MN5s muscle maintaining musings....



  • Chest workouts currently consist of a rotation of dips (weighted ), Diamond push ups, one armed push ups and clap push ups. Some nice variety there to keep thing interesting and getting some good numbers for a heavy 41 year old.



  • 60 chins ( not quite all in the one set ) at the park at lunch today and not in typical workout attire ( pants and shirt ) guns feeling sore already so I'm sure the DOMS will be flaring in no time.

    Hand grippers and rope climbing ensure that it's the muscles that crap out well before the grip does.



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

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

    60 chins at the park at lunch today

    "Chins" must be the new slang for blowjobs?

    60, close on your PB for a day?

    Yep, my jaw sure does ache.


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

    60 chins ( not quite all in the one set ) at the park at lunch today and not in typical workout attire ( pants and shirt ) guns feeling sore already so I'm sure the DOMS will be flaring in no time.

    Hand grippers and rope climbing ensure that it's the muscles that crap out well before the grip does.

    If you're into your chins you should give Murph a go:

    1 mile run, 100 pullups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, 1 mile run.

    Was planning to do it on Friday but farking manflu might kneecap me.



  • @rancid-schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

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

    60 chins ( not quite all in the one set ) at the park at lunch today and not in typical workout attire ( pants and shirt ) guns feeling sore already so I'm sure the DOMS will be flaring in no time.

    Hand grippers and rope climbing ensure that it's the muscles that crap out well before the grip does.

    If you're into your chins you should give Murph a go:

    1 mile run, 100 pullups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, 1 mile run.

    Was planning to do it on Friday but farking manflu might kneecap me.

    Is there an option where you don't have to run?


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

    @rancid-schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

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

    60 chins ( not quite all in the one set ) at the park at lunch today and not in typical workout attire ( pants and shirt ) guns feeling sore already so I'm sure the DOMS will be flaring in no time.

    Hand grippers and rope climbing ensure that it's the muscles that crap out well before the grip does.

    If you're into your chins you should give Murph a go:

    1 mile run, 100 pullups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, 1 mile run.

    Was planning to do it on Friday but farking manflu might kneecap me.

    Is there an option where you don't have to run?

    Would that also be the option of you not having a cock and balls?



  • @rancid-schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

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

    @rancid-schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

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

    60 chins ( not quite all in the one set ) at the park at lunch today and not in typical workout attire ( pants and shirt ) guns feeling sore already so I'm sure the DOMS will be flaring in no time.

    Hand grippers and rope climbing ensure that it's the muscles that crap out well before the grip does.

    If you're into your chins you should give Murph a go:

    1 mile run, 100 pullups, 200 push-ups, 300 squats, 1 mile run.

    Was planning to do it on Friday but farking manflu might kneecap me.

    Is there an option where you don't have to run?

    Would that also be the option of you not having a cock and balls?

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  • @mn5 yeah, and it includes re-runs of Greys Anatomy



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

    @mn5 yeah, and it includes re-runs of Greys Anatomy

    I'm sorry. I'm assuming I'm being mocked but I don't get it....



  • @mn5 it's a show aimed at Pussies isnt it?



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

    @mn5 it's a show aimed at Pussies isnt it?

    Aw ok. I'll consider myself burnt.


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

    @mn5 it's a show aimed at Pussies isnt it?

    I remember that abortion of a show. Nearly destroyed my marriage. Any torture is worse than having to sit through 5 minutes of that.



  • @rancid-schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

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

    @mn5 it's a show aimed at Pussies isnt it?

    I remember that abortion of a show. Nearly destroyed my marriage. Any torture is worse than having to sit through 5 minutes of that.

    Yep. My ex wife loved it too.



  • @mn5 I won't ask for more details on that 5min of torture, sounds far too long imo!



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    Well the Pilates has unfortunately gone the way of the relationship.......Tinder and Bumble have been very kind to me but those stories are for the other thread.

    Fucken women.

    Flexibility has regressed but in terms of good power moves and party tricks to impress my sons and any prospective ladies out there I'm up there with the very best....

    this is always a goody....

