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Old 02-20-2006, 03:45 AM   #121
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Start stretching! "Stretching Scientifically" and Jolie Bookspan's articles (scroll about halfway down the page).

800 mg of ibuprofen helps the process along, of course...
Thanks Nords for the advice and encouragement, but I already swallow the magic pills of ibuprofen too often, not even stretching so you can imagine that I should triple the dose if I were to think I'm way younger than I am to go stretching !

I've still got quite some construction works to do starting during springtime, a complete roof (160 square meters) on top of an old barn, two rooms in my secondary home (+ a chimney, I like building chimneys, etc..), etc.

That will keep me busy ! if necessary...
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Old 02-20-2006, 06:53 PM   #122
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Thanks Nords for the advice and encouragement, but I already swallow the magic pills of ibuprofen too often, not even stretching so you can imagine that I should triple the dose if I were to think I'm way younger than I am to go stretching !
Well, OK, but it's not a competitive sport-- it's one of the few proven methods to speed recovery of exercised/strained muscles.

It took me a long time to be convinced of the benefits of stretching for 10 minutes in the morning, but it's made all the difference.
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Old 02-21-2006, 01:58 AM   #124
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Well, OK, but it's not a competitive sport-- it's one of the few proven methods to speed recovery of exercised/strained muscles.

It took me a long time to be convinced of the benefits of stretching for 10 minutes in the morning, but it's made all the difference.
Therefore I must have a look at it. I'll have to boost my mental energy as well, as waking up a bit tired with pains everywhere gives little inclination to go stretching ! but if it works, I'll have a try ! Thanks anyway.
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Find a gym/health club with lots of hot babes in lycra pants convenient to home, do a light workout of part cardio/part resistance training, then cool down with a stretching routine.

Your aching muscles will thank you!
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Start stretching!* "Stretching Scientifically" and Jolie Bookspan's articles (scroll about halfway down the page).
I've got the earlier edition of Kurz's book. Great book. I've been using it for 5 years or so. Originally I hoped to be able to do fore and aft splits. I never made it, although I am within 6" or so, crotch to ground. So far, I havenít been able to get the last bit of stretch out of my hamstrings. What really impresses me are the young women who can stand on one foot, and raise the other leg straight up and hold it alongside their head. Now that is a feat!

Kurz is pretty impressive with his lateral splits between chairs too.

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Old 02-24-2006, 03:18 AM   #127
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Old enough to know better, but young enough to say "Ah F**k it! Stuff the rules and lets go for it" every once in a while.
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nords, stretching should only be done after you have warmed up your muscles.

Runners know that after a race they must stretch to prevent muscle crampng, to stretch beforehand risks tearing.

Tai Chi is" Old Man's Kung Fu," it is all about stretching, but in a controlled flowing manner, I would recommend it to everyone.
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nords, stretching should only be done after you have warmed up your muscles.
Runners know that after a race they must stretch to prevent muscle crampng, to stretch beforehand risks tearing.
Tai Chi is" Old Man's Kung Fu," it is all about stretching, but in a controlled flowing manner, I would recommend it to everyone.
Thanks for the "advice", Max, but about all I'm learning from you so far is that you'd learn a lot from reading the book before lecturing me on the subject.

Perhaps you could first ask if I warm up before stretching or ask whether the book says anything about warming before stretching, but then you'd miss the opportunity to lecture me.

Although I'm impressed that you've simultaneously managed to insult the practitioners of both Tai Chi and Kung Fu.
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Although I'm impressed that you've simultaneously managed to insult the practitioners of both Tai Chi and Kung Fu.
Chai Tea sounds good right about now. Not sure what it would taste like if it were insulted.
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Old 02-27-2006, 12:15 AM   #131
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Old 03-20-2006, 09:24 PM   #135
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just added one more year to my life... so sad

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chronologically 49, yikes; intellectually 5, i like to play dumb--it seems to throw the other guy off & it amuses me; physically 34 if you discount the grey hair and arthritis; emotionally 16, peter pan at heart; spiritually prehistoric: i've been told by numerous odd people over the years that i'm a very old soul. but i think that just means i'm a slow learner.
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57, but like someone else said, on the outside look <50, but on the inside feel >60. I'm not sure this is a good thing, unless the young appearance helps in getting a job later in life, if needed :.
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Just hit 62 and have undergone mindset change. Spent years complaining about lack of investment options for social security, now have adopted battle cry of don't go messin' with my check. First one coming in May.
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