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Anyone here exercise?
Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 1:27 PM

I was just wondering, does anyone here exercise on a regular basis?

I will be 70 years young next July and I have been doing something called TRX twice a week for the past three years. It is the only exercise program that I have been able to stick with because it is fun. It was initially developed for the military so that our soldiers could exercise without free weights or machines.

I do this at my local park district (we have no tanks at the park district). We turn up the music and have a lot of fun. All that is required is two nylon straps sold by TRX with a handle on on end. The other end is attached to a wall, ceiling, or a tank barrel. The straps do not stretch. You use your body weight as resistance. TRX provides resistance training, stretching and core muscle development. I now have full flexability and rotation of my joints, no muscle aches and a strong core.  Following are sample photos from the Internet.

I highly recommend this exercise program. I haven't felt this physically good in a long time. It is a lot of fun, you get good results and it makes you feel really good. Great for us seniors.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 1:46 PM

I cycle a lot... had to cut back in the weights due to some joint issues as I’ve aged...

 

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Posted by learmech on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 1:47 PM
I am 54 years old. I have been doing a fitness kick boxing class since I was 49. The class is Kung-Fu based, it combines cardio, strength and core building.
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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 1:48 PM

Just 12oz curls, and I have to say, I think I can do a lot of them. Well, I'm really not that sure, because after a workout, I'm usually passed out! 

 

Seriously, the wife and I are doing different beachbody programs. I'll be starting the P90X next Monday. 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 1:51 PM

I do 30 minutes on the stationary bike 2-3 times a week,along with 20 minutes 2-3 a week on various weight machines.Since I retired last year I have more time so I have more time to exercise.

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 2:13 PM

When it's dry outside and temperatures are in the 50s or better, I ride bike.  Once we get to spring and get enough daylight, I ride 20 to 25 miles a day, 5 days a week.  It's a road bike, not a mountain or trail bike.  In the fall, I ride with friends on a team to raise money for MS research.  We ride the City to Shore tour across New Jersey, from Cherry Hill to Ocean City and back.

When the weather gets colder, I walk, about 4 miles a day.

But back on the 30th, I sprained my right knee, so for now, I'm grounded, till it heals up.

A PS--I get a good, brisk walking pace from Sousa marches.

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Posted by WillysMB on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 2:25 PM

I'm a 4th degree Master Instructor in Tang Soo Do karate, been doing it for 26 years. I teach 3 two hour classes each week, and take class myself for 2 hrs. At 65 there are things I can't do like I used to, but that's what my 18 yr old assistant is for. I travel a bit to other schools in the area here to work with their older students on being OK with their limitations and still getting the most out of their training.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 3:00 PM

It's good to see that a bunch of us exercise. I think that exercising is the fountain of youth.  Plus if you exercise really hard you get a tremendous body buzz (runner's high) that lasts for a long time.  You have to love that!!!!

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 3:05 PM

I exercise 3-4 times a week - 35 minutes on the cardio strider set at intervals, 15 minutes on the epilipical machine, and sometimes squeeze in 10 minutes on the rowing machine. 

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Posted by DasBeav on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 6:05 PM

Going to check out that TRX. Looks fun and need to work on my flexibility since I don't play "real sports" anymore. The family had a mini Turkey Bowl and "somebody" threw passes that resembled wounded ducks.

I lift weights 4 times a week and do the ellipitical 5-6 times a week during the crappy months.(Oct-Mar) Then anything outside...golf, frolf, swim, hike, kayak, bike, etc. I have to keep my body in shape for my second career as "that guy with the golden retriever" in all of those commercials.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 6:39 PM

DasBeav

Going to check out that TRX. Looks fun and need to work on my flexibility since I don't play "real sports" anymore. The family had a mini Turkey Bowl and "somebody" threw passes that resembled wounded ducks.

I lift weights 4 times a week and do the ellipitical 5-6 times a week during the crappy months.(Oct-Mar) Then anything outside...golf, frolf, swim, hike, kayak, bike, etc. I have to keep my body in shape for my second career as "that guy with the golden retriever" in all of those commercials.

 

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Posted by Nathan T on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 6:47 PM

Does the 12oz workout count?

 

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 7:46 PM

DasBeav

Going to check out that TRX. Looks fun and need to work on my flexibility since I don't play "real sports" anymore. The family had a mini Turkey Bowl and "somebody" threw passes that resembled wounded ducks.

