Are You Doing Any Exercise for Fitness?

hypochondriac

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Australia
Walked 2 miles with a 25 lbs weight vest this morning. Then I mowed the front lawn which took one hour and five minutes plus another 15 minutes with the edger. That's enough exercise for today for this old home boy. The rest of the day I will be a practicing couch potato.
the competitive spirit might motivate us here..
anything you can do ......? 😀
 

fmdog44

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Location
Houston, Texas
I use a Bullworker and I first bought one when I was 16. I learned using one now how the muscles at 71 years aren't what they were at 16. It is still great for tension exercises.
 

My back was aching from yesterdays walking with the weight vest and mowing the front yard. But it was dead lift day. So I took a couple of Tylenol and sucked it up. I did the 2 mile walk without the weight vest. Then did the following dead lift workout.

8 reps with 60 KG (132lbs.)
6 reps with 70 KG (154lbs.)
4 reps with 80 KG (176 lbs)
2 reps with 90 KG (198lbs.)
3 reps with 75 KG (165 lbs.) for 8 sets.

12 sets total.
 

DaveA

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In a thread such as this, it would mean more if people's age was known. I can't begin to describe how great a difference there is (in exercising) for my wife and I, when we were in our 60's, then 70's and now in our mid 80's. As one sits, reading through the posts, wondering why they can't equal the amount of exercise that others are completing, it may just be that they are older and more frail. But they have no way of knowing if they compare, age-wise with the poster. Just a thought.:)
 
In a thread such as this, it would mean more if people's age was known. I can't begin to describe how great a difference there is (in exercising) for my wife and I, when we were in our 60's, then 70's and now in our mid 80's. As one sits, reading through the posts, wondering why they can't equal the amount of exercise that others are completing, it may just be that they are older and more frail. But they have no way of knowing if they compare, age-wise with the poster. Just a thought.:)
Age makes a huge difference. I looked back over my records and found that my best bench press was on Nov. 3rd 2008 when I did 225 lbs. I was 61 years old at that time. Today, at age 72 I would be lucky if I could get 200. My Dead lift has declined even more. My best lift was on Feb. 26th, 2011 when I did 325 lbs. Today my max is probably around 250. One good thing though is that I weighed 230 lbs back when I did those earlier lifts and today I'm down to 205.
 

Bob1950

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Location
TX
I do not worry how my strength has declined at my 69. I am just training to feel good, safe my body without injuries, and to gain/keep great muscle mass, flexibility, speed, and mind-body coordination. I have found that high tension self-resistance + co-contraction training are the best for that.
 
My body weight was up another pound this morning but I tried to make up for it by kicking some butt (mine) with my deadlft workout.

8 reps with 60 KG (132lbs.)
6 reps with 72.5 KG (159lbs.)
4 reps with 85 KG (187 lbs)
2 reps with 97.5 KG (214lbs.)
3 reps with 80 KG (176 lbs.) for 6 sets.

10 sets total.

I also walked 2 miles around the neighborhood in 40 minutes.
 

rgp

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Location
Milford,OH
My body weight was up another pound this morning but I tried to make up for it by kicking some butt (mine) with my deadlft workout.

8 reps with 60 KG (132lbs.)
6 reps with 72.5 KG (159lbs.)
4 reps with 85 KG (187 lbs)
2 reps with 97.5 KG (214lbs.)
3 reps with 80 KG (176 lbs.) for 6 sets.

10 sets total.

I also walked 2 miles around the neighborhood in 40 minutes.

What kind of weights do you have/use ? Your increases / decreases seem odd. Most Olympic plates are 45/35/2510/5/2.5 pound etc. There are some 7.5 & 1.25 out there, but those have become rare.

Do you use a selectorized machine, or resistance bands maybe ?.......just curious.
 

