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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2017, 04:18:44 PM »

"Working on the basis that something is better than nothing" - this is the key line for me I feel.
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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2017, 04:44:45 PM »

Yup that's it
Use it or lose it
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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2017, 05:22:02 PM »

Also worth noting that my dad's running has been much easier since he lost a lot (5 stone) of weight. If you sort your diet out and stop eating food for pleasure, you'll find that your body will respond. It's much easier to be active when you're carrying less weight around with you.
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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2017, 05:42:16 PM »

@Northern monkey I can recommend a qualified kettlebell instructor in your area if you want to use kbs, it's worth having a lesson or 2 before going on your own. I can't recommend them enough for mobility, strength and conditioning, I have bought my own over the years and use them pretty much daily. Of course you can always play squash, swim etc on other days or even on the same day.
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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2017, 05:52:02 PM »

Ah Stuey, that sounds perfect.
That sort of strength training would cross over into my work etc
And it looks to include the mobility issues too.

My issues with trainers is the age thing, I'd prefer someone of similar age or older, as they are aware first hand of the differences of training past a certain age.

I'm sure a combination of the kettlebells ,(which I can do at home,(no ridiculous monthly charge),, the 10k walking/maybe running, and swimming has to be a start?
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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2017, 06:08:36 PM »

Other key is doing something you can *keep* doing both for time and motivation... same as eating- better to be consistent than binge!

It wouldn't suit me personally, but you mention going to a gym 3 times a week which could be best if you find you are more motivated to do this rather than things at/ from home. You'd also have a range of options at your disposal and have the cost of membership to serve as a motivator!

There's a lot that can be done at home without any equipment but of course you have to have a bit more motivation and it might be trickier to fit in. If you add in a couple of kettles or dumbbells then you've got most bases covered. It isn't manly but Pilates would give you a bit of a full body MOT. If you want to call it something different then treat as "prehab" and use some of the exercises as a starting point to  mix and match some upper and lower body stuff maybe with the free weights too, so it isn't quite so boring :)

Yoga is more for the mind and showing off, running perhaps isn't the best if the rest of your body isn't there and lifting heavy weights is satisfying but easy to do pretty badly. I am with you on squash etc also maybe not being the best without a good base.

Depends what you feel you would keep doing consistently. Swimming would be up there for me along with something at home for days when you can't face going out
 
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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2017, 06:49:14 PM »

Forgot to add, whatever you go for keep it simple- again to keep the consistency in sticking at it.

Also, if you are thinking about "general fitness" as you get older then the glutes (bum!) and gastrocs (calves) are the two main areas that get very lazy as you get older and everything else suffers as a result.

I would say just google an exercise but the internet is full of bollo... (appreciate the irony in writing this :) ). For glutes I would say a single leg toe touch is hard to beat (or a single leg deadlift type thing if you prefer to call it that). Stand on one leg, knee slightly bent. Try to touch the standing foot with the hand from the other side (left hand to right foot and vice versa). Pivot at the hip keeping the knee slightly bent but trying not to bend it further. The higher level variations are adding weight or changing the angles of the upper body and directions you reach down. For the calves any sort of heel raise is a good start, probably standing 45 degrees against a wall and using your hands for support. In terms of the upper body, rotator cuffs get neglected and easily damaged as one gets older.

These type of things come up in various kettlebell/ pilates/ functional exercise routines by other names but basically I would pay attention to glutes/ gastrocs especially with age in mind

As you say though, any start is a good start
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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2017, 07:20:25 PM »

Yoga is meant to be very good.

Started going to Yoga with my wife, only because she did not want to go on her own, I love it. For anyone who has played sport it is easy.  After a few weeks I was right into it, and now go to classes 3 times a week, plus a short morning routine each day. Only thing is your be the only bloke in the class!!! 
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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2017, 07:36:18 PM »

Only thing is your be the only bloke in the class!!!

This sounds like a good thing!?
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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2017, 07:39:39 PM »

You would think so!! but the lunchtime classes are for the more mature Lady.
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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2017, 07:55:13 PM »

its a time thing again Jason, you know what it's like round here driving anywhere at 5pm ish
I'd spend more time getting to a class somewhere, than I can afford.
I joined a gym in Abingdon last year, and spent more time in traffic than in there, and the forty quid a month membership really pees me off

I suppose the ideal, would be a personal trainer,(over forty) that could coach me through the hiit/kettle bell/yoga/Pilates ?
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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2017, 08:08:13 PM »

Ah Stuey, that sounds perfect.
That sort of strength training would cross over into my work etc
And it looks to include the mobility issues too.

My issues with trainers is the age thing, I'd prefer someone of similar age or older, as they are aware first hand of the differences of training past a certain age.

I'm sure a combination of the kettlebells ,(which I can do at home,(no ridiculous monthly charge),, the 10k walking/maybe running, and swimming has to be a start?
where do you live ill send over the nearest qualified kb trainers? Your plan looks solid to me, a qualified kb trainer set you off on the right tracks.
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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2017, 08:13:56 PM »

I'm Abingdon Oxfordshire Stuey
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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2017, 10:15:55 PM »

Quentin (link below) is based in Wantage, I don't know him or the area but looks to be your closest. He is highly qualified through the strongfirst organisation. I train to their principals, which is based on good technique. Contact him and tell him your goals, you'll be suprised how good you feel come the cricket season. 

http://www.strongfirst.com/instructors/united-kingdom/quentin-bevan.001370000076YDHAA2/
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Re: Mobility and fitness training
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2017, 10:27:51 PM »

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