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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #255 on: September 10, 2021, 12:51:18 AM »
>> feel winded, but not short of breathe

I had anemia a few years ago. I imagine it's similar. Just not carrying enough oxygen around in the blood. Felt winded and chest pain. I thought maybe I was having heart problems.

>> training daily

What does that look like for you? That is, what type of training and how much. I try to do something most days (not every day though), but I need to mix it up a lot. It *should* include more strength training, but I enjoy running trails too much.

My latest thing the last couple weeks is playing catch. The 7yo up the street suddenly became obsessed with baseball and we play catch. He even got me a glove because he dad is a leftie, so I can't borrow his dad's glove. I told him I hadn't worn a baseball glove in 49 years. I made a good running catch and he said, "You've improved since you were nine." I told him, "Hey, maybe I was really good when I was nine" (I wasn't).

Anyway after a lifetime of ranking baseball as one of my least favorite sports to watch or play, I find tossing a ball around with a kid for an evening is a great way to loosen up at the end of the day. And he really appreciates it. He is now set on making it to the Majors

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #256 on: September 10, 2021, 06:40:42 AM »
nice work Ergo :)

Keep it up RC!!
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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #257 on: September 10, 2021, 11:55:49 AM »
Of course you're on top of the game, rc. We'd expect nothing less.

>> training daily
Gym with my personal trainer, usually 5x week. I'm currently doing 2 chest/back days, 2 leg/ab days, one bi/tri day.

I know the gym isn't for everyone, but it works great for me. I have to drive about 30 seconds out of my way to the office to land in the parking lot. Really good people which brings a nice social aspect I don't see in most gyms, and I've done business with a couple of them.

>catch
I've not played volleyball since the pandemic, save maybe one saturday last year.

Once the neighbor teen was out bumping the ball and I wanted to help and bat it around a bit. I didn't want to look like the creepy old guy trying to chat up a teen though, so stayed in. I probably should've gone for it.

I am really looking forward to dirt biking soon. I even bought my buddies bike who needed some garage space for a new Tesla, many months ago. I haven't ridden it yet. Full hospitals make me nervous about riding.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #258 on: September 10, 2021, 08:36:27 PM »
I know the gym isn't for everyone, but it works great for me. I have to drive about 30 seconds out of my way

I love the gym actually. I'm a bit jealous. It's an hour out of my way to a mediocre good gym. It would be two hours for me to get to a gym that I would really like (good free weights and a climbing wall). I am way more likely to strength train and way more focused and productive when I do it if I have easy access to a place that is dedicated to that task, but currently I do not.

I used to belong to a serious bodybuilder gym (a few pros and several serious amateurs). I'm a short, skinny (by BB standards anyway) guy, but in years of going there, those guys with thighs bigger than my waist were never anything by encouraging and gracious. It was motivating even if bodybuilding style training is not my actual goal.
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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #259 on: September 11, 2021, 10:55:43 PM »
My trainer is a former body builder. We have a sizable powerlifter set. Super nice people all around.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #260 on: September 15, 2021, 09:27:52 PM »
4/4 last week, also down a pound.

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Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« Reply #261 on: September 16, 2021, 09:57:04 PM »
>> encouraging and gracious

I had that experience with swimming. I took the beginner's class at the local Y, then worked up to pass all the "stars". The only class after Star Six was the master's swim class.

I chugged up and down the slowest lane, with serious triathletes training in the other lanes. The moral support they gave me was a pleasant surprise. Even though my accomplishments were far, far below theirs, they cheered for the fact that I was pushing my limits.