Cardiovascular Health

Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 60

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Joseph

 

I made it to the gym last Saturday, and the place was more crowded than during the week. Here are the results of the workout:

 

Saturday, July 13, 2019
 
machine iso-lateral high row
 
320 lb (or 160 in each hand separately x5x4, right, 160 lb each hand x5x4 left, 
standing fixed barbell overhead press and hold
 
110 x 5x25s
 
dumbbell row
 
70 lb x10x4
 
All of the Olympic bars were in use, so I made best use of the equipment available. Hopefully, I can get access to one of the Olympic bars when I get back to the gym this week. 
 
When I exercise again, I'll be lifting heavy weights.
 
I'll keep you posted.
 
 
 
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14
 
 
 
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Barbell Floor Press Cardiovascular Training Workout

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Joseph

 

I did not go to the gym last week, but I  still found time to exercise. I decided to write this entry about mowing my lawn with a manual mower. It takes a great deal more effort to cut grass using your own power rather than a gas powered machine. I am grateful for functional strength, being able to move about and do things because there are millions upon millions of people who are unable to do so.

When I return to the gym, I'll be lifting heavy again.

I'll keep you posted.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Week 58

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Joseph

I had a good workout last week. Here's how it went:

 

Monday, June 17, 2019
 
machine chest press
230 x2x1
200 x5x5
 
machine iso-lateral high row
320 lb (or 160 in each hand separately x5x4, right, 160 lb each hand x5x4 left, 320 simultaneously 3x1)
 
lateral pulldown neutral grip
140 x7x4
140x5x1
 
I had 45 minutes to exercise, so I made the best use of that time. Most of the weights lifted/pulled were the same as Tuesday, March 26, 2019 which was the most recent time I went to the gym prior to Monday, June 17, 2019. I decided to pull both iso-lateral grips at the same time when going for the last set of the day; it required more effort than I expected so I'll be doing this more often.
 
When I return to the gym, I'll have those machine press numbers back up again.
 
I'll keep you posted.
 
But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14
 
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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Returning To The Gym

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Joseph

I'll be returning to the gym next week. The previous week was spent doing cardiovascular exercises. I'm looking forward to working out with heavy weights again. When I get back there, I'll be doing t-bar rows, overhead presses and the other exercises that I enjoy. 

 

I'll keep you posted. 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Cardio Before Weights

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Joseph

I should be able to fit some time into my schedule to return to the gym this weekend. It has been more than one month since I worked out with heavy weights. I need to get back to what I enjoy doing; cardio is fine, but it is no substitute for heavy weight training. 

I've written and published numerous articles about the benefits of cardiovascular exercise and strength training with heavy weights. You also know that I have a strong preference for intense strength training. 

But whichever you choose, both are healthier than sitting around doing nothing.

I look forward to when I will be pressing heavy weights overhead, and rowing heavy, too. 

I'll keep you posted.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Aerobic Exercises

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Joseph

I did not go to the gym last week. I performed cardiovascular exercises throughout the week, it kept me from becoming sedentary. I hope to get back to the gym by the second week of June and I'll be lifting heavy weights.

I'll keep you posted.

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Cardio Exercises

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Joseph

Once again I got my fitness training outside the gym. I set aside a certain amount of time each day for stair climbing exercises; my cardiovascular workouts do not replace my weight lifting exercises, though. I do look forward to getting back to the gym for intense weight lifting. I'll be lifting at the amounts mentioned previously.

I'll keep you posted.

 

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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How to Prevent Saddle Sore: Tips for Heavy Riders

How to Prevent Saddle Sore: Tips for Heavy Riders
By Joan Bishop Denizot

There are several reasons why cycling can be a good exercise for heavy people. Cycling is not only a fun outdoor activity but it is a low impact exercise that cyclists can do at their own pace without straining their joints. However, like all cyclists, heavy riders can be at risk of suffering from saddle sore.

Saddle sore is a skin disorder usually found in the area of the body such as the inner thighs and the perineal region that are in contact with the bicycle seat. It can be quite uncomfortable and even painful. This has been a common problem among cyclists regardless of weight. However, those who go for long rides and those who are a bit on the heavy side are more prone to experiencing saddle sore. To avoid it, experienced riders share these tips.

Seat height is one factor to consider. When buying your bike, try giving it a test ride to see whether the seat is set properly. A seat that is too high will pull your body further into the saddle as you reach for the pedal. This causes excessive pressure that may lead to saddle sore. A seat that is too low on the other hand, does not allow your legs to support your body and may put too much pressure on your crotch which also increases the risk of having saddle sore.

