WhiteBlaze Pages
A Complete Appalachian Trail Guidebook.
$10 for printed copy(paperback). $6 for interactive PDF. $2 for printable PDF.
Read more here WhiteBlaze Pages Store

Page 9 of 9 FirstFirst ... 5 6 7 8 9
Results 161 to 178 of 178
  1. #161
    Registered User colorado_rob's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-20-2012
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Age
    64
    Posts
    4,528
    Images
    3

    Default

    Man, I just cannot get my head around going back to the gym yet, just doesn't seem safe, and I'm not overly Covid-paranoid in other things. I'm attempting to do the 100-100 pushup challenge, 100 days of 100 pushups/day. Not really a balanced upper body workout, but better than nuthin'.

  2. #162

    Default

    I started doing sit ups about a month ago. Couldn't do a single one when I started without using my arms to help. Now I can do 30 with my hands behind my head and the results are noticeable. My gut no longer protrudes past my chest Just now starting to work on my arms, noticed they have lost a lot of strength. My legs are no problem...
    Follow slogoen on Instagram.

  3. #163
    Registered User JNI64's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-23-2019
    Location
    Harpers ferry wv.
    Age
    57
    Posts
    1,365

    Default

    I'm in the process of buying a new house with a 2 car garage which I'll be turning into my own gym. There's alot stuff you can do with your own body weight like push-ups, sit-up, crunches, jumping jacks, lunges, real mountain climbers, squats, planks,etc.....

  4. #164
    Registered User JNI64's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-23-2019
    Location
    Harpers ferry wv.
    Age
    57
    Posts
    1,365

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-go'en View Post
    I started doing sit ups about a month ago. Couldn't do a single one when I started without using my arms to help. Now I can do 30 with my hands behind my head and the results are noticeable. My gut no longer protrudes past my chest Just now starting to work on my arms, noticed they have lost a lot of strength. My legs are no problem...
    That's awesome good for you! Just be careful not to pull on your head with your hands it could possibly do neck damage.

  5. #165
    Registered User JNI64's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-23-2019
    Location
    Harpers ferry wv.
    Age
    57
    Posts
    1,365

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_rob View Post
    Man, I just cannot get my head around going back to the gym yet, just doesn't seem safe, and I'm not overly Covid-paranoid in other things. I'm attempting to do the 100-100 pushup challenge, 100 days of 100 pushups/day. Not really a balanced upper body workout, but better than nuthin'.
    Hey rob, for a deviation from the regular push-ups cause they get boring and your body adjust quickly to everyday routines. Try the triceps push-ups put your hands together touching fore fingers and thumbs forming a triangle, put one hand at regular position and the other at your waist, decline push-ups feet on a box, inclined push-ups hands on a box, arms extended hands together advanced move. Just a good way to mix it up and involve other muscle groups.

  6. #166

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-go'en View Post
    I started doing sit ups about a month ago. Couldn't do a single one when I started without using my arms to help. Now I can do 30 with my hands behind my head and the results are noticeable. My gut no longer protrudes past my chest Just now starting to work on my arms, noticed they have lost a lot of strength. My legs are no problem...
    That's awesome! About 5 (?) years ago I couldn't do a single sit up so made it my New Year's goal. It took me a LOT longer than you but I eventually got there. Then I made a goal to do push ups and worked and worked and still can't do more than one or two real push-ups but just trying has made me stronger. I'm doing a lot of arm stuff at the gym right now and hope to finally do some push ups soon.

  7. #167

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_rob View Post
    Man, I just cannot get my head around going back to the gym yet, just doesn't seem safe, and I'm not overly Covid-paranoid in other things.
    I know. But it's no riskier than where I work or shop and my mental and physical health was suffering.

  8. #168

    Default

    Sweet, sweet day. Got up early and biked before it got too hot then kayaked on the lake...followed by Bruster's ice cream for the first time in 3 years (which I'll pay for later).

