MN5s muscle maintaining musings....



  • I've probably got another thread somewhere that's bitten the dust so will start another one and hope for the best.

    Like a lot of you I'm now the wrong side of 40 which sux complete arse. I haven't been IDd buying alcohol in the supermarket for at least 2-3 years. I find it harder and harder to rock n roll all night and party every day.

    I've always been well into the weights and so forth but at present they've been sitting in the garage with about 200kg of iron gathering loads of cobwebs. Instead I've been finding any number of alternative ways to test the body and to be honest am absolutely loving them.

    Instead of deadlifts I find a great replacement for these are good old fashioned tyre flips. Once you get the technique down and lift explosively they are a piece of piss and I do love the good ache afterwards, ( although too much of these on a lighter tyre is a bit close to cardio land copyright @Paekakboyz ) I'm also loving different varieties of push ups ( strict diamond ones are an absolute prick ) and also hauling my arse up a long rope with arms only. So good for the guns and grip strength. Plyometric jumps at the park too.

    I also do Pilates but only cos I have to.

    I'm weighing about 98kg and apparently looking pretty jacked ( #nohomo a mate told me this ), during the week I tend to do a bit of an intermittent fast type thing, I do watch what I eat on the whole but for me the whole missing brekky thing works pretty good provided I have about 3-4 black coffees.

    Not sure how much I'll update this thread ( like my other ones ) but I'll do my best !



  • @rocky-rockbottom said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @mn5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    I'm also loving different varieties of push ups ( strict diamond ones are an absolute prick )

    are those ones when you've got your elbows down at about 45 degrees, a sort of arrow formation? God they are a bastard, if I can do 40 odd normal pushups I can only manage 10-15 of those fuckers

    Form your hands into a diamond shape. Lower your chest til it touches. Keep really strict form.

    Yep they're a fluffybunny alright but get easier, like anything.



  • @mn5 just smashed 20, coulda kept going, but didnt wanna embarrass you young cnuts!

    Seriously though, I did just do 20, might need to add them to my every other day press-up/pull up routine.



  • @taniwharugby said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @mn5 just smashed 20, coulda kept going, but didnt wanna embarrass you young cnuts!

    Seriously though, I did just do 20, might need to add them to my every other day press-up/pull up routine.

    30-35 on a good day for yours truly. I do need a few days rest afterwards though. They are horrible. I find the shoulders tend to hurt a bit the day after.



  • @mn5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @taniwharugby said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @mn5 just smashed 20, coulda kept going, but didnt wanna embarrass you young cnuts!

    Seriously though, I did just do 20, might need to add them to my every other day press-up/pull up routine.

    30-35 on a good day for yours truly. I do need a few days rest afterwards though. They are horrible. I find the shoulders tend to hurt a bit the day after.

    A few goes up the rope this morning supersetted with clap push ups before a massive feed of bacon and eggs. The grip strength is feeling awesome, the muscles always fail before that goes. I was also sensible and made sure I stocked up on wine and beer for today.



  • Who said bacon...



  • Nice session of tyre flips early in the week before the weather turned to shit. This avos effort involved lunges then a few goes up and down the firemans pole ( hands only )

    Suitably fried after that.



  • The mrs has roped me into doing a reformer session ( this is a pilates machine ) at the studio after her afternoon class has finished. Only 15 minutes and it's a private session so there won't be anyone there to laugh at how shit I am.

    Full review to follow.



  • Well overall I can't speak highly enough of that session. Best bit was saving $25, all I have to do for that is root the instructor every now and again. Talk about win/win.

    The mrs bought this big clunky machine for a few grand and got qualified to teach it and cos I couldn't be fucked going to her classes ( after a hard day's work listening to a bunch of cackling hens and very few blokes in class became a pain ) I haven't done Pilates for awhile so I promised her to commit to a couple of private sessions a week.

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    Christ on a bike, the first one was fucken hard work. My 'big' muscles are nice and strong but turns out a lot of my stabilizers need quite a bit of work. It's very hard to explain but I was well and truly humbled when I had to adopt a push up position and move the board using only my midsection....I collapsed in a heap but I WILL get better!

    Seriously, give it a hoon.



  • Another session booked in for tomorrow as well as chopping trees on our section. That should get me nice and fried in honour of those who fell in the name of freedom.

    DOMs are an absolute fluffybunny too.....Gonna have to fight them when the other half tortures me tomorrow.



  • Coming back from town and as neither of us could be arsed going home beforehand to get suitable attire I ended up doing the session in jeans ( lucky they are Chuck Norris style action jeans ). I didnt collapse this time and my Range of motion improved ever so slightly.

    Winning.

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  • Hit a PB on diamond push ups last night! This may be down to the reformer work I have been doing and the stabilising muscles being better conditioned. Either way, fucken thrilled.

    95.8kg too. Wasting away.



  • @mn5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    Hit a PB on diamond push ups last night! This may be down to the reformer work I have been doing and the stabilising muscles being better conditioned. Either way, fucken thrilled.

    95.8kg too. Wasting away.

    Are daimond push ups, push ups with hands together?



  • @hooroo said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @mn5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    Hit a PB on diamond push ups last night! This may be down to the reformer work I have been doing and the stabilising muscles being better conditioned. Either way, fucken thrilled.

    95.8kg too. Wasting away.

    Are daimond push ups, push ups with hands together?

    Yep shaped like a diamond hence the name. Much harder than regular ones.



  • @mn5 fucking A - they are the devils work!!



  • @paekakboyz said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @mn5 fucking A - they are the devils work!!

    Great for chest and tris though. I'm almost tempted not to tell the other half cos then she'll say she told me so.



  • Good solid weekend of chainsawing a bunch of trees ( super arm workout that ) then making the mistake of rope climbing the day afterwards, the DOMS was in full force and as I descended I slid a bit and scraped my hands a bit.

    Rookie mistake. Disgusted with myself.

    Lower body session and Pilates tomorrow night.



  • Everything going well. Feeling in great shape despite a massive night on the piss on Friday.

    I'm going to learn how to do pistol squats for my latest party tricks. Tough to do but impressive.....I hope.

    Weight 96kg. Probably need to up the cardio though.



  • Woke up today feeling a bit of pain in the humerus bones which isn't very funny.

    I'm not really doing weights but assume it's from the rope climbs which are pretty taxing. Any of you other fellas had this?


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    @mn5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    Woke up today feeling a bit of pain in the humerus bones which isn't very funny.

    I'm not really doing weights but assume it's from the rope climbs which are pretty taxing. Any of you other fellas had this?

    I think it's humerus that you do rope climbs.

    I'm sorry, I'll get my coat.

    In all seriousness, I used to have a few issues with it. Old dude down the gym had a stretching exercise for it. Basically just grab hold of something and stretch out the arm for 30 seconds or so. You can also just hang off a bar. Seems a bit voodoo but did the job for me.

    He he, rope climbs. Bet you use that sledgehammer on the tyre as well.


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