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  • Nigel;
    Don't give up on "you are your own gym" work outs. Like yourself, when I started about 2 years ago I had to do the pushups with my hands elevated. I gradually lowered my hands till I was doing traditional military style pushups, which then became too easy, and now I'm doing wall-supported handstand pushups. I'm not sure how far I can take these workouts, but at 55 years of age I'm totally jazzed with my results - and combining these workouts with a paleo diet seems to be the "fountain of youth"!

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    • Something new - Just cut my toenails and realized that the cuticles were looking healthy, shiny and pink for the first time in many years. I had become used to seeing yellowish, cracked old man toe nails and now they look like they did when I was much younger. Hopefully this is reflection of my overall health improvement thanks to adopting the Paleo/Primal lifestyle!
      Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

      https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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      • My personal feeling is that the Paleo/Primal diet is not for everyone, it is for those committed to understand. I have realized that trying to convince peope to save their own ass will burn you out. If you are committed to understanding the Paleo approach then the video below will help give you the understanding of why this dietary approaches improves the health of everyone who embraces it and why our nation's current addiction to carbohydrates have caused most of our health problems. The video is a talk by Dr. Timothy David Noakes (born 1949) a South African professor of exercise and sports science at the University of Cape Town. He has run more than 70 marathons and ultramarathons, and is the author of the running book Lore of Running.

        Tim Noakes On Carbohydrates - YouTube
        Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

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        • Originally posted by Ernie View Post
          Nigel;
          Don't give up on "you are your own gym" work outs.
          Won't give up, it will just take me a bit longer to get in good shape. I've hit a wall with my weight loss and haven't lost any for three weeks. In yesterday's paper by coincidence there was a CW article on weight loss. I used their calculation to check the number of calories to eat. I think I have found the answer. Because I have lost over 50lbs, I do not need as many calories to keep body and soul together. My new calculation is about 300 less per day than I was allowing myself. Mind you, I am not so concerned about losing weight as long as I can get into my 36" waist trousers in four weeks time. Because of the exercise I have been doing, I can now nearly see some muscle definition on my legs, and, I am able to do squats with weight where to start with just doing squats was hard work. There's a railway bridge on my way in to town. I can now run up it two stairs at a time and not be out of breath even when carrying the shopping in my rucksack, whereas when I was at my heaviest I would have been puffing a little just running up it one step at a time.

          Thanks for the encouragement peeps, it means a lot to an old f@rt.
          Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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          • Thanks - I think we need a new category for Paleo or Primal followers with more than a little grey in their hair.

            I propose 'Geezer Jocks' as one option since we know that diet it only part of the lifestyle approach. Any ideas from others 'of a certain age' or over 60 on how to identify ourselves?

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            • Originally posted by BillVick View Post
              Thanks - I think we need a new category for Paleo or Primal followers with more than a little grey in their hair.

              I propose 'Geezer Jocks' as one option since we know that diet it only part of the lifestyle approach. Any ideas from others 'of a certain age' or over 60 on how to identify ourselves?
              Silverbacks?

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              • How about "The Elders of the Tribe"?

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                • Great suggestion Bill! Wow tough choices - Geezer Jocks, Silverbacks and Elders of the Tribe....How about Alpha Greys? This deserves some contemplation. Anyone else?
                  Last edited by canuck416; 11-25-2012, 06:47 PM.
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                  • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
                    This deserves some contemplation. Anyone else?
                    Silver Foxes? Buff Arctic Blonde Seniors (then we could be BABeS), Older Fit And Respected Trendsetters (Old Farts). Hmm, you're correct canuck416, this does need serious consideration.
                    Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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                    • Intermitttent fasting (IF) has greatly helped me drop body fat and I encourage you to try this method of eating if you reach a sticking point in your weight loss or are trying to get that really defined look in you abs.

                      Here is link to some very good info on IF - Intermittent Fasting E-book | Intermittent Fasting | John Berardi
                      Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

                      https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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                      • Originally posted by canuck416 View Post
                        Intermitttent fasting (IF) has greatly helped me drop body fat and I encourage you to try this method of eating if you reach a sticking point in your weight loss or are trying to get that really defined look in you abs.
                        I normally go without an evening meal on Sunday nowadays and have been intending to IF more seriously. I'll study up on it and see which pattern will suit me best.
                        Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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                        • Geezers Got Game?
                          "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                          B*tch-lite

                          Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                          • I swim with a group of 8 guys (no gals - sorry) whose goal is a mile swim a couple times a week. Some more, some less but the average age is around 66 with the youngest at 64 and the oldest at 77. (I'm 74) I also run with a few of them as well and lift/workout with a couple of others. We call ourselves Senior Jocks but it’s a bland name with no cachet. As I see more and more grey warriors embark on the Paleo journey I think the name or branding becomes more and more important. Love to see some consensus on a name that others can seize on and join in the fun.

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                            • Originally posted by BillVick View Post
                              grey warriors
                              Like it.
                              Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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                              • Originally posted by BillVick View Post
                                I swim with a group of 8 guys (no gals - sorry) whose goal is a mile swim a couple times a week. Some more, some less but the average age is around 66 with the youngest at 64 and the oldest at 77. (I'm 74) I also run with a few of them as well and lift/workout with a couple of others. We call ourselves Senior Jocks but it’s a bland name with no cachet. As I see more and more grey warriors embark on the Paleo journey I think the name or branding becomes more and more important. Love to see some consensus on a name that others can seize on and join in the fun.
                                I agree Bill, I'll wait until the weekend for further suggestions then post all of them and ask for a vote. I will post the vote request in several places on the Forum and on my Facebook page as well and report the results by Friday of next week. How does that work for everyone?
                                Recent Blog: http://www.peakperformanceradio.net/...y-john-saville

                                https://www.facebook.com/PaleoJourne...?ref=bookmarks

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