Old guy training

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

  1. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    August 11, 2020

    PT leg exercises and stretching
    Chair Yoga
    Siu Nim Tao x3
    Sun Taijiquan short form

    August 12, 2020

    PT leg exercises and stretching
    Total Gym
    Chair Yoga
    Siu Nim Tao x3
    Sun Taijiquan short form
     
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  2. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    August 13, 2020
    PT leg exercises and stretching
    Total Gym
    Siu Nim Tao x4
    Sun Taijquan Short Form

    August 14, 2020
    PT leg exercises and stretching
    Total Gym
    Chair Yoga
    Siu Nim Tao x2

    August 15, 2020
    PT leg exercises and stretching
    Chair Yoga
    Siu Nim Tao x4
    Exercise bike for knee flexibility

    August 16, 2020
    Total Gym
    Sun Taijquan Short Form
    Siu Nim Tao x4
    Exercise bike for knee flexibility

    August 15; read something about strength training on Total Gym. Separate the days, pushing exercises, pulling exercises, legs. Set the level high so all you can do is 6 to 8 reps. I am going to try this today and Monday and go to the regular routine Wednesday and Friday which is pretty much all that follow, just at a lower level, higher rep, and done faster

    Push at level 6
    Seated Surfer
    Seated Press
    Biceps press
    Iron cross

    Pull (will be) at level 6

    Rows
    Cross cable rows
    Curls
    Waist twists

    Legs, not happening with my knees, going to continue with PT/MD leg exercises and I am planing to go light weighted this week in al of them.
    Pull ups.
     
  3. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    August 17, 2020

    low back issues all day
    PT leg exercises and stretching. Leg exercise with very light weight 1.5lbs
    Morning Chair Yoga
    Siu Nim TAo x2
    Evening Chair Yoga
     
  4. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    August 18, 2020

    PT leg exercises and stretching. Leg exercise with very light weight 1.5lbs
    chair yog morning
    Siu Nim Tao x2
    Chair yoga and a little floor yoga evening
    Siu Nin Tao x 2
    Sun taijiquan short form x1
    Traditional Yang form, 1st 3rd, very high stance

    August 19, 2020

    PT leg exercises and stretching. Leg exercise with very light weight 1.5lbs
    chair yoga morning
    Siu Nim Tao x1
    Chair yoga evening
    Siu Nin Tao x 1
    Sun taijiquan short form x1
    Traditional Yang form, 1st 3rd, very high stance
     
  5. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    August 20, 2020 (giving knees a break today)
    PT leg exercises and stretching. Leg exercise with very light weight
    Siu Nim Tao X3
    Sun Taijiquan short form
    Traditional Yang first 3rd of the form

    August 21, 2020
    PT leg exercises and stretching. Leg exercise with very light weight 1.5lbs
    Yoga (technically not chair yoga)
    Siu Nim Tao x3
    Sun Taijiquan short form
     
  6. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    August 22, 2020
    PT leg exercises and stretching. Leg exercise with very light weight 1.5lbs
    Chair Yoga
    Siu Nim Tao x1
    Sun Taijiquan short form
    Total gym, back to original routine, strength routine was causing me back pain

    August 23, 2020
    PT leg exercises and stretching. Leg exercise with very light weight 1.5lbs
    Chair Yoga
    Sun Taijiquan short form
    1st 3rd traditional Yang form (high stance)
    Chen single hand, stationary silk reeling

    August 24, 2020
    PT leg exercises and stretching. Leg exercise with very light weight 1.5lbs
    Chair Yoga
    Siu Nim Tao x1
    Sun Taijiquan short form
    1st 3rd traditional Yang form (high stance)
    Chen single hand, stationary silk reeling
    Aikido basic foot work, tenkan and 2 step tenkan

    August 25, 2020

    PT leg exercises and stretching. Leg exercise with very light weight 1.5lbs
    Yoga (technically not chair yoga)
    Siu Nim Tao x2
    Sun Taijiquan short form
    1st 3rd traditional Yang form (high stance)
    Chen single hand, stationary silk reeling
    Aikido basic foot work, tenkan and 2 step tenkan
     
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  7. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    August 26, 2020

    Gave the knees a break, they needed it
    Total Gym
    Siu Nim Tao x 1
    Silk Reeling
     
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  8. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    August 27, 2020