  9. #169
    Registered User colorado_rob's Avatar
    Join Date
    08-20-2012
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Age
    64
    Posts
    4,528
    Images
    3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JNI64 View Post
    Hey rob, for a deviation from the regular push-ups cause they get boring and your body adjust quickly to everyday routines. Try the triceps push-ups put your hands together touching fore fingers and thumbs forming a triangle, put one hand at regular position and the other at your waist, decline push-ups feet on a box, inclined push-ups hands on a box, arms extended hands together advanced move. Just a good way to mix it up and involve other muscle groups.
    Excellent idea, thanks. I'll swap it out day to day. I kinda lied; I'm only about 10 days into the 100-100 challenge, and I'm only up to 80 per day, 4 sets of 20. this next week I'll be up to the 100/day and start the 100-day count. Easy to get injured at my age, and mixing up the variety like you mention will help, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slo-go'en View Post
    I started doing sit ups about a month ago. Couldn't do a single one when I started without using my arms to help. Now I can do 30 with my hands behind my head and the results are noticeable. My gut no longer protrudes past my chest Just now starting to work on my arms, noticed they have lost a lot of strength. My legs are no problem...
    Yep, I need to add some daily core/ab exercises too, and agree on the leg thing, no worries below the waist (!), but feel it's important for hikers to keep the upper body tone as well.

  10. #170

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by colorado_rob View Post
    Yep, I need to add some daily core/ab exercises too, and agree on the leg thing, no worries below the waist (!), but feel it's important for hikers to keep the upper body tone as well.
    I didn't have much of a belly to loose but it was a bit flabby. After a month of sit-ups, over all I feel better and I think my posture has improved with the better core strength.

    I haven't done much hiking this last month due to the extreme heat and humidity. I can't wait for fall and winter again! The best I can do is a 4 mile round trip road walk in the evening to the lake and back when it cools off some. My neighbors Border Collie likes to tag along for the walk too. That's one hyperactive dog
    Follow slogoen on Instagram.

  11. #171
    Registered User Tuxhiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    01-01-2012
    Location
    Gulfport, Mississippi
    Posts
    84

    Default

    Hiked once again yesterday on the Tux trail prior to Zeta coming in today (yet another hurricane). Now just waiting out Zeta. Have a funny story from yesterday's hike. I parked at a forrestry road crossing and headed north. 1/4 m in, I encountered a vehicle stuck on the hiking trail spinning its wheels with trash strewn all around it. The idiot driver wasn't exactly sure how he got there. Said he was following a hunting path. I couldn't see a path anywhere except the hiking trail. He was trying to figure out how somebody was going to get to him and pull him out. I don't own a truck so I couldn't help. I politely reminded him that that the forestry service does not allow driving on ungraded paths to prevent people from getting stuck. I wished him well and continued hiking. I called forestry dispatcher and let them know. They said they would send someone. By the time I got back he was gone, but not his trash. I gathered up most of that and headed back to car. I feel for the forest rangers. They have enough to deal with without having to save people from their own stupidity. I appreciate our rangers. They are short-staffed because some are out west helping to battle fires.

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk

  12. #172

    Default

    Started dead lifting this week and I’m so sore! I’m convinced that as I get older, strength training is imperative if I’m to continue hiking/backpacking. It’s amazing how easy it has become to squat and stand up from a squat.

    if anyone has trouble wth

  13. #173

    Default

    ..with squats, try putting a stability ball between the small of your back and the wall and lean into the ball while squatting. It removes the stress on your knees. When ready, hold 10-20lb weights.

  14. #174

    Default

    LOL!I did a chin up on my bar today.Maxed me out! Then I went grocery shopping and picked up a bag of iced oatmeal cookies-trail food don'tchaknow.........

  15. #175

    Default

    Hey, that’s one more chin up than I can do. Good job!

  16. #176

    Default

    I feel your pain Traffic Jam.

    I've been sitting out the spring melt down. Last hike was the end of March. Guess what? It's snowing again What looked like an early spring might end up being a prolonged mud season.
    Follow slogoen on Instagram.

  17. #177

    Default

    ...


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  18. #178

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Traffic Jam View Post
    Hey, that’s one more chin up than I can do. Good job!
    Thanks.Today I did one and a half.

Page 9 of 9 FirstFirst ... 5 6 7 8 9
++ New Posts ++

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •