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@A-Jay, you are an absolute beast.  I climb trees for a living, and at my best I was working out on the regular as well as day to day spiking trees, and I've never been that jacked.

 

Now I'm 210 lbs with a kid on the way, and I've definitely noticed my abs no longer show like they used to.  I need to get I disagree back on a better diet and work out program. 

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31 minutes ago, Hook2Jaw said:

@A-Jay, you are an absolute beast.  I climb trees for a living, and at my best I was working out on the regular as well as day to day spiking trees, and I've never been that jacked.

 

Now I'm 210 lbs with a kid on the way, and I've definitely noticed my abs no longer show like they used to.  I need to get I disagree back on a better diet and work out program. 

Climbing - in my limited experience with, is a Beast of a total body workout !

 

I'm certain that if you were willing to eat several small balanced meals a day, have no alcohol, and perhaps a quality protein shake before bed, you'd be more that happy with the results - And your job IS your workout.

 

  Just 3 or 4 four lbs of body fat a year, 10 years from now, you're looking a 30 or 40 pounds of something that will be that much harder to do something about.  Not to mention the myriad of often serious health concerns that go along with it.   No magic, just commitment.  It's worked for me - for just about all of my adult life. 

 

Perhaps make it your new hobby / lifestyle - but unlike our fishing this is something you carry around with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week & 365 days a year - for your Entire Life. 

Go For it Man ~ 

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A-Jay

 

"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others.

Be a Carrier."

 

 

 

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@A-Jay, I'm sure I'd be doing better if I would cut soda and fast food, and I definitely should.  The fiancee and I are supposed to start meal prepping on Sundays, so that should hopefully help.

 

I'm hoping to be able to kick my kayaks around for a looong time.

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5 minutes ago, Hook2Jaw said:

@A-Jay, I'm sure I'd be doing better if I would cut soda and fast food, and I definitely should.  The fiancee and I are supposed to start meal prepping on Sundays, so that should hopefully help.

 

I'm hoping to be able to kick my kayaks around for a looong time.

 @Hook2Jaw  Superior Plan IMO. 

Having a life partner who shares the lifestyle is invaluable. 

Best of luck to you Both.

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A-Jay

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5 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

 @Hook2Jaw  Superior Plan IMO. 

Having a life partner who shares the lifestyle is invaluable. 

Best of luck to you Both.

:smiley:

A-Jay

Oh man, she is a machine and the pregnancy has really done a number on her.  She's barely put on any poundage at all, still looks amazing, and is in a huge tizzy about her physical appearance.  She was a D2 Soccer Captain and twice a finalist in her division, and then she was a lawyer by 25.

 

Somehow I landed her.  Being a 30 year old foreman at a line clearance company must have been the equivalent of landing a world record bass on 2 pound dry rotted mono out of a fresh lay-down, but I managed it.

 

One day I'll tell you about the time I got the bright idea of seeing how hard she could kick with my thigh.  😂

 

But anyway, back on topic.  Do the protein shakes provide adequate energy for all the training?  When I did work out to the best of my ability, I was on some *ahem* performance enhancers.  It truly ignited my motivation.  Are you an advocate of the pre-workout drinks or is the additional influx of protein enough? 

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On ‎12‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 11:36 AM, Hook2Jaw said:

Oh man, she is a machine and the pregnancy has really done a number on her.  She's barely put on any poundage at all, still looks amazing, and is in a huge tizzy about her physical appearance.  She was a D2 Soccer Captain and twice a finalist in her division, and then she was a lawyer by 25.

 

Somehow I landed her.  Being a 30 year old foreman at a line clearance company must have been the equivalent of landing a world record bass on 2 pound dry rotted mono out of a fresh lay-down, but I managed it.

 

One day I'll tell you about the time I got the bright idea of seeing how hard she could kick with my thigh.  😂

 

But anyway, back on topic.  Do the protein shakes provide adequate energy for all the training?  When I did work out to the best of my ability, I was on some *ahem* performance enhancers.  It truly ignited my motivation.  Are you an advocate of the pre-workout drinks or is the additional influx of protein enough? 

