oldfella's "get up and get moving" ya'll thread!

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  1. oldfella1962

    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    Okay first off: I have a cheap camera, it doesn't capture all the detail
    second: this ain't a beauty contest! Just pics to give you a general idea of how I roll with exercise
    third: yes I know I'm packing about ten pounds more fat than ideal - my body fat percentage
    has creeped up to 18 percent.
    Get me motivated! Shame my lazy ass into cranking things up to "eleven"! Help me help myself to live a little bit longer & healthier!

    my "high tech" equipment! :lol: that doorway chin-up bar is AWESOME engineering
    The rucksack I put weights in for added resistance with push ups & chin ups

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    yours truly....as my step dad used to say "not bad for a lightweight!" :lol:
    my right arm circumference is 3/8" more than the left -go figure!


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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    Well fuck me running! And I mean literally f%$# me running - I think I have bronchitis! :shakefist: Now I can't do cardio training until it runs it's course which could be WEEKS! :weep:I'll cough up a lung and be a hazard to others at my gym. I haven't had bronchitis since I was in the army (if I remember correctly) so I had to google the symptoms. And most of the time there isn't jack shit the doctors can do except alleviate the symptoms.

    Now the worst part - I can't go "all out" on my resistance training either because my energy is drained.

    It's the first month into a new year - I have my training calender hanging up to track my resistance training workouts & run times and weight/measurements to track my body fat and now POW!....right in the kisser!

    Now I have to tweak & alter my training and eating habits significantly. Yes of course I will make an appointment since the doctors might be able to shave a little off my sick time so why not?

    But this was inevitable - lots of sick people at work lately and my son is sick too.
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    okay....as the Mandelbaum family on Seinfeld said......IT'S GO TIME! :damnkids: First day actually in the gym doing cardio since I contracted bronchitis around 18 January. I've been doing resistance training at home only and even with that I've had to tread lightly, so I don't start up with uncontrolled coughing. Thus I have to ease into the cardio, moving at a snail's pace :brood: which will suck but I don't want the other gym patrons to think I'm having a medical emergency. :lol:

    If I wait until the bronchitis is completely over that will take forever, and set me back. My fat level is creeping up because I'm not revving up my metabolism. And I'm a firm believer that keeping your blood circulating can only help heal you, as long as you don't overdo it. :nono:
    I forgot just how much bronchitis sucks because I haven't had it since many many years ago. I honestly don't know how you cigarette smokers deal with bronchitis when you come down with it!
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    I get bronchitis every few months. I hate it but I generally stop and rest for a week to stop it developing into a chest infection.
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    weird - as I said I got bronchitis a lot when I lived in Germany, and the UK too. :unsure: Not saying there is a connection to where you reside but could it be a factor?
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    Yes, damp cold conditions are common places to see bronchitis, as are places with poor air quality (see heavy industry), similar factors apply to asthma (the bane of my life)
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    well that would make sense why I had it so much! I'm just now getting over mine and my strength is 100 percent of what it was just prior to getting it, and my gas tank is about 90 percent so I can't complain! Cardio always drops off faster than strength from inactivity or reduced activity, so no big surprise there.
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    You're like me, I can go weeks without touching a weight but my top end deads and squats barely suffer.

    Running is another matter.....
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    strength on the big lifts that take a long time to build up to stays the longest. Muscle size though (for those that are into size versus strength) especially recent mass gains goes away fast when guys can't exercise due to injury or illness or whatever. A lot of this is because the big lifts use tendon & ligament strength (and technique) as much as actual muscle.
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    Absolutely, it's amazing how many bodybuilders can't squat, whilst little guys are more than a match pound for pound. Muscle is only one component of strength as you say, technique, mobility (especially hip), coordination, stability and efficient neural activation are all paramount. Additionally it's amazing how many people fail to grasp the importance of good posture during lifts.....
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    "Absolutely, it's amazing how many bodybuilders can't squat, whilst little guys are more than a match pound for pound. Muscle is only one component of strength as you say, technique, mobility (especially hip), coordination, stability and efficient neural activation are all paramount. Additionally it's amazing how many people fail to grasp the importance of good posture during lifts....." spot 261

    because a lot of guys get hung up on the numbers (how much they can lift) and form takes a back seat. And some people get hung up on how many reps they can do, and you know form is going to go out the window there too. But yeah if your posture isn't as good as you can get it (we are all build differently) on a big lift and that weight gets away from you? :shep::shep: You aren't stopping that momentum - you can permanently injure yourself.
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    I couldn't watch the event because I don't have ESPN+ streaming service. :( Since ESPN now has the UFC contract my UFC viewing opportunities are very limited. I actually have more access to Bellator now. That said Bellator 216 wasn't even televised! :brood: I would have loved to have seen the Cropcop versus Big Country fight. Both those guys are legends.
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    I'm guessing ESPN's unavailable for some practical reason?

    That sucks :(
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    The UFC is now under an ESPN contract and almost all their events (regular UFC, and UFC Fight Night for example) except reruns of classic fights are on the new ESPN+ streaming. Sometimes prelims are on regular ESPN television, but not the main cards. So to watch UFC events I would have to subscribe to ESPN+ which is a "sports" channel which is for all sports - basketball, baseball, etc.etc. which I have no interest in.

    That said a Bellator event last night was televised but I only saw the last two fights because I was spending time with my wife up until about 10:30 or so.
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    You need to get her interested!

    Failing that find a bar or somesuch which streams it?

    Guilty secret, we get it on BT Sports which I don't have - but the Sky service at work does......:?:
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    HA! All this exercise enabled me to save my job! Let me preach on it:
    yesterday I had to attend mandatory annual training on security bullshit. I missed last month's class because I had a doctor appointment.
    For this month's class I had no excuse - I absolutely had to attend! :nono: The location of the training was (all names are made up for security reasons) Victory Theater, part of Victory Complex. It's about 1/4 mile away from my workplace so I walked there. So I leave with enough time to arrive early to give me a good seat - these things are packed with folks. So I notice the sign-in line isn't moving. I ask some folks and it turns out I'm at the wrong place! :shep:This is some graduation ceremony and the theater is Davis Hall - Victory Theater isn't even in Victory Complex. :shep: They say Victory Theater is about a mile away. :no: So I have only a few minutes before it starts - once the class starts no late comers are allowed in. :no:

    I won't have time to backtrack and get my car then drive to the theater and find a parking place. I'm FUCKED! :weep: With our contract about to change hands this will not bode well for me! :no:

    But then it hit me.....I can just try to run there! :yes: So wearing heavy steel-toed work boots and jeans & sweatshirt I did just that, hoping it was closer than the folks claimed. I just took off at less than a sprint but faster than I normally train for. Yes, I got some strange looks because I was sweating profusely and running in work clothes and was just about gassed. :whew: But I made it with about two minutes to spare, and I was off the hook & out of trouble. :cool: Later I looked at a map and I ran about one kilometer - not far but I did it at a kick-ass pace in heavy boots!

    The main takeaway here is you never know when your hard work will pay off when you least expect it!
    The secondary takeaway is don't assume anything, like Victory Theater being in Victory Complex - this is the gub'mint and common sense is not their forte.
    The tertiary takeaway is if you have a weak mind (like yours truly) you better have a strong body to make up for it! :lol: