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by Jim
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: How Charles Atlas Inspires
Topic: bodyweight revolution
Replies: 3
Views: 3838

Re: bodyweight revolution

You're an inspiration, Henry! Assuming you're retired now, you'll also have time to ride a bike. I use bike riding to supplement jogging and CA exercises. Good luck!
Jim
by Jim
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Atlas Student Experiences
Topic: walking
Replies: 20
Views: 10279

Re: walking

I live in a city and find walking early in the a.m. (6:00) leaves me plenty of peace and quiet. But I keep my walks to about 15 min while I do Atlas exercises. Works great. Increases heart rate. I do lunge walks up a pretty steep hill. Can do it any time of year, even in the rain I've done it. Give ...
by Jim
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: How Charles Atlas Inspires
Topic: Mental Exercise
Replies: 1
Views: 395

Re: Mental Exercise

A lot of this Atlas program is about mental approach -- keeping positive, reviewing those areas one feels a need to put in some extra work on. A great benefit of the program is that there are dozens of exercises to choose from. I occasionally go back, review the course, and think through what I want...
by Jim
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Atlas Student Experiences
Topic: Vegan Challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 825

Re: Vegan Challenge

So a couple week have gone by on this experiement, Henry. How's it going? Anything to report? For myself, I get the value of fruits and veggies, and I'm not a bit meat eater, still I do love a steak now and then. And of course seafood and chicken. I've always leaned toward variety in moderation. I'm...
by Jim
Sat May 20, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: The Green
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: The Green

One of my favorite outdoor activities is to get up early (5:00a.m.) and take a brisk 15' walk and do Atlas exercises along the way, e.g. curls, lunges, and depending on the roads I take I can pass by a bus stop where there's a bench that I stop at to do dips (not as deep as between 2 chairs, but it ...
by Jim
Tue May 16, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: The Stairs
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: The Stairs

Henry, that's great! I once had a doctor a few years ago I saw on the 5th floor and I could take that 2 steps at a time without getting out of breath. I haven't taken on a 15 flight run. There is a football stadium near me and I've done interval runs up and down those concrete steps, and that's abou...
by Jim
Tue May 16, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: Any course collectors out there?
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: Any course collectors out there?

Thank you for your very interesting post, jcurc. I bought a course in May 1968 and loved it, worked out 2x/day faithfully for the 3 month duration. I made some small gains, not what I had dreamed of, but I never felt better. Since that time I have followed Atlas exercises on and off, but I never aga...
by Jim
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: Follow The Course As Written
Replies: 11
Views: 6558

Re: Follow The Course As Written

I agree for most people, most of the time, following the course as written is best. But as a senior I no longer can do the course everyday. I try to do some of it most days and still feel good when doing so. But I go more by feel and energy level than prescribed routine. How about others?
Jim
by Jim
Wed Aug 24, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Atlas Student Experiences
Topic: Diet...changes and challenges?
Replies: 21
Views: 8235

Re: Diet...changes and challenges?

I feel best when I eat "clean" -- no junk -- and though I love sweet stuff I keep it to a minimum. Still, at 76 one of the voices in my head keeps saying, "hey, what the hell, Jim, you've been a good (food) boy all these years, why not have a sweet?" So I eat a cookie or 2 most days. Pastry I keep t...
by Jim
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Atlas Student Experiences
Topic: select atlas exercise for people with bad RA/OA
Replies: 4
Views: 1485

Re: select atlas exercise for people with bad RA/OA

My wife has a problem knee (arthritis) and is very reluctant to do deep knee bends, but I convinced her to try standing sideways to the kitchen counter, partially supporting herself with one are on the counter, then doing one 1/4 knee bend to see how it felt. If it increased her pain the next day th...