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post #9421 of 37497

Aging sucks. It was an abstract construct for me until the last few years, where I have really started to notice the changes. Of course, I'm in a state of almost continuous exhaustion because of young children and demanding work, but aside from that the changes in flexibility, the recovery time after exercise, the propensity for strains and pulls, and the depressing drop off in athletic ability is quite lamentable. For these reasons, it was quite satisfying last weekend  to find that my limited workout opportunities had yielded bench and shoulder presses the heaviest they have been in 3 years. 

 

Oh, and what a great gesture, Ping. 

post #9422 of 37497
Yes, getting old is a witch. But it beats being dead.
post #9423 of 37497

Honestly, old age and kids are the two main reasons I decided to get serious about fitness again.  I was starting to get too many old man pulls and strains related to carrying the kids and having them surprise me by jumping on my back or whatnot.  It's why I focus so much on my core and legs now whereas in my pre-kid days I largely ignored both.

 

That, and making sure I'm a vibrant and fit 60 when the last one finishes college.

post #9424 of 37497
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Yes, getting old is a witch. But it beats being dead.

How can you be sure of that?
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Dang~

Sounds like getting old sucks. I think keeping myself active will prevent my body from deteriorating faster. I just eat right and exercise. I have cut out alcohol (since March 2014) but it appears I've replaced it with Diet Coke. I am trying to cut this out and start drinking water again since I have noticed that it makes my breath stink! :facepalm: 

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Yes, getting old is a witch. But it beats being dead.

How can you be sure of that?

You raise a fair question. He can't be. But the evidence suggests he's likely right.
post #9427 of 37497
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Dang~

Sounds like getting old sucks. I think keeping myself active will prevent my body from deteriorating faster. I just eat right and exercise. I have cut out alcohol (since March 2014) but it appears I've replaced it with Diet Coke. I am trying to cut this out and start drinking water again since I have noticed that it makes my breath stink! :facepalm: 


Try drinking tea, without sugar or milk. No calories, lots of good stuff for you. More flavor than water. I lost 30+ pounds and tea played a part. Diet and exercise might have helped as well. wink.gif
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You raise a fair question. He can't be. But the evidence suggests he's likely right.

 

An apocryphal quote from the late Australian billionaire Kerry Packer, who was successfully resuscitated after a severe heart attack:

 

"Mate, I've been to the other side, and I'm telling you now, there's fucking nothing there."

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Yoga teachers and especially Pilates teachers seem to talk about spine flexibility and lengthening a lot, and creating space between your ribs and hips. I'm relatively new to both, so certainly not an expert, but it seems to be at least part of the goals of the exercises.

 

I have been told that pilates is really good for building core strength and stability that is important for spine health. It's used as rehab for many patients.

 

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You guys all wear your silk scarves when you do yoga, right?

 

 

I really want to practice Tai Chi. It's helped my dad a lot with his neck problems.

 

I'd like to try something like that as well. I need to start trying to get to a yoga class once a week or so. I have access to it at the gym I use. Might as well try it.

 

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I don't wish to know that.

 

 

Never done Tai Chi, but see people doing it all the time in China. Looks like it would be very beneficial for balance and proprioception. I used to do a lot of climbing (mainly at gyms, only a couple of times on actual cliffs - too friggin' scary) and this had similar benefits for me. Being aware of your body is one of the tenets of mindfulness.

 

I need to get to a climbing gym as well... There's one not too far from where I live. Maybe once this grad school saga is over...

 

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Aging sucks. It was an abstract construct for me until the last few years, where I have really started to notice the changes. Of course, I'm in a state of almost continuous exhaustion because of young children and demanding work, but aside from that the changes in flexibility, the recovery time after exercise, the propensity for strains and pulls, and the depressing drop off in athletic ability is quite lamentable. For these reasons, it was quite satisfying last weekend  to find that my limited workout opportunities had yielded bench and shoulder presses the heaviest they have been in 3 years. 

 

Oh, and what a great gesture, Ping. 

 

That said, as a young buck cyclist, there were many older guys who could kick my ass. Don't discount that for cardio purposes. Although you need to do other stuff to keep yer bones happy!

 

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Dang~

Sounds like getting old sucks. I think keeping myself active will prevent my body from deteriorating faster. I just eat right and exercise. I have cut out alcohol (since March 2014) but it appears I've replaced it with Diet Coke. I am trying to cut this out and start drinking water again since I have noticed that it makes my breath stink! :facepalm: 

 

Dude. Stop drinking soda only. It's disgusting. Water is good for you and it tastes fine.

 

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Try drinking tea, without sugar or milk. No calories, lots of good stuff for you. More flavor than water. I lost 30+ pounds and tea played a part. Diet and exercise might have helped as well. wink.gif

 

Yeah, I guess green tea or whatever works as well, but I seriously don't understand the american aversion to water.

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He does, but raw silk is awesome. I understand that it does not appeal to everyone, and that's a personal choice, which is certainly fine. It just makes me sad that the big P is not on team raw silk.

Raw silk is probably great in the summer, but you have to remember I live in a place where we have about two months of warm weather every year and for those two months I pretty much never wear tailored clothing. Also, they kind of look a little sloppy to me.....
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How can you be sure of that?


Well, I could give you a long religious reply, but I will pass. That being said, I am picking the land of living for as long as possible.
post #9432 of 37497

Anyone care to join me for some tea? :cheers:

post #9433 of 37497
Is Noodles asking us to teabag him?
post #9434 of 37497

Well, after various diversions regarding spinal health and the afterlife (or lack thereof), it's back to good ole' Good Natured Advice.

 

Thoughts on this tie?

 

 

Is it just a little bit too much of a good thing?

post #9435 of 37497

Heck no! Get that now!!!

 

...and yes, I would enjoy getting teabagged! 

 
Definition: Urban Dictionary (Click to show)
the insertion of one man's sack into another person's mouth. Used a practical joke or prank, when performed on someone who is asleep, or as a sexual act.
At the frat house last night, when Tim was wasted an down on the floor, he got teabagged by, like, ten guys! 

Me and Jen were teabagging last night when her mom walked in. Awkward.
...$#!T! never mind!!!
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