Old guy training

Discussion in 'Training Logs' started by Xue Sheng, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Geezer Yoga (no inversion)
    Sun Taijquan
    Yang Long Form
    Xingyiquan, 5 Elements, stationary drills on heavy bag
    15 minutes stationary Bike
     
  2. shotokanAikiJujistu

    shotokanAikiJujistu New Member

    bjj and aikido and judo maybe some the safest as far as training in a specific art
     
  3. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    2/13/2019

    Morning

    I am going to call this a workout, because it was. Cleared the driveway of 2 inches of sleet with the snowblader. Here is why I am calling it a workout.
    I have a rather large concrete driveway and when sleet hit it, it apparently sticks. So to get it out of your driveway you need to lift up hard on the handles of the snow blower and, even though the snow blower has power to the wheels, you still need to push, hard.

    It is kind of like doing a farmer's carry (weightlifting terminology) while pushing a Football (American) blocking sled...up hill.... for close to 2 hours
     
    axelb likes this.
  4. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Well, my left knee is no doing well at all. On vacation in Arizona last week and had to wear a knee brace every single day.

    But by Wednesday I was a bit stir crazy in the room. Everyone had gone to run on a treadmill so I decided to go look and the machines in the weight room

    Wednesday, 02/20/2019 (all 10 reps)
    Bench Press; Set 1 - 70lbs Set 2 - 55lbs
    Seated Military Press; Set 1 - 40lbs, Set 2 - 55lbs
    Curls; Set 1 - 80lbs, Set 2 - 65lbs
    Reverse Curls; Set 1 - 65lbs, Set 2 - 80lbs
    Chest Pull Downs: Set 1 - 85lbs, Set 2 - 100lbs


    Friday, 02/22/2019
    Bench Press; Set 1 - 70lbs, Set 2 - 55lbs
    Seated Military Press; Set 1 - 50lbs, Set 2 - 50lbs
    Curls; Set 1 - 80lbs, Set 2 - 65lbs
    Reverse Curls; Set 1 - 80lbs, Set 2 - 80lbs
    Chest Pull Downs: Set 1 - 100lbs Set 2 - 100lbs

    And I can't tell you how happy I was I was the only ne in the room. I could use the machines to lift, but had trouble standing up due to my knee when I was done...it was a rather pathetic display :D
     
    axelb likes this.
  5. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    February 25, 2019

    Geezer yoga with knee braces

    February 26, 2019

    Geezer yoga with knee braces
    Sun Taijiquan with knee braces
    Yang Taijiquan (partial form) with Knee Braces

    February 27, 2019

    First day in over a week I am trying to get around without wearing a knee brace. As of 1300, so far so good
     
    axelb likes this.
  6. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    I had a sinus infection, got over that and the end of this week I had a gastro-intestinal bug that was pretty nasty. In recovery.

    Sunday, March 3, 2019

    Morning

    Bench Press; Set 1 - 50lbs, Set 2 - 40lbs (only able to do 6)
    Seated Military Press; Set 1 - 70lbs, Set 2 - 70lbs
    Curls; Set 1 - 60lbs, Set 2 - 50lbs
    Reverse Curls; Set 1 - 80lbs, Set 2 - 70lbs
    Chest Pull Downs: Set 1 - 100lbs Set 2 - 100lbs
     
  7. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Well, ready to get back at this again. Been awhile dealing with tick bites, sickness and knee issues, but I think I can start back now. Time to lose weight and get back to some kind of shape. Hopefully I can avoid ticks and my knees hold.

    March 4, 2019
    Morning
    Sun Taijquan

    Evening
    30 minutes of light cardio, low impact aerobics (wearing knee braces)
     
  8. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    March 5, 2019

    Morning
    Sun Style Short Form

    Evening
    60 minutes Cardio and light toning (not sure my knees are ready for that just yet)

    March 6, 2019

    Evening
    Sun short form
    Total gym short routine
     
    axelb likes this.
  9. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Glad you are feeling better!
     
    Xue Sheng likes this.
  10. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    March 7 & 8
    30 minutes of aerobics and toning
    Sun Taijquan short form

    March 9
    Push hands
    Sun Taijquan short form

    March 10
    Weights at the Y
    Sun Taijquan short form
     
  11. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    March 11
    30 minutes of aerobics and toning
    Sun Taijquan short form

    March 12
    Geezer Yoga
    30 minutes of aerobics and toning
    Sun Taijquan short form

    March 13
    Geezer Yoga
    Stretching
    Sun Short form
    Yang Long Form
     
  12. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Well...sick again.
    Been a strange few weeks, sinus infection, stomach bug, and right back to how I felt when I got the Rocky Mountain Spotted fever diagnosis. I am back to the MD, got a whole lot more blood work (I think I may be a quart low now :D) and I am now going to have to see an Infectious Disease specialist. Back on Meds.... I hate taking meds.....and my wife has me on Chinese herbal too.

    On a brighter note I did notice something this morning.
    I feel better after doing Sun Taiji and then working on Xingyi 5 elements. I am working on Xingyi a bit differently though. Breaking each element down to its individual parts and going slow. Not like Taijiquan though, I am still using the fajin at where needed. Surprisingly I felt pretty darn good after that.
     
