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Walking Ain’t so Bad

Because I’m undergoing treatment for sciatic pain, my chiropractor took me off of all exercise except for a few muscle retraining moves and walking. He is a huge advocate for walking. According to him an hour 3 to 4 times a week is all I need. The reason why he is such a huge fan… Read more

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Rowers in Action

For those of you new to rowing, especially sweep rowing and/or sculling, you’ll find that it takes a bit of coordination. This article will focus on one small part of a rower’s stroke; it’s called feathering. As harmless as the term sounds, the technique takes a bit of skill. First of all, let’s explain what… Read more

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What is a Baker’s Cyst?

Baker's Cyst

Imagine my surprise when the lump on the back of my leg behind the knee was diagnosed as a baker’s cyst. What the heck is that? Symptoms of a Baker’s Cyst I had worked particularly hard in my last spinning class. The tension was turned full tilt as I did a seated climb up an… Read more

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Running and Aching Knees

Running Track

I had given up running back in May of 2010 because of a sore tensor fasciae latae muscle. I started cycling instead. My sore TFL was a mixed blessing. You see, I don’t really enjoy running, but I know it’s the best way to keep my weight down and improve my cardiovascular health. It’s also… Read more

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Bike

I had been doing pretty well with my fitness routine. I was taking spinning classes three times a week plus integrating a few other classes such as Zumba, some muscle toning exercises and walking. All was going well until I got sick. Normally, if it were just a cold, I’d suffer through it. But apparently… Read more

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Taking My First Zumba Class

Zumba

I hate to interrupt my series on knees and chondromalacia but I have to write this post about Zumba while the memory is fresh in my mind (you know, that aging thing). The other day my gym sponsored a Zumba party. For grins, I decided to go. I coerced my teenaged kids to come along… Read more

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Spinning DVD

The last few posts on this blog have been about my love affair with spinning. I’ve finally worked up to being able to take a spinning class every other day. My rear end is no longer sore and I can really pour it on in class. Full Throttle It’s my belief that if you do… Read more

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Gel Seat

Anyone who has ever taken a spinning class understands the pain of having a sore rump. While you may have the stamina and muscle endurance to take the most advanced spinning class, the rear end always separates the seasoned spinners from the beginners. Even after spending hours on wooden bleachers during basketball, football and cheerleading… Read more

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Can You Lose Weight Spinning?

Spinning

I can only write from personal experience and mathematics.  Personally, I’ve only been spinning for a short period of time so whether or not I’m losing weight it’s too soon to tell.  The scale did go down a pound or two but it could be a combination of spinning and dietary habits. The Mathematics of… Read more

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Spinning Bike

Okay, if you’ve read any of my recent posts, you’ll know that I’m back on the bike.  It’s been about 2 weeks and my rear end is no longer sore.  I can sit through the 45 minute class with no problem. Kicking it Up a Notch Now that I can sit through 45 minutes, I’ve… Read more

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