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2017/02/28 17:38:54 (permalink)

Floydy: Born to train - No Plan B

Greetings.
It’s been a while since I graced these members’ diaries, so a quick intro for any journal virgins and those who have long since abandoned their wide-eyed anticipation any of seeing any further activity from this grizzled and windswept old codger:
 
Briefly, I'm 52 years young, 6’3”, 16.5 stones and counting, ex-forces, 30+ years of training in the can, never competed but a committed bodybuilder and previous strength “athlete”. I enjoy a beer as a social and relaxing end to the week but apart from that my diet is mainly pretty good. I work permanent nights and juggle my training around those unsociable shifts I but try to fit in four sessions per week, give or take fatigue, mood swings and Post-it instructions from the OH for domestic chores.
 
Back to the present and having had six weeks of virtually nil training due to family crises and both mine and my wife’s cars going t!ts up, culminating with some quite severe depression issues, I have finally got my ass in gear and devised a new programme to see me through until at least my summer hol’s (Tenerife again). I have amalgamated various routines and come up what I think will be the most constructive plan akin to my primary goal which is fundamentally to retain (and hopefully, build) my strength and stamina to see me fit and healthy for years to come.
 
I’m keeping with a ‘loose’ PPL regime, with an added “arms day” at the end of the week and all my training will be based around failure sets. That is, a kind of ‘reverse drop sets’ routine: 4-5 sets, increasing (not dropping) the weight on each set but repping until failure. I worked towards this a little during my previous journal and I was happy with how things were going so this time there will be more of the same but I’ll be going balls-out on things and really pushing myself to the limit. The final 6-7 weeks before my hols will see me doing more high rep training as a last gasp attempt to keep the belly fat at bay!
 
I took the advice of a very sound and helpful member on here towards the end of last year and I have invested in a “legal” SARM (LGD tabs) to help along the way, together with the obligatory protein shakes, so I’m chomping at the bit to get started and all being well this will begin within the next couple of days.
**New Edit*: SARMS going well. Weight much more stable and body form looking strong along with more energy during my working hours, so all good. Next course of ostarine began 25.4.17.**
 
Regards and thanks for reading
 
NEW EDIT: Here's a complete list of all my previous journals (for my reference):
MT Training Journals
 
Not Finished at Fifty 11.12.14 – 17.12.15
https://www.muscletalk.co.uk/FindPost/5249299
 
Train to Maintain 2016 17.12.15 – 16.3.16
https://www.muscletalk.co.uk/FindPost/5377981
 
Training for Tenerife 1.4.16 – 18.1.17
https://www.muscletalk.co.uk/FindPost/5409277
 
Born to train - No Plan B 28.2.17 - to date
https://www.muscletalk.co.uk/FindPost/5482644
post edited by Floydy - 2017/07/06 00:12:55
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/02/28 18:41:50 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Floydy 2017/03/01 16:00:09
Great talking earlier Loz :)
 
All the best mate, only way is up now mate :)

 
 
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/02/28 20:13:50 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Floydy 2017/03/01 16:00:06
Good luck big man. Will be checking in.
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/02/28 20:23:47 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Ox 2017/02/28 20:42:09
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Great talking earlier Loz :)
 
All the best mate, only way is up now mate :)


Likewise mate. Anytime
 
I'll give this all I've got bud. Can't wait to get started now.
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Good luck big man. Will be checking in.


Cheers buddy. I'll make sure I catch up with all your journals too


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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/01 08:30:59 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Floydy 2017/03/01 16:00:01
Good to see you back. Keep on it!
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/01 12:49:27 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Floydy 2017/03/01 15:59:58
Good to see you back mate. Hope things are better at home now.
 
Honestly believe training is a great way to maintain good mental health. Stress release, solid routine, time away to put your mind on other things. Does wonders for the body.
 
Interested to see how you go on SARMS. One thing I was going to mention is have you had a blood test? Well known fact test will reduce as the years go on which makes goals such as yours harder. If you are doing SARMS it might be a good idea to do before and after bloods too as some (all?) are mildly suppressive.
 
