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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
« Reply #175 on: December 16, 2020, 01:00:35 PM »
Bands do work well, i know quite a few people who use them. They are a different style of resistance.


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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
« Reply #176 on: December 16, 2020, 01:06:32 PM »
What's your review of the X3 system?  I saw a similar thing but it had individual handles so it could be used as dumbbells. My problem with rubber bands is that there is a small resistance in the beginning of the movement and too much at the end. Variable resistance is a valid concept but the strength curve has to be right. MedX machines was the closest to getting it right.  I do see the value in rubber band training, don't get me wrong. Very interested in what your opinion and experience are.

Combine that with fast walking in your hilly area and you got a complete fitness routine.

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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
« Reply #177 on: December 18, 2020, 10:05:46 AM »
Get a piece of carpet or those inexpensive interlocking rubber mats to deaden the noise.

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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
« Reply #178 on: December 31, 2020, 07:35:14 AM »
How's it going, Prime?

Are you still at it?

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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
« Reply #179 on: January 29, 2021, 12:01:27 PM »
One day at a time, Prime.

One day at a time.

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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
« Reply #180 on: March 10, 2021, 02:18:26 PM »
-Discovered yesterday that the 24 Hour Fitness Super-Sport close to me is open for business as usual. No reservations required. Hours of business 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Touch free check in. Pool isn't open yet. Masks required.

Scheduled Covid vaccine at my local pharmacy tomorrow. Looks like life might be getting back to normal. Yahoo!

In the meantime, I worked out with the bands last night and will do so again tonight.

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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
« Reply #181 on: March 10, 2021, 08:06:23 PM »
-Discovered yesterday that the 24 Hour Fitness Super-Sport close to me is open for business as usual. No reservations required. Hours of business 4:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. Touch free check in. Pool isn't open yet. Masks required.

Scheduled Covid vaccine at my local pharmacy tomorrow. Looks like life might be getting back to normal. Yahoo!

In the meantime, I worked out with the bands last night and will do so again tonight.

Good deal.  Is it J&J or one of the others that requires two shots?

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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
« Reply #182 on: March 11, 2021, 03:42:20 PM »
Good deal.  Is it J&J or one of the others that requires two shots?

I was hoping for the Johnson and Johnson 'one and done' vaccine. It was the Moderna vaccine. Second one is scheduled for April 7th. It took all of 10 minutes to get this done at the pharmacy and that was just because they ask you to hang out for a few minutes to make sure you don't have a negative reaction. It's now been over 4 hours and I feel fine.

After the shot, I took myself out to breakfast. -Ordered eggs Benedict Florentine and hash browns. First time I've had breakfast in a restaurant in almost a year.

No workout today as it is a regularly scheduled day off.

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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
« Reply #183 on: March 11, 2021, 03:58:03 PM »
The Johnson and Johnson one shot isn't rated nearly as good as the Moderna and Pfizer. Both of the later are over 90% at preventing a severe case of covid. .  J&J is 72% but so far 100% effective at stopping death from Covid so it's a good deal.  My daughters in the health field have told me that younger people are more likely to have side effects from the vaccine because of their strong immune systems.  Many older people have no ill effects from the shot. My first shot I felt nothing. The second shot I had about three days of problems. I'm perfectly good now except every time the door bell rings I get an erection.

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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
« Reply #184 on: March 11, 2021, 04:02:08 PM »
The Johnson and Johnson one shot isn't rated nearly as good as the Moderna and Pfizer. Both of the later are over 90% at preventing a severe case of covid. .  J&J is 72% but so far 100% effective at stopping death from Covid so it's a good deal.  My daughters in the health field have told me that younger people are more likely to have side effects from the vaccine because of their strong immune systems.  Many older people have no ill effects from the shot. My first shot I felt nothing. The second shot I had about three days of problems. I'm perfectly good now except every time the door bell rings I get an erection.

Congrats on the erection.

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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
« Reply #185 on: March 11, 2021, 04:46:18 PM »
The Johnson and Johnson one shot isn't rated nearly as good as the Moderna and Pfizer. Both of the later are over 90% at preventing a severe case of covid. .  J&J is 72% but so far 100% effective at stopping death from Covid so it's a good deal.  My daughters in the health field have told me that younger people are more likely to have side effects from the vaccine because of their strong immune systems.  Many older people have no ill effects from the shot. My first shot I felt nothing. The second shot I had about three days of problems. I'm perfectly good now except every time the door bell rings I get an erection.

Hmm. You may have to disconnect that doorbell or get one with a different chime. ;D

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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
« Reply #186 on: March 28, 2021, 04:18:43 PM »
I screwed up. I've been using the Elite 3 bands wrong. Last night after working out and thinking I didn't actually know how many reps were recommended or if I should be doing more than one set of each exercise. My excuse is that the exercise chart doesn't cover those things just how to position the band and oneself.

Now that I read more about the routine, I question whether it is good or not. According to the directions you should only progress to the next level band when you can complete 40 full reps which is not to include any half reps as you work to total exhaustion. 15 reps is the starting point. I've been topping out at one set of 15 reps and on certain exercises doing this is exhausting.

One problem for me is that this is such a total departure from any workout routine I've ever done. I'm not sure that I have the stamina to complete 40 reps no matter which band I use for a given exercise. Rightly so, I need to give the correct routine a try before I give up on it. But, if it is too difficult for me, I may revert to doing multiple sets and lower reps for each exercise. My reasoning any routine qualifies as exercise and should produce some results...anything is better than doing nothing.

On another note, going back to the gym isn't far off. My second COVID vaccine is on April 7th. I should be able to safely go to the gym within a week of this shot according to what I read. The reason to wait is that it takes a little awhile to reach maximum immunity. When I do go to the gym, it will be a real test as to whether the bands have worked to keep me strong.

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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
« Reply #187 on: May 23, 2021, 07:27:15 PM »
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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
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Re: Fresh Start at the Gym....Once Again
« Reply #189 on: May 24, 2021, 02:19:54 PM »
10-4...over.



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