You can have the seat height adjusted just at the right height where you can actually sit upright and place both feet on the ground for balance. The right seat height can lessen the pressure on your sit bones and crotch area reducing the chances of chaffing.

The width of the saddle can also contribute to experiencing soreness. If the saddle is too wide, you might experience increased pressure in the crotch region which causes chaffing that leads to saddle sore.

While it is essential to wear a good pair of padded cycling shorts, experienced riders warn about wearing thick shorts. These tend to bunch up along the sides of the saddle and hold in sweat. The longer you are in these shorts and with the sweat accumulating in your crotch area, the higher the risk of skin irritation that leads to soreness. It may also cause bacteria build up that leads to infection in the chaffed area. It is recommended that you wear a chamois that does not have a seam in the middle of the shorts to prevent unwanted rubbing. Some riders suggest applying chamois cream but you might want to consult your doctor which would be good for you especially if you have sensitive skin.

If you can manage to stand on the pedals for brief 10 seconds to relieve pressure on your seat, try doing so. This can also help allow blood to circulate along your seat area.

Remember that saddle soreness is common among cycling enthusiasts regardless of weight and length of cycling experience. But it is something that can be prevented so you can enjoy your cycling to fitness and health.

Whether you are an average sized rider or a heavier one who wanted to try biking for recreational purposes, commuting, or losing weight, Zize Bikes for a line-up of custom made, extra sturdy bicycles for everybody that can support ALL riders of ALL sizes (up to 550 pounds).

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Joan_Bishop_Denizot/2223664
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Type 2 Diabetes - Fat Tissue and It's Role With Aging

Type 2 Diabetes - Fat Tissue and It's Role With Aging
By Beverleigh H Piepers

Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer have a way of taking the life of overweight and obese people much earlier than the life of slim people. Scientists at the Medical University of Graz, in Austria, might have found the reason. When our cells divide, tiny structures called telomeres are involved in moving chromosomes to the "new" daughter cells. With each cell division, telomeres grow shorter, and shortness has to do with aging. The University of Graz, Austria, in March 2019, in the journal Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, reported on the link between fat tissue and its distribution of the shortened telomeres.

Researchers measured telomere length in the white blood cells of three hundred and seventy-five participants: they compared the telomere length with the amount and location of fat at fifteen sites. Telomere length was shortest in those who had high levels of fat in their...

  • neck,
  • upper arms,
  • upper back,
  • chest,
  • abdominal area,
  • hips,
  • thighs, and
  • calves.

It was found neck and hip fat were linked strongly with shortened telomeres. From these results, the investigators concluded excess fat is linked with the shortening of telomeres.

Medications used for treating diabetes have also been linked with telomere shortening. In January of 2019, the journal Aging reported on a study performed at Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Hubei, China, and Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangdong, China. Telomeres in the white blood cells of three hundred and eighty-eight people with Type 2 diabetes were measured...

  • Type 2 diabetics not taking medications had significantly shorter telomeres than treated diabetics.
  • Type 2 diabetics treated with acarbose had shorter telomeres than those treated with other medicines.

From these results, the researchers concluded acarbose might have an aging effect.

In February of 2019, the Journal of Diabetes Complications reported on a study linking insulin treatment with telomere shortening. Investigators at the Capital Medical University in Beijing, China, and the Chinese Academy of Medical Science in Beijing, China, paid close attention to sixty-four people who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes six years earlier. None had received insulin at the beginning of the study. Average telomere length decreased, although it lengthened in a small number of individuals. Out of 18 of the participants who had received insulin during the six years...

  • 16 showed decreased telomere length, and
  • 2 showed increased telomere length.

Insulin users were more than 17 times more likely to have telomere shortening than non-users. The use of insulin with high LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels were connected with telomere shortening as well.

Although medications are necessary for many people who have been given a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes, controlling blood sugar levels without medications might be one way to increase their life expectancy, based on telomere studies.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to http://DrugFreeType2Diabetes.com to learn about some of those secrets.

The answer isn't in the endless volumes of available information but in yourself.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Beverleigh_H_Piepers/123142
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Barbell Floor Press Challenge Cardiovascular Exercise

by

Joseph

 

Once again I did not exercise at the gym. I performed a lot of stair climbing to at least give my body regular cardiovascular workouts. I really don't like the frequent gaps between weight lifting workouts, I've been a heavy lifter for many years now. Aerobic exercises keep the blood pumping and promote increased oxygenation to the cells of the body, but I miss working out with heavy weights. When I do (eventually) get back to the gym, I'll be lifting heavy.

I'll keep you posted.

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

 

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