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Have you considered that you could possibly have strep throat Floydy?
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The lights and heating were still switched off as I stepped through the door into my great outdoor Gymnasium this morning. In fact, with a biting cold South Easterly blowing around my naked face and legs it felt like the aircon had been left on overnight....

No worries and I soon got to work easing my body into cruise mode, until muscles and heart were loose and pumping warm oxygenated blood into every extremity bringing them up to temperature. Nothing out of the ordinary so far, other than a feeling that everything was in perfect working order.

I donít recall as I ran past a mile of queuing vehicles whether it was because I was trying to enhance my style in front of a mile of staring faces with nothing better to do that watch some old bloke go jogging past, or I was feeling really good. I was certainly shifting...

By the time I reached that lonely lane I realised that this run was going to be something special, so I Ďran with ití and arrived home in the fastest time this year over the five mile course, knocking three quarters of minute off my previous best time...

I donít often drink coca cola, but I polished one off before retiring to bed last night...
I can almost hear the sharp intake of breath from all you sugar free purists, but this isnít just a random phenomenon...It has happened many times before, sometimes using a jam or honey sandwich. It just goes to prove that heavy duty exercise requires five star fuel....And itís a very useful tool to have in your box....

So this morning there were two happy people, me and Theresa May....
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Originally Posted by Floydy ->
Hi Bratti.
It looks as if most of your exercise revolves around the legs. I know it's a familiar problem, especially for women that they succumb to gaining "bingo wings" as they age. My wife has these now and does some very simple push ups to keep them slightly toned.

I'd say that push-ups are probably the best thing for your triceps (the muscles at back of the arms) and you will see quite a difference within days. Try to carry out about five sets of 10, resting for a few minutes in between each set.
For the front of the arms (biceps), a couple of soup tins doing as many palms-upward curl repetitions as you can until "failure" - that point where your brain tells you you can't do anymore - pause - and then push another couple of curls. That builds strength as well as muscle tone.

Of course, these exercises are the very basics and use improvisation. The best way is to get a gym membership and then the world is your oyster. Good luck, I know you'll soon be a serious threat to my physique!
Thanks Floydy. You brought a really good point I hadnít really considered much before . Iím getting arm exercise during swimming & yoga but not much else. The thing is I have plenty of free weights , a complete weight lifting set downstairs by Pacific Fitness Solana and NOW a complete gym membership which has 6 racket ball courts, tennis courts, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a huge indoor swimming pool, indoor running track , bowling alley, skating rink, 5 basketball courts and numerous rooms with various equipment including weight lifting stuff.
There are all kinds of equipment for arms which I will look into.
Yes push-ups would be good to but Iím not fond of going them.
Iím not used to being around so many people so I might use my weights at home . Iíll have to play it by ear but you are definitely right.


Originally Posted by Surfermom ->
To add to Floydy's great advice, tricep dips are also good for toning and can be done on a sofa or a low step.

Hahaha,Bratti, your comment about observing nature rather than people is SO true! Yes, I try to run six days a week between 25-30 miles, not exactly record breaking but it's fun. I'm with you in enjoying mixing up my activities. Exercise is a by product of the fun things I like to do outdoors here, and I am admittedly lazy about planning activities like going to spin classes, the gym, or yoga classes with any regularity. I'm 57.

Today was a strange one. We started running the track, but I remembered in mid run that I had a salon appointment within the hour. Should I call and rebook (she's a good friend and she's ever more likely to postpone) or should I run?

With each step, the anxiety built... it became a bigger decision..hair or fitness...Hair or Fitness...HAIR OR FITNESS. HAIRRRRR OR FITTTNESSSS??? My stars, no one should have to make such stressful decisions.

Tomorrow, I will ask forgiveness from the running gods and will serve penance in the form of some speed work.

At least my hair will look fab while I do it
Lol Surfermom
The hair would probably have won with me also. Iím glad you started the yoga. Isnít it wonderful. It was the best addition I added. Yes chair lifts work good. I like doing those for the backs of the arms.

Thanks you too.

Hey Bob, you sure are an early riser. Just reading about your energy makes me tired. Every now and again I love a nice cold Coca Cola.
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Hey Bob, you sure are an early riser. Just reading about your energy makes me tired. Every now and again I love a nice cold Coca Cola.
I don't think a Coca Cola every once in a while does you any harm at all Bratti...
I must say that I recovered from this morning's run very quickly, something that doesn't happen very often these days.

My next run will be an eight miler on Sunday, I'll give the Coke another go and see what happens....
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I don't think a Coca Cola every once in a while does you any harm at all Bratti...
I must say that I recovered from this morning's run very quickly, something that doesn't happen very often these days.

My next run will be an eight miler on Sunday, I'll give the Coke another go and see what happens....
I donít think the odd coco cola hurts anyone.
You must be in better shape than me. Since adding my 2 km run, 5 mile cycling and various leg workouts for the last 2 weeks, I went through some serious burnout which I wasnít really expecting. And Bob, Iím actually more like you in that I prefer a natural environment while exercising but itís a nice gym that I can workout that costs me next to nothing. Iíd be silly not to take advantage of it.,

Itís inspring that you are still challenging yourself and have set a new record for your 5 mile run.

