Yesterday, I made it to 1,000 consecutive days of doing significant exercise, – by doing 2,000 ab/back crunches–all angles–this morning (See "minimums *" below).. Later in the day, 90 minutes with the weights for the upper body. Lets aim for a big 2,000 (health/life permitting). Even on that day of surgery 6 weeks ago, it was working out at 6 AM, and the the day after? After 10 PM to keep from a lapse of days. Compulsive / Obsessive ? or ! More like – keeping me alive, strong, and tough.

I sure wish I could find as few as 100 men a year to wrestle/grapple with. Almost three years, and only 60 (plus about 10 who had quite the site). Now that would be REA exercise; and done in earnest, wrestling works ALL the muscles – even those difficult to work by weights and calisthenics.

*I have my minimums. It doesn't count as exercise if fewer than 500 crunches, 250 deep-knee bends, or 2.4 miles of walking/running, 18 sets with the weights (but usually do 5 or 6 sets of 6+ exercises). Like to do 2 or 3 of these and/or other items as well – such as that "perfect exercise" WRESTLING/grappling (But that has been so hard to find locally lately)..

All the exercise pays off – makes me a stronger man, stronger wrestler, than most guys half my age or younger; and I plan to forge ahead yet stronger. Think about taking me on if you are ever local.

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ikf (30 support) 10/07/2018 4:34 PM

A huge cogratulations to you sir! And can't wait to face you again!

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Spruceman (64 platinum) 10/07/2018 9:25 PM

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Thank you so much. Sure want to re-engage, re-tangle, with you. A good man you are. If you travel my way with other wrestlers/grapplers, I'd be glad to take them on as well.

I do wish there were some way to convince more local guys that I am a viable opponent and worthy of a match with them. Got to get them to start reading what my past opponents have to say about me.

PS–I didn't stop at 1,000---today is 1,001; but felt lazy and did only 1,000 various ab-back crunches --- the three-simultaneous ways kind, tho :)

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Dogfighter5 (84 bronze) 10/14/2018 1:56 AM

Be careful not to over train. I've been in that position before and currently trying to get out of it. I've been practicing BJJ 4 x week in the am lifting weights 5 x week pm and rolling with friends on the side. I warm up then cool down then try warming up again. I'm exhausted losing weight and not recovering from injuries. Recovery and rest days are so important but when you are in the zone it's easier said then done.

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Spruceman (64 platinum) 10/14/2018 2:40 AM

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Have to be very mindful; as different muscles have different recovery times; and that can vary with other factors – E.g., rest, stress, age, diet. Optimum for some can be overuse for others, and atrophy for yet others. Looks like you have both good genetics and access to a BJJ facility. My genetics bite on both sides of the family tree (rather shrubs); and wrestling/martial arts partners are scarce to find on these sites --- and commercial places are out of sight pricewise locally. Even on "rest" one can work the legs walking a couple hours without harm – we evolved over millennia that way. Gut work seems to be in the same league. Some things have to be spaced four or more days – more now than when I was in my teens.

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Ironbull (107 platinum) 10/19/2018 1:18 PM

Love the training ideas at the start of this

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Dogfighter5 (84 bronze) 10/19/2018 3:30 PM

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That's some crazy shit!

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