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Strengthening


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Yesterday my personal trainer gave me a great one hour strength training session for legs and core. This was only my second PT session, and was quite different from the first introductory session in which we sat and talked a lot. I had asked him to give me some tests to see how I rank strength-wise with other people my age.

He had me do step ups with a medicine ball. He said that 46 in a minute was good for someone 55 and over. I did 57. I think the step was about 12 inches or so and the ball was 10 pounds. He had me do body weight squats and right now I can't remember how many I did in a minute (more than 40, I'm pretty sure ) and then in a minute and a half, but he said I was well over the standard for my age. So we didn't find anything that needs remedial work, although the DOMS I'm experiencing is letting me know I'm gaining strength today! Next week when we do upper body I bet we'll find some areas of weakness that we'll address. My lower back hasn't hurt for a month now, so maybe very carefully I can start doing some strengthening for an area I know needs it.

It is exciting to be gaining strength at an age when many aren't able or willing to do it!!
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PEGGYANNSCH 2/4/2013 9:59AM

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AQUAGIRL08 2/1/2013 7:41PM

    Wow! You are an inspiration, Marsha! I'm unable to do anything in the way of a "step up" because of my knees. The last time I tried, I ended up having knee surgery. Ah, the joys of aging - except I was only 43 at the time and in very good shape! I hope that you're not too sore!

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SPEEDYDOG 2/1/2013 6:14AM

    Hi Marsha,

I admire your motivation. Great going on blowing away the "standard"!

Bruce

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SWEDE_SU 2/1/2013 5:41AM

    well done! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 1/31/2013 8:30PM

    You are amazing!! Getting stronger all the time . . . in so many different ways.

Thanks for your kind comments on my Trivial blog: ridiculous how miffed it makes me!!

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RUN4FOOD 1/31/2013 7:52PM

    Good for you. They say it is doable, but harder as we get older. Be patient with yourself and you'll see positive changes.

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/31/2013 7:12PM

    "It is exciting to be gaining strength at an age when many aren't able or willing to do it!! "

emoticon emoticon Because we can, we do!

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GABY1948 1/31/2013 6:50PM

    You are emoticon Marsha! I am so proud of you! Keep it up...I am finally getting my oomph back! HUGS

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FREELADY 1/31/2013 3:10PM

    I am excited for you! Thanks for explaining your experiences! It makes me want to work harder!

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MSLZZY 1/31/2013 2:29PM

    Fantastic! You scored well but I didn't expect anything less. You are amazing!

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JOYINKY 1/31/2013 11:25AM

    CONSISTENTLY emoticon !!!

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RITAROSE 1/31/2013 10:44AM

  Fantastic!! You are such an inspiration!! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 1/31/2013 10:26AM

    You are just so awesome! And what an inspiration.
Thank you Marsha!
Have a terrific day.
Sallie

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MAUREENIE1 1/31/2013 8:50AM

    You inspire me!
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