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/01 13:22:19 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Floydy 2017/03/01 15:59:56
Great to see you back mate. Very interested to see how the SARMS add to your training x

'Embrace the suck, and never give up'!
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/01 15:59:41 (permalink)
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Good to see you back. Keep on it!

Cheers bud, just gotta keep at it now
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Good to see you back mate. Hope things are better at home now.
 
Honestly believe training is a great way to maintain good mental health. Stress release, solid routine, time away to put your mind on other things. Does wonders for the body.
 
Interested to see how you go on SARMS. One thing I was going to mention is have you had a blood test? Well known fact test will reduce as the years go on which makes goals such as yours harder. If you are doing SARMS it might be a good idea to do before and after bloods too as some (all?) are mildly suppressive.
 
Oh and love the avatar!


Kind words Brett, thanks mate
It's been a bad couple of months. Lost a very good friend and also a brother-in-law and my mum is still clinging on, but still with us. Coupled with all that, my wife's car bit the dust and mine has been off the road needing a new ECU and wiring loom which was very expensive so yes, stressful indeed bud with no transport between us and relying on good friends for lifts to work. On the positive side, a PPI claim came through after some nailbiting waiting and provided my wife with a new car and I've managed to scrabble a few pennies together and get myself one as well, so we're getting there. Oh, and we booked again for Tenerife in June so that's something to look forward to. Just me and the missus this time. Time to relax at last! 
 
The SARMS is a whole new ball game for me. I've always been 'natty' but I thought "Why the Hell not?", so I've invested in a bottle of LGD tablets. Chicken feed to some of you guys who inject, but this will do me fine. See how things go. The blood test would be a good idea, but unless I start feeling after effects I think I'll play it be ear for now.
 
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Great to see you back mate. Very interested to see how the SARMS add to your training x


Hi mate, how's it going?
As above, trial and error with the SARMS. I started taking them a few days ago in an attempt to encourage me back to training and now that I am back (see next post), we'll take it from there.


The results of my first proper session for some time coming up.....
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/01 16:15:28 (permalink)
So here we go.  Looking back, my last legs session was over two months ago but despite maybe looking a little fatty round the edges, today’s effort went very well. I’m dreading the after-effects in a couple of days, but that’s part and parcel of what we do, isn’t it? A quick reminder that nearly all of my training now will be sets to failure, including the high rep finishers, so without further ado…
 
Wednesday 1st March 2017. Legs:
 
Incline press:
27x200
21x200
16x300
9x350
45x150 high reps
 
Hack squat:
14x120
12x150
9x200
7x200
 
Extensions:
24x50
16x70
10x90
8x100
9x100
20x40 high reps
 
Ham curls:
20x50
12x60
7x70
5x80
22x40 high reps
 
Good girls (stack):
28x60
19x60
14x60
25x40 high reps
 
Bad girls (stack):
23x60
18x60
18x60
30x40 high reps
 
Ab crunch:
20x40
14x50
10x60
 
I omitted the seated leg press and calf raises due to it being in use constantly, but no harm done. I’ll do those next time.
 
Time: 1hr. 5mins.
 
 
That felt pretty okay. I need to tweak my programme a bit but I don’t think I’ve lost too much strength, if any, though the high reps were hard work due mainly to my belly needing some trimming down and visually my quads are still in good shape. I’ll be adding a little cardio to my weekend sessions just to ‘cool down’ and ease any tightness, but apart from that I’m pleasantly surprised with my comeback today.
          
Thanks for reading, I'll be tending to your journals asap
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/01 16:35:34 (permalink)
Some high repping there bud! You will be feeling that for days to come!
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/01 16:53:41 (permalink)
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Some high repping there bud! You will be feeling that for days to come!


Ha! I know mate. I'm hoping to do some more leg work on Sunday, pending the pain situ.
Before that, I omitted to mention that my next session will probably be some push work on Friday. Lots of car stuff to sort out to tomorrow though
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/01 17:02:32 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Floydy 2017/03/02 04:52:55
First day back and legs, fair play - monster session. Enjoy climbing the stairs!
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/02 04:54:21 (permalink)
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First day back and legs, fair play - monster session. Enjoy climbing the stairs!

