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Guys over 60
6/13/09 2:02 PM
After 6 years of doing Beachbody workouts, I'm still at it! Join the rest of us guys over 60 posting on this thread to stay in shape, or regain it back, and want a place to comment on how different it is to do it at this age than it was in our 20's and 30's.
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RE:Guys over 60
6/16/08 3:21 PM as a reply to Hunki.
I turned 61 in March 2003 and was on my way to couch potato heaven until my wife, Punki bought the program, told me to get off my butt because we were going to win a trip to Hawaii, and we started in June.

Just as a preface, I wasn't always a couch potato, I've played basketball once a week for the past 25 years, skied during the winter, cut grass with a push lawnmower, and usually run up the stairs at work and home.

But the first couple of weeks on the program showed me how much I had lost in strength and stamina. I could hardly do push-ups, and the jumping jacks and run-lunges just wiped me out.

I have been using 8# weights during the Sculpt sessions, and plan on moving up to 10#. Just seems that I'm so busy at work that I don't have time to go shopping for the 10 & 12# ones.

Working is the other issue that competes with the workout time. Punki and I own our business, which has been kinda depressed over the last couple of years, so we have been working alot harder and longer hours than we were 3-4 years ago. She works out in the morning and comes in later, but I go in early and work out after work. This, for me, usually ends up like 6:30 - 7:00pm just to start.

One benefit of getting back into shape with P90 is that we have more energy to deal with the challenges of building our business back up again.
I know that my legs are probably in better shape now than they've been in 20 years. I can hardly wait for skiing season.:0 emoticon emoticon

So, let's hear from that rest of you guys who are out there lurking like I do most of the time.
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RE:Guys over 60
9/9/03 8:43 PM as a reply to Hunki.
Hunki was telling me how disappointed he was that nobody posted to his thread.

I just suspect that there are no other 60+ guys doing Power 90.

So, if you want to, just post to cheer him up.

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RE:Guys over 60
9/16/03 12:49 AM as a reply to Hunki.
Ok, I know that I can't be the only older guy doing P90. So, this will have to be my personal thread until someone joins me.

Even though starting Level 3/4 was a little intimidating to begin with, I've discovered the I can actually get through it without wimping out (well, except for the abs). The push-ups are still a little rough, but I can get through the squats and lunges ok (skiing season is coming soon). emoticon

I find that the most difficult moves for me are the Jumping Jacks and Run/Lunges. I also have to be careful that I position my left leg straight back with my foot straight forward during the punching sequences so that my left knee doesn't "pop" while pushing off it.

It's getting late so off to bed.

Joe

Hunki & Punki's 90 day pix
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9/17/03 6:37 PM as a reply to Hunki.
I just got see you and Punki's pics... and all I gotta say to that is that I hope I look half as good at 60. I'm 47 now and started the program on 9/15 (three days ago).

Here's to you, Hunki... setting a good example for us to follow.

Jim Stanford
Garland, TX

Jim's Journey
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RE:Guys over 60
9/18/03 2:56 AM as a reply to Hunki.
Jim,

Thanks for the compliment and "keep pushing play". Keeping with the program is really the key.

I had to work late last night and didn't have time do my workout so the guilt thing is happening right now. So, I'll just have to push harder this morning while I'm doing my cardio.

Punki and I are leaving on a trip to Alaska today for the weekend, so making the time to do our workouts while travelling is challenging. However, we did a 4 day trip to LA for a wedding last weekend and didn't miss a day. We even got an "extra" cardio workout with all the dancing at the reception. emoticon

Joe

Hunki & Punki's P90 Pix
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RE:Guys over 60
10/2/03 8:24 PM as a reply to Hunki.
Still can't figure out why I'm the oldest guy here! Either that or they just don't frequent the internet. emoticon

Missed workouts on a couple of days last week while we were pushing some projects out the door and found that I just didn't have the energy to workout at 8:00 pm. I know that the rest of the world has to work too, so I wonder if they still have energy after they workout in the evening to head out for some other activity.

I also decided to leave work earlier to miss sitting longer in traffic and get home earlier to do the workout and eat dinner earlier. It seems to give me more time to relax and actually get to sleep earlier because my endorfin (sp?) level takes a while to go down.

To those of you who wander by, please say hello!

