Eating Healthy and Exercise

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  1. Relentless Power, Nov 17, 2018
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

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    This is something Apple should promote more. If you’re someone that is competitive and you have a close group of core friends or family members that are into fitness, this is a great motivational tool competing using the ‘Point system’. From past experiences, ‘Closing the rings’ is really competing against yourself (Which has been a huge success closing the rings/earning the badges) . What I like most, is you can also see your competitors movement and exercise statistical data compared to your own. [Including stand rankings, steps and distance traveled.]
     
  2. Huntn thread starter macrumors P6

    Huntn

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    It's a go! I found out that Silver Sneakers (Medicare Health Program, https://www.silversneakers.com) for gyms that honor this program, pay per visit, not per month, so if the gym honors the program, you can enroll in as many gyms as you like and jump around as needed. :D I've not yet figured out who exactly is paying for this, if I am though my supplemental insurance or if Medicare just pays for it, but the gyms require no payment from me.
     
  3. LizKat macrumors 601

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    Thanks for reminding me to look into this. I found out awhile ago that a gym in a college town not too far from me has begun to honor the program and I mean to call them for details. I've sometimes maintained memberships in that gym before during winter, because the hills to get there and back aren't too bad. In that season I'm not inclined to drive over the mountain to a mall where there's at least a course laid out for safe walking indoors in winter. Safe walking, si, getting over the mountain maybe not!
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    New weight lifting belt. Something I have been wanting to purchase for a while, more for core support and other heavy lifts. There are _a lot_ of weight lifting belt options available, but this one stood out to me. It’s a 4” vegetable tanned, 100% Leather belt, with a suede lining, completely sweat resistant. The Stitching is by far the most important part, which this has dual layers of stitching to prevent fraying.

    I thought it would require a ‘Break in’ period, but it’s soft enough where it doesn’t protrude in the rib cage. The buckle and rivets are all of high quality.


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  5. Sword86 macrumors regular

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    Nice.
    I’m gonna dig out my old belt. I’ve had it 35 years now.
    Went years without using it. Think I’m going to start again.
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    Started getting real serious back in October now that my shoulders are actually somewhat functional again. I spent close to a year at physio and they are better than they’ve been in over 35 years. When your shoulders don’t work you’d be surprised how many exercises are impacted.
    I am going away for 2 1/2 months in the new year so getting in half-assed, beach shape is the goal. The scary thing is over the past 3 years I’ve dropped 20 pounds of muscle and put on about 16 pounds of fat...and that was after I’d been at it about a month. Yikes.
    Sure nice to hit the gym again though. I’m enjoying it and can’t really say that was the case in much of my past. I’m retired now and have all the time in the world to devote to all the eating, shopping, cooking and working out.
    Nice to come back to this thread and check in.
    S
     
  6. Relentless Power, Dec 18, 2018
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    Good luck with your rebound workout, anything workout related is a marathon, not a race. I find once someone stops the ‘Gym process’, it’s hard to get back into it. Staying in shape is a lifestyle and a practice, it just takes devotion and hard work.

    As for the weight belt, it’s made an immense amount of improvement. I tend to ‘lean’ forward sometimes during certain lifts and it’s helped align me to stand straight, and of course gives me the necessary support for my back and mid core for heavier lifts. I wear it for every weightlifting day.
     
  7. Sword86 macrumors regular

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    Oh, I’m with you. Going to the gym for the 2 1/2 month beach trip is merely a short-term goal. Just do what I can in the time I have before I leave. Almost regret making it so long because I am back into a routine again and don’t want to disrupt it that much. I’ll be right back at it the day I’m back. It’s now my ‘job’. S
     
  8. Gutwrench Contributor

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    Squats - belt
    Deads - belt

    Bonus info...
    Skull crushers - belt
    Tri kickbacks - belt
    Forearm curls - belt
    Buddy carries up the arena steps - belt
    Drinking at the water fountain - belt
    Checking out the babes as I shadow box between sets - belt
    Checking out my abs in the mirror - belt
    Standing in line at KFC - belt
    Posting on MR - belt
     
  9. Sword86 macrumors regular

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    You missed checking the belt out in the mirror, during and between sets. S
     
  10. Gutwrench Contributor

    Gutwrench

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    Oh yeah....and when a lift fails I drop the bar...scrunch up my face and readjust my belt while making a ppffffftttttt sound out my mouth.
     
  11. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    The mouth? Is that what they call that orifice these days?
     
  12. Sword86 macrumors regular

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    Well, of course you have to adjust the belt. It’s misadjustment is why the lift failed in the first place. S
     
  13. ghanwani macrumors 6502a

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  14. Huntn thread starter macrumors P6

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    Some what true. But, it never hurts to hedge your bets, because you only get half of each parent’s genes. :)
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    Swimming- After some more elbow issues, from a low of 32 laps, back up to 40 laps with a more extensive light weight workout preceding my swim.

