This is a discussion on What workout are you doing these days? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by retsupt99 What are you doing to make sure you are physically fit and have endurance. I always keep my gas tank topped ...
I am 62 and for years I have been running every other day: current 64-minute workout is warming up 1 mile uphill on a 10% grade at 4.5 mi/h (my maximum walking speed without breaking into a run), then running 6.5 mi/h for 35 minutes on the level totalling 3.77 miles, then cooling off with 1 mile on the level slowing from 5.0 to 3.7 mi/h. I admit that my niece's runner-husband considers 6.5 mi/h to be only jogging, but opinions on the dividing line between running and jogging vary widely.
I work out with free weights and do sit-ups (95 today) on nonrunning days.
My height is 5'11" and my weight was around 165-175 pounds for many years. In October I had a report of excessive blood cholesterol, so I got serious about correcting my poor diet. I have come from 176 on Sep 19 to 149 today. Running is much easier now!
I wouldn't train to beat up aggressive young thugs, but I can outrun most of 'em...
I argue with Mrs. Clean and walk 3 mi a day; at 67 that is all it is going to be.
Krav Maga, Parkour freerunning, weight training, amongst other activities!
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'Same thing that I've done for the last 30+ years - free weights, plus all of the injuries that accompany that along with a mis-spent youth. I don't lift nearly as heavy as I used to, but it still keeps the metabolism up, and the blood pressure down. You really can work thru the many inuries of youth - it just takes patience and thought.
Just tonight I was burning off the cookies with some military presses. Tomorrow night is squats, followed by chest/back on Tuesday, bi's & tri's on Wed, and then 2-3 days off.
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MMA and cross training. My coaches REALLY know how to make you feel the burn. I turned on the TV the other day and saw a "new" workout tape, the same stuff we do at the gym everyday!! LOL!!!
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Plus daily cardio and calisthenics.
I am neither old nor young, and have many orthopedic issues to overcome
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Just had cervical spinal fusion put on 12 friggin pounds.
Getting back into the swing of things. Free weights, dumbbells will burn the pounds and tone you up (gotta get ready to start shooting my bow again)
Stopped running in october because of neck problems surgury did not help much so I will start the eliptical Monday with weight training.
Being in the Army dont have much choice than to stay in shape.
I have always thought staying in better shape will pay off in a SD scenario and have also thought alot of gun toters could profit from a little PT
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Well, I'm definitely not revealing my age. However, I know I'm in a lot better shape that women half my age. I run with my dogs daily (except during snow storms). When the weather's bad, I run on my treadmill. I've added a universal gym and work on upper body strength.
Thanks for this thread. It reminds me that I need to take some self-defense classes. I want to get my daughter involved also because she's scared to death of guns. (I'm still trying to figure out where I went wrong raising that child of mine.)
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Karate since 2001, P90X, and lately....shoveling a lot of snow!
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Interesting question and a lot of wise responses. "Growing old is not for the weak" I think I have heard. I think its important to do something every day-make time for it-consider it "health insurance". I used to run daily for 10 years nearly until the knees went bad. Now I walk and bike when the weather is good. Treadmill daily for 30-60 minutes in the winter. Lift weights 1-2 times a week. I used to lift daily since I competed in bodybuilding but back and knees won't allow that level at my age now (54). Still do TKD 2-3 times a week as that keeps up the balance, cardio and flexibility. In the summer we hike 14ers but now it takes a week or two just to recover from those! It is SO true that as you get older, the injuries take much longer to recoup from..so you young ones-take care and try not to wipe things out now as you'll pay later.
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I do one sit up every day. 1/2 when I go to bed and the other 1/2 when I get up.
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I've had a torn rotator cuff in my shoulder for 16 months now. Already had one surgery and 3 months of physical therapy and neither one has fixed my problem, so I'm on my own program now. I try to drink at least 6 beers a night to ease the pain until my next surgery in March! After that, it's off the beer and into the gym!!
I broke my arm right before the holiday, but I plan to do the P90X as soon as I recover. I'll start swimming first. I think I gained too many pounds over the holidays.
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