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I work out almost eveyrday and consider myself "in-shape." 15 18.29%
I work out a few times a week. 28 34.15%
I don't work out but feel pretty "in-shape" 10 12.20%
Working out? Surely you jest. 29 35.37%
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:34 AM   #46
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It's the only weight training I've ever enjoyed. I started with a lower weight because I didn't know how it would affect my arthritis (I'm a card-carrying old guy). I want to work up to a pood (12 KG or about 36 pounds) when I can afford another kettle bell.
I have been using resistance bands in place of weights. I was going to the gym, but it's so much more of a hassle than just setting up in my house. I have a few dumbbells but rarely touch them since getting the bands. They've gotten much better than years ago. I use Bodylastics which seem very well made and make bands so resistant that they'll get a guy in shape.
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I have been using resistance bands in place of weights. I was going to the gym, but it's so much more of a hassle than just setting up in my house. I have a few dumbbells but rarely touch them since getting the bands. They've gotten much better than years ago. I use Bodylastics which seem very well made and make bands so resistant that they'll get a guy in shape.
I'd advise reistance bands that are made of tubing. My partner used to use the flat strips of rubber. One snapped and hit her in the eye. It was NOT pretty.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:24 AM   #48
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I recently saw part of a zumba class. that looked like some movements I might be able to handle or adapt to with my injury
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I recently saw part of a zumba class. that looked like some movements I might be able to handle or adapt to with my injury
Some of my paralegals are VERY into Zumba. I have no idea how it would work with a femur/knee injury, though many of them refer to it as dance, so you never know.

I understand your frustration though. I've had major surgeries on both knees and it took ages for me to feel like I could do the things I was used to doing to stay fit.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:16 PM   #50
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I'd advise reistance bands that are made of tubing. My partner used to use the flat strips of rubber. One snapped and hit her in the eye. It was NOT pretty.
I'd agree. The Bodylastics are tubing and well made. The yoga body bands look like that would smack you in the face. The same goes for cheap tube body bands. It needs to feel solid for me to be comfortable.
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I recently saw part of a zumba class. that looked like some movements I might be able to handle or adapt to with my injury
I go to a class called Body Balance. When i started I was worried about my knees, but they cope quite well and I am getting stronger. the instructor adapts certain parts for participants with injuries or pregnancy. It is strength based rather than high impact!

Have you heard of it?
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awesome! i am an injured ski instructor sitting it out for awhile. I grew up at A-Basin, Copper and Keystone! welcome to the forums!

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I go to a class called Body Balance. When i started I was worried about my knees, but they cope quite well and I am getting stronger. the instructor adapts certain parts for participants with injuries or pregnancy. It is strength based rather than high impact!

Have you heard of it?
nope! but will check it out. the bitch of this whole thing is, the left knee is still super awesome. I can bend, flex, etc. even still get it behind my head, the right is a wreck

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awesome! i am an injured ski instructor sitting it out for awhile. I grew up at A-Basin, Copper and Keystone! welcome to the forums!
I don't think that's a real person. One post, SnowDotCom, no device.
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I worked in a nursing home for quite a few years... It was quite spread out with a north, south, east and west wings... Everyone had single rooms with showers, plus linen cupboards conveniently places for staff... all in longs corridors.

I thought we were walking a lot, so I bought a pedometer, set it to my stride, and found out we each walked 10km per day.

On my days off I walked for at least 45 minutes, and ending up with an injury to my calf muscle.. That took more than a year to heal, and anything strenuous these days, I can still feel it.

These days, the most exercise I get is pulling to lever on my chair and getting back up...
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I might go cry now
I was wary at the crossfit part. One of my paralegals sells Crossfit like it was Amway. The workout may be good, but the marketing practices leave a foul taste for me.
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Have you heard of it?
It is one of the classes my wife takes once a week.
She says it is a mixture of tai chi, yoga, relaxing, etc.
My guess is that it depends on the trainer what you actually do.
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It is one of the classes my wife takes once a week.
She says it is a mixture of tai chi, yoga, relaxing, etc.
My guess is that it depends on the trainer what you actually do.
I do a balance class once a week and work out on two other days. The balance class is harder I think, uses a lot more different muscles. Both my knees are dodgy but have improved since I started the classes.

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Pookeysgirl I will be happy to give you 20 pounds, if you wanted 20 kilos I think I could just handle that

Working at a desk all day takes a lot of work to keep in shape, maybe not work, but motivation.

I broke right my shoulder, right wrist, 8 ribs, collapsed lung and a minor fractured skull 10 years ago in a stupid motorcycle accident (woman hit me on the rear right side, and didn't even stop, would have been dead if I wasn't wearing a helmet and gear). I was in great shape for a 36 year old guy when I had the accident and recovered well, I was back in the pool swimming within 6 weeks and back wall climbing in 8 weeks, my regular routine in the winters. Now 10 years on, I am starting to feel it, my shoulder is showing the earlier abuses and I have a bad back. I tried going to the gym but find it very boring, I try to walk more and swim everyday.

Exercise notwithstanding we all get older.
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