Knight

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@ 78 Now that I've recovered somewhat from having c-1 to c-7 completely rebuilt I'm back to 5 days a week doing both cardio & weights. Cardio consists of 20 min stationary bike, 20 min treadmill, 20 min elliptical. For those a 6 calorie a minute burn works for me. Weight = 3 sets each of bicep & triceps curls, chest press, leg presses, shoulder presses & 150 stomach crunches. For weights I don't go for heavy just enough to put a strain on the muscle groups.

My weight & BMI are where I feel they should be. As for meds hereditary cholesterol 40 mg atorvastatin., keeps the level in the good range. No other meds needed.
 
What kind of weights do you have/use ? Your increases / decreases seem odd. Most Olympic plates are 45/35/2510/5/2.5 pound etc. There are some 7.5 & 1.25 out there, but those have become rare.

Do you use a selectorized machine, or resistance bands maybe ?.......just curious.
Actually Olympic plates, the real Olympic ones that are used in all international competition including the Olymics are metric. My weight set is metric. I have 20/15/10/5/2.5/ and 1.25 Kilogram plates. And my bar weighs 20 Kilograms. One Kilogram equals 2.2 lbs. The metric system is used in virtually every other country in the world except the US. Here's what my smallest plates look like.
 

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rgp

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Milford,OH
Actually Olympic plates, the real Olympic ones that are used in all international competition including the Olymics are metric. My weight set is metric. I have 20/15/10/5/2.5/ and 1.25 Kilogram plates. And my bar weighs 20 Kilograms. One Kilogram equals 2.2 lbs. The metric system is used in virtually every other country in the world except the US. Here's what my smallest plates look like.


Oh, OK ... yours are more finite? than mine. Mine are Canadian made, and more metric accurate than imperial.....I have no 1/4 pound increments .
 

treeguy64

Hari Om, y'all!
Location
Austin, TX.
Say, y'all, buy yourselves a climbing harness, PPE, and some good rope, read up on basic tree climbing techniques and safety, and then scale your favorite, healthy tree. You'll see things nobody else in your area does. Hang a cowbell at the top of the tree, and hit it, each time you top out. Nice motivational reinforcement technique, hearing that. Great exercise, great traction-like stretching for your spine.

At almost 67, I weigh 155 lbs., about the same as I have since I turned fifteen. My BMI ranges from 9.0-12.5. I'm about 5'10"

Tree climbing is a great way to get in shape and stay in shape, plus, if your trees need some work, they'll be happy that you're aloft.
 
Say, y'all, buy yourselves a climbing harness, PPE, and some good rope, read up on basic tree climbing techniques and safety, and then scale your favorite, healthy tree. You'll see things nobody else in your area does. Hang a cowbell at the top of the tree, and hit it, each time you top out. Nice motivational reinforcement technique, hearing that. Great exercise, great traction-like stretching for your spine.

At almost 67, I weigh 155 lbs., about the same as I have since I turned fifteen. My BMI ranges from 9.0-12.5. I'm about 5'10"

Tree climbing is a great way to get in shape and stay in shape, plus, if your trees need some work, they'll be happy that you're aloft.
Most of the tree surgeons around here use a bucket truck. That looks a lot safer.
 
This morning I did bench presses. After warming up I used 70 kilograms or 154 lbs for 10 sets of 3 reps each. A few months back when I weighed 215 I was using 72.5 kilograms. So by losing 15 lbs or about 7% of my body weight, I have lost about 3.5% of my strength. I guess as long as I lose weight twice as fast as strength it's not too bad. Back when I weighed 215 I figured my maximum bench press was 200. Although since my weight set is metric the most I had done recently was 90KG or 198 lbs. But I figured I was good for another 2 lbs. But I wouldn't try that today. I figure my max is now somewhere between 190 and 195. I would like to get to the point where I can bench press my weight. But I'm not there yet.
 
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Ken N Tx

Older than Dirt !
Location
Texas
Outdoor chores, I have lost 20lbs since spring started..It happens every year.. (y) (y)
 


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