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RodeoSchro

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The Fourth Org Fitness Thread of 2018 - I Can Still Get It Up!

Well, the third thread expired a few weeks ago and its passing went unnoticed. Obviously because we were all enjoying the summer with our improved fitness, right? Right! I hope!

Summer has been just fine for me. Workouts have been pretty consistent but the one bummer is that I haven't moved 306 pounds more than a couple inches off the floor.

Until today.

It just felt right. I felt good. Instead of warming up and then going straight to 306, I went 266; 286; and then 306.

I can still get it up!

How's YOUR summer and YOUR fitness going? Let us know!

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Reply #1 posted 08/06/18 11:55am

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RodeoSchro said:

Well, the third thread expired a few weeks ago and its passing went unnoticed. Obviously because we were all enjoying the summer with our improved fitness, right? Right! I hope!

Summer has been just fine for me. Workouts have been pretty consistent but the one bummer is that I haven't moved 306 pounds more than a couple inches off the floor.

Until today.

It just felt right. I felt good. Instead of warming up and then going straight to 306, I went 266; 286; and then 306.

I can still get it up!

How's YOUR summer and YOUR fitness going? Let us know!

Ah, but it didn't go unnoticed. Some of us here thought about starting a 'Hey Rodeoschro' thread to remind you that you hadn't fufilled your obligations by starting a new one, but, well you know, that one is reserved for EmmaMcG so I decided against it.



I hit my target of losing 20 kilos a few weeks ago. I feel fitter and healthier, not to mention the stress that I have also shed by changing my career. The thing that has got away from me is my running. It's just been so fucking hot that the idea of runnng has been worse than the idea of having to play catch-up in order to be marathon ready when the heat dies down. I'm still walking loads, I go early with the dog so I get my miles in but I am acutely aware I need to start running again....and soon.


Well done on your 306. Means nothng to me but it does sound impressive!

[Edited 8/6/18 11:56am]

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Reply #2 posted 08/06/18 12:53pm

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maplenpg said:

RodeoSchro said:

Well, the third thread expired a few weeks ago and its passing went unnoticed. Obviously because we were all enjoying the summer with our improved fitness, right? Right! I hope!

Summer has been just fine for me. Workouts have been pretty consistent but the one bummer is that I haven't moved 306 pounds more than a couple inches off the floor.

Until today.

It just felt right. I felt good. Instead of warming up and then going straight to 306, I went 266; 286; and then 306.

I can still get it up!

How's YOUR summer and YOUR fitness going? Let us know!

Ah, but it didn't go unnoticed. Some of us here thought about starting a 'Hey Rodeoschro' thread to remind you that you hadn't fufilled your obligations by starting a new one, but, well you know, that one is reserved for EmmaMcG so I decided against it.



I hit my target of losing 20 kilos a few weeks ago. I feel fitter and healthier, not to mention the stress that I have also shed by changing my career. The thing that has got away from me is my running. It's just been so fucking hot that the idea of runnng has been worse than the idea of having to play catch-up in order to be marathon ready when the heat dies down. I'm still walking loads, I go early with the dog so I get my miles in but I am acutely aware I need to start running again....and soon.


Well done on your 306. Means nothng to me but it does sound impressive!

[Edited 8/6/18 11:56am]



falloff Great post!

"Mission: Impossible - I Hope No More Movies Fall Out In Ths Franchise" screwed up my chance for a "Hey EmmaMcG" post. Oh well...

Congrats on your weight loss! That is AWESOME! I'm very happy for you!

"306" refers to how many pounds I benchpressed this morning. It's kind of my benchmark, so to speak. I have benched as much as 336 before, but as long as I can do more than 300 pounds, I feel good.

I have six months to go before I hit 60 years old, and my goal is to be able to still get it up when I'm 60. 306 pounds on the benchpress, that is!


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[Edited 8/6/18 12:53pm]

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Reply #3 posted 08/06/18 5:44pm

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RodeoSchro said:



maplenpg said:




RodeoSchro said:


Well, the third thread expired a few weeks ago and its passing went unnoticed. Obviously because we were all enjoying the summer with our improved fitness, right? Right! I hope!

