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    This post really intrigued me. I've heard of...

    This post really intrigued me. I've heard of "Time Under Tension". Even tried it. It was boring. I compromised. I worked on "good form".

    I just finished reading everything. Understood about...
  • Because I'm old with injuries and arthritis I...

    Because I'm old with injuries and arthritis I made myself a rule, "No free weights". This morning I broke my rule.

    I hadn't done any seated leg presses for a couple of weeks. Today my knees felt...
  • OK, with arms and legs (my "rehab" areas) out of...

    OK, with arms and legs (my "rehab" areas) out of the way I started looking through the forums for workout programs. Wow! Mind boggling.

    Because of age, injuries and arthritis I quickly ruled out...
  • Legs. Check. Now it's time to do something with...

    Legs. Check. Now it's time to do something with arms. My right arm (my dominate arm) is injured. Surgery is not an option. Physical therapy has restored some lateral movement but I can't raise...
  • Thank you for your gracious replies. Super...

    Thank you for your gracious replies. Super setting at gyms is kind of an art. I have backup stations for most of my preferred stations. If someone jumps in in the middle of my super sets I can...
  • I watched the video. You're right, inspiring. ...

    I watched the video. You're right, inspiring. The one guy, #79(?) was a standout. He could easily compete with the 50 year old class.
  • Thank you everyone. As part of my "recovery" I...

    Thank you everyone.

    As part of my "recovery" I said, "No free weights". IMO "Free Weights" *are* superior to weight machines. In fact I used to lift 40, 45 years ago until an accident and...
  • Old Man Lifing; Well, trying to anyway ...

    I started lifting about 14 months ago. It was during the aftermath of COVID. The neighborhood gym opened before the neighborhood bar so I joined. Should have joined one sooner, much sooner as I...
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    Bingo! I think you nailed it. (Danny DeVito is...

    Bingo! I think you nailed it. (Danny DeVito is my celebrity look alike. I learned long ago not to even glance as I've got that kind of freak 'em out look)
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    Thank you. I don't seem to have access to misc.

    Thank you. I don't seem to have access to misc.
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    Gym Clothes - To Look or Not to Look ...

    (Not sure which forum this would belong under, this looked like the best "fit"?)

    There was a pop on the Internet the other day. There was a young lady working out at her gym. Apparently her...
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    I ran into that. My usual leg press...

    <lol> I ran into that. My usual leg press machine was busy so I tried another. It was kind of a giddy buzz having to load on a couple hundred more lbs. to get the same workout in :-)
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    Sounds like you're on top of it so feel free to...

    Sounds like you're on top of it so feel free to ignore my comments :-)

    I've had multiple injuries on one arm. Did OK-ish and then bam, back on injured reserve. There's a certain element of...
  • Probably, but; * Vinyl plates are could be a...

    Probably, but;

    * Vinyl plates are could be a little "thicker" than metal so you might not be able to get quite as many plates on. Shouldn't be a big issue.
    * One inch holes are one inch holes so...
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    You mentioned injuries. Depending on the...

    You mentioned injuries. Depending on the injuries (anything lingering?) you might want to consider starting with some of the machines until you know where you stand?

    (I got injured some forty...
  • This is probably not what you're looking for but,...

    This is probably not what you're looking for but, if you already have plates, adjustable dumbbell handles like this cost less than $40 and the screw on collars make them relatively safe.
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  • Poll: I agree. I was surprised that the bench...

    I agree.

    I was surprised that the bench press didn't poll better as it seems to be the "gold standard" around here.

    I was also surprised that the overhead press polled so well. Not because...
  • Thread: Aging

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    Great to meet you! I started lifting about a...

    Great to meet you! I started lifting about a year ago. (During COVID the neighborhood gym opened up before the neighborhood bar so I joined). I'm a decade younger than you but I'll bet that I look...
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    YOU are right about that. Just having a place to...

    YOU are right about that. Just having a place to bitch was a bit of a help. At my age (75) if I even mention the gym my friends give me a, "Gym? What the hell is wrong with you?" lecture.
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    Yes but I'm just coming from 30 days off. Did...

    Yes but I'm just coming from 30 days off. Did get some insight at the gym today. There were about a half dozen others complaining how crappy things were going at the gym. They also had been out...
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