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Old 03-25-21, 08:54 PM
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Torture Device

My latest torture equipment arrived. Now squats for the old but Iím not going to quit. King of exercises or medieval torture?

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Old 03-25-21, 09:01 PM
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Upper body strength is just dead weight for a road biker, unless you have to lift your 16 lb carbon BSO onto the top of your car.
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My upper body is shot from years of farm/ranch work. Two weeks off the weights due to shoulder issues but wish to continue and since I love road and mountain biking working lower body is a good plan. Genetically muscular upper body so I won’t be imbalanced lol. The chicken legs could use so weight training so that is where the training will be focused. If I could sell youth in a pill form I would be a billionaire but in the now I must workout ...
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Waitaminnit here. You had a squat rack delivered to and set up at home?

Gonna start calling you “Hardcore Hondo.”
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Upper body strength is just dead weight for a road biker, unless you have to lift your 16 lb carbon BSO onto the top of your car.
16 pounds?? You'll get a hernia! You really need to drop $10k on a 9 pound bike.

That reminds me, I haven't seen @trekmogul in a while.
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Waitaminnit here. You had a squat rack delivered to and set up at home?

Gonna start calling you ďHardcore Hondo.Ē
the safety squat bar came assembled but the rack took some tools but Iím a handy redneck lol. The rack is about 6 years old has scars from aborted benches and squats but that is how it goes.
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Old 03-25-21, 09:27 PM
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I should probably follow your cue.
Been pretty inactive this last year and losing muscle...
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Old 03-25-21, 09:36 PM
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$1200 bike. Ultegra equipment ok $400 custom gravel wheel set $120 in storage accessories. 10,000 miles later the bike keeps on rolling
Think about it 12,000 miles. Anyways under 2K ....

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Waitaminnit here. You had a squat rack delivered to and set up at home?

Gonna start calling you ďHardcore Hondo.Ē
that sounds like a porn star name. apropos?
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that sounds like a porn star name. apropos?
Bike Porn
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Old 03-25-21, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
That reminds me, I haven't seen @trekmogul in a while.
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He got pretty badly injured in a wreck. Like bad enough that it would have been truly bad form to make wisecracks. I hope he is ok.
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My house is pretty small, Hondo, otherwise I would try to create an exercise room. I admire the fact that you are trying to keep fit. My daughter's house is huge. She has a sweet sweet SWEET home gym. Its complete with hot tub and sauna. She has two Zwift setups in front of two 60" tvs for her and her hubby. They are so dedicated and totally nuts for bikes, which warms my bike-loving heart. My son, on the other hand, is an outdoorsman, and could care less about bikes. He spends most of his free time on his boat with a rod in his hand.

What I think that I will do is to get a decent barbell setup. Maybe 200lbs. I don't need anything more. Maybe pick up a few dumbbells. I need stuff that can be put aside, so no racks or large benches. I need to weld up a weight bench that can serve double duty as something else, maybe put some retractable wheels on it so it can be pushed out of the way if necessary.

Anyhow, enough blathering about me. I just wanted to say that I like what you are doing! So who's post do you have on the wall for inspiration? Arnold?
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Nothing on the walls now you have me thinking? .. your daughter’s setup is great, tv, sauna, I had to google Zwift. That looks like a fun way to keep training when the weather is bad. I can identify with fishing since that is my other addiction. Maybe a fold up bench and a set of adjustable dumbbells would work for you.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Upper body strength is just dead weight for a road biker, unless you have to lift your 16 lb carbon BSO onto the top of your car.
I did a full tour at one time... fully self contained, where the bike, loaded, was too heavy to lift. Rolled just fine. At one point I checked into a hotel on the trip, and went to go lift the bike up a short flight of stairs and just could not lift it... had to take the bags off first.

So perhaps a bit of upper body might be a good thing, eh?
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I had to google Zwift.
how can that be? even I know what zwift is

not about to buy one, but there are many zwifters on BF that talk about it regularly
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Upper body strength is just dead weight for a road biker...
complete and utter horse manure.
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Great looking rack! I wish I had room for one. I don't think I've ever seen an Olympic bar angled like that, but I dig the padded handles.
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Great looking rack! I wish I had room for one. I don't think I've ever seen an Olympic bar angled like that, but I dig the padded handles.
It is forgiving on my 53 year old back takes the strain off your spine and shoulders and hits the quads hard. Basically a front squat. Even the young studs are using this style bar as a squat accessories exercise. Perfect for an old goat like myself.
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It is forgiving on my 53 year old back takes the strain off your spine and shoulders and hits the quads hard. Basically a front squat. Even the young studs are using this style bar as a squat accessories exercise. Perfect for an old goat like myself.
I'll leave the hard work to you whippersnappers, after years of getting off work and facing that 400 ft climb home was enough for me, especially if I was loaded down with groceries and a six pack.

Now my exercise routine is lifting up out of the recliner and running marathon to the fridge.
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My tips for squat

- elevate your heels using plates, water bottles anything
-dont lock your knees at the top
-practise proper breathing techniques throughout the movement
- control the entire movement,.particularly the eccentric
-focus on aligning your joints correctly. Do not do the excersise if you feel knee pain.
- don't go heavy! This is a big mistake i always see people doing. Focus on staying in the 15 rep range. It will result in a crazy burn! Then, begin to slowly increase the weight as your progress.

Don't forget to train upper body as Well! Squatting requires extra activation work as well as hamstring calve and glute training to ensure optimal effectiveness.
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