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Old 03-19-14, 02:34 PM   #26
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Cycling. Swimming. Yoga. Light Weights. Push-ups and pull-ups.
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Old 03-19-14, 02:55 PM   #27
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Some dumbbell work and pushups in the winter nowadays. I used to do weights in my 20s but not so much since until now. I think it helps my knees at least and hoping it might affect leg cramping some......we'll see. At any rate I don't just want to eat calcium for my bones during old age. I'd rather do some load bearing exercise for them.

Pushups and standup dumbbell presses on one day. Curls, rows (with head on a towel on a desk) and squats (2x4 under the heels and dumbbells parked on shoulders) on a separate day. Repeat that 2 day routine once a week for 4 days out of seven during the winter. 3 or 4 sets of each with reps ranging from 8 to 15 depending on what I'm doing.

I haven't been mixing weights and cardio during the riding season because I'm kinda lazy......not to mention busy.

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Old 03-19-14, 03:29 PM   #28
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I seem to be going backwards. 4 yrs ago I could do 3 pullups. Well, 2 and a half. Not so good.

A couple of years ago I signed up at the local community college to use their gym. Separated my shoulder. Can't do any pullups. My Dr gave me a list of exercises, Shoulder Separation Exercises - Care Guide. They helped.

After a year of those I felt good enough to start weights again. Going very slowly. Then my lower back gets really bad. So bad I didn't ride for a couple of days. Even after I got back on the bike I didn't feel safe trying weights again. So just stretching until a few weeks ago.

My lower back is better and I started slowly doing calisthenics. Now the same shoulder that bugged me before is just starting to complain. Not sure what to do. Going to back off the calisthenics a few days and start over again.
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Old 03-19-14, 04:24 PM   #29
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I've had to change the way that I do push ups over the years because a different part of my body touches the floor first.
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Old 03-19-14, 04:53 PM   #30
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No changes in my physical exercises but I recently bought a conditioning treatment that is supposed to restore my hair to the amount I had years ago.
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Old 03-19-14, 04:57 PM   #31
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I've had to change the way that I do push ups over the years because a different part of my body touches the floor first.
Time to cut back on the Viagra?
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Time to cut back on the Viagra?
Time to push back from the table.
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Old 03-19-14, 07:38 PM   #33
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Once I realized that my limited head movement (which I wear a mirror for) and neck pain could be "cured" (well relieved) with a few minutes a day of simple stretching exercises.... I was hooked.

Now I also do some push ups, sit ups, jumping jacks, and toe touching. A simple dumbbell routine, some resistance band exercises, and the hand-squeezie thingys. It only takes a few minutes a day. And I do it every week-day between my 1st cup of coffee.... and my breakfast.
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Some dumbbell work
Everything that I do is dumbbell work.
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Old 03-24-14, 12:39 AM   #35
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More 600mg. Ibuprofen's.
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Old 03-25-14, 01:07 PM   #36
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Well, I'm in my late 50s and during the last decade or so I've learned that I just can't do what I used to do. No more weight lifting, no more dirt biking, no more motocross racing, and no more casual weekend MTB down-hilling. Weight lifting and riding on and off-road motorcycles for nearly 20 years has taken an irreversible toll on my joints. The only adjustments I make these days is to let my belt out during the winter and back in towards the end of summer.

Edit: You nailed it Yote223! Only diff is that I take Advil gel caps.

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Old 03-25-14, 07:21 PM   #37
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I'm 64 - @ work I moved my computer to a high bench so now I stand all day. Sitting is no darn good for me.
Like some, I've gone to PT for various ailments - and core strengthening is my main salvation lately - though it has been a struggle to become motivated enough to do them faithfully. I'm starting to gain some positive feedback from the work though, and I've stopped beating myself up for being a wuss and avoiding the program. Stretching exercises esp. hamstrings quads and back have also helped me.
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Old 03-25-14, 07:21 PM   #38
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It looks like I'll be joining you Ibuprofen guys. It appears I have arthritis setting into my left hip. No problem when I ride, but after sitting still for a little while, it hurts like crazy when I start to walk. It shakes out soon, but another sign that I've crested the hill and am heading down.
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Old 03-28-14, 02:20 PM   #39
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I use heavier weights when weight training. I tried new things like running and swimming.
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