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by pl_walker
Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Too young to use weights??
Replies: 20
Views: 10943

He must use those 2 lbs until he's maybe 15 and that's not worth the lost time... Not sure if this was about my son (using the 2.5-lb weights). He is playing baseball and is very active (when we don't hold him down to do school). :) I doubt he will be a body builder, and as far as "strength" traini...
by pl_walker
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Too young to use weights??
Replies: 20
Views: 10943

My 13 year old gets up with me in the mornings (albeit much more sporadically since he turned 13). He does the exact same exercises that I do, but with 2.5-lb dumbbells. He thinks he is working out, and he is. When he asks about more weight, I tell him that until he is older, he is fine with that we...
by pl_walker
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: Exercise Plan
Replies: 7
Views: 4929

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. This is what I started doing this week. I probably need to start a log of some sort to better track this. (As I mentioned before, I moved back to week 11 on the Blue walking program. On to week 12 now.) Walk: 2.25miles @ 3.5 mph - no incline DB Squats: 3x12 @ 35l...
by pl_walker
Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Lower Back Pain
Replies: 4
Views: 4226

Yeah, that seems to be the area. It is mostly dull and occasionally a light burning. Haven't had any tingling or extension down my legs, but aside from that, I think sciatica sounds like the culprit. My posture is definitely something I am working on, but in some ways it seems fixing pain in one are...
by pl_walker
Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Exercise Plan
Replies: 7
Views: 4929

Exercise Plan

OK, new guy here. See the lounge for my long intro thread. My main goal is weight loss this year. Doing as much walking as my treadmill will allow right now. In addition, I'm doing dumbell weights. Currently I have 2 sets of grips and one set each of 2.5, 5, 7.5, and 10-lb plates. One of the suggest...
by pl_walker
Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Ridiculously Self Promoting Introduction Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 10364

Thanks for the comments and advice. The 18-month goal and the lack of "drive" towards that are more for the ability to say "I lost half my body weight." Not necessary, but I think it would be cool. My real goal is 180-lb which is the top number for the MetLife, Large Frame weight charts. I knew that...
by pl_walker
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Lower Back Pain
Replies: 4
Views: 4226

Lower Back Pain

One thing I haven't been able to track is the cause of my lower back pain. This is not in the "small" of my back, although I have had pain there and am familiar with the causes. This is about 2-3 inches below my belt line. It is a pain across my lower-lower back; really at the top of my butt. It str...
by pl_walker
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Ridiculously Self Promoting Introduction Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 10364

Morning: Walk ("blue" plan) Weights: (15-lb/35-lb unless noted otherwise) Push Lunge (I hate these) Bench Press Squat Incline Bench Press Hip Adduction (with "surgical tubing" bands) Shoulder Press (both sets at 15-lbs) Calf Raise Tricep Extension Pull Chinup (can't do these yet as I have no chinup ...
by pl_walker
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: Ridiculously Self Promoting Introduction Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 10364

Ridiculously Self Promoting Introduction Thread

Ok, yeah, I'm new here. I didn't see anywhere to "officially" introduce myself, so I picked here. I'll try to be a bit serious, as I do want to become a part of the community here (I'm sure I'll have tons of questions), but as the title indicates, I'm not always successful at serious. ;) TL/dr: I'm ...