Summer has been just fine for me. Workouts have been pretty consistent but the one bummer is that I haven't moved 306 pounds more than a couple inches off the floor.

Until today.

It just felt right. I felt good. Instead of warming up and then going straight to 306, I went 266; 286; and then 306.

I can still get it up!

How's YOUR summer and YOUR fitness going? Let us know!



Ah, but it didn't go unnoticed. Some of us here thought about starting a 'Hey Rodeoschro' thread to remind you that you hadn't fufilled your obligations by starting a new one, but, well you know, that one is reserved for EmmaMcG so I decided against it.





I hit my target of losing 20 kilos a few weeks ago. I feel fitter and healthier, not to mention the stress that I have also shed by changing my career. The thing that has got away from me is my running. It's just been so fucking hot that the idea of runnng has been worse than the idea of having to play catch-up in order to be marathon ready when the heat dies down. I'm still walking loads, I go early with the dog so I get my miles in but I am acutely aware I need to start running again....and soon.



Well done on your 306. Means nothng to me but it does sound impressive!


[Edited 8/6/18 11:56am]





falloff Great post!

"Mission: Impossible - I Hope No More Movies Fall Out In Ths Franchise" screwed up my chance for a "Hey EmmaMcG" post. Oh well...

Congrats on your weight loss! That is AWESOME! I'm very happy for you!

"306" refers to how many pounds I benchpressed this morning. It's kind of my benchmark, so to speak. I have benched as much as 336 before, but as long as I can do more than 300 pounds, I feel good.

I have six months to go before I hit 60 years old, and my goal is to be able to still get it up when I'm 60. 306 pounds on the benchpress, that is!


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[Edited 8/6/18 12:53pm]


Can you rephrase that? I have a dirty mind. How about lift or jerk?
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Reply #4 posted 08/07/18 7:37am

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littlemissG said:

RodeoSchro said:



falloff Great post!

"Mission: Impossible - I Hope No More Movies Fall Out In Ths Franchise" screwed up my chance for a "Hey EmmaMcG" post. Oh well...

Congrats on your weight loss! That is AWESOME! I'm very happy for you!

"306" refers to how many pounds I benchpressed this morning. It's kind of my benchmark, so to speak. I have benched as much as 336 before, but as long as I can do more than 300 pounds, I feel good.

I have six months to go before I hit 60 years old, and my goal is to be able to still get it up when I'm 60. 306 pounds on the benchpress, that is!


.

[Edited 8/6/18 12:53pm]

Can you rephrase that? I have a dirty mind. How about lift or jerk?




LOL, that was the purpose! I figured if I made myself the butt of the joke, I'd get everyone on the org in here, making pithy comments about my...errrr, abilities. Although...

..."RodeoSchro Can Still Jerk It!" might do the same thing!

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Reply #5 posted 08/07/18 7:56am

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"I can still get it up." Sounds like the wifey is getting lucky tonight.

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Reply #6 posted 08/07/18 6:26pm

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RodeoSchro said:

littlemissG said:

RodeoSchro said: Can you rephrase that? I have a dirty mind. How about lift or jerk?




LOL, that was the purpose! I figured if I made myself the butt of the joke, I'd get everyone on the org in here, making pithy comments about my...errrr, abilities. Although...

..."RodeoSchro Can Still Jerk It!" might do the same thing!

How about 319 for a nice even number???

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Reply #7 posted 08/07/18 6:59pm

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RodeoSchro said:

Well, the third thread expired a few weeks ago and its passing went unnoticed. Obviously because we were all enjoying the summer with our improved fitness, right? Right! I hope!

Summer has been just fine for me. Workouts have been pretty consistent but the one bummer is that I haven't moved 306 pounds more than a couple inches off the floor.

Until today.

It just felt right. I felt good. Instead of warming up and then going straight to 306, I went 266; 286; and then 306.

I can still get it up!

How's YOUR summer and YOUR fitness going? Let us know!



spit good one! took me a moment to realize you meant weight-lifting. you did, right? biggrin in any case good for you.

