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by TimG
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Testing
Topic: DEXA Body Scan Test
Replies: 0
Views: 1678

DEXA Body Scan Test

I had a DEXA Body Scan (Hologic) performed, but am puzzled about interpreting the numerous results. The facility where I had this performed (Washington Institute of Sports Medicine http://www.washington-institute.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; ) provided some basic information an...
by TimG
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: A Dumbbell Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1946

A Dumbbell Question

Are the weights prescribed for dumbbell exercises refering to the TOTAL weight of both dumbbells or of EACH dumbbell? For example, I'm doing a Romanian deadlift with dumbbells, which indicates 15 reps at 50 lbs. I understand that exercises done with one arm only, the weight refers to the weight of o...
by TimG
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: HDL and Strength Training
Replies: 4
Views: 3212

Re: HDL and Strength Training

Stu,

Thanks for your reply and anecdotal evidence supporting strength training and an increase in HDL.
by TimG
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: HDL and Strength Training
Replies: 4
Views: 3212

Re: HDL and Strength Training

Kenny, Thanks for your reply with comprehensive information about HDL and strength training. Here is my current lipid profile and blood glucose (all results are in a fasting state): Total Cholesterol = 148 Total HDL = 30 HDL 2 = 2 HDL 3 = 28 LDL = 105 Triglyceride = 67 Cholesterol/HDL ratio = 4.9 Gl...
by TimG
Sat Jan 03, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: HDL and Strength Training
Replies: 4
Views: 3212

HDL and Strength Training

According to scientific journal articles I've read, the only ways to raise HDL cholesterol, aside from drugs, are losing weight and regular aerobic exercise at about 75% of maximum heart rate. Other that the aerobic exercise component of strength training, has anyone run across any scientific studie...
by TimG
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strength Training Post Surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 2230

Re: Strength Training Post Surgery

Thanks for the replies. I hadn't thought of doing one arm strength training, but that sounds like a good idea.

Tim
by TimG
Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strength Training Post Surgery
Replies: 3
Views: 2230

Strength Training Post Surgery

I broke the scaphoid bone (sclerotic nonunion waist fracture) in my hand six months ago, and will be having surgery to repair it with a bone graft and a screw to join the two bone sections together. A cast is needed for 6 to 12 weeks. Anyone have any idea when I can resume strength training using my...
by TimG
Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: music you like!
Replies: 125
Views: 61874

Re: music you like!

Johnny Cash, Diana Krall, Dick Wellstood
by TimG
Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Fat Oxidation
Replies: 15
Views: 11413

Re: Fat Oxidation

I appreciate your expert opinions and the additional helpful comments, information and studies. I understand, too, the body composition measurements are not exact. Maybe they'll perfect DEXA scans (used for bone density) in a way that provides more accurate body composition. (The price is prohibitiv...
by TimG
Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:02 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Fat Oxidation
Replies: 15
Views: 11413

Re: Fat Oxidation

Stuward, Wow, there is a lot to digest in the article you linked to. Thanks for providing a summary. I have never heard of high HDL caused by toxins or infections. Well, there's plenty to consider in the author's point of view, which seems to be somewhat unorthodox. Recent studies have shown that mo...
by TimG
Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Fat Oxidation
Replies: 15
Views: 11413

Re: Fat Oxidation

J L Moss-- My goal is general fitness, so I do cardio workouts, lift weights three times a week (free weights), along with flexibility and core exercises. I am also trying to raise my HDL level, which is low. I'm 63 and in good health. What I've read from reliable resources, including ACSM literatur...
by TimG
Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Fat Oxidation
Replies: 15
Views: 11413

Re: Fat Oxidation

Robert--My weight is normal
by TimG
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Fat Oxidation
Replies: 15
Views: 11413

Re: Fat Oxidation

Jungledoc-- The test was an aerobic capacity direct V02/Gas Exchange on a bike ergometer. There was also a test of Resting Metabolic Rate using a mask to measure gas exchange. I'm not sure how those results were used calculate the fat oxidation during different aerobic exercise zones. The cost was $...
by TimG
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Exercise Science
Topic: Fat Oxidation
Replies: 15
Views: 11413

Fat Oxidation

I recently completed a 3-hour Fitness Assessment that included Body Composition, Muscular Strength and Endurance, Aerobic Capacity (VO2) with ECG, and Flexibility testing. The testing was done at a facility that uses state-of-the-art testing equipment, so I am confident that the results are meaningf...
by TimG
Mon May 21, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: TimD
Replies: 27
Views: 33129

Re: TimD

I'm sorry to read about TimD's death. He had some kind words for me when I was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer six years ago. He and I were the same age. I read way more than I post at this forum because my level of knowledge about fitness is far below that of the vast majority of posters ...