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by anzafrank
Tue May 25, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for a 62 yr. old
Replies: 15
Views: 4138

I'm 60 and have been lifting since age 13, with a 6 yr. involvement in competitive bodybuilding, mostly with the NPC. These days, I mainly do compound movements, two days-a-week, including bent-over rows, barbell curls, military presses, benching, and squats. I always start with a warm-up set of 12...
by anzafrank
Tue May 25, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for a 62 yr. old
Replies: 15
Views: 4138

Re: Resistance training for a 62 yr. old

I will be 63 this summer and have a question. You guys told me to work body parts twice per wk. as in; mon/upper, tue./legs, thurs./upper, fri./legs etc. I'm wondering at my age if hitting everything once per wk. as in; mon./upper-push, wens./upper-pull, fri./legs might be better. Any thoughts? Tha...
by anzafrank
Mon May 24, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for a 62 yr. old
Replies: 15
Views: 4138

You could also do a full-body w/o each time, but vary the exercises. You could do 1 lower-body lift, 1 upper push and 1 upper pull, but alternate exercises. Example: 1 Squat, press ("military"), row 2 Deadlift, bench, chin-ups 3 Good mornings, pushups, face-pulls You could think of dozens of variat...
by anzafrank
Mon May 24, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for a 62 yr. old
Replies: 15
Views: 4138

Re: Resistance training for a 62 yr. old

I will be 63 this summer and have a question. You guys told me to work body parts twice per wk. as in; mon/upper, tue./legs, thurs./upper, fri./legs etc. I'm wondering at my age if hitting everything once per wk. as in; mon./upper-push, wens./upper-pull, fri./legs might be better. Any thoughts? If ...
by anzafrank
Mon May 24, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for a 62 yr. old
Replies: 15
Views: 4138

Resistance training for a 62 yr. old

I will be 63 this summer and have a question. You guys told me to work body parts twice per wk. as in; mon/upper, tue./legs, thurs./upper, fri./legs etc. I'm wondering at my age if hitting everything once per wk. as in; mon./upper-push, wens./upper-pull, fri./legs might be better. Any thoughts? Than...
by anzafrank
Fri May 07, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training/aerobics question
Replies: 45
Views: 9860

Well, thyroxine dosing is one of the things in medicine that is fairly precise. You breaking off part of the tablet MAY be why the test was high. The doctor, assuming that you have been taking the prescribed dose, sees the high TSH result which indicates that you aren't getting enough thyroxine, an...
by anzafrank
Thu May 06, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training/aerobics question
Replies: 45
Views: 9860

Yeah, just saw this. Great! Keep up the good work. Doc, Have any idea why the thyroid numbers were higher? She had me on 125mcg and changed it to 175mcg and said to come back in 3 mo. I don't know if the increased dose has anything to do with it, but lately I sort of look like I have a hangover wit...
by anzafrank
Wed May 05, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training/aerobics question
Replies: 45
Views: 9860

Frank, how did you make out? Hi Stu, Thanks for checking. I thought this was a dead thread. Blood test was way better for the tri's etc., but nunbers were up on the thyroid, and the doc said she has never that before. She didn't really want to answer my questions about why the numbers were up etc. ...
by anzafrank
Wed May 05, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training/aerobics question
Replies: 45
Views: 9860

The flax seed is OK. Thanks for all the time you spent on me Doc! Same goes for Stu. I showed my wife your thread, and she couldn't believe it. I really never expected it from this forum. You guys are great! Frank No problem! Just keep us informed of your progress. You still there doc.? Got my test...
by anzafrank
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Akiles injury stopped my daily walking
Replies: 21
Views: 7354

Possibly muscle but probably not ligaments and tendons. I've been researching this a little. There are a few supplements that looks promising but unproven. The only thing that really works is time. L-Glutamine is the most common protein. Just take extra protein, preferably from meat or fish and you...
by anzafrank
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Akiles injury stopped my daily walking
Replies: 21
Views: 7354

frogbyte wrote:Well you certainly need protein to heal - maybe just add more of everything if you don't have enough, not just Glutamine...?
I read somewhere (probably promotional garb) that taking L-Glutamine helps in muscle recovery. True? No? Thanks,

Frank
by anzafrank
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Akiles injury stopped my daily walking
Replies: 21
Views: 7354

Thanks all,

I hate to admit that I have a 6" foam roller, but never thought to use it. I will start today.

Would using L-Glutamine powder help at all? Thanks,

Frank
by anzafrank
Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Akiles injury stopped my daily walking
Replies: 21
Views: 7354

hoosegow wrote:Try some soft tissue work. Work the foot up to the hip.
I'm not sure how to do that, but I think my shoes might have something to do with my problem. When I put them on, it hurts worse. Not sure whats going on, but will try to wear sandals to see.. Thanks,

Frank
by anzafrank
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Akiles injury stopped my daily walking
Replies: 21
Views: 7354

I've made my achilles more flexible by rolling them with a rubber ball (sort of like a lacrosse ball) rather than stretching them (I massage the achilles, lower calf, and shin muscles and tendons together with the ball). I don't know if you would want to try that right now but when it feels better ...
by anzafrank
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Akiles injury stopped my daily walking
Replies: 21
Views: 7354

doc-caangelxox Thanks for the advice about not stretching the akilies, as I have been doing light streching in the morning in hopes that it would help. Bad idea. As far as the ankle, I'm not sure about that one. When walking that day, I did the stretching against a large pine tree, and there was a s...