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2 years 22 weeks ago, 2:48 AM

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Make this short and sweet as far as im concerned.. I've become a couch french fry.. usta be a potato, but decided that was to healthy...

No real reason for this, except i've recently (three months now) started an exercise regime, and wonder about you guys.. My own physical output is limited by the back disability.. All the miles i put in on the road, and sit ups and push ups are a thing of the past due to the back.. Started gaining some weight, and thought nope can't do this, so bought a treadmill from the youngest.. She needed tires on her car, we got them, and to help her out suggested taking the treadmill that she didn't use.. It's a good one.. Don't have the name, and not a Nordic track, but over the years i've been on a lot of these things and this is one of the best.. Here again serious limitations from back..but the unit has side handles that allow me to hold myself up, and the cardio feels good.. Not pushing myself at all.. and 10 to 12 min is about it..again at a slow speed... I was never a fast runner, and this is in the walk category, but i feel ok about it..

Out side of that i do crunches.. Did sit ups for so long i "usta" do them aerobically, but even crunches have back interaction.. The push ups that i loved.. Actually i liked inclined with feet up, as they involved the delts more.. Thing of the past.. have a 25 pound bell, do one arm at a time 25 then switch arms.. Usually good for about three rotations . total of 150 X 25.. The way i do it theirs no bulk involved, just trying to keep the old man lose skin issue at bay.. I've been threatening to hang my speed, and heavy bag up, but afraid this wouldn't work out well now, so sticking with what i said..

ok gents.. made it clear im in the "bench warmer" dept.. So fill us in.. what do you guys do..

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2 years 22 weeks ago, 4:49 AM

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well, my exercises consist of a one arm exercise lifting a cigarette aerobicly :/ so im not much help there lol. tryin to quit though. I do sit ups n push ups every mornin before i go out of the house, then work my ass off doin whatever i see needing to be done, most of the time its dirty work. then i do more pushups n sit ups before bed. would like to start running but its too boring running without a partner, and if i had an ipod or something, i still wouldnt do it. I would feel like a douche lol, i always make fun of the people i see running wearing an ipod strapped to their arm n ear buds in their ears... just annoys me for some reason.

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2 years 22 weeks ago, 9:23 AM

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doing P90x,there is an infomercial out there somewhere for it,it works by "muscle confusion",one day it's weight training,then plyometrics,then yoga(which is the hardest in my opinion) then stretching(which i really have needed for a long time) anyway get up early and do it,an hour is it,and then eat.We are actually doing 2 different P90x now i am doing the P90x 1,and my wife is doing P90x 2,a new system they came out with,which frankly i can't get into,but thats all me,my knees and back can't take that shit,so yes that and snow shoeing,but there is no snow,much harder

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2 years 22 weeks ago, 10:47 AM

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got a friend in florida who does the p90x, said he liked the results and would recommend it to anyone. might end up buying the package in a couple weeks, we'll see, thanks for reminding me lbc... completely forgot about it untill now.

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2 years 22 weeks ago, 11:44 AM

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P90X

If you can stick to it, it definitely works. My brother in law lost about 40 lbs on it. I also know a personal trainer for pro athletes and he swears he is in the best shape of his life after P90 and co-workers who have done it. The down side is it's time consuming, but you get what you give I guess. I'm still on my usual weight training and cardio routine but I'll get around to trying P90X sometime. I already have the discs. I just need a pull up bar.

greg can you do any type of calisthenics? Anything that can get your heart rate elevated... Just sitting down doing arm circles, standing squats (no weight), lunges, throwing punches etc...

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2 years 22 weeks ago, 6:20 PM

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Got a kick out of HD's aerobic cig smoking.. Ex smoker here, but i remember smoking and running in the military, (10 cent a pack smokes all thru SE Asia) and later.. Smoking's one of those things you can "get away" with when your younger, i hate to see the members of the WWII generation being forced to stop by taxation.. If your smoking at 85+ i really doubt it's caused irrevocable damage.. We forget that five generations of Americans smoked with out a great deal of effect, if you factor in health care advances the mean mortality hasn't changed that much.. The fact that those generations were so much more active is probably more of a factor to longevity than first or second hand smoke.. all of us alive in the fifties and sixties remember smoking was a fact of life, and common to smoke everywhere including grocery stores..

Interesting the revues we get from all in the family that are health conscious are the same on the P90X.. or PX90.. or what ever it is.. sounds like a Springfield pistol huh..The physical activity thing is the reason i posted this.. I've been forced to be sedentary due to the back issue, you all know how i've been blessed with the prostate crap, so fact is we deal with back issues with a smile.. Long as i don't overdo and use the arm crutches pain is minimal..Any form of operation has been ruled out, and the degenerative aspects are on a steady curve.. the fitness thing just hit me a few months ago when i noticed a lack of muscle tone for the first time.. nope can't do the regimen of push ups and sit ups that i was pretty fanatical (WAY fanatical) about.. We have the treadmill.. i use it, and the bar bell to get my pulse up..

Not the best, but i think good enough, other focus is a weight prob for the fist time since i was a kid, but only bout 15 lb gain so think i've noticed it in time.. I tried to simulate using the bag yesterday..(shadow boxing).. besides looking like "stick man" the back advised this was not a favored enjoyment.. OK my friends, God bless all, back later after over eating ..all this exercise talk has me hungry

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2 years 20 weeks ago, 8:34 PM

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Treadmill is good start. Long walks with the wife better. Get some good stretches in.(tight hamstrings mess with the lower back) Lifting lite weights. If you really want to get crazy yoga(with mods)helps me with my back. Remember moderation is key...Funtional Fitness check that out.

2 years 20 weeks ago, 8:37 PM

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Insanity

Have Insanity and thought I was gonna die! HIIT is hard oppisite of what normal people do.