My brother does these 20 to 30 mile runs and heís almost 4 years older than me . I donít know how he does it but my dad played tennis 3 times a week until he was 84 so anythingís possible

Happy exercising fellow members
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Confession time...dear fellow exercisers I confess to the following crimes:

I skived off my walk on Thursday and stayed in finishing my cards and making a Christmas Yule Log,
I skived off Pilates yesterday and helped lordruthio get the tree in and set it up in the living room ready to decorate over this weekend.

I'm useless, I'm still sitting here in my cosy dressing gown with my third cuppa wasting time on here when I should be decorating the tree and the house, washing all the bedding ready for The Invasion etc.

I confess my sins and ask for forgiveness...I promise to use the step ladders and the stairs to good effect this weekend and only consume a mince pie every now and again
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Today, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Tachyon ->
Sorry to hear you're poorly, Floydy. There are some very persistent colds doing the rounds. I had mine for weeks, and even though the sore throat and chestiness have gone I have had a couple of weeks of my nose continuing to run all the time. It's really annoying, and to add to the annoyment I had to all but give up using the stomach crunch machine because when i started using it my nose REALLY began to run!
Hope you get better soon.
Yes, it's a nuisance isn't it, Tachyon.
The worst thing is when I'm asleep (or trying to sleep) and a sudden tickle occurs in my throat and wakes me up trying to cough it away! It's been a nightmare, so to speak. (In fact nightmares are okay, 'cos at least you're asleep!) Unlike you though mate, I haven't got a cold with it, which is strange.

Originally Posted by OldGreyFox ->
Sorry to hear of your discomfort Floydy, I am no Doctor but it seems to me that it's none of the above, and it's more likely that a virus is the culprit. Sure, some things will bring relief from the symptoms, but I don't think they are the cause if they have not caused problems before.....But whatever it is, I wish you a speedy recovery Floydy...
Thanks Bob. My sore throat has almost gone, which is a start, so we're getting there. Thanks

Surfermom, I'm also sorry to hear of your dilemma... But this mornings run continued over a very dry course with no problems to report...Everything seemed to work in the way it was designed....A very nice outing to be honest....
A great run then, Suzie. Even in traffic there's no stopping you is there?

Originally Posted by Bratti ->
Have you considered that you could possibly have strep throat Floydy?
I looked that up, Bratti and I don't think so, at least I hope it's not the case. Sounds awful

Originally Posted by OldGreyFox ->
By the time I reached that lonely lane I realised that this run was going to be something special, so I Ďran with ití and arrived home in the fastest time this year over the five mile course, knocking three quarters of minute off my previous best time...
Amazing work, Bob. Exceptional stuff

Originally Posted by Bratti ->
Thanks Floydy. You brought a really good point I hadnít really considered much before . Iím getting arm exercise during swimming & yoga but not much else. The thing is I have plenty of free weights , a complete weight lifting set downstairs by Pacific Fitness Solana and NOW a complete gym membership which has 6 racket ball courts, tennis courts, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a huge indoor swimming pool, indoor running track , bowling alley, skating rink, 5 basketball courts and numerous rooms with various equipment including weight lifting stuff.
There are all kinds of equipment for arms which I will look into.
Yes push-ups would be good to but Iím not fond of going them.
Iím not used to being around so many people so I might use my weights at home . Iíll have to play it by ear but you are definitely right.
Great news on this Bratti. You're all set then

Originally Posted by ruthio ->
Confession time...dear fellow exercisers I confess to the following crimes:

I skived off my walk on Thursday and stayed in finishing my cards and making a Christmas Yule Log,
I skived off Pilates yesterday and helped lord ruthio get the tree in and set it up in the living room ready to decorate over this weekend.

I'm useless, I'm still sitting here in my cosy dressing gown with my third cuppa wasting time on here when I should be decorating the tree and the house, washing all the bedding ready for The Invasion etc.

I confess my sins and ask for forgiveness...I promise to use the step ladders and the stairs to good effect this weekend and only consume a mince pie every now and again
Don 't worry about it, Ruthio. I'm the same.
I had a great session planned for last night and also for this morning but I was whisked away shopping and today we're putting all our decorations up like yourself.
You'll always be able to catch up
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Today, 05:05 PM
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For my own plans for the Christmas period, here's what I've come up with. Nine different routines spread out to enable enough rest and recuperation.

Sun 16
Day 1: Arms + Legs only, intensive
Tue 18
Day 2: Light session, to select from list
Wed 19
Day 3: Strength session
Fri 21
Day 4: Cardio only, a.m.
Sun 23
Day 5: Intensive long session (full body)
Mon 24
Day 6: High reps only (light, full body, a.m.
Thu 27
Day 7: Upper body, intensive
Fri 28
Day 8: Legs + cardio
Sun 30
Day 9: Full body intensive

Hopefully I'll be able to stick to these plans
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