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by kab3261
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need some help!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 6061

Sorry it took me so long to get back.... I've been down with the flu. Oscar you are right! I need to get real and accept that I have no control over what an adult does. I can suggest things such as OA, but I can't make him go. I hope I can convince my husband to show a little tough love and stop ena...
by kab3261
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Pull Up Challenge, 2011
Replies: 136
Views: 90079

I got to 10

Karen
by kab3261
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Need some help!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 6061

My step son is 30 and lives on his own. I know that no one can make someone do something. He would like to loose weight, but he really loves to eat. I've been to buffets with him and he will usually fill three plates about 4 inches high... then have dessert. He is such a nice person and does feel ba...
by kab3261
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need some help!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 6061

Need some help!!!

This help isn't for me, but I'm looking for info for my step-son. As his Dad (my husband) puts it.... his son is a little over weight due to eating at the wrong time of day. My stepson, who I care very much about, is about 5'10 or 11 and pushing around 460 lbs.. I was wondering if there are any know...
by kab3261
Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Hobbies
Replies: 52
Views: 33514

[quote="Jungledoc"Do you want to be known as "the moose lady"? No? I'm not surprised.[/quote] Actually Doc, I have been called that (or a variation of) many times! My obsession is, admittedly a bit over the top, so I'm not surprised that I have been referred to that way :roll: kab3261, Have you ever...
by kab3261
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Hobbies
Replies: 52
Views: 33514

I do the usual girly stuff like crafting and scrapbooking. I have been doing more digital art since it's easier to clean up after wards. I have, in the past done wood carving (relief carving) and have a power carver and rotary tool, as well as several chisels. I haven't done it in a long time, but w...
by kab3261
Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Using the appropriate muscles
Replies: 7
Views: 2925

Thank you for the ideas. Doc, I have done the squats you described. I notice that holding the weight there hits a somewhat different part of the body. And Ken, I saw your original post on this and thought it was a good idea. I think a trip to Walmart may be in order :lol: Sorry it took me a bit to g...
by kab3261
Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Using the appropriate muscles
Replies: 7
Views: 2925

I think I tend to use the power lifting stance more than the others. By having a wider stance and angling my toes out, it seems to go easier on the knee. I have downloaded quite a few of the Rippetoe videos from YouTube. I really like the diagrams he does. The only thing is, that I use dumbbells. I ...
by kab3261
Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Using the appropriate muscles
Replies: 7
Views: 2925

Using the appropriate muscles

It seems that the more I read on form and technique, more more questions I have. I was looking at the videos and articles suggested in the “Squat, Forms, Tips, Videos” thread, as well as other various posts on this forum. Am I understanding correctl,y that the squat is a glute/hip move, with the qua...
by kab3261
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Low expectations
Replies: 29
Views: 10005

Part of problem now is still sleep and stress that and discipline to hit each session Oscar, what are you doing to address your stress? It can wreak havoc on the body. Having lived a very stressful life, I did a lot of reading on the subject. (I divorced my biggest stressor about 10 years ago) The ...
by kab3261
Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: How thin is too thin?
Replies: 36
Views: 10079

Most of the carbs eaten in the US diet fall into the junk category. Foods made of them are cheap, have a long shelf life and they're easy to prepare. Plus, people just seem to like them. If you're eating them, you could be hindering your progress in growing healthy. Wow, it sounds like you just des...
by kab3261
Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How thin is too thin?
Replies: 36
Views: 10079

My concern is health rather than aesthetics. I will be 50 in a little under a month. Being genetically disposed to thinness, I have had to fight to gain/maintain weight all my life. There was a point in time, not too many years ago that I dipped under 90lbs. Evidentialy, my BMI didn't go low enough ...
by kab3261
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: How thin is too thin?
Replies: 36
Views: 10079

Re: How thin is too thin?

Have the medical/health fields changed their standards as to what constitutes a healthy weight? Providing I feel well, and am able to accomplish my daily tasks, is my weight something I should be concerned about? First of all, let me say that it was not my intention to turn this into a conversation...
by kab3261
Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How thin is too thin?
Replies: 36
Views: 10079

Thank you for the input! I have only been working out for about 2 years, and sadly, the main reason I hadn't done it earlier was because I kept hearing that I shouldn't exercise because I was too skinny. Unfortunately, I listened to those people. Even now, I need to remind myself that I am in a heal...
by kab3261
Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: How thin is too thin?
Replies: 36
Views: 10079

How thin is too thin?

I am constantly being told I'm too thin. I am 5'4 and 113 lbs. According to the ht/wt BMI calculator (on this site) I am 19.4%. I have calipers, with the only area I'm able to access being the supra iliac. I am 10 mm there. I also have an extremely small frame. Even though according to "all the char...