How Old Are You?

How it feels to follow the principals of "Dynamic-Tension®"
Prior Aelred
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Re: How Old Are You?

Post by Prior Aelred » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:47 pm

I am 58 years old & have been doing the Charles Atlas Fitness Course for about eight months. Since I am in a monastery, my time is greatly restricted & most of my work is done in morning & evening sessions (although I still like to do Lesson One every day at midday & throw in some chin-ups). I've lost about 30# AND built up muscle mass (especially in my arms & shoulders).
My totals for the basics are 350 push-ups, 300 crunches & 200 squats. I've don't do sit-ups & leg lifts because everyone these days seems to think that they are bad for the lower back. I do a squat that is not from the basic course, but that Charles Atlas demonstrated in the article he did for Physical Culture Magazine in February 1936 -- lie flat & bring the shoulder & hips off the floor simultaneously (& don't let the head or feet touch the floor). It seems to work for me.
Since we have common meals, diet is an ongoing problem (but usually I can skip "useless carbs").
It feels good!

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Re: How Old Are You?

Post by geosta » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:17 am

Thank you Bridge, it's from a book called "The science of getting rich" and despite its title, it is more like a life guide rather than a business plan.
It also shares many principles with Charles Atlas philosophy, like the ones about the power of will, the visualization of the target result, never work at cross-purposes, how the the subconscious mind works etc.

It is now in public domain and you can find it and download it for free.
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than you take from him in cash value;
then you are adding to the life of the
world
by every business transaction"

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Henry Marczak
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Re: How Old Are You?

Post by Henry Marczak » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:36 pm

Prior Aelred wrote: I've don't do sit-ups & leg lifts because everyone these days seems to think that they are bad for the lower back.
I will be 58 this November. When doing sit-ups or leg raises over head, don't jerk the body, some people seem to flail themselves back and forth and this could be where some get injured. Use control and good form and you will be OK, also when bringing the head to the knee's don't bend the spine, keep straight and and move from the hips. Most times when I do the leg raise, I have my arms over head straight out, then bring the legs up and over till they touch the hands, this could be a bit more advanced than the hands at the sides or under the butt, but a good variation. Sometimes I do sit-ups and only come up 45 degrees, this keeps tension on the abs more.
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Re: How Old Are You?

Post by emfermi » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:57 am

I am 30 years old and have being doing DT since I was 28. DT is the only fitness program I have ever followed because it is apparatus-free and because it works like a dream, besides giving me so much go for the day. As long as I exercise, I feel great. Get a bit on the lazy side, I feel like dragging al day long. And when I get that feeling, it´s time to change something in my routine!!!

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Re: How Old Are You?

Post by The Modern Sandow » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:33 pm

Hi,
New to the group.
i'm 38 going on 18 (feels good to feel younger then you are) :D I am following a combination of the writings of Eugen Sandow and George Hackenschmidt and am planning on purchasing a copy of the Atlas course to expand my exercise options.

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Re: How Old Are You?

Post by taipei5200 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:22 am

Me, I'm 68 years old..Just started the course and in 10 days I'm amazed at the difference in my chest area..Sleeping good too!

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Re: How Old Are You?

Post by Vitaman » Fri May 27, 2016 8:48 pm

i am 52 ...Have experiemented with alot of different excercises since a life threatening asthma hospital stay..the charles atlas course is great, efficient, etc. So at 52 i feel off to a great start.

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Re: How Old Are You?

Post by Vitaman » Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:02 pm

last one didnt post...i am 52 , glad i found my way to the Atlas system....it's great, wish i
did it when i was a kid reading comics...ahh those ads.
Do Not Regret Growing Older. It is a Privilege Denied to Many.

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Re: How Old Are You?

Post by Henry Marczak » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:50 pm

Time marches on, I'll be 64 November 2016.
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Re: How Old Are You?

Post by Vitaman » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:52 pm

Wow...seems alot of the students are older than me. Hope to see some of the younger guys hop on board and experience this. People are bombarded with so much even in the fitness and nutrition areas, again tried and true wins the race.
Do Not Regret Growing Older. It is a Privilege Denied to Many.

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