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Happy Birthday once more Floydy. I’ve had one of those stiff necks before. They seem to last forever and a day but have a good one all the same.

Here’s to Surfermom.
Stay stay.

Go Lion Queen. I’m so proud of you.
You’re now in the ‘zone.’
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13-10-2018, 12:50 PM
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I began this morning with almost 30 minutes on the treadmill (in fact, a shade longer than Pink Floyd’s ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ which was on my headphones) and it worked brilliantly. Going up and down with the gradient and speed buttons killed any boredom that this apparatus would normally have. I’ve drawn the line against running though: If I go to the max incline of 15% really pushing hard, then taking it down to the flat whilst walking at 7.2km/h as fast as I can without breaking into a jog, then that’s alright with me. I burned off 187 calories which got me thinking I’d like to aim for 500…but that would mean walking on this thing for nearly an hour and a half! We shall see. Loved it.

Next I went on the cross trainer. As I remembered I’m not too fond of this piece of kit. All that twisting is not good for the spinal cord, so I did five minutes and moved on to the bike instead.
The stationary bike was terrific fun though. I had it on an ‘effort level’ of just “2”, so that I could pedal as fast as I could for nigh on 10 minutes, sometimes with the bike rocking off its supports! All that leg strength I’ve built up over the years has definitely paid off as they turned into a blur, moving as fast as I was. Weird thoughts entered my head as I envisaged the idea of going to a “spinning” class. Again, that may well happen.


Treadmill: 30 mins
Cross trainer: 5 mins
Bike: 10 mins

Total: 45 mins


Thanks for reading.
7.2 wow. I can't walk faster than 5.2. I never run or jog as I'm worried for my knees as I have arthritis.

Enjoyed reading that. Enjoy your birthday and little booze up.
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13-10-2018, 04:41 PM
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I've used those hydraulic machines though and don't rate them.
Yes, definitely second-rate compared to weight machines. Still, they got me functioning after the heart attack so I am grateful. Hopefully "big gym" soon.
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Thanks for the good wishes All...managed a short walk on Thursday, about 2 miles, I decided gentle walking was ok, but I'm still resting my silly foot (elevated) often.
Also did a Pilates class yesterday, though the ankle still feels a bit stiff, but I can flex the foot now and the swelling is right down.
I've been wearing an elastic compression stocking which feels very supportive.
Today I was swimming (and larking about!!) in the wonderful pool and rapids with the grandkids at Center Parcs which we visited for the day.
So it's a bit achey this evening.
(I'm finding Ibuprofen gel is good)
Hey ho, these things take time...
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14-10-2018, 07:36 AM
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7.2 wow. I can't walk faster than 5.2. I never run or jog as I'm worried for my knees as I have arthritis.
Enjoyed reading that. Enjoy your birthday and little booze up.
Thanks LQ. Got long legs, which makes it easier to stride out I guess. And big thighs to go faster on the bike too

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Happy Birthday once more Floydy. I’ve had one of those stiff necks before. They seem to last forever and a day but have a good one all the same.
Thanks Bratti. It was a good day yesterday.
My neck seems to be a little better but I'll watch myself at the gym as it's a heavy weights day today.
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14-10-2018, 07:37 AM
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Yes, definitely second-rate compared to weight machines. Still, they got me functioning after the heart attack so I am grateful. Hopefully "big gym" soon.
Sounds very sensible mate
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Thanks for the good wishes All...managed a short walk on Thursday, about 2 miles, I decided gentle walking was ok, but I'm still resting my silly foot (elevated) often.
Also did a Pilates class yesterday, though the ankle still feels a bit stiff, but I can flex the foot now and the swelling is right down.
I've been wearing an elastic compression stocking which feels very supportive.
Today I was swimming (and larking about!!) in the wonderful pool and rapids with the grandkids at Center Parcs which we visited for the day.
So it's a bit achey this evening.
(I'm finding Ibuprofen gel is good)
Hey ho, these things take time...
Injuries and niggles are a nuisance, Ruthio. It's just a matter of balancing rest and gentle exercise to get over them. Hopefully, the swimming will have helped there. Glad you enjoyed your day at Centerparcs
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14-10-2018, 02:51 PM
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Sunday 14/10/18: Full body (catch-up); 75 mins.

An extra session today to make up in some part the training I missed most of last week. Plenty of time today as I’m off work tonight, so “legs” will be done tomorrow instead. So just a general upper body workout today.


DB bench press:
10x26’s, 10x26’s
6x32’2, 6x32’x
4x36’s
*Taking it relatively easy because of my neck issues, which are still coming and going annoyingly. Reaching the 36kg DB’s wasn’t too bad though.

Chest press, stack machine:
10x80, 10x90, 5x100

Decline bench:
10x60, 6x70

E-Z curls:
- Standing: 10x30.5, 10x30.5, 10x30.5
- Seated (preacher): 10x40.5, 10x40.5
*Still finding bicep work really “easy” with the heavier weights. Looking in really good shape right now.

DB preacher curl, alt.:
- Seated (preacher): 6x20, 6x22.5
- Standing (over bench): 6x20, 6x20

Barbell curl, seated:
10x30, 10x30, 10x30
*Not being lazy sitting down doing these, but this way it takes the pressure off my lower back.

Tricep pushdowns:
12x30, 12x35, 12x40

Ab crunch:
30x30, 30x30, 25x35, 15x40

Tricep extensions:
100x25

Bicep stack curls:
50x10


Now for something to eat, followed a whole load of holiday ironing!

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Monday 15/10/18: Legs; 55 mins.

One day later than normal due to the extra upper body workout yesterday. An emphasis on strength rather than high reps, with particular attention being paid to slow controlled movements for the knee areas. I even managed a couple of added bits of cardio to boot!


Treadmill:
10 mins warm-up.

Incline press:
25x150, 20x200, 15x250, 10x300

Horizontal ‘sled’ press:
20x200, 25x180, 30x160, 50x100

Seated ham curls:
15x50, 12x60, 8x70, 25x40

Adductor:
20x60, 20x60

Abductor:
20x60, 20x60

Extensions:
25x50, 15x75, 15x100
20x100 ½ reps
25x40
*The “½ reps” were simply a set of reps done at almost the full extension to strengthen the knees, with the full stack weight.

Bike:
3 mins, level 3.


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