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by Kirk
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Only endurance exercise slows down ageing
Replies: 26
Views: 1780

Re: Only endurance exercise slows down ageing

Sangoma wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:34 pm
Another one - my registrar told me: she refused to eat some food cooked by her Russian grandmother, as it was "not healthy". Grandmother said: "One day you will feel silly at the hospital, dying of nothing..."
Grandmothers are awesome. =D>
by Kirk
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Only endurance exercise slows down ageing
Replies: 26
Views: 1780

Re: Only endurance exercise slows down ageing

Heh, I don't know if it's worthy of respect or just boneheaded. I generally run because I believe it's good for health. If someone asked me the why question, since I do more than what is required for health, I would probably say because I suck at it. ;) I fell on friday and bruised or cracked some r...
by Kirk
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Only endurance exercise slows down ageing
Replies: 26
Views: 1780

Re: Only endurance exercise slows down ageing

Kirk, why are you putting in that kind of mileage? I signed up for a marathon. When I started at my job (28 years ago) my boss at the time did his first marathon around the same time. He was 50. I thought that was a cool thing. Here I am at 50 so might as well. I'm also giving some thought to doing...
by Kirk
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Only endurance exercise slows down ageing
Replies: 26
Views: 1780

Re: Only endurance exercise slows down ageing

I completely suck at distance running (I'm a natural sprinter/naturally good at moving heavy things) yet here I am toiling away trying to make 50 mile weeks a regular thing. A certain amount of that is stubbornness and it'd be cool if the running slows down aging for me so I can be stubborn longer...
by Kirk
Tue May 28, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Free Speech Forum
Topic: Sleep Paralysis...
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: Sleep Paralysis...

I'll check out the vid. I think all of my 'nightmares' involve being unable to move or speak. I apparently make pitiful whiny noises that wake my wife up and then she wakes me up. I had a similar sensation in an MRI machine, I think a combination of being strapped in (paralyzed), blind (can't wear g...
by Kirk
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Middle-Distance Running: Improving 3200 m (2 mi.) Time
Replies: 19
Views: 1418

Re: Middle-Distance Running: Improving 3200 m (2 mi.) Time

I run every day but am not performance oriented (you could make a case for me being a natural powerlifter/sprinter but not a natural distance runner). I'm doing 40+ miles per week right now. If I've got a distance I'm partial to it'd be half marathon. I'd like to do a little faster than 1:50 this ye...
by Kirk
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Looking 3 Years Younger
Replies: 13
Views: 1366

Re: Looking 3 Years Younger

This weirdly dovetails with that study showing people who look young live longer. Heh, I've thought about things along this line recently, e.g., people who regularly feel tired mid day and need a nap to get through apparently have more health problems (I feel the need to nap pretty often). This doe...
by Kirk
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:53 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes
Replies: 32
Views: 3025

Re: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes

straight up, you are wicked strong for someone that weighs 170. Well done. Best of luck with your BP. I look forward to following your progress. I'm in the same boat, trying to slim down and get it naturally lower over time. I'm glad that I found out about my heart issues before anything got severe...
by Kirk
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes
Replies: 32
Views: 3025

Re: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes

It's kind of funny to me that I thought I had already adjusted my thinking from trying to stay strong to just maintaining some muscle mass as I age (aka, general fitness). I was using a trap bar as a kind of average between squatting and deadlifting and I was only using four 45s on each side of the ...
by Kirk
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes
Replies: 32
Views: 3025

Re: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes

Wishing you best of health Kirk. Thanks! I'm turning 50 in a month so I'm hoping to get another 30-40 years out of this heart ;) Avoiding the Valsalva maneouver might be the perfect auto-regulation tool (unless you are into strength sports). If you are forced to use it, maybe the load is way too he...
by Kirk
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes
Replies: 32
Views: 3025

Re: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes

The aortic root is mildly dilated. Keep an eye on that. Another possible byproduct of high blood pressure/ valsalva during lifting. Yeah, this seems to be the big thing for me and monitoring it is on the plan. It also showed up in the ct scan that was done earlier this year (where they used the ter...
by Kirk
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes
Replies: 32
Views: 3025

Re: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes

So, not looking for any internet diagnosis here but I received my stress test result in the mail yesterday (had already talked to the cardiologist over the phone) and just thought I'd throw the results and conclusions up here. The cardiologist was positive and it looks pretty good to me, seemingly w...
by Kirk
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes
Replies: 32
Views: 3025

