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Old 02-05-19, 04:53 PM
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So now that my Y membership is free,Silver Sneakers!, I decided to get back into the off season pre-season conditioing! I still ride weather permitting but I wanted to work on upper body strength. So I am doing the weight machine 3x's a week and swimming 2x's per week. Will attempt to maintain this through mid May when we head to Europe for a 3 month cycling trip!
Now where is that ibuprofen??
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Spouse and I were already Y members, but with my retirement and Medicare Advantage/Silver & Fit, what was costing us $600-$700 annually is now free. Spending a lot more time there now than before. New for me this year is free weights - trying to get in some weight bearing exercise.
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Originally Posted by Tandem Tom View Post
.............Will attempt to maintain this through mid May..............
107 miles yesterday and looking forward to another 100+ tomorrow. Just got the Roubaix back from LBS and the sucker is talking to me as I type since today is


and tomorrow starts the second half of the week.

That's how we maintain condition here in SW FL during the winter.

BTW, ENJOY the trip !!!

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don't under estimate the value of 48 hrs of rest for muscle groups when weight training
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Originally Posted by Tandem Tom View Post
So now that my Y membership is free,Silver Sneakers!, I decided to get back into the off season pre-season conditioing! I still ride weather permitting but I wanted to work on upper body strength. So I am doing the weight machine 3x's a week and swimming 2x's per week. Will attempt to maintain this through mid May when we head to Europe for a 3 month cycling trip!
Now where is that ibuprofen??
Where I live, Silver Sneakers does not cover the local YMCA, which has the home court advantage for me. My Tu and Th morning routine is a fast 25-minute walk to the Y, 25-minute weight workout, focusing on arms, trunk, knees, and Achilles (my weak spots), and 25-minute return walk. Same early on Sunday mornings, but usually by bicycle and including a small detour for a bit of grocery shopping.
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