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What did you do to exercise today?

ZigZagZeke

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I have a few acres up on a mountain, with oak and fir forest. There are roads to maintain, buildings to repair and replace, downed trees to cut up and remove, a tractor (without power steering) to drive, and an RV/boat/truck/ATV/etc to maintain. I have a full complement of equipment for all of this, and it keeps me pretty busy every day. Oh, and did I mention that it's all on rolling terrain? A trip to the mailbox is a 1/4 mile and 100' elevation change. Yesterday was 6,000+ steps, and 13 floors of elevation change.

That said, keeping up with my body has become another challenge. Seems I need a complete overhaul at 72. So far this year I've had several major tests, all resulting in nothing significant found. Hernia repair in March. Cataract surgery in August. Hips and knees are wearing out. Not looking forward to replacements. A couple years ago I went in for chest pains. Turns out it was nothing to do with my heart. I'd sprained my sternum slinging a chain saw around and moving logs all day long for a week.
 
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When I lived in town in eastern WA, I would walk out my front door and run one day, walk the other day, kept that routine for years to be able to hunt in the mountains away form the hunters that couldn't walk over two ridges. Now I live close to the mountains, I walk every other day up steep forest roads and do calisthenics every other day. I'm in my 60's and still have lots of go in my legs because I knew early on in life I would need a routine to keep hunting the mountains as long as I could carry a gun.
 
I followed up yesterday’s run with some weights at 10:30 last night. I’ve been going hard for weeks now.

Not much on me that isn’t sore today.

I love it.
 

RicInOR

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More about pushups

I make a point of fitting in 200 pushups/week. I intersperse them with floor exercises (mountain-climbers, planks, bicycles) in sets of 25 pushups. They are not a power move, but a good general conditioning exercise. If I could do 100 in a row, I'd be very happy.
Why pushups?
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I'd like to do 25 in a row. My first set I can get 15. But I drop off after that.
 
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More about pushups

I make a point of fitting in 200 pushups/week. I intersperse them with floor exercises (mountain-climbers, planks, bicycles) in sets of 25 pushups. They are not a power move, but a good general conditioning exercise. If I could do 100 in a row, I'd be very happy.
Why pushups?
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I'd like to do 25 in a row. My first set I can get 15. But I drop off after that.
I do pushups about every other day in the house, 4 sets of 50 in not over a half hour.
 
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Ohey, this thread exists.

Still recovering from surgery and go back to work tomorrow. Had to make an emergency move over the course of the week and got rekt (as the kids say) between moving all my stuff, living in my car and sleeping on friends' floors.

On the positive side, I have goddamn amazing friends. And thought I'd get doughy from inactivity but life's keeping that from happening, so.. cool. :D
 

WhyElKay

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Ohey, this thread exists.

Still recovering from surgery and go back to work tomorrow. Had to make an emergency move over the course of the week and got rekt (as the kids say) between moving all my stuff, living in my car and sleeping on friends' floors.

On the positive side, I have goddamn amazing friends. And thought I'd get doughy from inactivity but life's keeping that from happening, so.. cool. :D
Sounds like you’ve got strength on your side! I’m glad your recovery is moving along. It’s nice to have great friends through the tough stuff. Wish you the best.
 

WhyElKay

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I "worked out" of my bed and into my clothes to get the day started. Does that count?:D
Lol! I’ve recently learned that everything counts! I put my own socks on today! Still had to have the neighbor tie my shoes but baby steps! Make it a great a great day!
 
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Ohey, this thread exists.

Still recovering from surgery and go back to work tomorrow. Had to make an emergency move over the course of the week and got rekt (as the kids say) between moving all my stuff, living in my car and sleeping on friends' floors.

On the positive side, I have goddamn amazing friends. And thought I'd get doughy from inactivity but life's keeping that from happening, so.. cool. :D
Yay, love your attitude!
 

RicInOR

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Yesturday's work out was:
90 seconds of Walking Lunges,
90 sec max calorie rowing
90 sec of leg lifts
90 seconds of box step ups
x 2

My tracker says 9 mins of "maximum" heart rate during that time + 20 mins of "vigorous" Peak was 161 bpm.
Maximum / vigorous are ranges, not just peak.
Max estimate 220 - Age. Then 90% or above that number.
Vig is 70-90%

I had a peak bpm of 188 Friday, 180 last weds. 200 Nov 1st.
 

RicInOR

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PT Reminders / Tactical Fitness




Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
 

Rickenbacher39

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I did a pushup today.
Actually I fell down and had to get back up off the floor but I think that counts.
As for all these testosterone loaded freakazoids that do 12,000 pushups a day,
I bet they don't know that men with excessive levels of testosterone go bald
more frequently.
Me?
I have a full head of hair at 76.
The women love it...........:p
I may not have a lot of testosterone but......well, I smile a lot.
 
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I did a pushup today.
Actually I fell down and had to get back up off the floor but I think that counts.
As for all these testosterone loaded freakazoids that do 12,000 pushups a day,
I bet they don't know that men with excessive levels of testosterone go bald
more frequently.
Me?
I have a full head of hair at 76.
The women love it...........:p
I may not have a lot of testosterone but......well, I smile a lot.
Hang on, is that true? Pull that up Jamie
 

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