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  2. My dad turned 73 years-old earlier this month and today he started the fourth week of his new workout regimen. As he got his strength back after having double bypass surgery last year he made a point to stay as busy as his body would allow. He picked back up working on the family farm and made a point to walk a minimum of 30 minutes a-day. It has worked out well for him. The more exercise he got, the better he felt. Unfortunately, a couple of the doctors he sees didn't seem to understand that he was feeling much better physically and mentally by staying busy. "Take it easy" they said, "you have to understand the limitations of a man your age." Nothing motivates the old man like getting pissed off. Dad said: "those bastards (his doctors) are telling me I need to sit in a rocking chair and wait to die." He concluded by saying: "they can kiss my ass." I gave him my copy of "The Barbell Prescription" by Jonathan Sullivan and Andy Baker. Also put him in touch with a guy I know in Cleveland who knows more about strength training than anyone else I know and he agreed to train my dad. Right now he goes to the gym twice-a-week to allow for plenty of recovery time between workouts. His trainer has him focused on three of the fundamental lifts: Deadlift, Overhead Press, and Bench Press. Every workout session is built around the Deadlift for the time being. On days when he doesn't go to the gym he stays busy (working and walking) and he recently bought an airdyne bike that he rides daily. I'm not advocating a reckless approach where anyone takes on more than they can handle. However...finding a good starting point, working from there, and making continuous progress will provide great benefits to anyone regardless of age or any other factors.
  3. Congrats, Richard! Celebrate your achievement and KTQ!
  4. Congratulations, Richard, on your First Month of Freedom ! Everything will be better and easier by and by.
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    With that Mets Pen you never know.. Mickey blew up after.
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  10. Great job and yes it will get better and it will last, just takes some time. Your are doing great!!!
  11. Day 34 and nope to ciggies. Finnally had a day and a half without the fog or aches lol.Kind of overdid it lol a little achy and foggy today but not as bad as its been is this a sign of things to come. if so cant wait to get to that better state if mind.Felt fantastic for the short pereod of time lol
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