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  • Relentless day 88, MI40 Routine, Week 5 Day 2, Chest & Biceps/Arm

    3/29/2015 10:00:59 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Chest Workout; Morning Session. Barbell Bench Press; 5 Sets, 44 Reps, 2,908 Lbs Dumbbell 60 Degree Incline Bench Press; 5 Sets, 45 Reps, 035 Lbs per arm Flat Bench Dumbbell Flyes; 5 Sets, 66 Reps, 1,050 Lbs per Arm Cable Pec Flyes; 6 Sets, 119 Reps, 3,730 Lbs. Tot... Read more

  • Relentless day 88, MI40 Routine, Week 5 Day 2, Chest & Biceps/Arm

    3/29/2015 9:32:09 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Chest Routine: morning session. Barbell Bench Press; 5 Sets, 44 Reps, 2,908 Lbs Dumbbell Press 60 Degree Incline; 5 Reps, 45 Sets, 935 Lbs per arm Dumbbell Flyes Flat Bench; 5 Sets, 66 Reps, 1,050 Lbs per arm Cable Pec Flyes; 6 Sets, 119 Reps, 3,730 Lbs Total Ches... Read more

  • Relentless day 88, MI40 Routine, Week 5 Day 2, Chest & Biceps/Arm

    3/29/2015 9:30:25 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Chest Routine: morning session. Barbell Bench Press; 5 Sets, 44 Reps, 2,908 Lbs Dumbbell Press 60 Degree Incline; 5 Reps, 45 Sets, 935 Lbs per arm Dumbbell Flyes Flat Bench; 5 Sets, 66 Reps, 1,050 Lbs per arm Cable Pec Flyes; 6 Sets, 119 Reps, 3,730 Lbs Total Ches... Read more

  • Relentless day 87, MI40 Routine, Week 5, Unscheduled Rest

    3/28/2015 2:51:21 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Hi Sparkers. 213 My upper body (Back) compound exercises of yesterday had me pushing & pulling 19,220 Lbs. Todays routine calls for compound & isolation workouts of Chest & Arms. Since this group of muscles were involved in yesterdays heavy workout and I'm no longer in my 20'... Read more

  • Relentless day 86, Week 5 day 1, Back & Hams

    3/27/2015 7:45:12 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Back Workout: Lat Pull-down; 6 Sets, 72 Reps, 3,120 Lbs Reverse Grip Seated Cable Rows; 4 Sets, 48 Reps, 7,680 Lbs Bent Over Cable Row; 5 Sets, 60 Reps, 5,700 Lbs Dumbbell Rows; 4 Sets, 48 Reps, 960 Lbs per arm Hyper Cable Extensions (Lower Back); 3 Sets, 28 ... Read more

  • Relentless day 85, MI40 Routine, Week 4 Day 7, Rest Day

    3/26/2015 12:54:38 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    This ends the 4th week of MI40 Routine. How quick little things add up when you relentlessly take small steps. Ben Pakulski's routine gives you 40 different exercises over six weeks; his method balances out the workouts so that your recovery between sessions is optimal for muscle growth. His p... Read more

  • Relentless day 84, MI40 Routine, Week 4 Day 6, Chest & Biceps

    3/25/2015 9:27:27 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    This was a heavy workout day. My weights have increased to the point that morning and afternoon sessions were conducted. Chest workout: Morning Session. Started 11:25 AM & Finished 12:46 PM. Bench Press; 7 Sets, 79 Reps, 4,013 Lbs Dumbbell Incline Press; 5 Sets, 26 Reps, 820... Read more

  • Relentless day 83, MI40 Routine, Week 4, Delts & Triceps

    3/24/2015 8:03:53 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Deltoid Workout: Landmine Shoulder Press; 5 Sets, 48 Reps, 2,075 Lbs per Arm Bent Over Lateral Raises; 4 Sets, 44 Reps, 700 Lbs per Arm Dumbbell Front Raises; 5 Sets, 45 Reps, 284 Lbs per Arm Cable Side Laterals; 2 Sets, 24 Reps, 360 Lbs per Arm Total Deltoid Work... Read more