    PT leg exercises and stretching. Leg exercise
    Single hand, stationary Chen Taijiquan silk reeling
    Sui Nim Tao x3
    Sun Short Form
    first 3rd Traditional Yang Taijiquan Long Form
    Aikido basic foot work, tenkan and 2 step tenkan
     
  9. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    August 28, 2020

    PT leg exercises and stretching. Leg exercise
    Single hand, stationary Chen Taijiquan silk reeling
    Sui Nim Tao x2
    Sun Short Form
    first 3rd Traditional Yang Taijiquan Long Form
    Aikido basic foot work, tenkan and 2 step tenkan
    TotalGym

    Watched "Chen Village" from Empty Mind films last night. also started working on Silk reeling again. I decided, after the film, that I have let my knees and hips decide that I should not do Chen. I did Chen years ago, loved it, it was my favorite taijiquan style. After that film, I think I will give it a try again to see if I can do it or not. I never got to deeply into Chen as compared to Yang. I knew the 18 form, Laojia Yilu and push hands.

    August 29, 2020 - so far

    PT leg exercises and stretching. Leg exercise
    Single hand, stationary Chen Taijiquan silk reeling
    first 2/3rd Traditional Yang Taijiquan Long Form
    Worked on first few movements if the Chen 18, 19 and Laojia Yilu (pick one, they all are pretty much the same to where I am at)
    Worked on a couple, simple Wu/Hao Drills, lazy tying coat and open close
     
  10. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    September 09, 2020

    It appears that things that seem promising in the beginning to assist in knee recovery, turn out to be detrimental.
    Santi Shi, help for a few days and then it began to hurt
    Wing Chun helped for a few weeks and then it began to hurt
    Chair Yoga and Yoga helped for a few weeks and then it began to hurt.

    I am still doing all teh PT/MD exercises for the knees and legs and I am still working with the TotalGym. I added the exercise bike today and peddled for the massive distance of 1 mile at the blistering speed of 10mph. That seemed to help (strengthen) both knees.... Time will tell.
    Also I am sill working on the Sun Style Short form I know and I now have the first 2 of 3 sections of traditional Yang. It is at a much higher than normal stance, and the kicks are horrible, but I am progressing.
     
  11. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    9/22/2020

    Cortisone shot in knee....now I wait 3 weeks and see the MD again and see how it is going....if not better, I am guessing another MRI and possible more surgery.....yippee yahoo...can hardly wait

    and my exercise bike broke.... after about 30 years of use...cheap piece of junk :)
     
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  12. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    09-29-2020

    Knee was getting better, and last Friday (09-25-2020) I would have said it was great.....Saturday it twinged a bit, but no big deal. Sunday it started hurting like crazy, got acupuncture. It felt better the rest of Sunday and felt OK this morning (not no where near as good as last Friday.

    At 8:30 this morning, it stopped bending, and was hurting. Took me 30 minutes to get it to bend again, and now, I'm back walking with a cane.
     
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  13. Morik

    Morik Well-Known Member Supporter MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Injuries suck, I hope it improves over time.
     
  14. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Thanks, see the MD again next week
     
  15. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

    Update

    First, I tend forget I’m older than I use to be

    No bike due to ongoing complications to previous knee surgery. (on a side note, they now believe it is scar tissue and I am back at PT to see what they can do about breaking that up so I can walk normally again.)

    I was doing this

    Total Gym M, W, F
    Light Aerobic Weights T, Th, Sat
    Core M. W, F, S
    Baduanjin M – Sun

    I up the level of the total gym from 4 to 5 and tried to keep this up. That was when I realized, I’m not in my 30s anymore…heck…I’m not in my 40s and awfully darn close to not being in my 50s

    Once I up the level I was in pain, not muscle pain, but joint pain. Muscles were getting needed work, and if I want to progress strength wise I need to up the level. But due to age, infirmity and what has been a lot of forced siting around doing nothing, my body apparently needs more recovery time than it use to

    So, I am going to give this a try

    Total Gym T, Th
    Light Aerobic Weights M. W, F or Sat
    Core T. Th, S
    Baduanjin M – Sun

    I have also come to the conclusion that I have been, at times focusing on the goal I wanted to reach and not the road to get there. Going to commit to chair yoga again, at some point ,and not rush it to get back to the yoga of my youth....only a few years ago actually. My rushing it, in order to get back to what was normal, may be what is causing the temporary gains and then the greater losses...as far as the knee concerned
     
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