I get the same thing off and on. I recently came to the conclusion it comes from a postural bad habit.
Do you lean on the left armrest more than the other one ? When we lean like that, we usually allow our shoulder to rise. The muscles then get stretched and weakened, and more susceptible to injury. Over time, it happens.
Try flexing your shoulder down when possible, to get better circulation to those strained muscles. And try not to lean on arm rests anymore. You can weaken muscles on both sides.
Try to sit upright, balanced, with no lean in any direction, shoulders relaxed and DOWN, not elevated. Perhaps lean back a touch, from the front edge of your chair, NOT against the chair back, so you feel just a touch of tension in your abs.View Thread
Some people like hammering others self-confidence.
Focus and do your best, where ever that is. If not up to your own standards, work on it. That's how we all improve.
Over-inflated ego ? No. More on the fragile side. 45 years as an amateur athlete, 35 of interest in exercise physiology. 60 being a slim athlete rejected out of hand based on appearance. Its not fun. The fun part of being picked last is when you turn out to be the difference maker, show total dedication and tireless effort, and your team wins and your contribution is integral to it. And hearing, "Thanks, great game". Great to hear it week after week.
Seven years researching heart disease and exercise rehabilitation, and experimenting on myself. Tells me I know a lot more than a whole lot of people. Mainly the ones who have not done it.
Boot camps typically push people too hard, and over do things based on the unfortunate rhyme of No pain, No gain.
Even muscle burn is an indication of a step too far. Would pouring acid in you arteries be a good thing ? Well muscle burn is similar, and unnecessary. It won't kill you today or tomorrow, but its not doing anything beneficial for your blood vessels, and may be doing them some harm long term.
Eat healthy, do well managed cardio with warmup, increase you lifts by 5% every three weeks, and you can quadruple your strength in two years, and never get tired.
Success breeds confidence. My doctor was almost willing to put money on it 7 years ago that I would be dead in 2. I am sure he also would have bet against me playing 16 hours of volleyball in a week at any time. he would have lost both bets.
I know what I know. Based on facts, good research, and good science.
Be around positive people. Someone is negative, ask what the hell is wrong with them. Don't let them get away with it. Maybe they are having a bad day caused by someone else, and they could use some support.
If the muscle used in a skill have atrophied and weakened, and lack coordination from disuse, what is left is memory of the skill, and confidence that you can do it again. You can "learn" it again faster. By regaining strength and coordination and getting the muscles to do what you want them to do.View Thread
Use a heart rate monitor, and never get out of breath, which indicates your HEART is tired. Its the last place you need lactic acid burn. Something about irritating arteries, and eventual blockage development.
Even light exercise help reduce inflammation from myokines released by active skeletal muscles. Any really hard workout takes from 3 to 5 days for full recovery. Light exercise cuts that time.
Learn about cardiac drift, and use it to just lightly stress your heart. With this kind of training, I can do sports at heart rates that are not thought impossible at my age, and not even be fatigued.
My max heart rate today playing volleyball was 170. Supposedly my max heart rate should be 80% of 220 minus my age. That would be 128. I love being fit. It was very cool last summer to play full court basketball with my heart rate at about 180 for 30 minutes, with people half my age.
I had hernia surgery two months before. Six years before that I had heart bypass surgery.
Don't let just walking be your goal. I'll only walk when I am old. My Mother only walks. She's 91.
Find an activity you enjoy that gets you moving. That's the key.View Thread
Spencer statement that a skill once learned is never lost is dumb. Many skills depend on muscle memory, strength, and reaction times, which can all fade from disuse. Regain a skill by going through the learning process and practice all over again. Patience and humility will allow you to grow as competent or better than before.
To attract others, be confident, be helpful, be positive. You can't have confidence backed by ... not much. Perhaps pick a challenging new skill, and devote adequate practice time to it. Stay with it and truly grow in competence.
I have done rehab and recovery from massive heart disease, and learned pretty much the entire mechanism of how it works, how to prevent it, and foods that help block or reduce it. All from real research. I love helping others understand what they may have, what to tell or ask their doctors, and explaining why I do everything I do for my health. I am in excellent health. The past six days, I rowed 4 1/2 miles, played 2 hours of volleyball, played 6 hours of volleyball, played 4 hours of volleyball, took a day off and only walked a mile and a half, then today played 2 more hours of volleyball in addition to another 1 and 1/2 mile walk. Not bad for 60.
People at work see my consistent healthy eating habits, and eventually approach me and ask how and why I can tolerate such a consistent and very healthy diet. With no exceptions, every person who has engaged me in conversation on this has altered their eating habits gets more exercise. Many have told me how much better they feel.
At volleyball, despite being the oldest on the court, I work hard to improve and be a valued addition to almost any team. Even if the weak link, I go after and am successful with many defensive plays you may rarely see others attempt. I love to compete. New players get the idea to TRY, and to do their best. Its not about being great, just do what you can to be helpful. Sometimes it helps the most to say nothing, but be a model of how you hope others will try to play.
Rowing I show others how to be more efficient, and be faster using less energy. Everyone loves to improve. Help yourself, help others. With anything. Being appreciated is fantastic. Take yourself there.View Thread