Living With A Stent Since 2010, And Still Training (Carefully)

Living With A Stent Since 2010, And Still Training (Carefully)

Living With A Stent Graft Welcome! Hi! My goal is to provide you with the resources to you need to get your life back on track. There are lots of helpful people out there, so don't despair. Start talking to fellow travelers on the road to happiness, in spite of everything. One of the best places to start is Facebook, believe it or not. kev I expect you're here because you're living with a stent of some ... Read more

Master The Art Of Aging – Stent Or No Stent!

Master The Art Of Aging - Stent Or No Stent!

The Art Of Aging! Aging comes with certain challenges! It takes a little courage! Which I know you have! Just read the story of Bob Scott! “Scott had chest pain during a bike ride a decade ago, and did what any triathlete would do. He rode his bike to his doctor’s office. After an examination, his suspicions of cardiac disease confirmed, the doctor wanted Scott to head to the hospital for a cardiac cath. ... Read more

A Disease Treatment Metaphor For The Heel Pain That Doctors Call Plantar Fasciitis

A Disease Treatment Metaphor For The Heel Pain That Doctors Call Plantar Fasciitis

A Disease Treatment Metaphor Looking for answers in the wrong place? You'll get the wrong treatment! The power of stories: People tell me from time-to-time that they were told not to exercise with a heart stent. They ask me what I think. I just send them to the story of Bob Scott (above). Metaphor: A thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else. There are several conditions that I ... Read more

As You Prepare For Aging Learn Some Essential Aging Body Movement Tricks

As You Prepare For Aging Learn Some Essential Aging Body Movement Tricks

Aging Body Movement Tricks?  If you want to keep moving into your later years, think about it. I find the process fascinating, if not somewhat challenging. There seems to be something to deal with every few months, now I'm in my mid-70s. For instance, I've noticed some pretty prominent floaters in my right eye over the last six weeks. I can flick them out of the way, but they quickly return to impair my ... Read more

Aging and Interval Training

Aging and Interval Training

Is interval training safe for me? Aging and interval training! Thoughts! I was chatting with an older athlete, a runner, the other day. He was overcoming a health crisis. The usual questions came up about safe training. He specifically wanted to know whether it was OK for him to do interval training. The only person who can really answer this question is him. It comes down to benefit-risk ... Read more

ITBS And Plantar Fasciitis – Really?

ITBS And Plantar Fasciitis - Really?

ITBS And Plantar Fasciitis? I don't believe it! Proprioception will alter pain because the brain will recognize certain body positions as indicating danger, and others as being safe. 
– Todd Hargrove, Guide to Better Movement 
It was a long time ago, in a previous life. Before I found my abdominal aortic aneurysm in 2010. Was it 2007 or 2008? I forget. I wasn't blogging in those days, so I have no written ... Read more

Exercise To Prepare For Aging Not Important – Think Again!

Exercise To Prepare For Aging Not Important - Think Again!

Exercise To Prepare For Aging For more information on the amazing guy, Robert Marchand, in the image above, follow this link to Bicycling. This guy took exercise to prepare for aging, seriously. He didn't even know he was preparing for aging, but he was! True story: The 69-year old Ironman-distance triathlete slips and falls on icy steps in the winter. He lands square on his right hip and bounces. Yes! ... Read more

The Three Triathlon Success Keys

The Three Triathlon Success Keys

Three Triathlon Success Keys (1) Learn How to Balance in the Water Achieve balance in the water. If you don't you'll be fighting the water, and fighting for air, the whole time. Not efficient, not fun. How? Study total immersion swimming. (2) Get a Bike That Fits Have bike fit by a skilled expert. How? Find a great bike-fit lab, as I did at BiCycle Lab. If you don't you'll be in pain, A LOT OF ... Read more

Pronating On Purpose To Share The Anaerobic Load

Pronating On Purpose To Share The Anaerobic Load

Progressive Popliteal Artery Occlusion It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change. – Charles Darwin (attributed to!) Pronating on purpose in response to progressive right popliteal artery occlusion. It's worth a try, don't you think? This blockage sure is messing with my run. Claudication occurs in response to ... Read more

Incorporate Elliptical Trainer Sessions Into Your Vascular Disease Training

Incorporate Elliptical Trainer Sessions Into Your Vascular Disease Training

Incorporating Elliptical Trainer Aortic disease requires a wise approach to training. Incorporating elliptical trainer sessions into my 'save my aorta' training has the advantage of Zero impact Minimal hip flexion, with is good for the stability of my iliac artery stent grafts Can do a whole-body workout Progress is easily measured Can provide a solid core strengthening aspect My job is to ... Read more

Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.