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by ittiandro
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Cardio Training
Topic: Effects of betablockers on physical performance
Replies: 0
Views: 6944

Effects of betablockers on physical performance

I am 77, I train regularly and run outdoor 5 km three times a week and I go to the gym in winter. Last week I had for the 1st time an episode of atrial fibrillation while at rest at home and the cardiologist at the E.R. put me on medication ( Metaprolol, betablocker), while suggesting to continue tr...
by ittiandro
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Cardio Training
Topic: Is cardio training general or sport-specific?
Replies: 9
Views: 9756

Re: Is cardio training general or sport-specific?

Hi I am revisiting this thread I started sometime ago, to see if there are other comments. I have now completely replaced the elliptical machine, which had become a bit boring.., with swimming since February 2016 . With the summer, I have also resumed bicycling and windsurfing. In addition, I recent...
by ittiandro
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: Weight Loss/Fat Loss
Topic: Why it takes so long to lose weight at 74?
Replies: 3
Views: 3622

Re: Why it takes so long to lose weight at 74?

Is it possible that one of the medications you are taking is having a counterproductive effect? As some medications can contribute to weight gain. WHEN I STARTED THE MEDICATION ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO (AVALIDE 150-12.5 MG AND AND SIMVASTATIN 40 MG), BLOOD PRESSURE WAS PRE-HYPERTENSION AT 140/85 AND CHOL...
by ittiandro
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Weight Loss/Fat Loss
Topic: Why it takes so long to lose weight at 74?
Replies: 3
Views: 3622

Why it takes so long to lose weight at 74?

Hi! I AM A 74 YRS OLD MAN, 175 CM TALL AND WEIGHT IS 85 KG, ( A FAR CRY FROM THE 67 KG OF TWENTIES!) I AM VERY ACTIVE, ( WINDSURFING, SWIMMING, BYCICLING , ELLIPTICAL CROSS-TRAINER) AND I WATCH DIET: I DON’T OVEREAT AND I EAT MOSTLY CEREALS, OATMEALS, FRUITS, LIGHT MEAT, FISH , EGGS, TOFU, VEGETABLE...
by ittiandro
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Cardio Training
Topic: Is cardio training general or sport-specific?
Replies: 9
Views: 9756

Re: Is cardio training general or sport-specific?

Thanks for your interesting observations. Definitely our physiology is very complex and it is not always possible to entirely grasp the functioning of our body processes. I’d like to believe though, that all the time and effort I put into keeping fit is not wasted…For one thing, I feel much much bet...
by ittiandro
Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: Cardio Training
Topic: Is cardio training general or sport-specific?
Replies: 9
Views: 9756

Re: Is cardio training general or sport-specific?

Hi Ittiandro, good to talk to you. The answer almost certainly is yes and in relation to the two different things you were doing the elliptical uses the muscles completely differently to swimming. Elliptical load bears on the lower body, but swimming utilises resistance from the water, therefore it...
by ittiandro
Tue Feb 02, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Cardio Training
Topic: Is cardio training general or sport-specific?
Replies: 9
Views: 9756

Is cardio training general or sport-specific?

I am 74, in excellent health and I consider myself physically fit for age because I have a healthy life-style, I exercise regularly ( elliptical machine) and I practice a few sports like cross country skiing ,windsurfing, kayaking and bicycling, depending on the season. Lately, I decided to take up ...
by ittiandro
Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Over 50's
Topic: Does Watts expenditure correlate to fitness level
Replies: 2
Views: 6191

Does Watts expenditure correlate to fitness level

I am 73, , and I train on an elliptical machine. I have been training ( in and out!) for many years. I do windsurfing and cycling. Overall I am in a very good shape and I am very comfortable in going over the age-chart limits, even though I don't overdo it and I am very cautious. I restarted trainin...