  • Relentless day 81, MI40 Routine, Week 4, Unscheduled Rest

    3/23/2015 6:05:54 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Yesterday was an intense back workout; Well today was scheduled a Delt/Tricep workout. Since yesterdays secondary Muscle Groups consisted of Deltoids/Triceps; it makes no sense to jump into a high intensity workout without adequate rest. Its a great way to re-injure an old shoulder mishap. ... Read more

  • Relentless day 80, MI40 Routine, Week 4, Day 2; Back & Hams

    3/22/2015 7:24:10 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Continued with the MI40 Routine where I left off on March 16th. The rest from weights went well as did the landscaping. After that workout I'm glad to get back to the weights; tree planting for me is a minimum of 6 hours work; my workouts take only 45 to 70 minutes. Back Workout: ... Read more

  • Happy Spring

    3/22/2015 6:11:08 PM, by LINDAM.1

    Carrots in my mouth weighting for my teeth to go in. Anesthesiologist was not careful. When going for heart murmur . Good thing I had it when I did. The doctor got another opinion while the camera was up there. They came to me just after recovery and said see you next week for open heart surger... Read more

  • Relentless day 79; 5th Day of Rest from MI40 Routine

    3/21/2015 11:39:51 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    My Central Nervous System (CNS) has recovered so tomorrow I'm back in the trenches of weight Lifting. 323 But in the meantime I've another tree to plant. 378 Take care Sparkers. 104... Read more

  • Relentless day 78; 4th Day of Rest from MI40 Routine

    3/20/2015 12:23:08 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Resting after lifting heavy gives your Central Nervous System (CNS) a break. This is my 4th day & I'm not as tired. One more day should put me in good stead to hit the weights again, I'm making good use of my downtime though; have another Sequoia tree to plant. 378 It's a good day ... Read more

  • Relentless day 77; Rest from MI40 Routine

    3/19/2015 4:38:57 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    One more recuperating day. More landscaping & planted a Sequoia. Time to relax. 33... Read more

  • Relentless day 77; Rest from M40 Eoutine

    3/18/2015 10:33:48 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Now just because I call it a rest; it's only from the weights. Today I got plenty of exercise with landscaping. Putting in about 5 new trees. Keep Sparking. 244... Read more

  • Relentless day 76; Age 76; Time to rest my body

    3/17/2015 4:16:17 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Today marks the 76th day of continuous Strength Training. Since I turned 76 today it's time for a brief respite to allow my Central Nervous System to recuperate from the intense weight sessions. 383 Normally after 10-weeks of pushing the weights its recommended to take a week off for r... Read more

  • Relentless day 75, MI40 Routine, Week 4, Day 1; Quads & Calves

    3/16/2015 9:09:22 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Today I Squatted the Olympic bar; I was able to increase the bar weight by 30 Lbs. Quadriceps Workout: Squat; 4 Sets, 20 Reps, 2,020 Lbs. Barbell Hack Squats; 1 Set, 8 Reps, 760 Lbs. Went light today as these also work the Deltoids and they have not fully recovered from yeste... Read more

  • Relentless day 74, MI40 Routine, Week 4, Day 1; Delts & Triceps

    3/15/2015 8:55:47 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Starting Week 4. Deltoid Workouts: I'm making slow progress in getting them stronger; I worked them hard today.. Dumbbell Bent Over Rear Deltoid Heads; 8 Sets, 96 Reps, 1,128 Lbs per Arm Dumbbell Seated Lateral Deltoid Heads; 7 Sets, 57 Sets, 366 Lbs Per Arm Cable Crosso... Read more

  • Rain

    3/15/2015 7:18:14 PM, by LINDAM.1

    The whole west coast needed rain and we are getting it Hooray! My friend gets less water for cattle AND garden with less in the Columbia.... Read more

