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    Around now and then DnvrFox's Avatar
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    Men's "Hour of Power"

    Men's "Hour of Power"

    Today, at 5:45 I participated in the first Men's "Hour of Power" conducted by a sadist trainer in our local rec dept.

    I hadn't a clue about what to expect, except it would be challenging! It was.


    I was surprised that 18 guys showed up. Mostly in their 30's and 40's. I was by far the most "mature" at 69. One other guy perhaps in early 60's??

    Anyway, starting with 4 laps around the gym to get warmed up, then followed by a whole lot of different activities - a lot of various kinds of jumping (side to side over a line, back and forth, through "ladders on the floor with different jumping motions, over small "hurdles" and a variety of abs, push ups, dips, squats and the like.

    It was most interesting. I was able to pretty much keep up with a lot of the younger guys, but I hate running and still do.

    Ending with stretching, I then went for a short swim and did a few other weights on machines in the gym. Not much, because the old bod was sayin, "Enough today, Fox you fool."

    Actually, the instructor is pretty good - I even got her to laugh a couple of times.

    A couple of guys were there for extreme weight loss needs.

    Torture to be continued next Wednesday.

    So, what fun have you been having lately?
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 01-07-09 at 04:19 PM.
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    www.ocrebels.com Rick@OCRR's Avatar
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    That sounds brutal Mr. Fox,

    I would never even think about trying something that difficult!

    Rick / OCRR

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    Sadist. Female. Trainer. Just what kind of program is this--and do you have pictures?
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    I can imagine other "Hour of Power" activities that would be more pleasant.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

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    Did the "Hour of Power" offer any preaching?

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    So it was a Jazzercise class, made easy for men.

    Is that about right?

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    I'm the second oldest participating but I still do this twice a week after 17 years:
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB HI View Post
    So it was a Jazzercise class, made easy for men.

    Is that about right?
    I can't fool you! Darn.
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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    The trainer's name wouldn't happen to be Julian,would it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chainstrainer View Post
    I'm the second oldest participating but I still do this twice a week after 17 years:
    Are you in training to become a Sith Lord?
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

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