8
100 X6
Cybex tricep extensions
62.5 X10
Rope pushdowns:
60 X10
60 X10
Cybex cable rows:
125 X10
125 X10
Cybex pullovers:
75 X100
75 X10
Underhand grip rows:
105 X10
105 X10
Rope hammer curls:
80 X10
80 X10
Cybex concentration curls:
62.5 X10
62.5 X10
62.5 X10
1 hour 32 minutes but I was talking to people some.
 
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I missed a couple workouts because of my work schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday. We literally prepare carryout Thanksgiving dinner packages at Bob's.

So yesterday international chest day became Thursday this week. :p
I put the elbow tucked light incline bench thing in to work on my torn pec.
One of the chiropractor guys at my gym said it can help build new muscle tissue.
All things considered the old man is doing OK.
Nautilus chest, tris and biceps:
Flat bench pause reps:
115 X5
125 X5
135 X5
supersets with bench and chest press
Shoulder hang 60 seconds
Shoulder hang 60 seconds
Shoulder hang 60seconds
Shoulder hang 60 seconds
Shoulder hang 60 seconds
Cybex plate loaded chest press:
225 X5
205 X5
205 X5
205 X5
205 X5
Cybex incline with extreme elbow tuck:
10 X5,5 R&L
15 X5.5
V-grip pushdowns:
90 X10
100 X8
110 X6
Cybex tricep extensions
62.5 X10
Rope pushdowns:
60 X10
60 X10
Cable curls;
70 X10
70 X10
Rope hammer curls:
80 X10
80 X10
Incline curls:
20s X 10
20s X10
Btk curls:
25 X10,10
25 X10,10
 
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I can relate. My training took a hiatus between Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Week.

I'm considering it my eating for Sumo training period and then getting back on a nice stack and my routine next week haha.
 
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I can relate. My training took a hiatus between Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Week.

I'm considering it my eating for Sumo training period and then getting back on a nice stack and my routine next week haha.
Yeah I haven't even worked the regular work hours into my training yet. Thanksgiving hours were crazy. We do it for Christmas too but it won't be as bad.
 
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I usually throw my diet out the window in November and December. Then I get back on track in January. Too much good food to not enjoy :ROFLMAO:
 
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Trying to get back to my 3 workout split. Trying figure out how to get leg day back in without it being miserable.
I like this split.

Chest, bis and tris Is probably my favorite and delts and back kinda go together. I will probably have to do legs on a workday. Thay will be tough but I do have some short shifts.

Anyway I did this one today. It's basically going to be POS training except keeping in the 5X5 on the bench.

Nautilus delts and back
Neutral grip ohp:
60 X 10
70 X8
80 X6
Leaning lat raises L&R:
20 X 10,10
20 X10,10
Cybex lat raises L&R:
70 X 10,10
70 X 10,10
70 X10,10
Cybex rear delt flies
50 X 10
50 X 10
50 X10
Cybex cable rows:
120 X10
125 X8
135 X6
Cybex Pullovers:
80 X10
80 X10
Underhand cable rows:
105 X10
110 X8
120 X6
Hoist Crunches:
R145 X25 G25
L145 X25
M145X25
1 hour 8 minutes
 
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Trying to fit in the workout schedule with a busy work and personal schedule is tough. That’s why I decided to get a home gym set up.
 
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Yesterday I weighed 174 before workout. This cycle kinda evolved into a cutter because of working now. I've tapered to just the two trest caps and trt. Also taking some IML arimistane still. I will drop that in a few days when the Trest runs out.

I think my best bet for training is just doing it on off days. This will kinda make it a 10/11 day split for body parts but I've done this before. Next workout will be leg day at Snap Fitness(I love that leg press).

I will running Recomp20 and XPG Supress-c during my off cycle period. My PCP bumped my trt to 150 mgs per week starting next month so that will help. Besides that I take some Swanson pomegranate in the AM with my keto breakfast. It has 350 mgs of ellagic acid in it.
 
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Trying to fit in the workout schedule with a busy work and personal schedule is tough. That’s why I decided to get a home gym set up.
Sadly my only home equipment is cardio stuff and work is now my cardio. I love some of the stack plate and plate loaded machines they have for home gyms nowadays tho.
 
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Finally got a leg day in today. I had to take the leg press weight down a tad. Doing just 2 sets of stretch and contraction movements now but it was a good workout.

Snap fitness leg day:
Matrix leg press: depth set at 3
Regular:
210*X10
300 X5
300 X5
300 X5
Feet at the top:
300 X5
300 X5
Leg ext seat on 3:
120*X10
120 X10
Prone leg curls:
80*X10
80 X10
Hip abduction:
80 X 10 G10
80 X10
Hip adduction:
80 X10
80 X10
Seated calf raises:
In 115 X25 G25
Out 115 X25
Mid 115 X25
Supersets with
Shoulder hang 60 seconds
Shoulder hang 60 seconds
Shoulder hang 60 seconds
Shoulder hang 60 seconds
58 minutes!

Here's a pic of my off cycle order that got here today.
 
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