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About David

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    Heavy Lifter
  • Birthday 07/02/1962

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  • Squat PR
    (255lbs) No longer squatting
  • Press PR
    Bench 245 x 1 | OHP 150lbs x 2
  • Deadlift PR
    (270lbs) No longer deadlifting
  1. Adnan Powerlifting Gear

    HI, Adnan - this is a really late response - fwiw I found knee sleeves really really helpful, and I still wear them. I've got knee issues and they provide great support. I use these, they are made in the UK: http://www.sbdapparel.com/product/sbd-knee-sleeve/ . I love them.
  2. Best Stretches For Knees

    I've had to stop squatting due to arthritis in my right knee, which sucks, but the good part is I learned a lot about my knees when I was going through rehab. In addition to the arthritis problem, my kneecap was not tracking correctly due to some muscle imbalances. To help both issues I learned a bunch of stretches, which I have been doing every day for almost a year now. They've helped both my knees a lot. Here they are, for what it's worth: 1. Quad stretch 2. Hamstring stretch 3. Front hip flexor stretch 4. IT band stretch (since I hate this particular stretch, I just foam roll each of my IT bands) Once a week I also do an hours' worth of simple single leg exercises to keep the muscles around the knees strong. Those have helped a lot too.
  3. Heads up, anyone on here who rows on a Concept 2 erg - WAIT to upgrade your iPhone to iOS 9 - the Ergdata app hasn't been updated yet. Learned the hard way.

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    2. David
    3. PsychoSlug


      If you want to be on the beta test list for the new version, email this dude - scotth@concept2.com

    4. David


      done. i've actually installed the beta, haven't tried it out yet.

  4. And, really, what else is there? Come on. Lifting weights is the greatest thing ever. Being big and strong is amazing. Even a little bit bigger and stronger is amazing, makes you feel like Thor or some other god. -Jim Steel, latest blog post

    1. Jimagenesis


      damn right. love Jim Steel

  5. Which Supplements For Joints?

    FWIW, I've been dealing with a recently diagnosed arthritic knee (osteo, not rheumatic). I'm noticing some difference with Glucosamine (the vegetarian version). I also take fish oil and that seems to help a bit. I've heard good things about tumeric, as Mathiah mentioned. Haven't tried it yet.
  6. David Builds New Legs

    Okay, since PT is officially over and I now know clearly my new set of limitations, I'm ready to take myself off the injured list and get moving again. This log is officially closed. New one is here. Thanks again, everyone, for all the support. Onwards and upwards, over and out.
  7. David Builds New Legs

    Thanks, men - Chris, awesome link. The common errors vid is perfect - very helpful. There really are some subtle things to keep track of, just like with the big four lifts. Thanks so much.
  8. David Builds New Legs

    Hey mike - thanks so much for the kind words. Steel is awesome, that's great he's doing your programming. I'll check out your log... More rowing today. For the first time I tried a full 15 minute piece for sprints - 2:00 slow pace, 1:00 all-out fast pace x 4, followed by 3:00 cool down. I'm really getting the form cues down - I realized today I have been bending my back forward too much at the start - they call that part the catch - and feeling some soreness mid-back where I shouldn't be. Pushing back with my legs, I need to be feeling like I am pushing back not just my hips but my whole lower and mid-back as one solid, unbending piece, then leaning back at the waist. Hard to describe, but that piece really clicked today. I've been working hard to watch my food intake this week and I'm finally dropping a little body fat around my waist. I can feel and see it. Not sure what the poundage is since I don't have a scale. I'm in the market for an erg, I want a concept2, hopefully a newer one. I'm checking Craigslist and I'm also monitoring rogues website. The crossFit games are at the end of this month, they say there are always some discounted ergs for sale the morning after the games. Worst case I'll grab one there. Here is this morning's session - Meters ---TRT ---Pace/500m. ---Comments 2421 ---15:10.0 ---3:07.9 ---1st - 5:00 slow, 5:00 med, 5:00 slow 2767 ---15:36.0 ---2:49.1 ---2nd - Sprints - 2:00 slow, 1:00 fast x 4, 1:00 cool down 2704 ---16:08.0 ---2:58.9 --- 3rd - 6:00 slow, 9:00 medium, 1:00 cool
  9. David Builds New Legs