2 years 22 weeks ago, 1:02 PM

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I have a heavy bag up and still bang on it ocassionally,i did buy wrist wraps to protect my hands and wrists tho.of course you know anything you do is gonna make you sore but after awhile you(or i) dont feel right less i have it in my day,like lately for me its been a bitch finding time and i'm recovering from pulled bicep so i have dialed it back.double something

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2 years 22 weeks ago, 5:07 PM

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P90x

If you think about it, when you were a kid growing up that is how your body developed pretty much.

Running, jumping, wrestling around, bike riding, swimming and all that. This is more structured and with a specific goal in mind, as a kid it was just playing.

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2 years 22 weeks ago, 11:51 PM

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wise words ISD..

comparisons on the money.. wonder if that was his inspiration..ha ha, nah..guessing just bucks.. not being cynical, i have no doubt it's effective..

Quiet tonight.. oh sure guess you guys are all watching the academy awards huh..

Ok i did.. Guess which foreign film won.. IRAN...yep... course the Academy's not liberal or anything..

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2 years 21 weeks ago, 11:39 AM

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although i was very active as a kid,i never went thru this type work out,it is unfortunate that you can't experience it for yourself.I have had two episodes in my life where i have had to start from scratch physically,learning to walk all over again,only able to lift 2 lbs with either arm and had to work my way up from there,rehab is a struggle,throw out the couch and the tv or save them as a reward for a job well done working out,i mean this in the kindest possible way.

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2 years 20 weeks ago, 8:42 PM

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not doing to good this time around though...

Need to, really do need to...

anyway...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
2 years 21 weeks ago, 10:29 AM

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Greg

Just seeing this. My wife is an Occupational Therapist. I'll hit her up and see what she has to say.

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2 years 21 weeks ago, 12:05 PM

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ssint..

Your offer couldn't come at a better time saint, we just got a TINS unit, and it's been years since i've had therapy.. The unit is mfg by LG and quality, i suspect she uses these on a regular basis, and i have two questions..(no use guide is included) it's anticipated that end user will have the knowledge already..

four tins settings.. which would she recommend for pain management.. i know the electrode placement but not setting.. second question.. the ems setting has three which would she suggest to easy muscle spasm's..

Thanks bro, i've been wiring myself up like a Christmas tree, and the monkey with acetylene torch analogy applies.. If the answer is to long send a pm so we don't start looking like "nursing home digest"..

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2 years 21 weeks ago, 12:07 AM

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sent you a PM

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2 years 21 weeks ago, 11:30 AM

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Greg and tins unit

i sent my tins unit to GP when he was having issues with his back,i used mine for awhile and it helped,being the sick bastard i am i used to crankitup and jump start the cat.So there are many uses for it around the house if your bored enough.Duct tape,tins unit,kitty cat= hilarity.

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2 years 21 weeks ago, 2:00 PM

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YOU GOT A CAT...!!

Always felt we were brothers under the skin.. so many shared experiaces, the whole HD thing and all.. yep, i was always proud we had a "GENUWINE" marine on here.. Even told pard what a great guy you are..

and you go and get a f'n cat.. sheesh..

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2 years 20 weeks ago, 6:43 PM

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staying in shape

Wow, I don't know what px90 is, I figured it for a pistol or rifle, anyway. I've never been "heavy" I got up to 180 once, hated it. Felt like I was carrying a sack of flour around all the time. I seem to naturally stay at 170. My diet is whatever is in front of me (unless it's got coconut in it). I am hypoglycemic (sp)
and watch sugar intake and balance it with protien so no real issue in a normal world. The real key to my overall height/weight is not by my own doing. I just can't sit still. Over the last 9 days (longest home time I've had in over a year) I just went at my normal pace, keeping busy on the honey do list and doing my own thing. After 4 days I was still shoveling dirt, hauling blocks, mixing mortar ........
My wife, both daughters and son in law were all damn near bed ridden from sore muscles cuz when I started "they wanted to help", so I let them. LOL. I do have a tins unit from a chriopractor. My lower back was hurting (back in '07) and he told me my muscles were too tight and had compressed a disc. So, when I feel the sciatic nerve act up I back off a tad and get wired up. In good weather I'll walk a few miles a day "on the job" and if I can find a canyon or rough terrain in particular I'm happy as can be. Disclaimer......I won't run 1 block. My knees gave up long ago from "wood walking" as Trevor called it.
I maintain a steady pace and rarely come to rest. Low impact on the knees and constructive activity. As stated, no willpower, no regimen, just never been "still" all my life. Nervous energy is what some call it. BTW, I'm 5' 10" 50 YO, not under a doctor's care. Just one of the lucky ones.

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2 years 20 weeks ago, 7:04 PM

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On the money Vaq..

metabolism has to be 80-90 percent of the deal.. Started this thread as i had gained a few pounds (weighed at VA last thur, only 7 over) due to not being able to do as much..

Ortho doc called us at home last night due to this "thing" coming out of my back like a dorsal fin.. He wanted to send me in for more tests based on possible compression fracture..I don't want to over state this cause the good Lord has really blessed us with the prostate thing, and thats with all my heart and soul guys.. Just a fact.. they can't operate based on two of the four things, so it's just dealing with it, and to be honest, as long as i take it easy the quality of life is WONDERFUL.. The fact that the "other" thing is going so well makes everything else secondary anyway.. For real, not being a Pollyanna here.. were blessed !!

Later all..food and election time..

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2 years 20 weeks ago, 7:08 PM

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im kinda like vaquero in the exorcise department.i have a natural fast metabolism,and I'm pretty active.walking hunting mushroom picking and good hard work whenever it comes around.i got a weight bench,but hardly ever use it.i do 12oz curls allot though.i stay about 170lbs or so.

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