  • Relentless day 73, MI40 Routine, Week 3, Day 7; Rest

    3/14/2015 10:12:33 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Enjoyed the respite. In review of MI40 Routine Week 1: 205 Sets, 2,165 Reps, 80,981 Lbs or 40.49 Tons Week 2: 159 Sets, 1,807 Reps, 74,112 Lbs or 37.06 Tons Week 3: 190 Sets, 2,373 Reps, 123,145 Lbs 61.57 Tons Now for a mind blower: Total Sets 554 Sets, 4,538 Reps, for 278,237 Lbs or... Read more

  • Relentless day 72, MI40 Routine, Week 3, Day 6; Chest & Biceps

    3/13/2015 6:31:20 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Chest Workout: Incline Dumbbell Press; 6 Sets, 72 Reps, 936 Lbs per arm Incline Barbell Press; 6 Sets, 60 Reps; 2,304 Lbs Flat Bench Dumbbell Flyes; 6 Sets, 48 Reps, 900 Lbs per Arm Cable Crossovers; 1 Set, 12 Reps, 180 Lbs Per arm Cable Flyes; 4 Sets, 28 Rep... Read more

  • Relentless day 71, MI40 Routine, Week 3, Day 5; Quads & Calves

    3/12/2015 6:50:58 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Under the bar again; not where I was a year ago but it's great to have the strength to squat & was able to put an additional 30 Lbs to the bar. 224 Quadriceps Workout: Olympic Barbell Back Squat; 6 Sets, 38 Reps, 3,656 Lbs Olympic Bar Hack Squats; 4 Sets, 32 Reps, 2,720 Lbs ... Read more

  • Relentless day 70, MI40 Routine, Week 3, Day 4; Rest

    3/11/2015 9:06:27 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Last Wed they removed a small facial tumor via MOHS surgery. Today they took the stitches out. A welcome relief. Back to my regular workout tomorrow. Spark on & be relentless in achieving your goals. 104 386... Read more

  • Relentless day 69, MI40 Routine, Week 3, Day 3; Back, Calves, Hams

    3/10/2015 8:55:45 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Awesome workout. Back Routine: Did it in the morning session under 40-minutes. Reverse Grip Seated T-Bar Rows; 5 Sets, 56 Reps, 7,960 Lbs. Super sets with: Reverse Grip Pull Down; 5 Sets, 60 Reps, 2,700 Lbs. Bent Over Rows; 4 Sets, 48 Reps, 2,256 Lbs. Super sets with:... Read more

  • Relentless day 68, MI40 Routine, Week 3, Day 2; Delts & Triceps

    3/9/2015 8:26:36 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Had to do a morning and afternoon session; Deltoids are a small muscle group and to do them justice need to be worked heavy and isolated. Deltoid Workout: Morning 40 Minute Session Cable Side Laterals; 5 Sets, 40 Reps, 560 Lbs per arm Dumbbell Extended Front Raises; 5 Sets,... Read more

  • Relentless day 67, MI40 Routine, Week 3, Day 1; Quads and Calves

    3/8/2015 7:02:39 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Blasted my quads today: Leg Extensions: 10 Sets, 100 Reps, 9,720 Lbs Leg Press: 10 Sets, 100 Reps, 17,000 Lbs Lunges: 3 Sets, 36 Reps, 720 Lbs per leg Total Quadriceps Workout: 16 Sets, 272 Reps, 28,160 Lbs or 14.08 Tons 198 Calve Workout had to be done at 2:00 PM -... Read more

  • Relentless day 66, MI40 Routine, Week 2, Day 7; Deltoids

    3/7/2015 4:19:18 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Today concludes the second week. The MI40 Routine is designed to expose your body to 40 different exercises that hit all angles of one's muscle structure. Today concentration was on the Deltoids which by their nature, when isolated, are not designed to handle heavy weights. But you can get ... Read more

