Feldenkrais And Continuum Training Taught FitOldDog To Listen To His Toes But Are Triathletes Heeding Mark Sisson?

Hi folks! Good to still be here on Planet Earth, though I would like to visit the space station! When it comes to putting things in perspective, read The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson, then study a bit of Biochemistry, and you'll understand why America has been fooled into obesity by the low fat diet craze. FitOldDog is finding Paleo thinking (not a strict Paleolithic diet - that's impossible - the stone ... Read more

Why Does FitOldDog Have A Dance Teacher For Ironman Training When He Rarely Dances?

  Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by! The goal of our program of safe exercise for better health, which is designed to stave off the ravages of aging, is to learn from the wisdom of other people, much of which they gained by trying new things or learning from their mistakes, and adapting their lives accordingly. I've sure made plenty of errors in my life, most of which turned out to be valuable lessons ... Read more

Clap Your Way To Body Awareness For Improved Exercise And Health

  Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by! Funny how you can learn about optimal body movement at the oddest of times, if you are interested in the issue. We attended an Opera in Rome the other day, as a special treat, and you can see from the adjacent picture that I didn't really fit in too well with respect to my chosen attire. But I sure enjoyed the show, Il Naso, about someone who lost their nose, or ... Read more

Thoughts On Body Awareness As A VideoBlog Post By FitOldDog, Willbe And Scooter

  Hi folks! Thanks for stopping by! Today I decided to provide my blog post as a short video, with the help of Scooter and Willbe, our lovely dogs. I chose the subject of body awareness because it is so critical for your health, and increasingly so as you age. Furthermore, it is the first step one should take in a program of safe exercise for better health. Here it is: -k @FitOldDog PS I'm glad ... Read more

Optimizing Biomechanics: Video Showing You How To Get Out Of A Chair Without Straining Your Back

  Hi folks! Thanks for coming by! Here is a short movie that was fun to make, and my dogs helped too. It takes 10 to 20 seconds to load, as the link is via the Viddler site, which provides good visual resolution. This is a free introductory video, designed to wet your appetite for our upcoming video series on Body Awareness, the first of which, Posture, is available in our video store. You think ... Read more

Why Is FitOldDog Competing In The Lake Placid Ironman Again With His Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft?

  Hi folks, You might think that after going through abdominal aortic surgery that your days as an athlete, especially an older Ironman competitor, would be over. Benjamin Carey of Heartosaurus fame demonstrated in his great book, 'Barefoot in November, that this is not the case for thoracic aortic aneurysm surgery in a younger person. So, as FitOldDog, I'm pushing the boundaries for abdominal aortic ... Read more

Your MInd Is Your Most Important Raw Material And Tool As An Endurance Athlete And You Get To Choose

  "Psychiatric diagnoses, in this view, are in the minds of observers and are not valid summaries of characteristics displayed by the observed."  Extracted from 'In Being Sane In Insane Places' by David L. Rosenhan "Kevin, you must be crazy doing this Ironman stuff at your age - silence - maybe I should work out more?" By lots of people in FitOldDog's daily life. Hi folks, The thing about Ironman ... Read more

A Trip Down Evolutionary Lane With FitOldDog’s Walk-Run Trail Workout For Fun Exercise

A Trip Down Evolutionary Lane With FitOldDog's Walk-Run Trail Workout For Fun Exercise

In order to make your mind and body happy, you need to exercise, and the only way to really make this work is to invent fun exercise for yourself; you know what you enjoy. When I talk to people about exercise motivation, especially if they are obviously out of shape and stressed, which usually occurs when we're raising kids whilst simultaneously trying to build a career, they react. This reaction is usually one that ... 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.