The bloody pain kas kicked in already mate and as it happens I've been climbing stairs all night at work. The things we do to satuisfy our own personal glory eh?
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/03 05:57:11 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Floydy 2017/03/03 23:46:58
Nice to see you back mate, sorry to hear about your personal life mate. Dust yourself off and get back up, that's all any of us can do isn't it. I must say that's a very brave comeback session mate, some very decent numbers tucked away with some very big finish sets, which I really like the look of tbh. Doms will probably be crippling but nothing but gains to be had.
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/03 23:37:35 (permalink)
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Nice to see you back mate, sorry to hear about your personal life mate. Dust yourself off and get back up, that's all any of us can do isn't it. I must say that's a very brave comeback session mate, some very decent numbers tucked away with some very big finish sets, which I really like the look of tbh. Doms will probably be crippling but nothing but gains to be had.

Newcy! How's it going bud?
Yep, the quad DOMS definitely hit back big time yesterday and today they were still throbbing mightily. On the plus side, they look pretty wholesome, so a little sado-masochism pays off in the end
 
Thanks for popping in here pal, I'll be round yours shortly
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/03 23:38:14 (permalink)
Feeling really tired this afternoon, firstly I needed to visit the care home which left me about an hour of free time before I had to be back to go out for tea with my wife.
I desperately wanted to make a good start today on some chest work, but the power just wasn’t in me today, so I called it quits after half an hour. I guess next week will see me recommence my training properly because tomorrow we’ll be out all day, but for what it’s worth here’s today’s sorry effort…
 
Friday 3/3/17. Push:
 
DB press:
10x20
8x24
9x24
7x26
12x14 fast
 
Smith, 60°:
6x40
6x45
6x45
4x50
 
Chest press:
8x60
4x70
(altered seat position):
12x50
10x60
 
 
Time: 30 mins.
 
Woefully under-par, I really need to roll back the months to last year and my pre-holiday form. But things will pick up and I’m positive enough to fell that I can reach the numbers when I want to, so it will come eventually!
                                 
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/04 01:13:57 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Floydy 2017/03/04 05:34:29
Hi Floydy,
Hope you're well,
Just curious as to why you chose LGD (I'm assuming 4033)? Over other SARMs
 
How long are you planning your 'Failure Sets' routine? I've run something similar for short periods. 
Are you planning on any recovery/deload weeks?
 
Most importantly will you be wearing one of those CT Fletcher ISYMFS T-shirts?
 
 
 
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/04 05:40:54 (permalink)
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Hi Floydy,
Hope you're well,
Just curious as to why you chose LGD (I'm assuming 4033)? Over other SARMs
 
How long are you planning your 'Failure Sets' routine? I've run something similar for short periods. 
Are you planning on any recovery/deload weeks?
 
Most importantly will you be wearing one of those CT Fletcher ISYMFS T-shirts?
 
 
 


Hi mate.
I was recommended Ostarine but reading about LGD I decided that some of the benefits might suit my needs better. I'm new to SARMS or anything assisted anyway, so it's not really much of a gamble either way. Trian and error I guess!
 
I've always liked failure sets as I am now basically wanting to keep myself 'looking' fitter and defined in my post-middle age, i.e. I'd rather be losing body fat and keeping the muscles lean than randomly going for strength, which will be harder to retain now I'm 50+. Whatever happens, it's worth a go.
 
Dunno about any CT Fletcher shirt. I reckon I'd have to grow into one of those, knowing the size of him!
 
Cheers for popping in bud, are you doing a journal at all? You have similar stats to myself, and ex-forces too so there's something we have in common.
 
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/04 05:42:12 (permalink)
While I'm on here guys, I'm sad to say that my mother finally passed away earlier this morning. Need some time now to adjust and make some plans. Thanks all.
 
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Re: Floydy: My latest chapter: 2017 All or nothing. 2017/03/04 08:03:21 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby Floydy 2017/03/05 14:36:20
Sorry to hear that Floydy pal

My deepest condolences.

Best.
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