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  1. #151
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    Athletic performance in your 40s?

    Use ya hands. I keep being told / reading that doing cobra reps is better than holding the pose.

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    Yeah i do 10 slow reps with full range to the extended length of the arms to stretch out that spine ... seemed to work
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Yeah I really been working on my posture, I'll work that in thanks.

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    Snowboarding fucked my back up. Too many butt slams. I'm convinced that has contributed to some leg issues.

    I stretch every day, and use a large ball and foam roller.

    Let's do some livin'
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    arching the back up off the floor with heels on the ball is a good one that the PT gave me
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Lotsa talk about back stuff in the spine and back injury/issue threads. fwiw, using the techniques in McKenzie's "treat your own back" works for me if i have a spinal related back attack. Basically first aid for the back...helps bump the status from "can't move, stuck on the floor" to "minimally functional so that using the toilet is now within reason". After the initial hours/days, helps speed the recovery from there. Usual caveats, yrmv, etc... Postures might be basically similar to the 'cobra pose' XXX'er recommended with a few variations.


    If it's a muscle spasm where something zaps like muscle fiber got plugged into an electrical socket, it doesn't seem to do shit. If that's the malady; bed rest, heat pad, point pressure with a partner leaning on the area with the end of a broom handle, elbow massage, tight rigid back brace and anti inflammatories are part of the carpet bombing approach to dealing with it.



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    What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?

  7. #157
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bromontane View Post
    Summary of road biking:
    - heiny shorts required
    - association with the Minneapolis turrorist
    - weakens bones
    - beta position relative to mtb
    - risk of death by automobile
    No shit, you have to be a fearless mofo that eats nails for breakfast and laughs at death to take up this EXTREME sport!

    (confession: I sometimes wear MTB shorts.)

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    As far as physique goes, I think that it is more about diet than exercise. No matter how much weight lifting, hiking, elliptical, biking or sprinting you do, the pounds won't come off unless you are eating healthy. At least, this is what happens with me. For example, I have never in my adult life adhered to a specific workout regiment. Really, from May through November, by just doing what I want, when I want, I seem to hike 35 miles/wk, bike 10-15 miles/wk., sprint 5 miles/wk and row/paddle 5 miles/wk. Now, if I could give up fruit pies, pasta and bread. While, I am by no means svelte or chiseled, I think that I am healthy. Maybe, I will start smoking cigarettes.
    "My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day's work for an honest day's pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police." M. Thatcher (RIP)
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    Judges smoke it, even the lawyer too...So you've got to legalize it..." Peter Tosh

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    Get fit in the gym; lose weight in the kitchen.

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    Sprint 5 miles?

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    My 10 yr old daughter is learning back handsprings. I contemplated showing her.....but I didn't want to have that awkward talk with the ER doc as to why I have a fractured wrist.

    Thought about showing my sons a 360 on the last day of the ski season....but same.

    I feel that my mind knows I can do much of the same shit, but my body might not hold the landing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Skidog View Post
    Pics including altimeter reading or it didnt happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Sprint 5 miles?
    I'd say he's over-trained. Or bad at estimation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Sprint 5 miles?
    Sprint thing for me is a nine-10 minute mile five times per week. Ha ha
    "My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day's work for an honest day's pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police." M. Thatcher (RIP)
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    Judges smoke it, even the lawyer too...So you've got to legalize it..." Peter Tosh

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    A buddy told his wife there must be something wrong with the washer cuz its shrinking his jeans and she said the appliance that is causing your problem is the refrigerator

    the nutrition label on every food product gives you the portion size and they are a lot smaller than you think
    Lee Lau - xxx-er is the laziest Asian canuck I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    A buddy told his wife there must be something wrong with the washer cuz its shrinking his jeans and she said the appliance that is causing your problem is the refrigerator
    ha. stealing that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatorboy View Post
    My 10 yr old daughter is learning back handsprings. I contemplated showing her.....but I didn't want to have that awkward talk with the ER doc as to why I have a fractured wrist.

    Thought about showing my sons a 360 on the last day of the ski season....but same.

