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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 3:49 pm
by Flyin Pig
Good Deal! We're healing! Dean, I gotta thank ya, buddy!

Nancy, great to hear you're getting some gardening in with minimal soreness... and walking, too! It does seem the more often I excercise, the better I feel.

TBone, sounds like you're doin' real good, too. How'd golf go last Wednesday? Here's the problem with the golf, though... to get better (and see improvement), ya gotta play often. And to play often, you really gotta be healthy. Just be careful and keep stretchin and excercising.

On a sad note, my mom passed away last week... and I really punished my liver over it. Actually, we had a pretty damn good party for her. I'll miss her dearly, but it was a blessing that she didn't have to suffer too long. Not gone, just gone on ahead. Love ya Mom!

Other than that, my liver is on the mend... and I'm still excercising... and playin some tennis tomorrow morning. I'll give an update on how it goes later in the week.

Keep up the great work Nanc, TBone, and the rest! We're doin' it!

Blue Skies,
Scott

PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:57 am
by TBone
Scott,

I played yesterday, and I feel just fine. In fact, I walked the 9 holes so my confidence is growing. I didn't score all that well, but I was hitting the ball without "protecting" my back. It's nice to be worried more about my score than my back.

I am continuing to do all of the exercises. Although it is a bit of a time tax when you have a full-time job and a family. I am sacrificing other things I like to do, like playing guitar. Oh well, what can you do?

As far as tennis goes, I have decided to wait until I am in shape (tournament shape) before I try to play again. For now, playing golf once a week should be enuff to keep me happy.

Keep up the good work everyone and once again thanks to Dean Moyer for taking the time to write his books and build this site. You didn't have to do all of this, but you did and I think I speak for all of us when I say thank you.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:44 pm
by Flyin Pig
Took me a bit to figure out how to post, with the error messages and all.

Anyway, tennis went well. I really feel I'm back to normal and/or better than I was before the injury... I know, I know... just my opinion. Ha! I'll continue excercising and rebuilding for the rest of my life, though. Funny part about it is, I sleep better on the living room floor than in my bed.

Scott

PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 2:40 pm
by Flyin Pig
Happy Independance Day everybody!

My wife's Uncle Bob has had a [4th of July] party every year for as long as a can remember. It always has a theme... this year's was 'Western', but always involves great friends and family, great food and drink, and this year... a mechanical bull.

I cannot, for the life of me, figure out why ANYbody would get on one of those things. It hurt just to watch. Mostly the younger crowd, but there were a bunch older than me. Amazing.

Other than that, everything is going quite well. Been playing tennis once a week, golf a few times, back to lifting a few times a week, and I still stretch and rebuild my back daily. I must say, I feel great.

I hope every one else had a safe and happy week. Till next time,

Blue Skies,
Pig

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:13 pm
by chort
Hello Pig, Nancy, and Tbone! Well, I have been following your stories since last week and it's been killing me not to be able to post! I got the back pain and neck pain books last Thursday. I have been doing the back exercises (the base ones) since last Thursday - I missed one day. My back has been feeling much, much better. I absolutley HATE the cobra exercises, but that's because they hurt -- I did them before but wasn't doing them correctly. Now that i know how to breathe and relax it's a lot better. I LOVE the hip shrugs. I couldn't feel anything with the knee ups - then I found a way that I do feel what I think it's supposed to be doing so I like those.

Usually when I get out of bed I have a very hard time "straightening" out. Well, now there's a lot of snap, crack,e and pops when I get up but I feel GREAT!! And this is only after 4 days!

I do the exercises anywhere from 3-5xs/day.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 7:36 pm
by Flyin Pig
Hey Chort,

Yeah! sounds like you're making good progress! It's great to feel great again!

A few weeks ago I went on a golf weekend thing with a bunch of co-workers. Wasn't too smart, I'll tell ya. I hurt pretty good for a few days. But my back is back! And, of course, I want to do it all again...

...so I was wanting/needing to find some non-jarring-easy-on-the-freakin-back-but-still-fun activity. EATING! Yeah, that's it! Man, that's tough.

Anyone have any suggestions??

Jeez, I hate to admit this.. but I did go back out to the tennis court Thursday. Went real easy. Still feels good... I said I wouldn't but It's just so damn hard to sit still.

ok.. haven't been here in a while, but I'll quit rantin'.

Do good everybody!

F.P.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:29 am
by TBone
F.P.

Do you have access to an elliptical machine or maybe try walking long distances...like 5 miles? Earlier this summer, I tried rollerblading...it is fairly low impact, but there is the danger of wiping out and then relapsing or worse.

I wouldn't play tennis or golf yet...there is just too much trunk rotation and twisting. I know it's tough, but if you put in the time now, you will be back before you know it. Take it from a multiple-time relapser like me!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:11 pm
by Flyin Pig
:? Yeah, I know better...or should.

I do walk. I like to walk. A 5 mile walk would probably kill me... I've packed on a few extra lbs. The problem with an eliptical machine is it just takes up too much space. I've never been on one, though. Maybe I should hit the Y and give it a try... and then maybe play some rachetball!!
just kiddin.

I've been going to the shooting range with my daughter... thats a blast but there's not a lot of physical activity (sweatin' wise) involved.

Haven't heard from Nancy in a while... Hope she's doin' well.

Pig

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:41 am
by TBone
F.P.

You could start with shorter walks...like 2 miles and then try to build up to 5 miles over time. Walking will also help you to keep the pounds off. That is what I am currently doing. Once I am able to do 5, I will then try the elliptical for 30 minutes. I am trying build back the strength and endurance before I try the dynamic sports like tennis.

This just seems like the best way to return to activity. Gradually introduce the physical challenges a little at a time. Previously, my M.O. was to jump back in with 2 feet only to find out that I was not ready. And, instead of "playing my way into shape", I will be in shape and hopefully perform better.

Anyway, good luck
TBone

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:53 pm
by yannick35
Flyin Pig wrote::? Yeah, I know better...or should.

I do walk. I like to walk. A 5 mile walk would probably kill me... I've packed on a few extra lbs. The problem with an eliptical machine is it just takes up too much space. I've never been on one, though. Maybe I should hit the Y and give it a try... and then maybe play some rachetball!!
just kiddin.

I've been going to the shooting range with my daughter... thats a blast but there's not a lot of physical activity (sweatin' wise) involved.

Haven't heard from Nancy in a while... Hope she's doin' well.

Pig


Hi Flying Pig my turn to try to help out for all your great replies.

Did you even try a bowflex or multistation ? i dont even know what the nature of your injury is or if you can even train on one of theses machines.

If you pack on a couple of pounds of muscles your will turn around your fat burning metabolism.

It has been working great for me before i start the RYB program.

I used to train with moderate weights on my multisation.

I stopped everything now because it is recommended on the RYB program, i still do plenty of walking tough with my GF.

Take care

PostPosted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:47 pm
by Flyin Pig
Hey Everybody!

Ok, it's been roughly 6 months since my injury and I still have to say that this is theeee best thing I've done for myself regarding my physical well being.

Again Dean, and all of you that post here, thank you.

Even when I'd re-strained things back in July, I was pain free in about 2 days because, though still healing, I was in better (all round) shape then I'd been since turning 40.

Walking is great. I've added Hindu Squats and Pushups three times a week to my RYB excercises. And about every 4 weeks I go back to the book and try changing up the routine a bit.

I'm slowly shedding the pounds I'd gained this summer. And I feel that the deeper I breathe, the better focus I have throughout the day.

Hope everyone had a great long weekend, and I'll chat more later.

Pig