I thought I would post an update on exercise routines and how they can help you. I did a few posts already on push ups and walking which is more or less the mainstay of my personal program. I am doing on average 400 plus push ups every week which puts me on track if I maintain the pace to do about 20,800 this year. I was doing 500 a week, however I have modified that program somewhat. I also try to walk briskly for 2.5 to 3 hours a week.
Recently I have started adding some curls with the weights and some pull ups to help balance out the strength training so I do not over train one set of muscles and end up with unbalanced strength training. The push ups are terrific for over all core strength, including abdominals' , however it neglects the opposing muscles that pull and perhaps puts too much emphasis on those that push.
I am having the same difficulty with pull ups that I did with push ups when I first decided to start doing them. (TRUTH be known - MORE trouble...it has been a long time). The key is to be disciplined enough to keep at it until you get it right. It beats the alternative of spending the last 5 to 10 years of your life in a nursing home for no other reason than not taking care of yourself, or that you are unable to get up out of a chair without assistance. I full well realize that one could end up in a nursing home or disabled because of circumstances entirely beyond your control. I PRAY that does not happen to me or anyone reading this blog. I am talking more about preventive medicine. Such things as eating right, walking, doing basic strength training exercises, certain balance exercises etc. to keep oneself mobile.
I do 100 to 150 push ups one day, and take the next day off. The following day, I do perhaps 75 push ups and add to that regimen two sets of curls with the weights, and a few pull ups. I also walk at least three days a week (indoors at a local facility during the winter months) and outside the rest of the time. During the fall I do a fair amount of hiking steep hills and rugged terrain during deer hunting season.
O Lord my God, I cried to You and You have healed me.
Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
He sends forth His word and heals them and rescues them from the pit and destruction.
Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
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