Workout/Lifting Thread and Health Thread

kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 13 reps Joined Aug 2017
Fri, Aug 14, 2020 4:57 PM
posted by gut

When you have that time and motivation, a gym even 5 minutes away can't beat having it at home.  Although I've always found it less motivating lifting at home by myself.  But cardio all day - because all you do at the gym on cardio is listen to your tunes or watch tv, anyway.

Only thing that sucks about the spinlock dumbbells I have is it takes too damn long to change weights.  Between warming up and supersets I spend all my rest time rushing to change plates before my next set.  The IronMaster are easier to change, and it will give me a second set of dumbbells to make life a little easier.

Yeah that’s the dumbbells I got too  I didn’t want them. I really wanted a full set but they were going for like 3 grand and I couldn’t justify that extra cost. 


Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 23 reps Joined Oct 2010
Thu, Aug 27, 2020 3:25 PM

How has your workout/exercise changed as you've aged?

I'm coming up on my 50th.  My changes are that I:

  • No longer run outside, but only on the treadmill for 3-6 miles per week
  • Mix in high intensity interval cario on non-running days
  • Lift lower weights with more reps
  • Lift only in compound movements, not isolating things like curls, shrugs, etc.  


All of these have helped me keep going strong when normal aging stuff starts to creep up.  What is very hard for me to do is remember that I'm not 22 years old.  When you get into the heat of things, that "push it" voice is just there.  But I know that the key to longevity and avoiding injury is to moderate and not do stupid stuff that I know will injure me.  


How about you guys?

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Aug 27, 2020 4:11 PM

I just one day stopped giving a shit about numbers regarding lifting. Focused more on low impact and total body stuff. 

Currently I don't lift at all. HIIT, light runs, and cycling. 

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 23 reps Joined Oct 2010
Thu, Aug 27, 2020 4:13 PM
posted by Automatik

I just one day stopped giving a shit about numbers regarding lifting. Focused more on low impact and total body stuff. 

Currently I don't lift at all. HIIT, light runs, and cycling. 

I don't like lifting as much as those other things.  My main goal is to avoid losing more muscle than I have to as I age.  

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 69 reps Joined Nov 2009
Thu, Aug 27, 2020 4:55 PM

I run about 5-10 miles a week. I don’t really enjoy it that much anymore, plus I’m pretty sure I have osteoarthritis in my knee from it. I do a lot of lifting with the push/pull method. I don’t follow any formulas or write down my numbers. I just go and try to spend an hour or so. I’ll run on my non-lifting days. 

I’ve never been able to get into any cardio that isn’t running unfortunately. I hate biking whether on an actual bike or stationary. I dislike the elliptical even more although I haven’t messed with it in a long time so maybe I should try it again. 

Verbal Kint Senior Member
1,062 posts 14 reps Joined Jul 2017
Thu, Aug 27, 2020 10:29 PM

I've slowed down on the one run I do a week, stay in zone 2, stretch and recover


Same with biking and swimming, longer and slower


No longer heavy on squats and deadlifts, more form, and time under tension

kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 13 reps Joined Aug 2017
Tue, Sep 1, 2020 10:23 PM

So I’ve never liked running but I always did it. But I’ve fought ball of foot pain for the last 5 years and it’s been miserable. So when we started our home gym we bought a peloton and rowing machine. 

I don’t think I’ll go back to running. Between the bike and rowing I can get my heart up and a good sweat going and my feet don’t kill me. 

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 139 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Sep 1, 2020 10:42 PM
posted by gut

Screw that.  Walking takes more time, but all the research I've read says it's just as good for heart health....without the physical toll on your body.


I mean the guy has looked like hell all of my life. I’ll guess 5’9 120, sickly toned and colored.

Running like that ages you had too....heart may be good but guys around age 40-60 that run a ton all look 5-10 years older than they are.

Walking gets it done without the wear and tear


gerb131 Senior Member
9,982 posts 25 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Sep 1, 2020 10:44 PM

24 hr fasting thoughts? besides I’m hungry 

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 69 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Sep 2, 2020 1:32 AM
posted by gerb131

24 hr fasting thoughts? besides I’m hungry 

24 hours? Seems intense. I've heard of 16, not 24. 

kizer permanente Senior Member
1,309 posts 13 reps Joined Aug 2017
Wed, Sep 2, 2020 8:09 AM
posted by gerb131

24 hr fasting thoughts? besides I’m hungry 

so.. you're just never gonna eat again? when do you eat if you fast for 24 hrs? if its a one time thing I'm not sure how valuable it'd be. 

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Sep 2, 2020 8:14 AM

I've done weekly 24s a lot when I was big into IF. 

I'd go 2pm-2pm starting Wednesday afternoons. I did it for more of a self challenge than anything. Strict 16 hour fasting is the way to go if you're looking for results.

Verbal Kint Senior Member
1,062 posts 14 reps Joined Jul 2017
Wed, Sep 2, 2020 7:52 PM
posted by gerb131

24 hr fasting thoughts? besides I’m hungry 


I've done a couple 48s, I am normally a two meal a day 16/8

The hunger usually subsides after hour 20

If anyone ever asks me, I suggest looking up Dr Jason Fung first

OSH Kosh B'Gosh
4,424 posts 18 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Sep 2, 2020 10:18 PM

I did some IF for a decent amount of time, maybe 2+ months of a decently strict 16/8...saw nothing from it. Didn't feel any different. My mom enjoys it though.

During the pandemic I hit running pretty decent. Most I've ran in 15+ years, as I put in over 170 miles. Started coaching again (before losing my job) and the schedule was thrown all off.

I now hit the gym with a former player of mine. We are at it at 5am (yuck), and this is Week 3. I love the gym MUCH more than running. I do hate Planet Fitness though. My normal (LA Fitness) is no longer opening at 5am due to the pandemic. I have no other time to go as I teach my kids due to the shutdown, my wife is at work (teaching), and then she has coaching from 7-9pm. So, it's early mornings for me. Deadlifted 225 today, first time I've deadlifted since 2002 probably. Felt pretty good. Was a bit scared due to my back surgery in 2017.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
7,778 posts 69 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Sep 16, 2020 11:36 AM

Kettlebell swings: bent knee and try and get the squat motion or keep knee straighter and emphasize getting the bell back between your legs? 

birddog23 Senior Member
1,173 posts 6 reps Joined Aug 2010
Wed, Sep 16, 2020 1:11 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

Kettlebell swings: bent knee and try and get the squat motion or keep knee straighter and emphasize getting the bell back between your legs? 

You can have knee bend. You're hinging and using your hips mostly.

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 93 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Sep 16, 2020 1:20 PM

Anyone have a plug on tube resistance bands? I gave up months ago and thinking I'll start the search again. 

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