    Yes I can actually do these, not as pretty as this guys but I still get some quality airtime. Pretty good for 98kg.

    I'm still working the dips, chins, rope climbs, tyre flips and I've started a few park sprints which are good to keep the legs in check.

    Hill walks are also a staple part of the cardio routine, fuck going on a run any longer than 100 metres like the rest of you sick fucks.

    As I touched on on @Hooroo s thread the intermittent fasting is working wonders. I'm sitting in the home office typing this and looking forward to my first feed at 12ish ( four poached eggs on toast ) and on my third black coffee. I do get it isn't an eating plan for everyone but it is one that agrees with my lifestyle provided I stop eating/drinking by about 8-30ish ( I give myself a bit of leeway over the weekend obviously )

    I'm 42 next month and as each year passes I'm reminded of the importance of good habits and keeping the rig in fighting fit, functional shape. My old man ( just turned 75 ) still swims SIX days a week ! ( 72 year old Mum only does, four, so lazy ). As none of my grandparents made it to 80 my folks are bucking the trend like a motherfucker and are a great example for me and the grandkids.

    People who love running and craft beer seem to be a a pretty happy mix, I have a couple of crafties with them most weeks after the run ( when I say run it's them who run, I just meet them at the pub and save a spot for them ).

    They'll never get me out there much as they try.

    I'm keeping a journal with what I'm doing and any physical goals that I've conquered which is always motivational.

    I'll also try and update this thread more often when not fucking round on other fern related topics.



  • Struck down midweek with a spew bug but 14 hours sleep and no food ensured I got over that reasonably quickly.

    I've also got into the discipline of having an intense but relatively short and extremely picturesque walk in the hills each morning, best time of year to do this in my opinion.

    Rope climbs dips and furniture removal ( with the inspirational old man at the other end of the couches ) completed the weeks fitness based activites.



  • Been a few months since I've done tire flips but I did some of those and the DOMs is raring up like a mutha fucka. I love them. I wish I had a tire for my backyard !

    Also here is some grainy footage of me trying to be Superman. Please ignore the complete lack of workout clothes.

    EDIT.....and the video didn't even download. FML



  • First rope climb in awhile last week, arms and grip were suitably fried after that but nice to scale it, a bit shaky at the top and I actually got a bit of vertigo which just about fucked my shit up until I calmed down.

    Also had a fun mini putt date at Carlucciland ( google it, sensational place ) with the potential next mrs MN5. I cheated and still lost ( Golfs a stupid game ) but I could tell she was impressed with my anvil lifting ability ( there’s all sorts of sculptures and bits and pieces nearby ), those things weigh an absolute ton and it was a fantastic test of the old all over strength.

    Also did the usual dips, stair sprints and explosive Superman push ups to round out the last couple of weeks.


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    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    First rope climb in awhile last week, arms and grip were suitably fried after that but nice to scale it, a bit shaky at the top and I actually got a bit of vertigo which just about fucked my shit up until I calmed down.

    Also had a fun mini putt date at Carlucciland ( google it, sensational place ) with the potential next mrs MN5. I cheated and still lost ( Golfs a stupid game ) but I could tell she was impressed with my anvil lifting ability ( there’s all sorts of sculptures and bits and pieces nearby ), those things weigh an absolute ton and it was a fantastic test of the old all over strength.

    Also did the usual dips, stair sprints and explosive Superman push ups to round out the last couple of weeks.

    Careful. Don't want to bugger yourself out before you move in for the kill.

    "I really do fancy you, but after lifting that anvil all day I think I'd prefer to have an early night."



  • Have seen a couple of stretching programmes online which I am tempted to order because since I'm not doing Pilates my already limited flexibility has gotten worse which is not ideal. It would be quite nice to add the splits to my array of tricks and obviously at 42 things are only gonna get worse before they get better if nothing is done about it !

    Good park session yesterday, freezing in the shade but satisfying busting out some dips, chins etc.



