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    Well said Sir! I'm 75, restarted, after some...

    Well said Sir!


    I'm 75, restarted, after some number of decades, at age 73. I'll never be what I was at 35 but am pleasantly surprised at what did come about.

    What started as a chore became...
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    What will the fifty bucks cost you? Does it mean...

    What will the fifty bucks cost you? Does it mean walking to work rather than taking a bus? Does it mean Ramen noodles and hot dogs for dinner? In my case it simply meant less cocktail hours at the...
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    Let's make no mistake, I am a novice so take what...

    Let's make no mistake, I am a novice so take what I say with a grain of salt.

    How much rest / how many rest days is a function of how much work.

    "Split" routines allow one to really beat a...
  • I don't. I'm lazy, undisciplined and ... I just...

    I don't. I'm lazy, undisciplined and ... I just don't care. For me it just adds another hurdle to getting to the gym and having a good workout / good time.

    That said I do sometimes envy those...
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    Poll: Dependent on my mood. I liked the snatch for its...

    Dependent on my mood. I liked the snatch for its athleticism and the clean & jerk for "bragging rights" and its tonnage.

    Going a bit off topic my favorite was the one armed snatch with an Olympic...
  • Weekends at the gym and a few weights at home for...

    Weekends at the gym and a few weights at home for in between?
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    75. Hit the weight room about three days a week....

    75. Hit the weight room about three days a week. Don't know if it's really going to make me live longer but there are some days it sure seems longer. My wife says maybe someday I'll be able to...
  • Thread: Creatine

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    I too am assuming that you are using Creatine...

    I too am assuming that you are using Creatine Monohydrate?

    Skip the "Loading Dose" recommendations and just use "maintenance" (about 5 gram) doses. (It'll catch up.)

    Some experts recommend...
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    I don’t have much to offer but I’m tagging in to...

    I don’t have much to offer but I’m tagging in to see what you learn.

    You didn’t mention how you train. Perhaps you are using stationary weight machines, the kind with two handles that connect to...
  • Thread: Roe v. Wade

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    • “Pro-life” and “Pro-choice” are divisive terms....

    • “Pro-life” and “Pro-choice” are divisive terms. It pits us against each other when the truth is many to most of us fall somewhere in between. We are left with defending (or opposing) extremes...
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    A little too early ... to worry. And...

    A little too early ... to worry. And observations can be misleading.

    Maybe you had some "chubby" on your arms that you lost so now, after working out, they do look smaller.

    Maybe developing...
  • Sure is frustrating ain't it :-( Join a gym...

    Sure is frustrating ain't it :-(

    Join a gym and get acquainted with those "old man" stationary weight machines.

    The leg machines should present no problems. Pec deck / reverse pec deck should...
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    All of that was not my point (but I do agree with...

    All of that was not my point (but I do agree with what you said). But like it or not there are more progressives than conservatives. And there are a lot of Independents. What with all the mishaps...
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    Maybe ... the Supreme Court is apolitical? It...

    Maybe ... the Supreme Court is apolitical? It was a "Republican" Court that came up with Roe v Wade in the first place.

    This year the Republicans were a shoe-in for the mid-terms. If a...
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    Probably true but you got me to thinking (a...

    Probably true but you got me to thinking (a little). Roe v Wade was both for ... and against ... abortion (which managed to piss of both sides). Over turning it per se will not outlaw abortion...
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    I lean right on the issue. I might lean further...

    I lean right on the issue. I might lean further right if I could answer the pragmatic question that runs through my head, "What happens to all the unwanted children?"
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    Got me!

    <LOL> Got me!
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    It's kind of a "left handed" (can I still say...

    It's kind of a "left handed" (can I still say that?) compliment.

    On the compliment side you stood out enough to be called out.

    On the downside they're thinking that the only way someone like me...
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    And I am equally sorry to hear about your...

    And I am equally sorry to hear about your setbacks. And I agree with you, "Start small and slow. Baby steps". I just started with different baby steps (actually, some of them were similar).

    One...
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    Quite the contrary. I appreciate your...

    Quite the contrary. I appreciate your suggestions and opinions. Background? Last year I was having trouble going up and down stairs. Last year I'd put a toothbrush in my right hand and then I'd...
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