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Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:38 pm

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Using age, as in old age, as an excuse for lack of strength or and mobility in my mind is just an easy out. A few months shy of my 50th birthday I am still strong and flexible. If I can do it anyone can. The key is to keep going, listen to your body and keep pushing yourself.

Here are some of my latest training videos from December weighing in at only 184lbs!
The Shoulder Stretch:
http://www.youtube.com/user/Roald62?fea ... 85pmNStLjw
Lat Pull-downs ( 420lbsx8 ):
http://www.youtube.com/user/Roald62?fea ... AgBBbx48Mg
Pullovers (140lbs x10 ):
http://www.youtube.com/user/Roald62?fea ... D4RslbTQlI
Inclines: (190lbs x10 )
http://www.youtube.com/user/Roald62?fea ... WbHVPm0Xa4

Happy new year.
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Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:42 am

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I followed your link and now have to ask: Can you explain why you do squats with tiny range of motion? 600 lbs sounds heavy but 20 reps clearly indicates that it is not stressful (at least to the working muscles) but it certainly loads the vertebral column.
How much do you squat when you go below top of thigh parallel to the ground?
Just curious.
Jim



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Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:13 pm

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Jimbo wrote:
I followed your link and now have to ask: Can you explain why you do squats with tiny range of motion? 600 lbs sounds heavy but 20 reps clearly indicates that it is not stressful (at least to the working muscles) but it certainly loads the vertebral column.
How much do you squat when you go below top of thigh parallel to the ground?
Just curious.
Jim


I do squats in a small range of motion so that I don't bulk up and tighten up in my back, gluts and legs. Not stressfull to the working muscles??????? Have you tried lifting that much weight even in a small ROM ?
My best back squats is 212.5kgs for 10 reps ( 5 sets ) in 1996

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Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:29 pm

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Well if it seems like its working for you then keep it up. But 20 reps is 20 reps and that means its not heavy. Means you're failing due to metabolic stress not muscular force.
In answer to your question, the most I've had on my back was 545 and that was for what we called a quarter squat, quite a bit deeper than you go in your video. I don't recall how many reps but it wouldn't have been many.
Train with what works for you, I was just curious.
Cheers,
Jim

roald62 wrote:
Not stressfull to the working muscles??????? Have you tried lifting that much weight even in a small ROM ?
My best back squats is 212.5kgs for 10 reps ( 5 sets ) in 1996



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