  13. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got

    I'm tired of feeling not well every other day, and even the arthritis in the knees and hips is bothering me more when I am trying to sleep. I have an appointment with an Infectious Disease specialist next month, and that is one of those appointments you think, Man I hope they figure out what is going on....and immediately after that thought you get......Man, what if they do find out what is going on.

    Could be I am just getting one cold after another and allergies are kicking in.... who knows...I will find out next month...hopefully. Hopefully it is not the Tick disease stuff still. I was cleared of it, but I feel just like I did when I had it, just with more joint pain.

    But back to the topic at hand here.....If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.....

    I have been exercising, just not posting it here since it was nothing spectacular, just 3o minutes of aerobics with some lifting and taijiquan. And I was getting nowhere. So it has to change.

    As previously mentioned xingyi followed by Sun Taiji and I feel better. Also discovered, and this is a bit strange. If I stand in Santi Shi, not long, only a couple minutes, per side, twice a day, the joints feel a little better too. I am working my back to standing longer, my goal at this point is to get to 10 minutes per side. After that, I will see where it goes.

    I have decided I need the Aerobic, just different aerobic, and I need some strenght training and , of course, Taijiquan and Xingyiquan.

    This morning I stood in Santi Shi and did Sun Style

    Tonight I was pressed for time, but I did get in 20 minutes on the stationary bike, and I am about to go to my basement guan to stand in Santi again and do some xingyiquan and taijiquan

    Tomorrow, if all goes as planned, I will be doing the stationary bike and getting back to dumbbell work with the total gym, and of course Santi Shi, Xingyiquan and Taijiquan.

    Just to note: Last Sunday I was back at the Y and I did work on the machines, but I worked wth fewer machines, did the rowing machine for 5 minutes and walked a 1/2 mile in their track. And I did feel much better than I did when I went in and did a lot of work on the weight machines.

    Years ago, when I started training Police Sanda, my hands were hurting a lot, and I thought I had arthritis starting in my hands back in my early 40s. Then the sifu had me hitting trees and walls with palm strikes for training, and amazingly my hands stopped hurting, and actually felt great.....maybe that is what I need to do.... go beat up a tree with my entire body...then I'll probably feel better :D
     
  14. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    3/25/2019
    Evening

    Santi Shi
    Sun Taijiquan
    Xingyiquan

    3/26/2019
    Morning

    Santi Shi
    Sun Taijiquan

    Evening
    10 minutes Stationary Bike
    Dumbbell work - All with 20 lbs Dumbbells, all 2 sets of 10 reps

    Bench Press
    Bent Over Rows
    Triceps
    Seated Military Press
    Curls
    Total Gym at level 3
    Cable Row 15
    Cross Cable Row 15
    Surfer (seated) 15
    Squats at level 4
    2 legs 20
    Right Leg 10
    Left Leg 10

    3/27/2019
    Morning

    Santi Shi
    Sun Taijiquan
    Standing Yoga Routine
    Repeat 3 times
    Mountain
    Forward Bend
    Chair
    Mountain
    Hold for 3 breathes
    Single arm side bend right and left
    Double arm side bend right and left
    Do right side first then repeat with left side
    Warrior 1
    Warrior 2
    Triangle
    5 star
    wide leg forward bend
    Supported half moon pose.
     
    axelb likes this.
  15. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    3/27/2019
    Evening
    20 minutes Stationary Bike
    Santi Shi
    Sun Tajiquan
     
    axelb likes this.
  16. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    03/28/2019

    Morning
    Crunches
    Santi Shi
    Sun Taijiquan
    Standing Yoga routine

    Evening
    10 minutes Exercise Bike
    Total Gym, Rows, Cross Cable Rows, Surfer, Chest Press, 15 reps at level 4
    Sun Taijiquan
     
    axelb likes this.
  17. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    o3/29/2019
    Morning
    Santi Shi
    Sun style taijiquan
    Yoga standing routine
    crunches

    Evening
    20 minutes stationary bike
     
    axelb likes this.
  18. Simon

    Simon Bulldog Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    Do you feel different throughout the day if you get the Tai Chi in early?

    Hannibal's Tai Chi instructor says, "arrive before you leave", meaning you are prepared for whatever may happen through the meditation and focus of Tai Chi.

    It's a bit like saying you are better prepared to give a talk in front of an audience because you have spent time preparing for it.
     
  19. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    3/30/2019
    Morning
    Push hands, and it was awesome

    Evening (not so awesome)
    Helping my wife clean out her mothers apartment. Her mother had to go to a nursing home (stroke)
    Lifted and moved a lot of furniture

    3/31/2019
    Morning
    Walked a mile on the track at the Y, no weight machines, still stiff and sore from push hands

    Evening
    I have no idea what happened, I could not walk. Left knee would not work. Wife did acupuncture and I am walking with a brace and a cane today.
     
    axelb likes this.
  20. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Don't know, been doing taijiquan for almost 30 years. Unless I am injured I tend to be doing taiji all the time in one way or another. However I do agree that being prepared is a good thing
     
    Simon likes this.

Share This Page