    We are on vacation, found a good gym. I've been rowing every day, either as a rowing-only workout or as warmup and cool down from lifting. Yesterday I benched for the first time in a week. It felt sooo good. I worked up to 5x5 at 165lbs then did a bunch of assistance. Today I did a rowing only session. I included some all-out sprints during the 30 minute session. Rowing logs below. I'll do legs tomorrow, row Wednesday, then OHP Thursday. PT officially ended last Wednesday, July 1st, the day before my 53rd birthday. I'm back reading Jim Steele's book, trying to settle on a good program moving forward now that PT is done and I am finally in a groove with rowing. One day a week will still emphasize the PT work for legs, including some heavy leg presses and RDLs. The other non rowing days will be bench and OHP. I really want to move these lifts now. Maybe a benching comp isn't out of the question. I really like it too much to just walk away. Meters TRT. Pace per 500m Monday July 6 5078 | 30:11.0 | 2:58.3 7/6/2015. 1:00 sprints Saturday July 4 2697 | 15:31.0 2:52.5 7/4/2015 1st 2420 15:08.0 3:07.6 7/4/2015 3rd 2715 15:46.0 2:54.2 7/4/2015 2nd Thursday July 2 2718 15:17.0 2:48.6 7/2/2015 1st 1795 10:18.0 2:52.1 7/2/2015 3rd 3072 16:17.0 2:39.0 7/2/2015 2nd
  10. David Builds New Legs

    MOAR ROWING THIS AFTERNOON I got jammed, having to stay an extra two hours at work. Yesterday's rowing felt so good I decided to make it two in a row. This is my longest distance so far. The pace figure is how long it took to row 500 meters. PT tomorrow, benching Thursday. Meters Time Pace/500m 4354 25:08.0 2:53.1. 5 min slow, 5 min fast, etc
  11. David Builds New Legs

    YESTERDAY ROWING Meters Time. Pace Date 2745 15:09.0 2:45.5 6/29/2015 1st piece 2851 16:07.0 2:49.5 6/29/2015 2nd 2555 15:13.0 2:58.6 6/29/2015 3rd Felt great. I'm finally feeling normal again. Seriously. My knees are liking the rowing. Cutting back to one day a week of PT seems to be giving the right knee in particular the right amount of recovery time. It's bothered me less in the past week than it has in months. The rowing is also agreeing with my back and hips and everything else. I just feel stronger and more on my game. Benching today. Onwards.
  12. David Builds New Legs

    Thanks art. I posted a pic of the rash on FB. It's pretty gross. OHP this morning - worked up to 110lbs, 5x5. Back off set 80lbs x 15. Then a bunch of upper body assistance. Already the rowing is improving my upper body strength. Feels good. Ended with rowing. Felt awesome. Meters Total Time Pace Date Age Class Slide? Comments 1855 10:08.0 2:43.8 6/27/2015 52 H standard post OHP Onwards.
  13. David Builds New Legs

    Hello. I spent last Fri afternoon and Saturday morning unloading and distributing 5 yards of mulch around the yard. Sunday we travelled to a wedding in Brooklyn, stayed overnight and came home Monday. Tuesday I rowed, Wednesday I did legs with the PT, yesterday I benched, wrapping up with rowing, and today I rowed. Today for the first time I really pushed the rowing pace. I need it to replace running. According to an article I read, 2:20 per 500 meters is roughly equivalent to a 9:00 mile. Today I got closer to that. I found a nice iPhone app that will upload my rowing workout info to an online Concept2 log. It also copies really easily. Here are Tues, Thurs and Fri: TUESDAY Meters Total Time Pace Date Age Class Slide? Comments 2681 15:10.0 2:49.7 6/26/2015 52 H standard 1st 2846 15:08.0 2:39.5 6/26/2015 52 H standard 2nd 2789 15:32.0 2:47.0 6/26/2015 52 H standard 3rd THURSDAY 1884 11:06.0 2:56.7 6/25/2015 52 H standard wrap up to bench session FRIDAY 2449 15:10.0 3:05.7 6/23/2015 52 H standard part 1 2551 15:14.0 2:59.1 6/23/2015 52 H standard part 2 1787 10:20.0 2:53.4 6/23/2015 52 H standard part 3 sprints The benching workout yesterday was just maintenance, as will OHP tomorrow. I'm still trying to get settled into a plan. The priority right now is getting the rowing up to where it can replace running. I need and want more cardio, that's the priority right now. Once I've got that working, I'll start progressing my bench and OHP seriously again. Thanks for reading and for your patience in the face of me not visiting other logs. Oh and the mulching - I picked up an awesome case of poison ivy on my right arm. Haven't had a case this bad in years. But it still beats patellofemoral arthritis. Onwards.
  14. David Builds New Legs

    Thanks, Patrick! YESTERDAY AND MONDAY, in color: