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4915 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Jan 2021 at 1:41 AM (8 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-01-13 1:43:22 AM  
Ok. Badass.
 
2021-01-13 1:45:38 AM  
*lifts wine glass to mouth* Mmmmhhhrrrrrrrrgh!

Yeah I need to reevaluate my life.
 
2021-01-13 1:47:14 AM  
yup
 
2021-01-13 1:56:41 AM  
Tougher, yes, absolutely. Stronger, no.
 
2021-01-13 1:58:04 AM  
Powerlifting is the best thing you can do for your health and longevity. Period.

Also:


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2021-01-13 2:08:04 AM  
McVey and McVeigh? Oy vey!
 
2021-01-13 2:36:27 AM  
I can still do almost as much as I could when I was 50.

I'm 51 and this guy's video kicked my ass.
 
2021-01-13 2:46:11 AM  
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2021-01-13 2:51:30 AM  
One of my high school coaches, way back in the late 80's, had been a Senior Olympics participant.  I think he even took home a medal in the shot-put competition.  I'm not sure if he was late 50's or early 60's at the time, but he certainly had bigger arm muscles than any student.
 
2021-01-13 3:37:41 AM  

Boudyro: Powerlifting is the best thing you can do for your health and longevity. Period.


While I lift, and have only started going into heavy weights (heavy to me), the amount of strain it can have on you joints, and especially the back is scary; one wrong move and you can be injured for life. Add to that that the older you get the harder/longer it is to heal.

So, definitely weight training. Cardio is very important to keep those blood channels clean and flowing, but just powerlifting?  Too risky.

/stopped heavy weights two weeks ago because of a muscle spasm in the back that isn't going away
//again, heavy to me
///these days doing intervals with light weights/rowing machine/body weight
 
2021-01-13 5:43:05 AM  
I honestly have a lot of respect for his intensity.
He has more clarity in his eyes than many doughy*, 30-year-olds I've interacted with.

/*I don't mean overweight, heck, I'm no Adonis, I'm talking about lifeless, passionless, goalless faces
 
2021-01-13 6:14:28 AM  

Resident Muslim: Boudyro: Powerlifting is the best thing you can do for your health and longevity. Period.

While I lift, and have only started going into heavy weights (heavy to me), the amount of strain it can have on you joints, and especially the back is scary; one wrong move and you can be injured for life. Add to that that the older you get the harder/longer it is to heal.

So, definitely weight training. Cardio is very important to keep those blood channels clean and flowing, but just powerlifting?  Too risky.

/stopped heavy weights two weeks ago because of a muscle spasm in the back that isn't going away
//again, heavy to me
///these days doing intervals with light weights/rowing machine/body weight


When I first started deadlifts I nearly ended it before I got anywhere because I was compensating with my back and the strain made.orogress feel impossible. Form is everything on heavy lifting. If you feel pain pretty much anywhere then it's time to drop to something much lighter, maybe even just the bar, until you can figure out where your technique has gone wrong.

I only say this because my experience, as with Boudyro's, was that powerlifting was one of the best things that ever helped with not only crosstraining for basically all other activity, but also my general health.

Plus it's fewer reps and I get bored otherwise.
 
2021-01-13 7:10:35 AM  

MillionDollarMo: Resident Muslim: Boudyro: Powerlifting is the best thing you can do for your health and longevity. Period.

While I lift, and have only started going into heavy weights (heavy to me), the amount of strain it can have on you joints, and especially the back is scary; one wrong move and you can be injured for life. Add to that that the older you get the harder/longer it is to heal.

So, definitely weight training. Cardio is very important to keep those blood channels clean and flowing, but just powerlifting?  Too risky.

/stopped heavy weights two weeks ago because of a muscle spasm in the back that isn't going away
//again, heavy to me
///these days doing intervals with light weights/rowing machine/body weight

When I first started deadlifts I nearly ended it before I got anywhere because I was compensating with my back and the strain made.orogress feel impossible. Form is everything on heavy lifting. If you feel pain pretty much anywhere then it's time to drop to something much lighter, maybe even just the bar, until you can figure out where your technique has gone wrong.

