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  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, January 10, 2019 8:58 PM

Yes.....

I drive to Wal-mart,  buy a dozen donut's  and lift one out of the box.

( I do 12 rep's  of this .... )

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, January 11, 2019 11:14 AM

littletimmy

Yes.....

I drive to Wal-mart,  buy a dozen donut's  and lift one out of the box.

( I do 12 rep's  of this .... )

 

Chocolate frosting or powdered sugar?

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, January 11, 2019 4:14 PM

JohnnyK
Chocolate frosting or powdered sugar?

Both !

Sometime's I just get Maple Bar's   ..... MMMMMmmmmmm ....Mapel Bar's .....

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 11, 2019 4:50 PM

I do but not enough. After my stroke I went to PT twice a week and got in shape, lost 10 lb.s and had a hard body for the first time in 30 years.

But then the insurance ran out and I'm back to my bad old ways.

I've signed up for low impact calisthenics at the Senior Center, and we go once or twice a week. And yes, muffins afterwards are involved.

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    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, January 11, 2019 4:59 PM

DRUMS01

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).

Ben

 

Ben, I just want you to know that your post did not go unnoticed by me. What a great father you are! My hat is off to you, sir. One of my best friends has a son who is now about 20, who has severe function and impairment issues resulting from a difficult delivery. He's like you, he does everything he can 24/7 for the kid.

 

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, January 11, 2019 5:03 PM

Walk the dog about 1 mile each time. Use the treadmill 3 times a week for 30 minutes. We take walks around the community (about 1 mi. all the way around) whenever we feel like it, usually a couple of times a week. 

That's enough for me.

Jim  Captain

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  • From: denver, colorado
Posted by waynec on Friday, January 11, 2019 5:09 PM

I am 67 and bike and/or row 3-4 times a week at the rec center. i live in a 3 story house so lots of steps which is good. used to play 120+min of racquetball a week but both of us had knee issues that have prevented us from doing that for the past 18mos (he replaced both of his. i had two 3 month PT sessions and it is as good as it is going to be). i think we are ready to try racquetball again.

"Nikto ne Zabyt . Nichto ne Zabyto.

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

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    September, 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Friday, January 11, 2019 5:33 PM

DRUMS01

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).

Ben

Ben, God bless you and your son, for what you do, and for the hurdles you overcome to do it.

My cousin Dina has MS, but she rides, too.  She's posted videos on YouTube to show what her bad days are like.  I think of her when the going gets tough, her determination. 

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, January 11, 2019 7:50 PM

the Baron

 

 
DRUMS01

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).

Ben

 

 

Ben, God bless you and your son, for what you do, and for the hurdles you overcome to do it.

My cousin Dina has MS, but she rides, too.  She's posted videos on YouTube to show what her bad days are like.  I think of her when the going gets tough, her determination. 

 

My nephew's three year old daughter is autistic. He never complains about it, never looks sad, never is in a down emotional state. He smiles and playes with his daughter. He is just a great father.

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    July, 2008
  • From: Vancouver, the "wet coast"
Posted by castelnuovo on Friday, January 11, 2019 11:34 PM

I commute to work by bike, about 30 min each way. Offten I shift into high gear and try to push hard. Sometimes I leave the bike at work and run home. Our building has a pool so swimming now and then. Triathlon days are behind us (both wife and I competed) but we still enjoy the training.

When we move to a new house there wil be room for a home trainer bike, riding something called Kikr smart trainer or Zwift will be fun.

TRX is a fun thing, did it a lot with clients while working as a personal trainer.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 10:01 AM

Hi Johnnyk;

      I do exercise daily .I can only walk and do " British Fast Walking " ( Long Steps and Extreme full swing of the arms ). The Doctor said no more pushups or other strain that puts excessive strain on the chest .I still have Post-Operative pain from the open -heart procedure .

     That said ,I can do a form of Push-Up on the safety rails by the flood ponds .It has been helping .My goal walking , is five miles .I got there in two weeks after surgery then had to pull back .Now it's two a day .

  • Member since
    February, 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, January 19, 2019 10:17 PM

Great thread.

I've always been beefcake sized with a 54 inch chest. I quit smoking in 2006 then the weight gain steadily climbed over the years. At my heaviest I was 335 lbs. With my family's history with heart relates issues, I finally said that was enough of that and made some changes.

In 2017 I started keeping track of my calories, switched from Dr. Pepper to Turkey Hill Diet Tea, got a fit bit, then started walking. This then progressed to jogging. I'm up to 10,000 steps daily and I run a mile and a half on the treadmill 3 times a week. I've shaved my weight down to the 270s and I'm probably in the best cardio shape of my life. For someone who is built for power not speed, a 14.00 mile and a half time isn't too shabby. I got down to the 250s at one point, but then the holidays came...........lol.

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:13 AM

Hi,

65lbs is impressive, great job.  Yes

1st Group Build

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    August, 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Sunday, January 20, 2019 6:29 AM

Ben, your post was inspiring. You're not only a fantastic parent, but also an exceptional human being. Thank you for sharing.

For me, 2015 was my wake up call. After years of abuse, my body said "That's enough!", and I ended up in the hospital for a month. Follow that with three months of PT where I started to finally get back in some form of shape. After PT was done with, I started to going a gym and walking 3-4 miles every day. As the people at the gym got more annoying, I decided to get a treadmill and some weights. Now I walk an hour on the treadmill 4-5 times a week. I haven't really gotten back into the weights again, as I've found that shoulder issues keep me from being able to control them like I should. At the gym I used machines and that wasn't a problem. So for now I'm doing light weights with more reps.

Now if I could just get my sweet tooth under control, I could lose a few pounds!

Cary

 

  • Member since
    February, 2017
Posted by ugamodels on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 9:11 PM

I rode Trexlertown back in the mid 70s. In fact I rode "opening" day. There was a picture in a local paper or something with me in it, but they flipped the negative and we were going the wrong way around the track.

Some day I might go back there and ride again. 

I type on a tablet. Please excuse the terseness and the autocorrect. Not to mention the erors. 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
Posted by 7474 on Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:47 AM
I exercise because of my job, I sit a lot and need to move, and for my other hobby. I’m into mountaineering and climbing. Just returned from a successful trip to Kilimanjaro, could’ve been more prepared physically, but it went well.

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