Ridiculously Good Looking
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Gold Coast
Location: Gold Coast
Years Riding: No F'in Idea
How you found us: 4 & 6
Lost About 10lbs of Tummy in 1 Month
Well, as some of you know, I have a bad lower back containing (3) herniated discs - L4, L5 and S1 - I have been to PT, Acupuncture, Deep Tissue Massage and many a Chiro - Nothing has worked - I have been undergoing Epidurals about every 4-6 months where they inject a mild steroid into the discs to help them strengthen and even out (Picture a jelly Donut with all the jelly crammed to one side and the other is just thin as can be) - The Epis are helping but will never get the Discs back to normal - Last year my Doc told me to "stop running or stop walking" - Well, for a old fuck like myself who ran about 4 times a week for exercise and stress relief, this sucked - Not too mention weight gain and fatigue - Fast Foreword to present day - I now do Core Power Yoga in a room heated to 103 degrees, 4 times a week and am in the best shape I have been in since my early 20s, pre Coke Addiction
Now, I know what you think - GA-HAY!!! - Well, certain types of Yoga are not for me - You can keep all the chanting and "flow based" types as they just do not bode well with my personality - Core Power Yoga on the other hand is a different type of Yoga - Rather than flowing (if I may) from one pose to the next, you get into a pose and stretch further and further AND then they mix in a hard core ab workout - it is not "Bikram" Yoga but rather the concept of with a Modern twist.
Where are the ramblings of this old hipster going? - Well, I'm glad you asked - My Back is becoming stronger, my abs are becoming stronger hence relieving some of the stress on the lower back and the fatigue is gone - This has helped me TREMENDOUSLY and my over all well being is back in tact - Throw in dropping at least 10lbs of fat and toning every muscle in my body and it just works for me
So, if any of you "New Years Reso" types are struggling to find something to help get ya back into shape, consider this as it has helped me tons - Stronger Core with a better sense of balance will definitely be a bonus for the 2010 Riding/Racing Season
Sidebar, the classes are 90% women who are bendy as hell and barely dressed - SOOOOO tough hiding a boner in class
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming WOW, what a RIDE !!"