  • Relentless day 65, MI60 Routine, Week 2, Day 6; Chest and Biceps

    3/6/2015 5:41:11 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    I'm back into the swing of things, I only lost a day due to the MOHS surgery. Had an extra day of rest. Took the bandages off; the stitching looks as if the a seamstress did the work. Swelling still is apparent with two black eyes! But what the heck, the weights won't laugh at me. DW does tho... Read more

  • Relentless day 64, Rest and Tumor Surgery Recovery

    3/5/2015 11:38:16 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Got my walk in this morning but it wasn't a vigorous one; didn't want any stitches breaking free. 40 This morning my face looked like DW took a baseball bat to my nose; and I have two shiners so I threw my application to the "Handsome Man" contest into the trash can. 334 Taking it eas... Read more

  • Relentless day 63, Rest and Tumor removal

    3/4/2015 10:44:26 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Did my morning walk before heading out to Reno's Cancer Institute & had Squamous tumor removed from the area of my nose. The MOHS procedure took 4 attempts to totally remove it. Doc said it was a flat tumor but broad. DW drove back and I was convinced that our van hit every bump in the road... Read more

  • Plato busting came to on end...

    3/4/2015 12:24:54 PM, by GYORGYB

    During the program I did not loose much weight but i did get into a better shape. I feel good about how I am: 2 kg less and started to loosing some more. I am moving towards a better life for my self. This was my second time around the 'plato busting program' and I hope that it will be last. I t... Read more

  • Relentless day 62, MI60 Routine - Week 2, Day 3; Back Under the Bar

    3/3/2015 6:00:13 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Today I celebrate going under the Squat Bar. 104 March 5, 2014 cancerous saliva glands were removed from the right side of my head. That was followed by radiation therapy. 234 You Sparkers are aware that after two weeks of inactivity muscle tissue begins to break down & you begin to... Read more

  • Relentless day 61, MI60 Routine - Week 2, Day 2; Back and Hams

    3/2/2015 5:13:51 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm-up walk 30-min. Back Routine: Seated Cable Row; 5 Sets, 60 Reps, 4,639 Lbs Superset with Dumbbell Rows; 3 Sets, 36 Reps, 660 Lbs per arm Bent over Rows; 3 Sets, 36 Reps, 2,580 Lbs Superset with Lat Pull Downs; 4 Sets, 44 Reps, 1,880Lbs Supinated Pull Downs; 4 Sets,... Read more

  • Two Mounth Till May day

    3/1/2015 8:11:59 PM, by LINDAM.1

    We have already forgot why flowers on May Day. War. May poles. Joyous Sunday two mounts till May day Happy, Healthy, Wealthy March! ... Read more

  • Relentless day 60, MI60 Routine - Week 2, Day 1; Chest and Biceps

    3/1/2015 7:49:17 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm up walk 30-min. 91 Chest Routine: Bench Press; 7 Sets, 88 Reps, 4,166 Lbs Incline Bench Press; 4 Sets, 48 Reps, 1,296 Lbs Dumbbell Flat Bench Flyes; 5 Sets, 60 Reps, 840 Lbs per Arm Machine Flyes; 5 Sets, 60 Reps, 3,090 Lbs Total Chest Workout: 26 Sets, 316 R... Read more

  • Set backs and what to do about it?

    3/1/2015 12:01:53 PM, by GYORGYB

    Coming back from vacations all ways a set back with me. Not keeping to my healthy lifestile while on holidays will cost me when I get home again. I accepted this and I start a new with new goals and enthusiasm that goes with able to set new goals. I live by the motto 'it is an other day, on other da... Read more

  • Relentless day 59, MI60 Routine - Week 1, Day 7; Rest Day

    2/28/2015 7:50:27 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Did some chores for DW today. It's snowing finally, we could sure use a lot more. Many lakes are too low to even bother with fishing. It looks like Al Gore is sending all the snow to the east coast. 334 Have a great Spark Day.... Read more