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Reply #8 posted 08/07/18 8:50pm

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LadyLayla said:

RodeoSchro said:




LOL, that was the purpose! I figured if I made myself the butt of the joke, I'd get everyone on the org in here, making pithy comments about my...errrr, abilities. Although...

..."RodeoSchro Can Still Jerk It!" might do the same thing!

How about 319 for a nice even number???



Awesome! I have a new goal!

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Reply #9 posted 08/07/18 8:52pm

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XxAxX said:

RodeoSchro said:

Well, the third thread expired a few weeks ago and its passing went unnoticed. Obviously because we were all enjoying the summer with our improved fitness, right? Right! I hope!

Summer has been just fine for me. Workouts have been pretty consistent but the one bummer is that I haven't moved 306 pounds more than a couple inches off the floor.

Until today.

It just felt right. I felt good. Instead of warming up and then going straight to 306, I went 266; 286; and then 306.

I can still get it up!

How's YOUR summer and YOUR fitness going? Let us know!



spit good one! took me a moment to realize you meant weight-lifting. you did, right? biggrin in any case good for you.



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Reply #10 posted 08/10/18 5:36pm

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RodeoSchro said:

XxAxX said:



spit good one! took me a moment to realize you meant weight-lifting. you did, right? biggrin in any case good for you.



lurking

lol

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Reply #11 posted 08/21/18 11:52am

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I hope everyone's summer is winding up with you in good, or at least better, shape than when the year started. It's been a good one for me - I jacked up 306 the other day and realized I'd been selling myself short. If I can do 306, why not 311? Or 316? I think I'm back on track for gains.

Which is really good because..................

........I think I'm going to enter a bodybuilding contest!

Why not? I'll be 60 next year. There's bound to be a category for old farts like me. But winning isn't the goal. What IS the goal?

Just doing the best you can.

I have one friend (female) who has competed in a real bodybuilding contest, and I've read lots of stuff from people like me who did it. They all mainly say the same thing - "Thanks to my coach for getting me in the best shape I've ever been in!" So, that's why you do it. The journey is the contest.

Next spring or summer is when I'm looking to compete, as I want to be over 60 when it happens. But me being me, I won't have a coach. At least, not one in the physical sense. The Spirit of Arnold will always be with me. That's going to have to do, especially since I think that given my work schedule/locations, I'm going to have to join as many as 2 more gyms to ensure enough workouts.

We'll see. My plan is to work out hard for the rest of the year - especially on my chicken legs, LOL. Then when the new year comes, I'll look at where I am, and when the next local contest is, and make a final decision. Worst case scenario is that I enter my '60's in good shape!

Until then, here is a GREAT article on the original Gold's Gym. So many memories!

https://deadspin.com/sex-...1828228786

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Reply #13 posted 08/31/18 12:53pm

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RodeoSchro said:

I hope everyone's summer is winding up with you in good, or at least better, shape than when the year started. It's been a good one for me - I jacked up 306 the other day and realized I'd been selling myself short. If I can do 306, why not 311? Or 316? I think I'm back on track for gains.

Which is really good because..................

........I think I'm going to enter a bodybuilding contest!

Why not? I'll be 60 next year. There's bound to be a category for old farts like me. But winning isn't the goal. What IS the goal?

Just doing the best you can.

I have one friend (female) who has competed in a real bodybuilding contest, and I've read lots of stuff from people like me who did it. They all mainly say the same thing - "Thanks to my coach for getting me in the best shape I've ever been in!" So, that's why you do it. The journey is the contest.

Next spring or summer is when I'm looking to compete, as I want to be over 60 when it happens. But me being me, I won't have a coach. At least, not one in the physical sense. The Spirit of Arnold will always be with me. That's going to have to do, especially since I think that given my work schedule/locations, I'm going to have to join as many as 2 more gyms to ensure enough workouts.

We'll see. My plan is to work out hard for the rest of the year - especially on my chicken legs, LOL. Then when the new year comes, I'll look at where I am, and when the next local contest is, and make a final decision. Worst case scenario is that I enter my '60's in good shape!

