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Another new gizmo

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by LaoDan, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. LaoDan

    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Leg day. First time in the trap.
    3x 12 in the squat rack
    3x 12 squats in the smith machine
    3x 12 leg extensions
    3x 10 in the trap

    my derrière is going to be sore
     

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    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Effects of weight training on my BG. Testing breakfast, smoked salmon and an egg, post workout, 3oz orange juice, steak and eggs. Dinner whey protein shake

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    sno0opy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I find stepping sets are the best for me - really help progress and also helps with making sure form is right

    So i do 8, 6, 4, 4, 6, 8 reps with increasing weight on the way up and decreasing on the way down. Especially with free weights but i tend to do that rep.weight pattern on all resistance stuff
     
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    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @LaoDan you do squats in the trap? Or something else I'm not imagining?
    @sno0opy I used to free weight train upper body in my early 40's. I would decrease weight as the sets went on. Not an expert at all but had a great book for form and imaginative exercises. Now, in my late 60's and with wrecked hands and wrists from a lifetime of flute playing, I take barre. We use light weights-- the highest I will go is 4 lb, and otherwise a 2+1 so I can dump either one in the middle of "swan arms". My best ever on that was a nonstop run of 4 sets of 64 reps, 2 sets at 3 lb, 1 at 2, and the last one at 1. It's not much, but I was tickled!
     
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  5. LaoDan

    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @zauberflote yes, supposed to be a dead lift ended up doing squats.
     
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