  • I need to do more pilates. Started going for a bit to the wife's classes but meant that needed someone to look after the kids while I went and not too interested in going to some of the other trainers classes. Maybe should as it is farken good



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

    I need to do more pilates. Started going for a bit to the wife's classes but meant that needed someone to look after the kids while I went and not too interested in going to some of the other trainers classes. Maybe should as it is farken good

    Yeah blokes seize up much quicker than women overall which sux, not entirely sure why that is.



  • @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

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

    I need to do more pilates. Started going for a bit to the wife's classes but meant that needed someone to look after the kids while I went and not too interested in going to some of the other trainers classes. Maybe should as it is farken good

    Yeah blokes seize up much quicker than women overall which sux, not entirely sure why that is.

    We're not made to spread our legs.



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

    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

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

    I need to do more pilates. Started going for a bit to the wife's classes but meant that needed someone to look after the kids while I went and not too interested in going to some of the other trainers classes. Maybe should as it is farken good

    Yeah blokes seize up much quicker than women overall which sux, not entirely sure why that is.

    We're not made to spread our legs.

    That is "spit coffee all over the screen" funny. Fuck that made me laugh πŸ™‚



  • Got back into a good tire flipping session on Saturday and by crikey the hammies and guns are feeling it today. That combined with a big bodyweight dip session ( over 100 reps spread over a few sets ) means I'm screaming for a day or two off. Have also made a massive pot of Cajun Gumbo soup which has lasted a few days so mrs MN5 and I have been pretty good with the eats too apart from a few glasses of red.

    Getting some niggly pain in the right arm tendons as well so better pay attention to that.

    I'm also wary of the massive hours I'm spending behind the wheel for work, not good for anyone to sit down like that for ages on end at any age let alone early 40s.


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    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    Got back into a good tire flipping session on Saturday and by crikey the hammies and guns are feeling it today. That combined with a big bodyweight dip session ( over 100 reps spread over a few sets ) means I'm screaming for a day or two off. Have also made a massive pot of Cajun Gumbo soup which has lasted a few days so mrs MN5 and I have been pretty good with the eats too apart from a few glasses of red.

    Getting some niggly pain in the right arm tendons as well so better pay attention to that.

    I'm also wary of the massive hours I'm spending behind the wheel for work, not good for anyone to sit down like that for ages on end at any age let alone early 40s.

    Couple of questions. Are you back with the missus and are you a bus driver now?



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    Got back into a good tire flipping session on Saturday and by crikey the hammies and guns are feeling it today. That combined with a big bodyweight dip session ( over 100 reps spread over a few sets ) means I'm screaming for a day or two off. Have also made a massive pot of Cajun Gumbo soup which has lasted a few days so mrs MN5 and I have been pretty good with the eats too apart from a few glasses of red.

    Getting some niggly pain in the right arm tendons as well so better pay attention to that.

    I'm also wary of the massive hours I'm spending behind the wheel for work, not good for anyone to sit down like that for ages on end at any age let alone early 40s.

    Couple of questions. Are you back with the missus and are you a bus driver now?

    Negatory on both of those good buddy



  • @MN5 meant to say well done! caught the FB update. Noice work good sir πŸ™‚


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    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    Got back into a good tire flipping session on Saturday and by crikey the hammies and guns are feeling it today. That combined with a big bodyweight dip session ( over 100 reps spread over a few sets ) means I'm screaming for a day or two off. Have also made a massive pot of Cajun Gumbo soup which has lasted a few days so mrs MN5 and I have been pretty good with the eats too apart from a few glasses of red.

    Getting some niggly pain in the right arm tendons as well so better pay attention to that.

    I'm also wary of the massive hours I'm spending behind the wheel for work, not good for anyone to sit down like that for ages on end at any age let alone early 40s.

    Couple of questions. Are you back with the missus and are you a bus driver now?

    Negatory on both of those good buddy

    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    Got back into a good tire flipping session on Saturday and by crikey the hammies and guns are feeling it today. That combined with a big bodyweight dip session ( over 100 reps spread over a few sets ) means I'm screaming for a day or two off. Have also made a massive pot of Cajun Gumbo soup which has lasted a few days so mrs MN5 and I have been pretty good with the eats too apart from a few glasses of red.

