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  • Thread: Now over 50!

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    Thanks all! Appreciate the comments very kindly. ...

    Thanks all! Appreciate the comments very kindly. I've always enjoyed my time in the gym, and continue to do so. As Stress Monkey said - I try and do it with a sense of humor...no point in taking...
  • Thread: Now over 50!

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    Now over 50!

    My trainer was kind enough to take a few pics during a training session the other day as I celebrated my 50th birthday. Started lifting when I was 39, and have never looked back. Learned lots, but...
  • Great work - you're making the right steps to a...

    Great work - you're making the right steps to a life long change that will continue pay benefits. It's great that you're seeing the changes. Keep in mind that a certain point, the changes will be...
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    Thanks guys - looking forward to it. There's a...

    Thanks guys - looking forward to it. There's a lot of work to be done - not only in preparation, but also just to find the right contest. Shooting for October or November of 2015. Also have to...
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    Near 50 - time to try and compete

    So, talked it over with my better half and have decided to try my first competition next year after I turn 50. Looking forward to the road ahead with trepidation and excitement. Will be an...
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    LOLOL Thanks Takamatsu for making me laugh out...

    LOLOL Thanks Takamatsu for making me laugh out loud. I love the line that I always hear about "...not wanting to get all big and bulky." Always makes me laugh. If they only understood the...
  • OP - tomnationwide said it much more succinctly...

    OP - tomnationwide said it much more succinctly than I did.
  • GasHed - I measure intensity by my level of...

    GasHed - I measure intensity by my level of focus, the degree to which I'm applying myself on each and every lift, my level of exhaustion at the conclusion of the workout. I generally take the later...
  • Well - your diet sucks (go back and read the...

    Well - your diet sucks (go back and read the nutritional stickies), and in all likelihood your intensity is probably right there along with 98% of everyone else in the gym...the 98% that never...
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    Good luck OP - with perseverance, dedication, and...

    Good luck OP - with perseverance, dedication, and intensity you can certainly achieve your goals. Many of us here didn't start until well after 35 (including myself), and have made tremendous...
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    Not very much...I have a weak-ass bench press. ...

    Not very much...I have a weak-ass bench press. My best is 270 lb for reps. My best recently is not even my bodyweight. I prefer dumbbells for range of motion and stretching issues. I have rotator...
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    One week old
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    As OTL says - yes...you can train your quads...

    As OTL says - yes...you can train your quads quite well on the leg press. That being said the degree to with the vastus medialis obliquus (the tear drop muscle) stands out will also be defined...
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    At age 39 when I started, it was probably the bar...

    At age 39 when I started, it was probably the bar with maybe 10 lbs a side...

    It's not where you start, it's where you finish.
  • Thread: Day off diet

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    This...

    This...
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    I believe in very few goals - particularly those...

    I believe in very few goals - particularly those driven around weight loss - the behaviors they instill tend to be temporary in nature. My goals for this year:

    1) 230 weight lifting days
    2) 46...
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    Yeah Stress - we ALWAYS work very, very hard. If...

    Yeah Stress - we ALWAYS work very, very hard. If you're not serious, you ain't sh*T (BTW - I know you've seen this before...but it gives me an excuse to post it again).
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    Well, I train with a buddy nearly half my age,...

    Well, I train with a buddy nearly half my age, and it pushes me hard to keep up. For many lifts, he can simply push for weight, but that doesn't stop me from hitting it hard. Here we are: 49 on...
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    Here's another good article worth reading that...

    Here's another good article worth reading that covers the muscles of the arm. http://teachmeanatomy.info/upper-limb/muscles/muscles-of-the-arm/ Not sure how underdevelopment of the brachialis is...
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    I like anything with a cool name, particularly if...

    I like anything with a cool name, particularly if it's a color. Even better if they have slick advertising with the latest and greatest bber dude exhorting the glories of product X. Okay - enough...
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