Onward, ever onward

I’ve been blogging a lot, but not here. I’ve been setting up review notes for my classes and have two classes done; one to go. MAYBE by noon tomorrow. I also have my exam 2 written up and ready to be proofed prior to being posted online. I have office hours figured out; I just need to practice my “classroom” video skills.

After writing up some stuff, I worked out later this morning; some outside, some inside:

Outside (front porch)
rotator cuff
pull ups 3 sets of 10, 4 sets of 5. Note: my pull up bar is pretty thick so my sets are really multiple sets of singles with no rest..this is not your gym pull up bar. But I am not complaining for a home unit!
Lots of free squats
dips: 3 sets of 10..not sure about my depth
clean and press with 94 lb: 3 sets of 5 (do a clean with each press, starting motionless from the ground)
dumbbell press with 44 lb. dumbbells: 3 sets of 10.
bent over row: 3 sets of 10 x 94 (need to step this up)

Inside (basement)
curls: 3 sets of 5 with the curl bar; 55 lb.
trap bar squats: 5 x 134, 3 sets of 5 x 206 (focus on “push away with the legs”)
plank: 2:30

This took me 75 minutes.

I am wearing my FANS 24 hour shirt from 2006; I walked 83 miles in 24 hours. (was at 50 in 12:27). No way I could do that now.

Here you see some of the equipment I used. The curl bar: I got that in 1978 to use at home when I came home from leave from the Naval Academy (I had concrete weights in plastic to use with it; the iron weights are from 1984)
the trap bar and large bumper plates were from late 2019 to use at home. The dumbbell handles and 10 lb. plates, the bench (whose legs you can just make out) and the 25 lb. bumper plates were purchased within the last couple of weeks or so when I figured the gyms would be closing. That is a spread of 42 years in terms of equipment age!

Author: oldgote

I enjoy politics, reading, science, running, walking, (racewalking and ultrawalking) hiking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, cycling and reading. I also follow football (college and pro), basketball (men and women) and baseball (minor league and college)

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