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#31 Postby JW » Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:43 pm

willpeavy wrote:Have you tried dips or flyes? Those help me with my bench


not a bad call! :D
I've been thinking about dips
thanks Will!!!!
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#32 Postby JW » Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:45 pm

Had one of those fun sports filled days today
Went for a long walk with the family, shot some hoops, played a bit of soccer.
Lot's of fun, no inuries, and burned some calories
It's all good!!!! :D

Lowebody tomorrow
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#33 Postby JW » Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:34 pm

3x12 squats no weights (because of my wonky ankle)
3x12 calf raises 170lb
3x12 lunges w/ 45lb dumbells
3x6 deadlifts 200lb
5 min. abs - crunches & stretches
3x12 kickbacks

pretty good workout.
I'm actually getting fond of the deadlift but it's murder on my hands.
I'm doing a bit more stretching lately with some yoga & pilates
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#34 Postby JW » Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:31 am

30 minutes on the Nordic Track this morning
Upperbody tomorrow!

I must say, I much prefer the upperbody workouts to the lower body.
probably because of my ankle I suppose.
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#35 Postby JW » Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:30 am

upperbody
2.5x6 bench 130 lbs yes 2.5! upped the weight by 5lb and I didn't make it on the 3rd set :oops:
3x8 shoulder press 80lbs
3x12 shrugs 130 lbs
3x6 curls 75lbs
3x6 bent over rows 130 lbs
3x15 incline pushups

I'm sloooowly making progress
I'm getting impatient with the progress on the lower abs though.
Makes me daydream about small incisions and a hoover vaccuum :wink:
(just kidding!!!! there has been progress only it's bound to be slower at my advanced age) :lol:
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#36 Postby JW » Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:46 am

Well, it was either cardio or a rest day today.
I woke up sore and tired (I still find it bizarre that I don't feel it until the day after a workout) so I opted for the rest day.

I'll probably get a nice long walk in over the lunch hour.
doing lowerbody tomorrow ....my favourite!!! :roll:
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#37 Postby JW » Thu Apr 27, 2006 2:02 pm

oh crap!!!!! #&^#@^# @%#$# :x :evil:

threw my back out this morning
I was doing my 2nd set of deadlift and there was this nice pop in the middle of my lower back
went to physio this morning and had acupuncture.
Luckily my physiotherapist is a lifter has personal and professional experience with this.
Looks like I'm out of commission for a little while :cry:

Well, gotta go apply some ice packs again...
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#38 Postby JW » Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:48 pm

well another physiotherapy appointment today.
traction and acupuncture.
I received some exercises to do but they're still too painful

A few more days at least with no exercise :cry:

maybe isometrics though??? hmmmm
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#39 Postby JW » Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:54 pm

JW is gettin ornery!!!!!! :evil:

still having range of motion issues.
finding I can do isometrics with abs, arms & chest. any sudden movements cause PAIN though.

slightly better today. a little more mobile but recovery is very sloooow
wierd thing is... my appetite has changes (not as hungry) and my digestive system seems all screwed up.

this is just no fun at all!
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#40 Postby JW » Mon May 01, 2006 10:15 am

back to work today and the back is still SORE!
every day, it's just a bit better but the recovery is very slow.
I find myself doing as much stretching and isometrics as I can stand but this is VERY frustrating!

I've lost a few pounds over the last 4 days too. Likely due to reduced appetite.

The biggest excitement for me on the weekend was that I was able to walk down the lane with my kids yesterday with hockey sticks (passing the ball back and forth)
little steps.....little steps............
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#41 Postby JW » Tue May 02, 2006 1:35 pm

todays workout......

10 minutes hot pack
15 minutes traction
15 minutes acupuncture

( well, this IS the mid life crisis workout plan...)

didn't get clearance for any more excercises.
So far I have 2 stretches I can do.

I have found that there are several isometric excercises which don't affect my back.

Oh this is just pathetic!!!!! ](*,)
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#42 Postby JW » Wed May 03, 2006 1:25 pm

feeling a little better each day!! :D

being at work really does a number on me though. The back really stiffens up after a bit of sitting at the desk.

I've been doing a ton of isometric exercises which don't hurt my back
Back to Physio tomorrow.

They had a soccer game at work over the lunch hour.
Office versus warehouse. It was TORTURE for me to watch. I kept thinking "hmmm.... I COULD play defence" then I shifted position and a streak of pain ended that great idea. :roll:
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#43 Postby JW » Thu May 04, 2006 4:16 pm

The back is feeling better each day. Not ready to lift yet but I can do stretches pain free and isometrics.

I went to Physio today and told him "you know...... I'm supposed to play soccer tomorrow....."
I expected a laugh and scolding but he told me "hey, if you feel okay, go for it!!!" Whooo Hoooooo! :D :D :D

Then of course, he added a rider......."but if you fell ANY pain or discomfort, stop immediately." :shock: I figure I should be good for at least 30 seconds!!! :wink:
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#44 Postby JW » Sat May 06, 2006 9:35 pm

Wow!!!! I not only played but it felt not bad!!! :D
I bought a neoprene support which kept the muscles nice and warm.
I certainly wasn't 100% but it felt amazing to play again

A couple people are trying to recruit me for their indoor team. Thinking seriously about it. I just LOVE that game. Indoor soccer is a poosibility because the surface is nice and flat. My ankle wasn't too bad.

great workout...still feeling it today.

I kicked the ball around, played a little frisbee and football with my son today. Still doing my isometrics but weights will have to be on the backburner for another few days.

Feeling optomistic though :D
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#45 Postby JW » Mon May 08, 2006 9:59 am

Yesterday, went for a bike ride and continued with the isometrics

Probably will do isometrics again today and some stretching.
The back is still a bit stiff but the pain is much much more manageable.

Should be my final physio tomorrow morning, so I'm hoping for the clearance to do some light lifting.

crossing my fingers............
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