Re: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes

I would say light enough so you don't perform a valsalva maneuver (holding your breath and trying to push out). That blood pressure response could possibly indicate a lack of aerobic development. You might want to prioritize Maffetone style aerobic work for awhile. Holding my breath and pushing out...
by Kirk
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes
Replies: 32
Views: 3025

Re: Weight Training, Heart Attacks, and Strokes

My cardiologist has recommended that I not lift heavy any more (if I was honest I might admit that this caused me to shed some tears on the drive home). I've got some "mild" stretching of my aorta. Who knows if this is from lifting heavy or just generally having mild hypertension. My blood pressure ...
by Kirk
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Red Bull Straight Rhythm: 2018 Finals
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: Red Bull Straight Rhythm: 2018 Finals

The first time I was on an MX track I was already in my 30s (having ridden woods since I was a kid). It was at budds creek. The jump faces look like walls. My balls retracted into my body. A little girl on an 80cc MX bike was nailing all the big tabletops and making me look a fool. I retreated into ...
by Kirk
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Finding someone to work with on shoulder issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Re: Finding someone to work with on shoulder issues

Ok, I'll try starting with an ortho this time. Even there I don't know how to find a good one though. ;) NC is a pretty good stretch for me although, strangely enough, I was in Raleigh for a few days last week (where I didn't sleep well due to my shoulders hurting).
by Kirk
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Finding someone to work with on shoulder issues
Replies: 12
Views: 1404

Finding someone to work with on shoulder issues

I'd like to find a decent trainer, PT, etc to help me get my shoulder health under control (I'm thinking pretty typical rotator cuff issues). I'm just not getting it done on my own and haven't been able to in a couple decades of trying on and off. The thing is I have no idea how to find someone good...
by Kirk
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Cardiac calcium score - reversing heart disease
Replies: 35
Views: 3539

Re: Cardiac calcium score - reversing heart disease

It'd be nice to know what contribution each change made but I needed to eat better anyway so it doesn't really matter. I didn't add a lot of beans as they were already a staple for me. I had a coupon for a dexa scan ($25) so I now have a ballpark idea of my body fat (19%). I'm thinking of knocking o...
by Kirk
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Cardiac calcium score - reversing heart disease
Replies: 35
Views: 3539

Re: Cardiac calcium score - reversing heart disease

I had my 6 month follow up blood test last week. The numbers changed quite a bit.
Total chol from 338 to 183
HDL from 64 to 66
LDL from 243 to 99
Triglycerides from 153 to 89
by Kirk
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Heart Monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 2333

Re: Heart Monitors

It depends on what you're looking for. You can go cheap if you're only interested in watching your heart rate. If you want GPS, calories burnt, distance ran, downloading info, etc. then go more expensive. I would get one with a chest strap because they tend to be more accurate for exercise than the...
by Kirk
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Heart Monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 2333

Re: Heart Monitors

I use a garmin for running. I don't really train by heart rate except on recovery and easy days for the same reason you'd use one for maffetone, to avoid going too hard. They work well. I like gadgets and statistics so I've got a forerunner 935. I'd had a 235 before that and it worked fine too (gave...
by Kirk
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: How many reps for power?
Replies: 4
Views: 1218

Re: How many reps for power?

1 to 3 reps with a weight you can move as fast as possible gets my vote.
by Kirk
Thu May 17, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Cardiac calcium score - reversing heart disease
Replies: 35
Views: 3539

Re: Cardiac calcium score - reversing heart disease

When you say you have fair bit of plague on CT are you referring to the original calcium score? Yep In sny case, your calculated risk is low, and even bringing your LDL down is not going to reduce it much more. You can lose some body fat, and reduced intake that is necessary for that is likely to b...
by Kirk
Wed May 16, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Cardiac calcium score - reversing heart disease
Replies: 35
Views: 3539

Re: Cardiac calcium score - reversing heart disease

Yep, I should have said "cardiologist" rather than simply "doc" above. He thinks I'm doing the essential things.

As a side note the cardiology waiting room is a depressing place...
by Kirk
Tue May 15, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Trooper's Training Forum - In memory of Col. James "Jim" R Tirey, USA
Topic: Cardiac calcium score - reversing heart disease
Replies: 35
Views: 3539

Re: Cardiac calcium score - reversing heart disease

Yeah, I wasn't anticipating a cardiologist wanting to do any procedures. However, I do have a fair bit of plaque per the CT scan. The doc wants me to keep doing what I'm doing with the addition of a statin and low dose aspirin. Ask me how I'm doing in 40 years... ;)