I lift weights 4 times a week and do the ellipitical 5-6 times a week during the crappy months.(Oct-Mar) Then anything outside...golf, frolf, swim, hike, kayak, bike, etc. I have to keep my body in shape for my second career as "that guy with the golden retriever" in all of those commercials.

 

Cardio exercises are really good for your heart. However, they do not do much for your core or your joints. TRX really works out your core and stretches your joints. My instructor mixes TRX and cardio during the workout. I'll say it again, I am almost 70 and I do not have any muscle or joint issues. Full flexability. Plus, I love the body buzz afterwards.  The only problem that you may have is that you may not be able to move the next day after doing TRX. 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 10:32 PM

[quote user="the Baron"]

Once we get to spring and get enough daylight, I ride 20 to 25 miles a day, 5 days a week.  It's a road bike, not a mountain or trail bike.

 

That is quite a ride indeed. I'm 63 and ride 10 to 14 miles 3-4 times a week and I have lost a good 10 pounds. I have a Schwinn Mountain Bike and have been told by other riders that one gets a harder workout on it than on a regular road bike.

Right now with the cooler temps I barely break a sweat but during the hot Florida summer months it's a different story. 

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Posted by armornut on Wednesday, January 09, 2019 11:17 PM

   I truely believe that exercise is good for the body and mind. I really do.....however the snarky guy in me can't help but laugh when the 3 pack a day, whiskey drinking fool lives to be 100, and the 45yr old fitness junkie dies of a heart attack in a 5k run.

     AGAIN I whole heartedly believe that exercise is good....I just choose not to do much of it. Although I have seen a mountian bike with tires almost as big as my motorcycle....looks kinda fun for a fat guy like me?????

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Posted by kensar on Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:05 AM

I mountain bike every weekend - rain or shine.

I also have a weight machine at the house.  Previous owners left it.

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:26 AM

It is amazing how fast our bodies get out of shape. I didn't exercise during Christmas week and News Year week. Things were just too hectic. I exercised yesterday and today my body is stiff as a dead dog.  Has anyone else experienced this ?

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:02 AM

JohnnyK

It is amazing how fast our bodies get out of shape. I didn't exercise during Christmas week and News Year week. Things were just too hectic. I exercised yesterday and today my body is stiff as a dead dog.  Has anyone else experienced this ?

 

Thats normal when your doing stuff that your muscles have not done in awhile. You have to keep them moving. A hot shower or bath will relax the stiffness.

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, January 10, 2019 11:34 AM

JohnnyK

It is amazing how fast our bodies get out of shape. I didn't exercise during Christmas week and News Year week. Things were just too hectic. I exercised yesterday and today my body is stiff as a dead dog.  Has anyone else experienced this ?

 

Oh, yes, that's why I kind of dread starting again. I know it will be a week of pain. But, as my wife likes to call it, a "good" pain. 

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, January 10, 2019 1:53 PM

armornut

   I truely believe that exercise is good for the body and mind. I really do...

Mens sana in corpore sano, as the Romans said, a sound mind in a sound body.  It was true then, but is still true today.  You touch on another principle from classical antiquity-moderation.  All things in moderation.  You can exercise yourself to death, as easily as drink or eat yourself to death, too.

An old girlfriend of mine did just that-she ate normally, but she exercised herself obsessively to keep her weight down (she's 5'3" and about 90 lbs).  She damaged her heart and circulatory system and landed in the hospital a couple of times.  She eventually started pschiatric therapy, which helped.  But as with addictions, she has to watch constantly.

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, January 10, 2019 2:01 PM

plasticjunkie

the Baron

Once we get to spring and get enough daylight, I ride 20 to 25 miles a day, 5 days a week.  It's a road bike, not a mountain or trail bike.

That is quite a ride indeed. I'm 63 and ride 10 to 14 miles 3-4 times a week and I have lost a good 10 pounds. I have a Schwinn Mountain Bike and have been told by other riders that one gets a harder workout on it than on a regular road bike.

Right now with the cooler temps I barely break a sweat but during the hot Florida summer months it's a different story. 

That's a pretty good ride that you do, too.

I like to go for distance, and speed, so that's why I prefer road riding.  I like to see how far I can get in a specific time interval.  I can tell that I'm getting back in training at the beginnning of the season, when I can do that route in a little more than an hour.