    I feel that my mind knows I can do much of the same shit, but my body might not hold the landing.
    There's a certain age when you enter the zone of no second chances in personal finance and physical injury, but joint replacement technology has changed that a lot.

    Let's do some livin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Yup. I know the physician who conducted that 2018 study in Cincinnati.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Sprint 5 miles?
    Young goat: let's sprint the last quarter mile.
    Old giat: I am sprinting

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    Quote Originally Posted by SB View Post
    Jeebus, you just turned fourty. Just wait till you get on the backside of 50.

    Suck it up Sally. You got pain coming in parts you did not even know you had.
    I can attest to this.

    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    I just started wearing a heart rate monitor on rides after some time. In the late ninties, I would max out in the 160s. Now I barely break 135. Slowing down.
    I used to max in the high 180's, before my heart attack in December it was much lower but I wasn't tracking it because I was too stupid to read the signs... Now I ride with one and struggle to get above 150 but when it does spike it's still in the high 170's. Fortunately I don't have to have that happen anymore though because on my e-mtb I just bump it a level as it gets into the high 140's and the same when it pops higher. My cardiologist seems to think that's a decent strategy so I don't blow up again.

    Quote Originally Posted by old goat View Post
    I don't know that there's any problem pushing heart rate to max if you're young, non smoker, no family history of premature cardiovascular disease. It's more a question of how long your legs or whatever can maintain the level of activity that requires that high of a HR. For me--my dad had his first heart attack at 40, brother at 35, and my aortic valve a little narrow--I'll stay at 80%, and I can't do that for long, but then I'm on a beta blocker.
    ........
    Heart stress tests on a treadmill are sometimes used to evaluate people for big surgery. It turns out that someone who reaches target heart rate (80% of max for age and whose EKG shows blockage of one or more coronary arteries is a much better risk for surgery than someone who can't reach target whose EKG remains normal. In other words--fitness is a better predictor of survival than absence of heart disease.
    Smoked for nearly 30 years Over 50. Significant family history, dad had a HA at 43 and all of the men on that side of the family died at 70 for the last 100 years, he's the first to make it to 75. Me, I don't process cholesterol worth a shit, no matter what my diet has been over the last 30 years the numbers are pretty terrible. I try to eat reasonably well but have a carb problem I've eliminated sodium as much as one can now, I eat a lot of rabbit food but can't seem to give up (low fat beef) burgers and slow cooked (lean) ribs once every two weeks or so. I think the biggest problem is my blood is pretty "sticky" so I used to clot VERY well, deep gashes would close up in minutes at most, so now I'm on Brilinta twice a day to reduce that potential.

    They put me on the treadmill for a stress test and after 10 minutes I still wasn't over 115 and they gave up. I can't walk faster or run due to the nerve damage in my leg from the surgery to correct the iliac artery puncture caused when they went to put in the thing to put in the stent during my heart attack. They had to do it chemically, boy that SUCKED!


    Quote Originally Posted by Flyoverland Captive View Post
    Get fit in the gym; lose weight in the kitchen.
    Workin' on it. The beer is harder than the food actually.

    Quote Originally Posted by gatorboy View Post
    My 10 yr old daughter is learning back handsprings. I contemplated showing her.....but I didn't want to have that awkward talk with the ER doc as to why I have a fractured wrist.

    Thought about showing my sons a 360 on the last day of the ski season....but same.

    I feel that my mind knows I can do much of the same shit, but my body might not hold the landing.
    LOL. Yup it's called the Old Folks Boogie RIP Lowell George.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swissiphic View Post
    McKenzie's "treat your own back"



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    I read this about 10 years ago, and still do many of the things I learned from reading it. Saved my back. Highly recommended.


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    I just entered the 40's and I don't find athletic performance has gone yet for me, but doing math in my head has greatly diminished
    skid luxury

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    3 out of 2 older folks have that same issue.

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    If you have 2 proper pints at the bar, how many beers have you consumed?

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    is that a fracture

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    Quote Originally Posted by thefortrees View Post
    If you have 2 proper pints at the bar...
    There's a bartender at Pagosa Brewing and, man, does she ever have a nice set of pints!
    ˇÓrale, vato!

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