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by josh60
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pull-up Challenge, 2012
Replies: 96
Views: 36164

Re: Pull-up Challenge, 2012

Josh, what you're describing sounds like kipping. Never heard of it, but now I see the bastards really stole my idea, even though I was thinking only about the last part of the pull while that kipping thing is changing the whole process. Anyway, I tried my version again yesterday and still couldn't...
by josh60
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pull-up Challenge, 2012
Replies: 96
Views: 36164

Re: Pull-up Challenge, 2012

Aw, be a sport! It will be fun. We can even have an Old Fart's Division. OK, what the heck. I'm currently at 9 pull-ups and 10 chin-ups - well, almost, since the last "up" is not really all the way - so my goal is to add 1 to each. I guess I can work on my technique, I have this idea that if I curl...
by josh60
Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Pull-up Challenge, 2012
Replies: 96
Views: 36164

Re: Pull-up Challenge, 2012

Maybe there is another variation, but I can't think of any more right now. How about isometrics, like how much time you can stay up (using both hands, or one hand only if you're strong enough)? OK, who's in? I always try to improve my pull-ups record, but it is a very slow process for me and I doub...
by josh60
Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gym Wish List...
Replies: 56
Views: 18480

Re: Gym Wish List...

Yeah, but it would be a lot easier to just have a collection box with a sign: "Gullible people please deposit your money here." You'd make more because you wouldn't have to actually buy machines, electricity, etc. Or you could have a door with a sign reading "aerobics department" that would actuall...
by josh60
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gym Wish List...
Replies: 56
Views: 18480

Re: Gym Wish List...

Oscar_Actuary wrote:
josh60 wrote: You can pretty much take me with lots of grains of salt.
cheers
No, I'm afraid I can't (kidneys) :wink: .
by josh60
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gym Wish List...
Replies: 56
Views: 18480

Re: Gym Wish List...

Oscar_Actuary wrote:
josh60 wrote:For the aerobic section,
whoa, let me stop you there.
I hope I didn't stumble on a forum taboo. You guys go to gyms that don't have aerobic section?
by josh60
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Shoulder press ok for older lifters, ok old [email protected]@@
Replies: 8
Views: 3824

Re: Shoulder press ok for older lifters, ok old [email protected]@@

Does it allow you to move both hands independently, or are they gripping something together, and remain locked at the same distance from each other during the movement? Another degree of freedom with dumbells is that you can control the angle of your fists around the vertical body planes (e.g. fist...
by josh60
Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Gym Wish List...
Replies: 56
Views: 18480

Re: Gym Wish List...

For the aerobic section, a hand cycle machine. It addressses both people with disabilities, people with leg/foot temporary injuries, and those - like me - who are tired of the aerobic foot work and look for some variance. My experience shows you can get to high HR with these machines, yet for some r...
by josh60
Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for older age
Replies: 55
Views: 15370

Re: Resistance training for older age

There is a mystical assumption that there are nutritional benefits from grains. The thing with grains is that it's very difficult for me to give them up: it's a non-expensive, easily available, tasty and filling source of carbs. Life without bread, rice and pasta? I guess it's possible, but I would...
by josh60
Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for older age
Replies: 55
Views: 15370

Re: Resistance training for older age

Josh, what are you doing with diet? I try to adhere to the usual wisdom - low glycemic loads achieved by frequent small meals of low glycemic index foods, no simple carbs of any kind, mostly unsaturated fat, no trans, etc. Metabolic syndrome is easy to reverse with proper diet although the medical ...
by josh60
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for older age
Replies: 55
Views: 15370

Re: Resistance training for older age

Jungledoc wrote:That page has some interesting stuff, and much of it may be true, but that's not "data". It's certainly not peer reviewed
Yeh, I know (sigh).
by josh60
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for older age
Replies: 55
Views: 15370

Re: Resistance training for older age

It doesn't seem to be a well researched are which is strange considering the aging population and rising health costs. My sentiments exactly. I am sure there are lots of people like me out there, so maybe I'll throw in some words about myself: After leading a sedentary life style since my early thi...
by josh60
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for older age
Replies: 55
Views: 15370

Re: Resistance training for older age

I found something right here on the ExRx site: in the "special populations/masters" from "beginner's page" on the main menu: www exrx net/WeightTraining/Weightlifting/Masters.html (replace spaces with dots). There is also a book list pointed to at that page. I wonder if any of them is really good as...
by josh60
Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: My progress, need some advice
Replies: 15
Views: 7582

Re: My progress, need some advice

So that's confusing for me. I share the confusion. I suspect the doc's recommendation has a lot to do with defensive medicine, so I decided to take my chances and ignore it, and if it means I'm going to follow Douglas Adams, so be it. I routinely get to 90% of my max HR (which, BTW, is much higher ...
by josh60
Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for older age
Replies: 55
Views: 15370

Re: Resistance training for older age

Done. Good luck. Thanks. I do appreciate your time. Just for the record, my take on 5X5 was a response to ironman's recommendation, and my comment about the not-heavy-weights was just to put things in the correct perspective, but these are minor points. To summarize this thread: I got some good adv...