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Why We Are Here => Water Cooler => Topic started by: littleman on October 08, 2018, 03:11:16 AM

Title: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: littleman on October 08, 2018, 03:11:16 AM
Just check in once a week to let us know what you are doing, even if that isn't much.

This week I went to the gym 4 times.  I've also been getting a little cardio teaching my 6 y.o. to learn a bike.  I've spent about an hour a day chasing after her and making sure she doesn't take a spill.  As of yesterday she's fine on her own, so I've just been playing roller tag (not literally) with her on he bike and me on a skateboard.

Edit: fixed some really bad structure issues.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: Rumbas on October 08, 2018, 11:11:34 AM
Went on a couple of longer rides with one of the girls on our Me-movers - https://me-mover.com/ . Phew, kind of rough getting off the couch, but need to get in better shape. Actually doing it with the kids makes a little more fun.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: Travoli on October 08, 2018, 03:08:19 PM
I've been unable to lift or run since the motorcycle incident. Hopefully starting again in two weeks. Preparing with some push-ups and stretching.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: ergophobe on October 08, 2018, 06:29:14 PM
We've been trying to do a long walk once per week and I've been running a bit longer too. I've been laying off most upper body anything since hurting my arm, but I did a pullup the other day without significant pain (first time since April or so).

I find my various ailments that were accumulating this spring do better if I wait until I'm fully rested before going at it again. So a lot of weeks, I have just two long, hardish things and the rest is mostly rest or short/easy things. Seems to be moving things in the right direction.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: littleman on October 15, 2018, 08:31:29 PM
I went to the gym four times last week, skateboarded probably about five hours.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: gm66 on October 15, 2018, 09:47:15 PM
Moving house soon and ahve a possibility of setting up equipment in the utility room since it's bigger than where we are now. I won't have that tepid excuse of "Man i have to unfold the treadmill and plug it in".
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: littleman on October 25, 2018, 12:11:52 AM
Pretty much a repeat of last week.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: littleman on October 29, 2018, 11:11:18 PM
extremely quiet thread

Another repeat of the week before.  I've been pushing lighter weight and higher reps for the last several weeks as I'm giving my joints a break.  I have to say it is nice to feel good after a workout.

I started doing hand and forearm exercise in a bucket of rice, a technique popular with boxers and baseball players.  Its pretty crazy how quickly those small muscles in the hand get drained when used with constant resistance.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: Travoli on October 29, 2018, 11:16:31 PM
Ankle and shoulder PT every day, with the goal of getting back to the normal routine ASAP.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: ergophobe on November 01, 2018, 02:50:21 AM
Still kind of lazy, but the arm is improving which is opening up possibilities. I've moved from avoiding anything over 5 pounds to carrying sheets of plywood.

Why sheets of plywood, you didn't actually ask? I am about 3/4 of the way done on building my small backyard training wall. It's only 12x9, but it is built on an axle and has teh ability to be set anywhere from straight up to 60 degrees over (i.e. 30-degree angle with the ground, 60 degrees of vertical). Raising and lower system yet to be worked out, so currently climbing on it veritcal.

Really looking forward to being able to get a bit more fit for climbing, joints and God willing.

The WAF (http://th3core.com/talk/hardware-technology/waf/) was much improved by turning it into an art project (Tunnel View in Yosemite, painted entirely with free leftover test samples of housepaint - had about six colors to choose from).
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: littleman on November 06, 2018, 12:27:33 AM
Speedy healing guys.

Ergo, that wall sounds like it is going to be pretty cool when its done.  I like Theresa's paint job!

My week was pretty much another repeat, four gym sessions, probably 6 mild skateboard sessions and some "bucket of rice" hand and wrist work at the end of the day as I watch a rerun of The Office after the kids go to bed.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: ergophobe on November 07, 2018, 03:35:04 PM
Ha ha... what a bunch of crippled geezers. Generally, my ailments all seem to be going away.

Did a couple of short runs and on relatively long walk (25-26 miles) and some testing sessions on the new climbing wall. Should have the rest of the parts in a few days and be able to climb it in the kicked out position.

Finally starting to lose some of the flab I put on this summer. Being evacuated to my in-laws for a month resulted in a significant accumulation around the middle.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: littleman on November 08, 2018, 07:43:01 PM
>geezers

I just had my 47th birthday and I commented that I'm getting old.  My wife said that I am probably going to be around another 50 years and that that's a long time to be calling myself old.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: ergophobe on November 09, 2018, 03:34:25 AM
Yeah, Theresa told me the same thing.

The honest truth is that my knees feel better than they did when I was 30 and my calves feel a lot worse. So who knows.

And my dad is 89 and he can still work a full day in the yard with a shovel and pickaxe... so I'm hopeful that my actual, real old age will be like his.

So it's not so much that we *are* geezers, but looking at the last several comments, we sure *sound* like a bunch of geezers. Young geezers though.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: littleman on November 12, 2018, 06:54:01 AM
Nice to hear that your dad is doing so well.  I have a grandmother on my mother's side that still lives independently at 96.  My dad is really doing poorly though at 74.  I just read an article that claims genetics are only 10% responsible for longevity.

The air quality has been too bad to do much outside, so I think I only went skateboarding once or twice in the beginning of the week.  I did make it to the gym four times though.

Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: creative666 on November 12, 2018, 08:58:50 AM
I've stopped watching my actual weight as much - I tend to hover around the 89-90 KG mark, If I really stick to a strict diet I sit around the 84KG

I've started to concentrate on my gym activities more and more with a flexible diet, seems to be working pretty well at the moment.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: ergophobe on November 19, 2018, 05:42:42 PM
So far in November - 7 runs, 2 mountain bike rides, one hike

Also some low intensity stuff - a bit of construction, a couple walks to the mailbox (which is 2.5 miles RT with some big hills), first session on the new climbing wall
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: littleman on November 19, 2018, 06:00:25 PM
Sounds like a pretty good month so far!

I've done no outdoor stuff at all due to air quality issues, but I did have four good gym sessions this week.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: ergophobe on November 19, 2018, 08:37:39 PM
I'm always motivated by your consistent gym sessions.

>>air quality issues

The mountain bike ride I mentioned was about 3 hours of uphill riding and breathing fairly hard, but through the forest without long views. When we got to the summit which suddenly opens into a massive view (a historic fire lookout as it happens), I looked out at the smoke on the horizon and thought "I'm not sure that was healthier than sitting at home and eating ice cream." More fun though... although I do like ice cream a lot.
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: littleman on November 19, 2018, 08:47:20 PM
>although I do like ice cream a lot 

Yeah, but the mountain bike ride affords you more ice cream.  ;)
Title: Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
Post by: ergophobe on November 19, 2018, 08:59:40 PM
Yeah but now it's a double whammy - lung cancer and diabetes, all in one day.