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by Parky
January 13th, 2021, 3:02 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Swollen "delicate" parts.
Replies: 10
Views: 829

Re: Swollen "delicate" parts.

Another over-weight geriatric mate of mate told me he had trouble with his "man-bits" aching. One look at his technique showed the reason. He was rowing with his legs outside his arms to facilitate his belly getting further forward. He changed his style and the problem was solved. (No - they didn't ...
by Parky
December 23rd, 2020, 12:45 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Anybody rowing with an ICD?
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: Anybody rowing with an ICD?

Just remember, and I've said it before, at your age you are rowing to help EXTEND life, not end it.

Slow down, it's not the end of the world, just a warning.
by Parky
December 13th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing with achilles tendonitis
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Rowing with achilles tendonitis

I've suffered from PF for years now and find that support for the arches is essential.
Anti inflammatories help but I do try to stay off them. PF is caused by the softening of the tissues which protect the achilles, so see the quack and get him to refer you to a podiatrist.
by Parky
December 10th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Chaffing
Replies: 12
Views: 1920

Re: Chaffing

OOOch! Brings a tear to the eyes! :roll: :roll:
by Parky
December 10th, 2020, 11:56 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing with achilles tendonitis
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: Rowing with achilles tendonitis

How is your inward pronation?

Could it be Plantar Fasciitis?

If so, try shaped insoles such as Sorbethane.
by Parky
November 30th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Lung disease & concept 2/ or magnetic rower
Replies: 15
Views: 1256

Re: Lung disease & concept 2/ or magnetic rower

As a geriatric I would suggest having a look at a "Crane 6 in 1 multi trainer" or similar. It's lightweight, effective and the tension is adjustable. Ideal if you just want to exercise your legs/thighs. My wife uses it seated on a chair or kneeling, and it's a fraction of the cost of an ERG.
by Parky
March 3rd, 2020, 7:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Footstraps slipping
Replies: 6
Views: 1540

Re: Footstraps slipping

When I had that problem a couple of years ago, I folded the strap back and pushed it into the first slot of the buckle. It locks the strap and you'll get no slip. I don't need that nowadays, probably because I don't have enough energy. :roll: :roll:
by Parky
February 21st, 2020, 12:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age related decline
Replies: 128
Views: 21614

Re: Age related decline

I've stopped trying to catch up or keep up with all the youngsters coming into the 70 - 79 age group.

I'm rowing to help extend my life, not end it. No more falling off the seat at the end of a workout. :wink: :wink:
by Parky
February 4th, 2020, 5:46 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Statins
Replies: 33
Views: 7217

Re: Statins

ll I can say to that lot, 8sWwr2, is Bloody Hell! I'll stick them out to the end of the course and see how I feel. :shock:
by Parky
February 3rd, 2020, 8:55 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Statins
Replies: 33
Views: 7217

Re: Statins

On the 3rd week of the statins now and I'm suffering from a dry, racking cough, not getting the sleep I need, and aching like hell. I've had no Chinese food, so no likelihood of Corona Virus, so I guess it's back on the old inhaler for now. I'll persist with the statins for the first month's course ...
by Parky
January 19th, 2020, 12:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New member/senior rower
Replies: 28
Views: 5851

Re: New member/senior rower

Just to resurrect this thread, as a fellow old giffer, I used the following Interval session as a "Try Me and see what's left in the tank". 500m 30 sec rest, then add 500 metres and 30 secs until you get to 2000 and 2 mins rest, then back down to the 500metres taking off 30 secs each interval, the s...
by Parky
January 18th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Statins
Replies: 33
Views: 7217

Re: Statins

Now, please tell me what med I need to take to match your 3 5k workouts in one day! :D Where? I usually manage one, plus a short ski-erg for a warm up, unless I've slipped up on back-dating entry dates. (Tell me what dates and I'll check) The statins seem OK - for now, but I've only taken 2. Doc sa...
by Parky
January 16th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Statins
Replies: 33
Views: 7217

Re: Statins

I'm now on a low dosage of Rosuvastatin. Only the first day today, butstill feeling good. Managed a 5k today, plus a short session on the ski erg and 5k on the bike. No ill effects as yet, but I didn't expect any.

As for them not affecting mood, all I can say to that is BOL***#S. :wink: :wink:
by Parky
January 10th, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Statins
Replies: 33
Views: 7217

Re: Statins

Eric 308

Don't get me going on CBD...that was a total failure as well. Best with your health!
Heyyy!!!! Who cares? :wink: :wink:

I'll see how it goes. Actimel contains 2 or 3 pro-biotics, one of them having been invented by Actimel.

I'm not a yoghurt lover, but it's only a mouthful.
by Parky
January 10th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Statins
Replies: 33
Views: 7217

Re: Statins

I received a call from the surgery last night and the doc has asked if I would try another statin. I said there was no problem with that, but I have started with the Actimel in the meantime. O just hope they're not going to be a placebo to see what reaction I have. :roll: A steady session in the gym...