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by TimG
Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strength Training for Osteopenia
Replies: 6
Views: 3370

Re: Strength Training for Osteopenia

Thanks, Stuward and Doc, for your added responses. I appreciate your good advice.

Tim
by TimG
Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Strength Training for Osteopenia
Replies: 6
Views: 3370

Re: Strength Training for Osteopenia

Stuward-- Thanks for your helpful suggestions regarding supplements. I had not heard about Vitamin K as good for bone health, but appreciated the link to the good article regarding this. JungleDoc-- Jumps sounds like a reasonable choice for weight-bearing impact exercise. Are there any specific kind...
by TimG
Fri Oct 21, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Strength Training for Osteopenia
Replies: 6
Views: 3370

Strength Training for Osteopenia

I recently had a bone density scan which showed osteopenia in the femur neck. I assume that squats are good to help with bone density in that area. I also do leg curls and leg raises with weights. Any other exercises that any of you would suggest to help strength the bones in the femur and hip? Tim ...
by TimG
Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: investing
Replies: 39
Views: 27962

Investing in gold is actually not a bad idea with a limited amount of your money, less than 5%, invested for the long haul. A lot of people approach investing with a mindset like gamblers, hoping for a quick, big winner. It rarely works that way. Investing requires a long time and discipline to not ...
by TimG
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: investing
Replies: 39
Views: 27962

Rucifer wrote:"Sophisticated people have retirement plans, rednecks- play the lottery!"
'The lottery is a voluntary state tax on those who don't understand math'
Bumper Sticker
by TimG
Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: ExRx lounge
Topic: investing
Replies: 39
Views: 27962

Of course, the best investment that you can make is in your health, which is preaching to the choir on this forum. The mistake that many people make is using a high-cost investment advisor. It's axiomatic in investing that 'you get (to keep) what you don't pay for'. For most folks simple, low-cost, ...
by TimG
Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Detraining
Replies: 12
Views: 6302

Jason, this is about the 3rd thread on this topic the OP has started in the past 6-7 months. He usually gets advice on full body, ignores it, and then drops out of sight. I don't even bother replying anymore. As to the fitness thing, I can understand why you don't seem to like it. In his and my cas...
by TimG
Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Detraining
Replies: 12
Views: 6302

Detraining

Recently I have been using the following weekly strength training workout with free weights: Day 1 Chest and Triceps Day 2 Rest Day Day 3 Back and Biceps Day 4 Quadriceps and Hamstrings Day 5 Rest Day Day 6 Shoulders and Abdominals Day 7 Rest Day My goal is fitness, but because I am only doing each ...
by TimG
Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tennis Elbow
Replies: 3
Views: 3087

Thanks for the good advice. I may try the elbow wrap suggested in one reply link. I understand that tennis elbow recovery is very slow. I don't want to make it worse. There is also an exercise for tennis elbow I ran across in the NY Times that suggests using a flex bar to strengthen the elbow tendon...
by TimG
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tennis Elbow
Replies: 3
Views: 3087

Tennis Elbow

I've had elbow tendonitis (tennis elbow) for a long time and have gradually improved to 80%-90% normal function after doing rehab exercises. I usually use an elbow brace (Ace) when lifting weights (free weight barbells and dumbells), which helps support the elbow. I pay attention and use good form w...
by TimG
Tue May 18, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Function First
Replies: 7
Views: 4777

Function First

I've been reading a book called 'Pain Free Program' by Anthony Carey that I read about in the New York Times. He seems to have a lot of issues with strength training using traditional exercises like bench presses and leg extensions. He says that the exercises don't help with functional fitness and c...
by TimG
Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stationary Bike
Replies: 24
Views: 16652

Thanks for your straightforward, helpful answers to my question about the stationary bike. The seat on the Tunturi, with an extra padded cover, has been pretty comfortable and not caused significant issues with the genitals. (What did do a number on them was prostate-removal surgery for cancer three...
by TimG
Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Stationary Bike
Replies: 24
Views: 16652

Stationary Bike

I have been lifting moderate weights twice a week for many years and have used an upright indoor stationary bike for regular aerobic exercise several times a week for 12 years. When I replace my stationary bike (a high-quality Tunturi, which has lasted many years), is it better to replace it with an...
by TimG
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Balance Exercises
Replies: 12
Views: 5656

Thanks for all your suggestions--and good humor! Some good stuff for me to work on....Tim
by TimG
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Balance Exercises
Replies: 12
Views: 5656

Balance Exercises

I've been using the book Getting in Shape by Bob Anderson, Bill Pearl and Ed Burke as a resource for designing my personal fitness program. I use a Tunturi upright stationary bike for aerobic exercise, with interval training using a sophisticated Polar heart monitor. I do basic strength training thr...