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Ailments, Aches & Pains. (Let's hear them here)

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20 minutes ago, benjamin1945 said:

Reckon you all 'namby pamby''       i don't mess with minor 'Ailments'' i get serious Shit '' in for a penny in for a Pound'' thats what i say............lol

No matter how badly off you are there is always someone worse. I very much admire your fortitude and good humour Ben!

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Nice to know that criminals in prison can get a sex change operations on the NHS, money no object for them,  I have got a double hernia but I can't have a operation because I don't meet the criteria.   i.e. not painful enough and not swollen enough and cost money so said the specialist. 

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Did'nt know you were in Prison Braddy............lol

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5 minutes ago, Braddy said:

Nice to know that criminals in prison can get a sex change operations on the NHS, money no object for them,  I have got a double hernia but I can't have a operation because I don't meet the criteria.   i.e. not painful enough and not swollen enough and cost money so said the specialist. 

Tell em you're really a female in a male body and the hernia spoils the look of your A line frock! You'll go to the top of the list!

 

....and you behave yourself, our Ben!

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Sod the NHS Braddy. I've got some rusty secateurs in the greenhouse, and a well used Junior hacksaw. They'll do adequately.

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Nice one Braddy.......69?   just a boy yet.............

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9 hours ago, FLY2 said:

Col, skip the weights matey. You're never going to be Arnie. Just gentle exercises will suffice. I've had back pain on and off for two years, and brisk walking eases it, but makes my legs ache. You can't win. Just put it down to wear and tear.

 

I get your point Fly and I have no intention of trying to emulate Arnie.  I'll get past this and have another try.  If it goes bad again I'll give up on the weights.

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Col, talking to my godson yesterday (He just graduated his Masters in this stuff). His opinion is that 7.5kg is far too heavy and almost certain to do more damage than good to anyone who has not been doing it regularly. His opinion is that anything heavier than a tin of beans is too much to start with.

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Thanks Brew, I appreciate your concern. But maybe I've given the wrong impression.  I'm not starting from scratch. I've been 'doing' weights on and off for years. Also, I spent much of last summer digging trenches, moving paving slabs, piles of bricks and tons of soil about, plus ripping out heavy stuff from the house, carting it to the tip etc. I've also kept up my walking.

 

I started years ago with a little set of 3Kg weights and ended up doing hundreds of reps with little to show for it.  It was then that I was advised that I needed to use heavier weights and do fewer reps.  That's when I bought my current weights.  Last time I was really 'into' it I progressed to using two sets of dumb bells one at around 8Kg and the other around 11 Kg..  For example, I can easily do 10 reps x 3 of chest press with 7.5Kg, but having had a bit of a break, it was a harder struggle to do the same for shoulder press. (Which most men seem to find the hardest move).  However, over the last few weeks I've reached the 'sweet spot' at 7.5 Kg with shoulder press. Meaning, I can just about do 3x10 reps, getting close to, but not reaching.. failure.  The other moves, especially chest press, are now too easy at 7.5 kg, but I was just too lazy to go into the garage to find more weights to make up a second set of dumb bells and until wednesday's little setback I was just adding a few more reps on the 'easier' moves.

 

Decent explanation of how to determine the 'correct' weights here:  https://www.aworkoutroutine.com/how-much-weight-should-you-lift-and-use/

 

What I'm doing is weights for 'hypertrophy' or muscle building. No 'Arnie' ambitions. just want to look and feel a bit better, plus getting the weight loss advantages which come from having toned muscles.  As I understand it weights for 'strength' training are approached differently, using heavier weights and far fewer reps. I'm not doing that.

