Discussion in 'Tilted Life and Sexuality' started by Mister Coaster, Dec 9, 2011.
My "beaux ideal" body type.
I forgot about this thread (or couldn't find it) when I posted this a while back, so am entering it here in TFP Health Club.
I don't find a forum or thread on general health topics, so I'll put this here under food. Since food eaten has an effect on lipids in the blood, or so they say.
My Results from lab on Sept 9, 2019:
Triglycerides: 61 mg/dL
Cholesterol, Total: 86 mg/dL
HDL Cholesterol: 33 mg/dL
LDL Cholesterol: 41 mg/dL
VLDL Cholesterol: 12 mg/dL
My HDL is a little low but not a cause for concern, since triglycerides are also very low. I don't take statins or any other cholesterol meds, or any other meds except for multivitamins with iron and Vitamin D. I have a prescription for diuretics which I can take on an "as needed" basis, since I sometimes tend to retain water.
How YOU doing.....!
Remember to always train legs, and hamstrings are part of your legs. They are the biceps of the lower body.
I have been consistent with my vitamins now for a while. I used to take them off and on, but now I get my vitamin D and a multi every night. Just finished a 365 tablet multi bottle, and it had not even expired yet. Woot.
I recently cut more vitamins from my regime. I'm down to a vitamin C and a mini aspirin in the morning, and a multivitamin and a mini aspirin at night. Will take iron, calcium, & D3 occasionally.
Colorado has shut down all gyms in the state due to coronavirus concerns for at least a month. I get it, but it sucks for me especially when I am in the middle of a cycle. I had been making good results. My squats were back into numbers from my 20's (405x3) and I was bench pressing more than I ever had before (315x5). Oh well, nothing to be done but work out at home. I have a set of adjustable dumbbells that goes up to 50 lb. I won't be able to do heavy lifting but at lesst I can concentrate on lunges for legs and lots of shoulder and arm work. Also going back to a maintenance dose of trt while this is all going on.
Bought some exercise bands that attach to handles with little clips. Resistances range from 10 to 50 lbs per band, but multiple bands can be used. Definitely added more variety to my at home training routine.
I sure am glad that I invested in my own home gym years ago
Must be nice now, but for me I like the commercial gyms in general. More variety and equipment, and more motivational being around others working out. I'd have more trouble keeping consistent with not having it be a thing. But when I'm Going To The Gym, it's a commitment. I'm there and I don't want to waste my time. But that's me.
Only thing I use the gym for is cardio equipment. I have no problems moving heavy iron on my own, but I did make sure I bought a cage for safety.
I know I tend to post lots of pics of my legs, but it really is my best bodyparts. Especially my calves.
Since many of us are trying to kick it up a notch.
Get rid of some crud while living with the crud.
Outside antics, at home workouts and more...
You may want to consider adding in some weight training.
Sometimes just cardio doesn't do the trick, especially if it's in place machine...the body may get "used to" the pace and effort and not get results.
It's the reason they say mix it up...or do interval training. It keeps the body "on its toes", can't acclimate.
weights also build muscle, which burns food faster...and the strength helps with more exercise and activity.
They bounce off each other.
@Chris Noyb, interval training is where it's at. What happens is that your body learns to handle the smaller bursts of higber 8ntensity and recover more quickly between intervals. If you're normally at say level 6 for 60 minutes, then say 2 minutes at 8 followed by 4 minutes at 6 will increase your total workload for the workout. And more time with higher intensity. The first person to break the 4 minute mile (Roger Bannister) knew if he could 12 quarter miles under a minute with a minute's rest, then he could link 4 together.
Wait, we have a health club?
I tried this. It helped a little. I hit just about the same time and mileage, but did bump the calories by 15. Hey, little victories.
I'm not a fan of using weight as a measurement of fitness, so when the scales showed a loss of 13 pounds I wasn't disappointed. Having several pairs of formerly uncomfortable shorts fit much better now made a better impression.
If anyone is interested, I can post some start and current numbers. We keep a handwritten log.
Post away here, that's cool
Or start your own thread or one for others...or use your blog.
Frankly, I'm hovering at 280...need to start going down. Trying to figure out the formula.
If you take testosterone or other anabolics even at therapy doses, you will produce more red blood cells. Apparently my body is pretty good at it. Wish it was as good at building muscle. I had been delaying for a while, knowing my blood was turning into oxygenated pudding. It finally hit me that I needed it done when during my cardio workouts I realized I had to force myself to take a deeper breath against internal resistance. Fortunately my wife is a nurse and she not only bleeds me, but also disposes at work. Puts a bag of blood in her purse and takes it to work. I place a lot of trust in her carrying a mess of incriminating DNA. If she ever wanted to frame me... some people will just jab a vein with a needle and drain into the tub or the sink. They don't know exactly how much they are pulling though. I probably have enough that I should get tapped in another week or two. That should bring me down to a normal level.
I had to skip two workouts because of other issues going on. I got back on the bike (ha, ha, ha) yesterday, did OK, and hope to get back to or close to my usual numbers tomorrow.
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