Good on her ~ 

  @Hook2Jaw  My version of nutrition & supplementation goes like this . . .

I look at ALL of it like a very long and somewhat complicated mathematical equation. 

The more things that are in it and that belong there, the better chance I have at coming out with an answer that's close to what I'm looking for.  Conversely, the more 'wrong' things I add and / or the more 'right' things I omit, the lower the chances I have of ending up with anything close to what I was looking for.  

 So nutrition is huge, but so is, rest & recovery (sleep), & hydration.

 I want & need to have a certain amount of protein, carbs, vitamins & minerals every day.  

I try of eat small meals evenly spaced out through out the day - I want to be hungry all day - including right after I eat - sounds weird but if I stuff myself - I can't eat again and my metabolism slows down - totally undesirable.  You may find that you 'require' a lot less food than you're currently eating.  Meal sizes can shrink quite a bit when you're not trying to get it all in eating only 3 times a day.  

 Everyone's deal is different & what works for me may not work for you - Finding what does is have the fun.

Oh, and it changes as you age - good times.  

 So I do prefer a 'pre-workout' supplement - just as a way to kick start the workouts.  I also subscribe to consuming protein drinks during the day to 'supplement' my meals.  They are not a replacement for food and if you drink too many your colon may rebel - you'll know. 

  As for 'performance enhancers' - if we're talking about the anabolic chicken - that's not my gig. 

Can't do it forever, they will jack up your mind, body & spirit if used long term, and those who have tried are dead.

  All of which is completely counter productive to my end game.

 

 Finally anyone can do this - but if it we easy - everyone would.  But do they ?  Look around. 

I'm just some old guy who works out and puts up sappy video's of himself doing it.  

I realize that my pasty, untanned image is mostly unappealing and doesn't look anything like the popular YT workout Gods seen elsewhere - but who does ?  That's my point - you don't have to be or do anything special to get unbelievable benefits from all this.  The improvement in self confidence & self-image along is worth it. 

OK - so I'm off the soap-box for today . . 

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A-Jay

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Definitely not my gig, either.  I did a months worth, augmented with testosterone at 26, and put on 28 pounds.  I can understand how the combination can be easily abused, I felt fantastic. 

 

A lot of that is undoubtedly because for a good stretch there, I cleaned up my diet and only consumed water.  I'll try again soon.  These days the only motivation I can find is to go fishing, it seems no matter how tired I am, I always have the energy for 7mph sprints on the hobie or to stomp the bank.  I regularly run to get in range of busting fish.

 

Kids, don't do drugs and stay in school.

 

I'm going to stop talking about a brief foray into the bad stuff before Glenn hits me with the hammer.

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22 Dec 2018 ~ Doing Leg Work

 

Always start the work out week with Legs

 This is a clip of the last set of each exercise.

 I’m a little smoother (insert carrying more body fat)

  than I want to be, but I know how to fix that.

  Staying strong (relative term) and getting lean is the fun part.

 

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A-Jay

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Those leg raises at the end were too easy. Got to add some mass to those legs to add some weight to work against to get those abs up to par. ;)

 

Kidding of course.

 

You ever incorporate standing squats into your leg day?

 

I hate leg day. By the time I’m over the soreness it’s Monday again and time for leg day again. The only time I enjoy leg day is for about the 2 hours following completing it before the soreness starts to kick in. 100% have to do it as the first workout of the week or I spend the whole week dreading it. Gotta get it done. The soreness isn’t as bad as the dread of doing it. Haha

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10 hours ago, Dirtyeggroll said:

Those leg raises at the end were too easy. Got to add some mass to those legs to add some weight to work against to get those abs up to par. ;)

 

Kidding of course.

 

You ever incorporate standing squats into your leg day?

 

I hate leg day. By the time I’m over the soreness it’s Monday again and time for leg day again. The only time I enjoy leg day is for about the 2 hours following completing it before the soreness starts to kick in. 100% have to do it as the first workout of the week or I spend the whole week dreading it. Gotta get it done. The soreness isn’t as bad as the dread of doing it. Haha

I hear ya ~ 

 The standard back squat is by far my favorite exercise. 

