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Over 40 yrs old? What sort of workouts are you doing?

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Created November 23, 2012 at 8:19 AM

I'm 50 years old, male. Once a week I do a Doug McGuff BBS style weight session lifting heavy things and once a week I do an HIIT session on an exercise bike. Warm-up, 30 seconds sprint, 4 mins recovery x4. It takes around 30 mins.

I practice and teach qi gong (it's a bit like tai chi) and is great for mobility and I go for a half hour walk a couple of times a week.

What sort of exercise do you do? What's your recovery like?

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on February 12, 2013
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Good luck to you with that. I'd be in intensive care within the week, if I followed that sort of a regime. each to their own.

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on February 12, 2013
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sounds perfect!

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I gave up doing sprint triathlons over 10 years ago as the training was killing me. Some structural issues with my back were better suited to tai chi/qi gong than the run at the end of a swim/bike.

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at 01:29 PM

Just gad a quick look on Wiki to see what ZMA is. Now I know. What effect do you feel it's having, Matthew?

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on February 11, 2013
at 08:51 PM

I just turned 50.

I do a BBS-inspired bodyweight/free weight routine once a week, dance freestyle for at least an hour once a week and walk 1-2 hours daily.

A LOT less than I did when I was a personal trainer, but it works for me & my lifestyle these days.

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on February 12, 2013
at 02:38 PM

sounds perfect!

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on February 11, 2013
at 08:46 PM

I've incorporated some of what McGuff was talking about, in the smoothness and controlled motion of my lifting, and trying to pay attention to how the exercise will start in safe ranges, and fail in a safe manner. In my youth I destroyed an ACL and shoulder not paying attention to those things, and don't feel like paying another visit to the rehab sadists (nurses).

I do do multiple sets though, surgeon that put my shoulder back together recommended I be cautious and avoid very high weight and allow full recovery between bouts, though was quite supportive of resuming weight lifting in general. For me, this means I let the sensation of soreness completely fade before I load the shoulder again, so time can be variable....

Also do a lot more cardio than certain paleo writers suggest, but to me its how I play and have fun.

Age: 47.

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on November 23, 2012
at 02:57 PM

I'm in my mid-50s. I do yoga 3x per week, 45-60 minute easy-ish cardio sessions twice weekly, and lift weights (usually machine weights) twice a week. My goal is to maintain overall health. Since I don't workout to exhaustion I don't have recovery issues really.

Most of my adult life I focused on cardio work. But after turning 50 I found hard cardio sessions to be too strenuous. Heavy weight sessions made me too sore the next day and I felt I was getting injury prone. Doing moderate yoga/weights/cardio routine works nicely for me. I think I will stick with it until "check out time". :)

_Lazza

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on November 23, 2012
at 04:21 PM

I gave up doing sprint triathlons over 10 years ago as the training was killing me. Some structural issues with my back were better suited to tai chi/qi gong than the run at the end of a swim/bike.

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on November 23, 2012
at 12:39 PM

I do a mixture of buildings the gymnastic body by Coach Summer and starting strength by Mark Rippetoe. so it a little like cross fit but I never go over 5 reps. If it a body weight movement rep 5 will be a static hold at the end. And if it a bar movement forcing on good form.

my recovery I take ZMA and cold shower or cold baths I am trying to work my way up to ice baths.

as long as I take a cold bath I am good to go

Ef777978cfeb8fbdd18d75c4f6c4cb23

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on November 23, 2012
at 01:29 PM

Just gad a quick look on Wiki to see what ZMA is. Now I know. What effect do you feel it's having, Matthew?

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on February 12, 2013
at 01:56 AM

I am sneaking up on 45, male, highly athletic. I was once fit, then got fat, and have been searching for fit again.

I do a mixture of Tapout, Insanity, Crossfit, RKC kettlebell workouts, 5x5 heavy weight training, and endurance running. I like to mix it up so as to not get bored. I do this 1 hour a day 6 days a week. My recovery is in the fact that I vary my workouts and do not overwork any group two consecutive days. Otherwise, I just go all out, "balls to the wall" every day. I do adjust my refeed days to compensate for my workouts.

Hope this helps.

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on February 12, 2013
at 02:39 PM

Good luck to you with that. I'd be in intensive care within the week, if I followed that sort of a regime. each to their own.

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