old_man[1]Today at the gym I saw whom I am am pretty sure is the oldest current gym member.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he is scraping his 90’s.  His workout gear is always very similar, a long sleeve, button down oxford (normally striped), a belt, dungarees (jeans to you and me), dark socks, loafers and a gold analog watch.  He carries a portion of the current days newspaper with him during the entire session.  He is short and has a permanent forward lean to his posture.

His workout routine as you can imagine is pretty mild.  It normally starts with some time on the recline bike.  He then will do a few of the Cybex machines typically at the lowest weight setting.  When he is finished with a machine he gives it the most thorough cleaning of anyone in the gym, using the cleaning wipes that are available.  He gets every nook and cranny.

The sweetest thing of all is each session he is accompanied by his red headed wife who looks to be close in age.  She doesn’t actually work out, she just sits at one of the tables and patiently waits, sometimes watching tv, sometimes reading a book or magazine.  When the old guy finally finishes up they walk out together, holding hands. Awww.

I missed my lunchtime gym session so I made up for it at home after work doing a Ray’s Way in my backyard barpark at the 15-10-20 level.  I later did an additional 10 reps of pull ups, chin ups and close grip pull ups for good measure.

66452_10152837122477841_854637981_n[1]Today I had plans to do a squat/deadlift session.  Unfortunately this morning I woke up with a tweaked lower back that I can’t attribute to anything but an odd sleep position.  It still felt tweaked just doing my prisoner squats so I stuck to an all Cybex lower body workout (mostly) with a generous helping of ass 2 grass holds thrown in.

Even if my back wasn’t hurting the squat rack was being utilized by someone doing T-bar rows, yes, t-bar rows.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

15 prisoner squats

Cybex leg press – 210lbs x 12, 270lbs x 10, 310lbs x 8

Cybex leg extension – 110lbs x 12, 130lbs x 10

Cybex prone leg curl – 90lbs x 12, 110lbs x 10

One leg standing calf raises 10 reps x 2 sets (both legs)

A2G squat holds – total of 10 minutes including 2+ minute hold at end