Punki, my wife, and I will be taking our 120 day pix on Saturday, so it'll be interesting to see the changes.

Thanks,

Joe
Our 90 day pix
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RE:Guys over 60
10/3/03 9:20 AM as a reply to Hunki.
Hey Kids!

I'm always thrilled to death when I see folks over 60 Pushing Play. Two of our contest winners in Hawaii were over 60 and they had amazing results.

You have proven that age has no bearing on what you can accomplish. The only thing that really matters is your attitude about age. Hunk & Punk, I want to thank you both for showing up and working hard.

Keep up the good work & continue to share your story.

Peace,
Tony H
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RE:Guys over 60
10/3/03 12:36 PM as a reply to Hunki.
That's a huge relief. I thought maybe Tony was made at me for all the times I cursed him under my breath while first trying to do 7-7-7 in Level 1/2. emoticon

OK,Tony, I can certainly see how you would mistake Hunki for a Hunk--he is looking so very buff and sexier these days--but even though Power 90 has taken 10 years off my looks, I am still to old to be a Punk. emoticon It is hard for me to believe, but many of our friends from high school actually have kids your age. emoticon Glad we waited until our 30s.

Yes, I was just tickled pink that my good friend Sassy was selected for the Hawaii trip. She was one of the first people I met when I started Beach Body and I can't tell you how many times I had to tell myself, "Darn it, if Sassy can do it, I can do it!" I can't wait to meet that spunky little lady in real life.

Hunki and I will also be meeting with two other amazing mature Beach Bodies, betvid and ski, for dinner in a few weeks. This website is just sooooo much fun. emoticon emoticon

Cheers, Punki
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RE:Guys over 60
10/3/03 12:39 PM as a reply to Hunki.
Tony,we are planning on seeing you in Hawaii next year. I will be the one in a bikini!! emoticon

Cheers, Punki
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RE:Guys over 60
10/4/03 4:00 PM as a reply to Hunki.
Tony, thanks for dropping by and lending the words of encouragement!
Yesterday was a rush at work and I didn't even catch Punki's mentioning that you had posted on my thread. So she lended subtle encouragement last night when I got home from work at about 7:15 to go ahead and just do the stretch on the Cardio 3/4 if I didn't feel up to doing the whole workout. Well, you make it so much fun and challenging on the tape that I just couldn't stop at the end of the stretch and power yoga! Heck, I even dragged my body through the TH 200 Abs.
However, I did kinda crash after dinner and not make it down to the computer. emoticon

Tony, thanks again for making the whole process of the workout achievable. The timeclock and changing of the physical routines allow me to keep pushing through the various workouts because I know that it will end soon. emoticon

Oh, just remember that Punki isn't 60 yet! emoticon But will be by the time we make it to Hawaii next year! emoticon
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RE:Guys over 60
10/14/03 11:09 PM as a reply to Hunki.
It's been a while since I posted, but I'm still keeping up with the program except for a couple days last week while I was working in Las Vegas and then flew home late and back out the next morning. My ole feet just couldn't stand the thought of doing the "fast feet" cardio moves, but I did stretch out.
Punki and I did finish our 120 days a week ago and we're still seeing improvement. emoticon
Since I'm trying to be in super shape for the start of ski season, I'm doing extra squats and lunges during the Cardio 3/4 workout....cranked out 40 tonight.

Hunki & Punki's pix
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RE:Guys over 60
10/30/03 9:28 PM as a reply to Hunki.
Just about up to day 150 on Saturday when Punki and I will take our day 150 pix.

I'm still doing P90 3/4 workouts. We spent last weekend in Honolulu and worked out all three days before we headed out to the days' activities.

I don't know if anyone else on the boards who fly alot suffer from swollen feet and legs after spending 5-6 hours in the air, but my legs were really sore and cramping while I was trying sleep after we arrived in Hawaii. The soreness disappeared after I worked out the next morning. Maybe support hose is the answer...if motorcycle cops can wear then, can I????? emoticon

The push-ups are still a challenge during the 7-7-7, but I'm way ahead on the squats and lunges (still motivated by the skiing vision).

Meanwhile, I'll keep punching play. emoticon If you stop by, please say hello.

Joe

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11/20/03 6:04 PM as a reply to Hunki.
I'm still pushing play, and coming up on day 180.