Until then, here is a GREAT article on the original Gold's Gym. So many memories!

https://deadspin.com/sex-...1828228786

Awesome!

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So I am paying a trainer to get me into the gym.

Been going for 2 months now.

Focus is on strengthening my injured knee and stregthening my core.

Don't know how much more of this I can afford but my trainer is awesome.

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Reply #16 posted 09/10/18 2:14pm

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PurpleJedi said:

So I am paying a trainer to get me into the gym.

Been going for 2 months now.

Focus is on strengthening my injured knee and stregthening my core.

Don't know how much more of this I can afford but my trainer is awesome.



Attaboy! highfive

If/when you decide to quit using a trainer (and pretty much everyone does, for various reasons) the next best thing you can do is find a training partner. Hopefully you can find someone that won't let you skip workouts - and vice versa.

And when you are training together, hopefully it will be someone that pushes you to do better each and every set - and vice versa.

What I've found as helpful is when picking a partner, for both of you to agree on a goal or goals that you both want to reach by the same specific date. For instance, say you want to be able to bench press 200 pounds and you want to be able to do that by January 1. Get your partner to pick a goal THEY want to reach by January 1 - maybe they want to squat 300 pounds by January 1 - and then hold each other accountable for reaching that goal.

I will bet dollars to protein shakes that you both meet your goal!

And you can set more than 1 goal. For instance in addition to the goals above, maybe you want to be at xxx pounds by March 1, and your partner wants to have an xx-inch waist by March 1. Then, you might want to squat xxx pounds on your new knee by May 1, and your partner wants to weigh xxx pounds by May 1.

Set a series of different goals over a year-long time period. Just make sure you both agree on common dates for the completion of the goals. I have absolutely no doubt you would both reach all those goals. And the best part?

No training fees! (Except for my commission, of course.)

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Reply #17 posted 09/11/18 7:10am

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RodeoSchro said:

PurpleJedi said:

So I am paying a trainer to get me into the gym.

Been going for 2 months now.

Focus is on strengthening my injured knee and stregthening my core.

Don't know how much more of this I can afford but my trainer is awesome.



Attaboy! highfive

If/when you decide to quit using a trainer (and pretty much everyone does, for various reasons) the next best thing you can do is find a training partner. Hopefully you can find someone that won't let you skip workouts - and vice versa.

And when you are training together, hopefully it will be someone that pushes you to do better each and every set - and vice versa.

What I've found as helpful is when picking a partner, for both of you to agree on a goal or goals that you both want to reach by the same specific date. For instance, say you want to be able to bench press 200 pounds and you want to be able to do that by January 1. Get your partner to pick a goal THEY want to reach by January 1 - maybe they want to squat 300 pounds by January 1 - and then hold each other accountable for reaching that goal.

I will bet dollars to protein shakes that you both meet your goal!

And you can set more than 1 goal. For instance in addition to the goals above, maybe you want to be at xxx pounds by March 1, and your partner wants to have an xx-inch waist by March 1. Then, you might want to squat xxx pounds on your new knee by May 1, and your partner wants to weigh xxx pounds by May 1.

Set a series of different goals over a year-long time period. Just make sure you both agree on common dates for the completion of the goals. I have absolutely no doubt you would both reach all those goals. And the best part?

No training fees! (Except for my commission, of course.)


thumbs up!

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Reply #18 posted 09/20/18 8:07pm

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I reached one of my goals....loaded up the weight sled with 10 45lb. plates and pushed it across the training area twice. I love using the sled....it works the core & lower body. YYou get a good sweat!

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Reply #19 posted 09/22/18 3:33am

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RodeoSchro said:

maplenpg said:

Ah, but it didn't go unnoticed. Some of us here thought about starting a 'Hey Rodeoschro' thread to remind you that you hadn't fufilled your obligations by starting a new one, but, well you know, that one is reserved for EmmaMcG so I decided against it.