    Getting some niggly pain in the right arm tendons as well so better pay attention to that.

    I'm also wary of the massive hours I'm spending behind the wheel for work, not good for anyone to sit down like that for ages on end at any age let alone early 40s.

    Couple of questions. Are you back with the missus and are you a bus driver now?

    Negatory on both of those good buddy

    Aha. But in relationship and lots of driving. The first one is great πŸ‘.

    But yeah driving sucks. Anything more than 2 hours drives me insane.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    Got back into a good tire flipping session on Saturday and by crikey the hammies and guns are feeling it today. That combined with a big bodyweight dip session ( over 100 reps spread over a few sets ) means I'm screaming for a day or two off. Have also made a massive pot of Cajun Gumbo soup which has lasted a few days so mrs MN5 and I have been pretty good with the eats too apart from a few glasses of red.

    Getting some niggly pain in the right arm tendons as well so better pay attention to that.

    I'm also wary of the massive hours I'm spending behind the wheel for work, not good for anyone to sit down like that for ages on end at any age let alone early 40s.

    Couple of questions. Are you back with the missus and are you a bus driver now?

    Negatory on both of those good buddy

    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    Got back into a good tire flipping session on Saturday and by crikey the hammies and guns are feeling it today. That combined with a big bodyweight dip session ( over 100 reps spread over a few sets ) means I'm screaming for a day or two off. Have also made a massive pot of Cajun Gumbo soup which has lasted a few days so mrs MN5 and I have been pretty good with the eats too apart from a few glasses of red.

    Getting some niggly pain in the right arm tendons as well so better pay attention to that.

    I'm also wary of the massive hours I'm spending behind the wheel for work, not good for anyone to sit down like that for ages on end at any age let alone early 40s.

    Couple of questions. Are you back with the missus and are you a bus driver now?

    Negatory on both of those good buddy

    Aha. But in relationship and lots of driving. The first one is great πŸ‘.

    But yeah driving sucks. Anything more than 2 hours drives me insane.

    Well it does beat being in an office and stopping for a few stretches and about push ups is a semi regular thing haha



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

    @MN5 meant to say well done! caught the FB update. Noice work good sir πŸ™‚

    Thanks me old mate. She's exactly half my weight and nice and active although coming back from surgery so taking things easy. We are looking into stuff we can do together, she has a background in body sculpting, yoga etc. Martial Artist too but my superior reach and controlled aggression means I could waste her if I had to πŸ™‚



  • @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

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

    @MN5 meant to say well done! caught the FB update. Noice work good sir πŸ™‚

    Thanks me old mate. She's exactly half my weight and nice and active although coming back from surgery so taking things easy. We are looking into stuff we can do together, she has a background in body sculpting, yoga etc. Martial Artist too but my superior reach and controlled aggression means I could waste her if I had to πŸ™‚

    Arguably one of the the most fucked up things I've read on TSF. But also the funniest.



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

    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

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

    @MN5 meant to say well done! caught the FB update. Noice work good sir πŸ™‚

    Thanks me old mate. She's exactly half my weight and nice and active although coming back from surgery so taking things easy. We are looking into stuff we can do together, she has a background in body sculpting, yoga etc. Martial Artist too but my superior reach and controlled aggression means I could waste her if I had to πŸ™‚

    Arguably one of the the most fucked up things I've read on TSF. But also the funniest.

    Its always nice to get praise from ones peers



  • Woke up in my hotel and realised I haven't done much physical for a few days so decided on some flying Superman push ups to speed up the metabolism for the day ( most of which will involve sitting in a car ) I also saw an abandoned looking playground on my drive up here so will pop in for a few chins/dips on the way back provided this fantastic Naki weather holds up.

    If Charles Bronson ( prisoner not the actor although he was jacked as fuck too ) can get strong and fit in solitary confinement there's no reason why the rest of us can't.

    I am feeling hungry though and lunch isn't til 12 !!!


