I’m not even close to 200 myself… I’m just approximately 20 under.
How did I pull my ham-string just getting out of bed??
Recliner? When it comes to weightlifting, I just stay in my plugger decliner—mode.
Nowadays, we buy an “assisted lift” chair. A recliner that will put you allllllmost all the way on your feet. I don’t have one (yet.)
I use the Firewood workout . We try to keep the logs to under 50 pounds ;-)
Power lift chairs are covered by Medicare.
I’ve held the line at 175 lbs for decades, but the muscle into fat conversion is a problem at 70.
I should count as a squat as well.
Never skip leg day.
Lift with your legs, not your back.
Congrats Gene Jones. Years ago I lived in Homer City. Probably all merged now.
I wish it was just 200 lbs!
Moment is the key, that’s why the count down.
Dad always said lift with my legs.
Try to get up in three grunts or less.
i HATE being the same age as old people!!
I can still do that lifting part. But these days it comes with sound effects.
He looks like he needs one of those ejector seats!
…unfortunately, times two.
He looks more like 300+.
I do that from the launch-pad of the toilet. Added a temp-use “extender”-seat on the thing, so the angle of launch is just-right! I psych myself out, with the “3-2-1”-count and exclaim, “LIFT-OFF!! WE HAVE LIFTOFF!!!” (Only one-time I had to “scrub a mission”, and restart the sequence…!)
I’ve found with age that it helps to get an advantage by leaning way forward as I stand.
Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly
June 10, 2017
May 20, 2021