I hit my target of losing 20 kilos a few weeks ago. I feel fitter and healthier, not to mention the stress that I have also shed by changing my career. The thing that has got away from me is my running. It's just been so fucking hot that the idea of runnng has been worse than the idea of having to play catch-up in order to be marathon ready when the heat dies down. I'm still walking loads, I go early with the dog so I get my miles in but I am acutely aware I need to start running again....and soon.


Well done on your 306. Means nothng to me but it does sound impressive!

[Edited 8/6/18 11:56am]



falloff Great post!

"Mission: Impossible - I Hope No More Movies Fall Out In Ths Franchise" screwed up my chance for a "Hey EmmaMcG" post. Oh well...

Congrats on your weight loss! That is AWESOME! I'm very happy for you!

"306" refers to how many pounds I benchpressed this morning. It's kind of my benchmark, so to speak. I have benched as much as 336 before, but as long as I can do more than 300 pounds, I feel good.

I have six months to go before I hit 60 years old, and my goal is to be able to still get it up when I'm 60. 306 pounds on the benchpress, that is!


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[Edited 8/6/18 12:53pm]



Being 59 and a half and benching 300 is hecka good. I just turned 51 and probably can't bench press my own weight(around 220).


Just about every day i think about starting to work out again. And just about every day(when working out does cross my mind) i decide not to... I'm just not motivated to do any exercise. I haven't worked out at any length since around 2016. A couple reasons why are because i think...(no, i know) i was depressed(because of my mother's death) and had zero energy to really do anything. The other reasons are because i wasn't taking my diabetes meds(I'm now on insulin) and as a result my glucose levels were hella erratic. And when i was really working out (2013-2015) i started having high CK(creatine Kinase)levels and severe pain deep within my muscles. Especially in my chest. I found out about the CK levels through my doctor and he told me to slow down on the workouts(no excuse though).


Anyway, i admire all of you who are able to stick to a workout/exercise routine. Especially you older people. And as for me. I'm going to get my testosterone levels checked and then map out a plan to get back in shape.

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Reply #20 posted 09/22/18 10:44am

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JoeyC said:

RodeoSchro said:



falloff Great post!

"Mission: Impossible - I Hope No More Movies Fall Out In Ths Franchise" screwed up my chance for a "Hey EmmaMcG" post. Oh well...

Congrats on your weight loss! That is AWESOME! I'm very happy for you!

"306" refers to how many pounds I benchpressed this morning. It's kind of my benchmark, so to speak. I have benched as much as 336 before, but as long as I can do more than 300 pounds, I feel good.

I have six months to go before I hit 60 years old, and my goal is to be able to still get it up when I'm 60. 306 pounds on the benchpress, that is!


.

[Edited 8/6/18 12:53pm]



Being 59 and a half and benching 300 is hecka good. I just turned 51 and probably can't bench press my own weight(around 220).


Just about every day i think about starting to work out again. And just about every day(when working out does cross my mind) i decide not to... I'm just not motivated to do any exercise. I haven't worked out at any length since around 2016. A couple reasons why are because i think...(no, i know) i was depressed(because of my mother's death) and had zero energy to really do anything. The other reasons are because i wasn't taking my diabetes meds(I'm now on insulin) and as a result my glucose levels were hella erratic. And when i was really working out (2013-2015) i started having high CK(creatine Kinase)levels and severe pain deep within my muscles. Especially in my chest. I found out about the CK levels through my doctor and he told me to slow down on the workouts(no excuse though).


Anyway, i admire all of you who are able to stick to a workout/exercise routine. Especially you older people. And as for me. I'm going to get my testosterone levels checked and then map out a plan to get back in shape.

The bold was very much me until Jan this year. I still have to tell myself that 'the hardest part is putting my trainers on and leaving the door' - after that I never regret working out (yet I do regret not working out). My advice would be start really easy and not to think you're still capable of picking up where you left off. I went in for a full speed 5 mile run first off (stupid, stupid, stupid, I had not run for years) - I barely completed it alive and I could hardly walk the next day!

Any extra exercise can only be a good thing. Let us know how you get on after your checks. Good luck! biggrin

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