 

I really don't understand what happened on Wednesday, but I doubt it was much to do with the weights.  Nearest guess is that I had a coincidence of a stomach problem with maybe some sore abdominal muscles caused by doing too many 'crunches.' (Which don't involve weights.) Also, I've found that many of the symptoms which peaked on Weds are also attributable to the Esomeprazole I re-started a couple of days earlier.  I'm still not quite right and today for e.g, I've been really tired all day.  No apparent reason.  Probably just an age thing.  All my 'bloods' checked out OK, as did BP  etc., at the Docs. One Doc told me years ago that it is very common for people with heart conditions like mine to have good and bad days.  I suppose we all do, and of course we're all getting older.  I have no problem doing a Max Ehrmann and 'surrendering gracefully the things of youth', but I'm not about to give up the fight completely just yet. :)

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DJ360. You are doing OK mate. I don't do weights these days, the heavy gardening sorts that out. I tend to use the indoor rowing machine (Concept2) at least 4x p/w. This is an all round exercise but mainly cardio. 

Weights have been given good press (pun not intended) recently and unlike rowing or cycling can be done with minimal kit and space. It is even suggested that rep weights are more beneficial for general fitness than running.

 

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That's interesting PP.  I can no longer run due to knackered knees and a limited cardiac capacity, but I can walk for miles on the flat, rather less on hills and all depending on how my knees decide to behave.  I get my cardio from walking.  Some also comes from swimming, but that is mostly about keeping flexibility. Weights are a pain to do, but give me a real 'buzz' when they're over.. and they improve build, posture, weight loss etc.

 

They also help make me strong enough to fight off all the laydees who inevitably pursue me.... :rolleyes:

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You sure Loppy?  I must be doing something right.. none of them have caught me yet..  Oh.. hang on...

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You can get very mixed messages.  My neighbour is a year or so older than me.  He's the one who told me he had some burning pains in his chest on hills and thought he must've had a chest infection.  When he said he had no fever or cough I told him it sounded more like angina.  He got checked and a few weeks later had a Stent fitted.  But, since he told me before he told his wife, who was a very senior nurse, I'm not allowed to claim the credit.

Anyway.. he told me yesterday that he'd been told not to lift any weights above his head, because it raises BP.  On the other hand, I ran my training schedule past my Cardiologist and he was happy for me to continue with it.

As I understand it, the overall/cumulative effect of exercise is to lower BP.  I suppose very heavy weights, or really full on cardio could be dangerous, but I don't do either.

 

I do miss running.  I was a half decent distance runner in my youth and really enjoyed it, but it's just not an option anymore, so walking has to do.

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Start running Col:

 

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Brew.. You've changed...  :blink:

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Thought I should  post this here rather than hows your day.

 

Just got back from the docs.  Verdict is, I had a stroke.  MRI showed a small bleed in the brain..  I really wasn't surprised.  I thought it was something like that.  I'm still pretty rattled though.  The realization of one's mortality grows stronger,  especially as I think I had a lessor one back in the summer when I suddenly forgot several bars of music that I could play well..  Simply put, I just had to relearn it from scratch.  The doc doesn't think it will happen again but how does he know?  Put me on blood pressure meds and stopped the dog tablets for now.

The upside was when I asked him about exercise for the affected limbs.   He said play that old organ as much as you can.  Best exercise you can get for fingers and foot.  That's ok by me.  Mrs L needs more Bach anyway.   He said I should get full use of those limbs back.

 

Next meeting December 20th for review of ultrasound.  Said preliminary report looks good.

 

I thank each and everyone of you for your kind posts of support as well as those who have p.m.d me.  Makes me feel like I know each one individually.

 

Dave

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Keep positive Loppy.

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Apparently, only around 15% of strokes are caused by a bleed, rather than an obstruction.   I'm pleased they've stopped your 'Loppydog'  meds now.!    Keep practising and relearning your music ... as the doctor said, it will definitely help.    It's amazing how our brains can relearn stuff if we don't give up.  God bless x

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My husband’s TIA was the result of Atrial Fibrillation.  This was eventually cured after 4 ablation procedures.   

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Thought I'd give you a like Lizzie, because your husband came throughi it ok.  Not because it happened but I'm sure you know jthat anyway.lk

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