Did them faithfully for over 30 years.

Unfortunately a couple of 'serious' back injuries & one ugly knee injury have me being very cautions & guarded regarding my training as I approach 60 years old (next August if I'm lucky). 

Can't afford to injury anything else at this point, so while I'd agree that the squat is the King for leg strength & development, I have to work around that and do what I can safely.  

I lift & exercise to live; not the other way around. 

 Gotta do legs though, because you can't build a house without a foundation.

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A-Jay

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Let the New Years Resolutions Begin . . . .

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A-Jay

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No resolutions here, just want to keep building on last year's goal of staying on a workout and nutrition plan year round. I hit that goal in 2018 and want to continue this year.

 

Good luck with your program in 2019 and beyond.

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19 minutes ago, Jigfishn10 said:

No resolutions here, just want to keep building on last year's goal of staying on a workout and nutrition plan year round. I hit that goal in 2018 and want to continue this year.

 

Good luck with your program in 2019 and beyond.

Congrats to you and Thanks for the well wishes. 

I call the bold text - my lifestyle.

It's been good.

Here's to a healthy & injury free new year for us both.

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A-Jay

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7 minutes ago, DINK WHISPERER said:

@A-Jay will you be my trainer?! 😁 I'm jelly man for real. 

 

@DINK WHISPERER ~ Oh No.
I don't know man, I have a hard enough time just training myself . . . 

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A-Jay

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Still plugging along . . . . . . 

 

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A-Jay

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A-Jay, I have been dieting since right after Thanksgiving and went from 215 down to 188 this morning.

 

I feel great.

 

Drinking water; limiting my carbs; no candy; no soft drinks (diet or regular); no cakes or pies; no desserts; no overeating; no nightly snacks; and will go back to swimming next month.

 

Goal is 180 on my doctor's scale when I go in for my annual physical on April 15th.  Will do all possible to make that goal.

 

Congrats on your accomplishments. Keep up the good work.

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21 minutes ago, Sam said:

A-Jay, I have been dieting since right after Thanksgiving and went from 215 down to 188 this morning.

 

I feel great.

 

Drinking water; limiting my carbs; no candy; no soft drinks (diet or regular); no cakes or pies; no desserts; no overeating; no nightly snacks; and will go back to swimming next month.

 

Goal is 180 on my doctor's scale when I go in for my annual physical on April 15th.  Will do all possible to make that goal.

 

Congrats on your accomplishments. Keep up the good work.

  Thank You and Congratulations Sam  ~  Way   To   Go !!!!!!!!  

   White flour & white sugar are essentially useless food products.

  The taste lasts seconds,  body fat seems to build & linger quite a bit longer.

  No doubt in my mind you'll be posting how you SMASHED THAT GOAL  in April ! 

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A-Jay

 

 

 

 

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On 1/25/2019 at 4:56 PM, Sam said:

A-Jay, I have been dieting since right after Thanksgiving and went from 215 down to 188 this morning.

 

I feel great.

 

Drinking water; limiting my carbs; no candy; no soft drinks (diet or regular); no cakes or pies; no desserts; no overeating; no nightly snacks; and will go back to swimming next month.

 

Goal is 180 on my doctor's scale when I go in for my annual physical on April 15th.  Will do all possible to make that goal.

 

Congrats on your accomplishments. Keep up the good work.

Great job! Stick with it!

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16 hours ago, Joshua van Wyk said:

 

Great job! Stick with it!

Thanks, Joshua, will keep trying.

 

But it can be difficult when your wife can knock out a fantastic carrot cake in an afternoon or cinnamon buns in an hour.

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Another one in the books.

 

Back & Bicep High Rep Day 

 

 

btw - don't know what's more taxing - the workouts or all the snow removal . . . .

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A-Jay

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Still working on that New Years Resolution - from 1979.

Chest, Shoulders & Triceps this morning.

Finished up with some Core Work.

Creeping up on 60 years old and all things considered, I feel pretty good.

Hope that continues.

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A-Jay

 

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I had pizza for lunch.  Looks like I'll have to spend an extra two hours at the skate park to make it up. :D

 

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