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

Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by oldfella1962, Dec 4, 2018.

  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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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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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.