So, Punki and I will be posting our pix as soon as we get back from our skiing weekend after Thanksgiving at Whistler in BC. Unfortunately, she stepped off a curb while looking the other way last weekend and sprained her ankle and can't do her P90 workouts so she's bummed out about that and not being about to ski.

I've found that my stamina is getting better, but depends on whether I've had enough carbs for lunch since I workout in the evenings after I get home from work. So, for the next 90 days I'm going to try using the Performance Formula to see if it makes any difference in my energy level during the workout.

One thing that I've noticed improving is the strength in my feet. Before I started P90, my feet would hurt like crazy the day after I played basketball with my old guy's group. Now, I can run the court and not suffer the next day. emoticon

Gotta go work out!

Later,

Joe

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RE:Guys over 60
12/6/03 1:41 AM as a reply to Hunki.
Wow! Best start to skiing season that I've had in a long time.

Just returned from 6 days of skiing at Whistler-Blackcomb in British Columbia, and my legs and thighs are in the best shape that I can ever remember. Other than some pain in my calves from all of the ski boot action, which only lasted a couple days, my body held up exceptionally well for an "old guy". emoticon We skied at least 4-5 hours/day except for one day.

In spite of eating like a horse, I lost 2 pounds during the trip.

Now I have to get back on schedule with the workouts. I've noticed that my abs are feeling a little loose. emoticon
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RE:Guys over 60
12/10/03 5:50 PM as a reply to Hunki.
Just after returning from skiing, Punki & I flew to Las Vegas for an industry meeting with a formal dinner and dance. So, we couldn't fit in any workouts while we were there.
Then, we had a 7:00 am flight out on Monday morning back to Seattle where we worked all day and ended up too beat to workout. Same on Tuesday, now we have a holiday party to attend tonight.
Good news! I've lost another 2 lbs, but I know that the next Abs workout is going to really hit me!
Anyway, we were the hit of the dance! emoticon
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RE:Guys over 60
12/20/03 9:46 AM as a reply to Hunki.
After suffering a set back last week by jumping back into the Sculpt 3/4 after two weeks off, and then getting a muscle strain in my back, I decided to gently move my body back into shape by doing level 1/2 for a couple of days until I feel like my muscle groups remember what P90 is all about.

I can't believe how fast my shoulders and arms were losing mass and tone. Push-ups are a struggle again. However, the weight is staying the same.

Anyway, I'm back on track! Have to go hang Christmas decorations since this is the first weekend at home in over a month.
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12/24/03 5:41 AM as a reply to Hunki.
In spite of still having to do some more Christmas shopping, I left work early yesterday so that I could get home and do my first round of Cardio in about 3 weeks. I chickened out and just did level 1/2 just so that I didn't strain anything.
Sailed right through the moves without any surprises, except that the Power Yoga seemed easier than it should have.
It felt good to get back into the schedule.

Happy Holidays!
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RE:Guys over 60
1/5/04 8:28 PM as a reply to Hunki.
After sluffing off during the holidays, I'm back on track with level 1/2 at the top level with extra lunges, squats and abs. I had tried to start back with 3/4 Sculpt and found that my muscles cried "Foul".

I made a dr's appt today to check out some lower back pain that had started during the last couple of months of working out. Determined that it is a disk problem. So, I need to discover how to sit with my pelvis in a neutral position.

I also had a burning sensation in my right calf when doing the cross arm/knee lifts during Cardio. Apparently this is also associated with the disk problem, so I just won't lift my knee so much. emoticon

Hopefully, after another week at level 1/2, I'll kick it back up to 3/4 so I can get back to the same level that I was at in November.
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RE:Guys over 60
1/9/04 9:16 AM as a reply to Hunki.
I had been enjoying reading about your P90 adventures and I was disappointed to hear about your back problems. I'm in my late twenties but I can relate to a lot of the things that you talked about like your legs swelling when you fly. I have circulation problems and my legs ache when I sit too long. I wish you a speedy recovery. I'm sure there has to be other men doing P90 that are about your age but I think you are intimidating them (ha-ha) You are talking about skiing and dancing when a lot of people are too afraid to try something like skiing (me included) Hang in there and I wish you the best.

Bre'
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