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6/23/17 1:59 A

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SHARRON23, I agree one hundred percent. Exercise gets to be an ego thing or competition with others and that's where it becomes self-defeating many times. Most of my physical problems arise from overdoing exercise. Blown rotator cuffs, umbilical hernia, bad back, and Diastasis recti all are the direct result of overdoing weight training and general heavy lifting over a lifetime. Much of my joint problems are at least partially related to running and lifting as well. What you don't care for will fail you in the end.

There is really no point to it either, since only a very small percentage of us have the gifts needed to become elite athletes. These days I keep my cardio low impact and my resistance training light and fast. I don't care for "exercise" anyway, so my goal is the quickest and most efficient workout I can come up with. My objective is to stay in good shape to be able to do the things I really enjoy. Keep pushing forward and never, ever quit!


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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,758
6/16/17 4:42 P

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Everybody should work out at their own pace... no matter if they are fast or low.

Glad you found what works for you!

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
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SHARRON23 Posts: 21
6/16/17 1:58 A

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I just retired at the end of April. After undergoing a very difficult 8 years taking care of family, I started slow while I was working...just 30 minutes of easy exercise on the way to work...stretching, a little cardio and a little weight resistance machines. Now I have more time to do more. Starting slow gave me a base from which to start. During the time I've been at the gym I see people come in and exercise full blast and then they sometimes disappear. Too much, too soon. It works for some people and good for them. All I know is that I go at my own pace. What works for me doesn't work for others but that doesn't matter. I'm now exercising more and feeling great and that easy gentle start while I was working helped a bunch.

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