I only say this because my experience, as with Boudyro's, was that powerlifting was one of the best things that ever helped with not only crosstraining for basically all other activity, but also my general health.

Plus it's fewer reps and I get bored otherwise.


I'm no beast of a man. I'm on round three of starting and coming back as I have problems doing literally anything consistently.

But in doing it on and off for about six years now I've only suffered a minor injury once, and that was pure stupidity on my part. I didn't respect the weight, not wanting to unload the bar as I moved it between exercises, failed the movement I was going for, then tried again and forced it, only to fail again. Tweaked my right shoulder pretty badly and had to rest it for two weeks, go back to a lower weight when I started back, and build back up again.

If something hurts during or after while you are lifting heavy you are doing something wrong. Most often it's bad form, sometimes it's too much too soon. But yeah if you're doing it right there should only be exertion not pain.
 
2021-01-13 7:35:31 AM  

MillionDollarMo: Resident Muslim: Boudyro: Powerlifting is the best thing you can do for your health and longevity. Period.

While I lift, and have only started going into heavy weights (heavy to me), the amount of strain it can have on you joints, and especially the back is scary; one wrong move and you can be injured for life. Add to that that the older you get the harder/longer it is to heal.

So, definitely weight training. Cardio is very important to keep those blood channels clean and flowing, but just powerlifting?  Too risky.

/stopped heavy weights two weeks ago because of a muscle spasm in the back that isn't going away
//again, heavy to me
///these days doing intervals with light weights/rowing machine/body weight

When I first started deadlifts I nearly ended it before I got anywhere because I was compensating with my back and the strain made.orogress feel impossible. Form is everything on heavy lifting. If you feel pain pretty much anywhere then it's time to drop to something much lighter, maybe even just the bar, until you can figure out where your technique has gone wrong.

I only say this because my experience, as with Boudyro's, was that powerlifting was one of the best things that ever helped with not only crosstraining for basically all other activity, but also my general health.

Plus it's fewer reps and I get bored otherwise.


Technique is EVERYTHING when it comes to training. EVERY darn THING!!!!!!
 
2021-01-13 8:23:10 AM  
The real news is: the gym is open.
 
2021-01-13 10:31:23 AM  
I have a friend from the gym that is currently 57, might actually be 58 in a couple of months... who has been lifting for several years and holds a couple of world records for his age and weight in bench press in a couple of different groups.  198 lb who has lifted 385 in competition.  and obviously at 198 lbs he isn't some huge freak and he isn't on steroids... he's clean and works hard to get where he is...
 
2021-01-13 10:42:42 AM  

Resident Muslim: Boudyro: Powerlifting is the best thing you can do for your health and longevity. Period.

While I lift, and have only started going into heavy weights (heavy to me), the amount of strain it can have on you joints, and especially the back is scary; one wrong move and you can be injured for life. Add to that that the older you get the harder/longer it is to heal.

So, definitely weight training. Cardio is very important to keep those blood channels clean and flowing, but just powerlifting?  Too risky.

/stopped heavy weights two weeks ago because of a muscle spasm in the back that isn't going away
//again, heavy to me
///these days doing intervals with light weights/rowing machine/body weight


are you doing the classic 'back squats' in a rack? (bar on your shoulders)  because I've found that to be the absolute worst thing ever.  I stopped doing those several years ago because there's just too much risk.  I use the hexagonal trap bar like the guy in the video was doing... so the lift is just your legs with your arms and shoulders in a natural position and you can easily use wraps if your hands/grip can't handle the weight. and no back pain ever since making the change.
 
2021-01-13 10:59:51 AM  
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2021-01-13 11:23:19 AM  
Me:  nah.
*clicks link*
Me:  holy shiat, you're right!
 
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