    I suspect before I was doing too much pulling and not enough pushing with my weights (on machines). I got an evaluation at the gym, and the trainer reccomrnded freevweight over machines. She had me do 10 reps starting with sitting on a chair, with 10 lb weights in each hand, arms extended down, then standing and lifting my arms over my head. Just 10 of those got my heart pumping which surprised me since I have been swimming for several years now. So now I’m doing free weights and stretching for about 45 min along with swimming.
     
  15. Matz Contributor

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    I’ve had this little device for a couple of years, and only used it occasionally at home. Decided to bring it to the office a few weeks ago and hopefully use it more.

    Stashed under the desk in this picture, but it’s easy to place in front of my Varidesk and walk in place while reading emails etc. Not all that easy to type while walking, but I’m doing it enough to make it worth having brought it in.

    There’s no gym readily accessible to where I live, so this is a reasonable countermeasure.
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    And it doesn’t require a belt.
     
  16. Conutz macrumors regular

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    A belt is good for heavier lifts, but doesn’t it take aware from core development? It’s artificial support and just like all other parts, the core must be worked. Similar to training straps/Versa-Gripps: I’ve found that relying on them too much reduces forearm strength, so I use them only when lifting heavy, or where the knurling really hurts (like in the case of chins). Although in the latter case, some basic hand-protectors would be better.

    If you’re worried about form (the ‘lean’ you mention), go lighter and get it right, then build up once more. Over the last few months, I’ve backed off a bit and really focused on form - best results I’ve had thus far...and no injuries!
     
  17. Relentless Power, Dec 27, 2018
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    For me, it has not posed a problem with any core measures, regardless if I’m working an indirect exercise that’s not focused on the core. Aside from deadlifts and Squats, I use it for any standing lifts, which has greatly improved my stance from the leaning I mentioned. The problem I was facing on a consistent basis, was after doing so many standing lifts, [I.E. Rather it be any barbell, dumbbell, lateral raises ect], fatigue eventually starts to set in and I slowly start leaning (Which I see other lifters make the exact same mistake and they don’t even know it), which now the back/shoulders take over versus using your arms, which is counter-productive. The other technique which is the most obvious, is can you lean against a wall when you’re doing your upright exercises, but I actually don’t prefer that option.

    I actually got the weight belt idea from another professional bodybuilder that I follow, and he suggested using a weight belt that will hold your stance aligned upright, which will correct the leaning that many make a mistake when lifting after so many sets. Not also will it help your form, but you will definitely feel the difference of whatever muscle group you’re working. It’s been a solid move using the belt for almost six weeks now, but my method isn’t for everyone.

    Although, I agree, this is not always the answer in some individual situations. Some naturally arch there backs when lifting or they when lean, or they generally have improper form no matter what weight they are using, which can be corrected by a weight belt.
     
  18. Lioness~, Dec 27, 2018
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    The best training always is what gets done on a regular basis, that you enjoy.

    Have a threadmill located so it combined running and watching my favorite series and movies. Great.
    No need for it now though.
    I’ve been training so much different things through life. What we enjoy is what matters.
    Endorphins :)

    Definitely.
    Inner core strength is what practically all training rely on.

    These days, with my Ashtanga teacher here, it’s all I want and need of workout.
    I’m in heaven and hell simultaneously. Tough and totally wonderful ;)

    Edit. The hell part diminishes, of course, as we keep practicing Ashtanga.
     
  19. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    Heaven and hell. Hmm. Carradine would have enjoyed it immensely, I'm sure.
     
  20. hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a

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    A hypothesis....

    I noticed that the meat&fish that i have been consuming is just muscle(no skin, ligaments, bone).

    That lead me to conclude that theres not enough gelatin/collagen in my diet, which is supposedly good for joints, bones and skin.

    So for the past month i’ve been slow cooking some beef bones into a broth. And everyday having a cup of broth with miso&chicken stock as a soup.

    I don’t know if its the broth, but ive noticed less joint pain overall.
     
  21. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    I’ve started to get serious about eating better the first week of the year, and already lost 7 pounds in the last 3 days. I imagine that’s not sustainable, but I have to stay consistent. And junk food withdrawal is a real thing, haha. It’s slowly getting better though.
     
  22. yaxomoxay macrumors 68030

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    Good job! Keep up!
    Yes, dieting correctly is the key!
     
  23. Gutwrench, Jan 7, 2019
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    Fish isn’t meat. It’s pretty much a vegetable.

    I have noticeably less joint pain since I’ve been adding a Vicodin slurry to my soups.

    On a serious note I’ve tried the supplements and nothing has made much difference in joint pain for me. In fairness to supplements though, this body has taken quite a beating over the years.
     
  24. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    Could do with lightening up...

    Try MSM, but speak with your doctor first. There's a therapeutic dose for everyone. I never found G+C worthy of taking and suffered some joint pain I got from acting like a dumbass in my youth. The MSM has been a life saver. Smells awful, though. I just blend it into a smoothie a few mornings each week.
     
  25. Gutwrench Contributor

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    Most definitely. I agree.

    Resistance training promotes bone density and muscle firmness helps to keep things in place.
     

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