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    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    Woke up in my hotel and realised I haven't done much physical for a few days so decided on some flying Superman push ups to speed up the metabolism for the day ( most of which will involve sitting in a car ) I also saw an abandoned looking playground on my drive up here so will pop in for a few chins/dips on the way back provided this fantastic Naki weather holds up.

    If Charles Bronson ( prisoner not the actor although he was jacked as fuck too ) can get strong and fit in solitary confinement there's no reason why the rest of us can't.

    I am feeling hungry though and lunch isn't til 12 !!!

    Eat! You know you want to. Bacon and eggs with sausage. Pancakes...mmmmmm



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    Woke up in my hotel and realised I haven't done much physical for a few days so decided on some flying Superman push ups to speed up the metabolism for the day ( most of which will involve sitting in a car ) I also saw an abandoned looking playground on my drive up here so will pop in for a few chins/dips on the way back provided this fantastic Naki weather holds up.

    If Charles Bronson ( prisoner not the actor although he was jacked as fuck too ) can get strong and fit in solitary confinement there's no reason why the rest of us can't.

    I am feeling hungry though and lunch isn't til 12 !!!

    Eat! You know you want to. Bacon and eggs with sausage. Pancakes...mmmmmm

    Na costs me money and I'd have to put a claim through. Not worth it. Remember I'm Scottish.


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    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    Woke up in my hotel and realised I haven't done much physical for a few days so decided on some flying Superman push ups to speed up the metabolism for the day ( most of which will involve sitting in a car ) I also saw an abandoned looking playground on my drive up here so will pop in for a few chins/dips on the way back provided this fantastic Naki weather holds up.

    If Charles Bronson ( prisoner not the actor although he was jacked as fuck too ) can get strong and fit in solitary confinement there's no reason why the rest of us can't.

    I am feeling hungry though and lunch isn't til 12 !!!

    Eat! You know you want to. Bacon and eggs with sausage. Pancakes...mmmmmm

    Na costs me money and I'd have to put a claim through. Not worth it. Remember I'm Scottish.

    Scots still gotta eat.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    @MN5 said in MN5s muscle maintaining musings....:

    Woke up in my hotel and realised I haven't done much physical for a few days so decided on some flying Superman push ups to speed up the metabolism for the day ( most of which will involve sitting in a car ) I also saw an abandoned looking playground on my drive up here so will pop in for a few chins/dips on the way back provided this fantastic Naki weather holds up.

    If Charles Bronson ( prisoner not the actor although he was jacked as fuck too ) can get strong and fit in solitary confinement there's no reason why the rest of us can't.

    I am feeling hungry though and lunch isn't til 12 !!!

    Eat! You know you want to. Bacon and eggs with sausage. Pancakes...mmmmmm

    Na costs me money and I'd have to put a claim through. Not worth it. Remember I'm Scottish.

    Scots still gotta eat.

    Had a steak, chips and salad at the pub alongside a stout I managed to sit on for about half an hour. Fucken shitloads of highway patrol men up and down the country and DIC would be quite the CLM. I love Stout in cold, rainy weather.

    I also popped in to visit an old mate up the Coast, her partner is an ex circus performer so I had a great time scaling the apparatus ! their kids are already well into it and will be a pair of spider monkeys. Definitely gonna take my boys up for a hoon on the bars, rings and ropes.

    Super workout that.



  • Well gotta confess the DOMS is setting in from yesterdays climbing but I should really go out and do some big curls seeing as every day is arm day. @Paekakboyz @Rancid-Schnitzel @JK it's on the interweb so definitely true. Watch, learn and be inspired.



  • So looks like I’ve done fuck all lately which thanks to an absolute shitcunt of a flu/cold type thing is partially true. Luckily I went to old man MN5 for a prognosis ( retired doctor ) and I was advised I would be fine so based on that took the lads for a big walk round @Bones old hood then finished up with a massive park workout....all of us. Chins/dips/muscle ups....we did them all. Also persuaded youngest to film the old man doing a few flying Supermans. Sadly no Milfs around to appreciate the athleticism.....

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