We have a velodrome here in the Lehigh Valley.  It's a host site for Olympic hopefuls, and a stop on the professional circuit.  A couple of years ago, my company entered an amateur competition with other local businesses, to raise money.  It was a relay-I think it's called an "Italian" race-and that was a lot of fun.  I had never ridden on a banked track, or on a track bike.  Track bikes have no brakes; you slow down or stop by slowing down your cadence.  That took some getting used to.  I also got to ride my own bike on the track, and that was pretty cool.

I'm anxious now to see if my knee sprain will have any impact.  I've got plenty of time to recover, but I've never had any kind of sprain before, so, I'll see.

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Posted by bluenote on Thursday, January 10, 2019 2:48 PM

I play hockey 1-2 times a week in the fall/winter and tennis once a week in the spring/summer.  As well, I walk the dog for a good 30-40 mins per night.  (at least I try to every night!).

I think this is pretty good exercise.  I could do more, but with a job, wife, and 2 kids, this is all I can comfortably fit in.  

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:59 PM

Take your time Baron and let that knee heal. You don’t want to tear something in there.

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Posted by tankboy51 on Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:23 PM

A little bit Silver Sneakers.  I go walking with my wife at malls.  I never had a high, even back in my youth on major runs I had to do.  Just major pain in the whatever.  

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Posted by templar1099 on Thursday, January 10, 2019 4:43 PM

After the Corp, I swore I'd never exercise again.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, January 10, 2019 5:35 PM

templar1099

After the Corp, I swore I'd never exercise again.

 

Did you use TRX straps when exercising?

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, January 10, 2019 6:54 PM

templar1099

After the Corp, I swore I'd never exercise again.

 

Makes sence to ME.  Lol.

Honestly, I hate exercising. The problem is that just about the time I get on a regular schedule of walking, winter comes back. I tried doing it in the colder weather then I seem to get all the bugs that go around. Must be something to that wives tale, you better bundle up or catch a cold. Thing is... I do bundle up. Blah.

 

 

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Posted by PFJN on Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:08 PM

I had an exorcism once.  Sadly the demons returned Devil

Ooops, sorry.  Misread the original post.

Nevermind Stick out tongue

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, January 10, 2019 7:44 PM

I am a person that "life" happens to....

Ten years ago I was in great shape and then donated one of my kidneys to a loved one. Afterwards I gained weight and the recovery it took me a couple months to get my stamana back.

Then when I was 55 I started to cheat by taking perscription strength tosterone and got in really good shape again, just to find out I had stage 4 cancer. After the treatments and surgery I lost all energery, stamana, and drive (and gained the weight back).A year later I started a strong walking program and reduced my diet to loose most of it.

Then at 57 I damaged both of my knees, requiring surgery (yes I gained the weight back during 6 months of recovery). I reduced my intake and did low impact cardio to slowly start the weight loss and get my "buzz" back.

Now at 59 I have decided to get back on the horse and establish an honest exercise program (again). I go to a gym called "Planet Fitness" three times a week. I also have a treadmill, exercise bike, weight machine, and free weights at home. I stare at them on my off days hoping to exercise my mind, but looking at them does not help (just joking). I use them for 20-30 min. daily, between times at the gym. My other off day activities include playing drum set and walking. Lately I have also started a meditation and breathing program which is helping my stress levels.

Through all of this I am the guardian / arms / legs of my 20 yr old son. He has CP, seizures, and is identified as a spastic quadrapeligic. That means I take him out and help him do the things he wants to do (what typical kids and young adults do). He weighs around 140 lbs and carrying him around is also "exercise". Helping him play my drums is really good isometrics, as his muscle tone works against mine (and he loves it). Over the past 5 years we also participated in numerous 5K runs and walks (he likes that too). For his senior year in high school I retired early to go to band camp with him (he played drums since 5th grade). We learned five different halftime shows and marched all ten football games with me pushing his chair and using hand over hand to help him play drums in the marching band (and 4 concert band appearances).

The one thing I have found out is that I will never be in the shape I was at 25, but I also know that an honest exercise program allows me to continue to be his arms and legs for anything he chooses to do in life. Now I am just hoping I can sustain this exercise stint to see the results I am after (for both of us).

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Posted by out04 on Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:21 PM

I lift weights in the garage 3x weekly.  Started with stronglifts 5x5, went to starting strength, and now I'm on my own program.  

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