It's a lubricant that they inject into the joint. I think it has a bit of anti-inflammatory something in it, but it's mostly just lubricant. Getting the injection hurts like hell, but it only takes a few moments. I had my first one last May and by September it had worn off. However, the second one I got in September is still working. I'm told that the average is 6-12 months.
I've got to call my insurance provider and see about what happens when I'm ready for another one. I'm afraid that they may not pay for another one. We'll see.
Danced with a gent who is 6'8", he realized by the 3rd measure, I knew what I was doing, and well, my strides got really longggggggggggg. Great dancer, but gezzzzz, the old heart rate was right up there, more than a Zumba session. Lol.
Did the la luz trail run yesterday. Timed competitive event starting at the base of the Sandia mountains in Albuquerque start at 6210 feet finish at 10,300 feet. Over 4000 feet of climb in 9.2 miles, including large section running over loose rocks and boulders. Cardio butt kicker consistently ranks among hardest trail runs in the US. Took just a bit over 3 hrs. Tired today !!!!
Caught onto a great Zumba leader and an amazing Yoga instructor at big box gym near fwy. Because the nearest gym to me closed for a complete renovation.
I have not been that sore in a long long time. But it was a good "sore"
1. Indicate exercise/diet goal Practice for at least an hour 4x a week. Go to the gym for an hour 3x a week. 2. Share plan of action to obtain goal I've been doing this for 2 weeks now, but I'm coming to a plateau where my motivation is failing. Somedays I just don't want to go to the gym and see Darla (that's what I have named the stair stepper) or I don't have the discipline to stay and practice rumba walks for an hour. 3. Update on progress daily (or whenever I have the opportunity to check in) My goal is to check in once a week, so hopefully you can keep me honest about my progress, and if anyone has any motivational quotes or videos they'd like to share...I would greatly appreciate that
I hit a plateau for 5 months. Added practicing more than just one dance, but my limit was to 30 minutes for 4 dances, after Zumba, yoga or walking 6,000 steps. It didn't allow me to mess up because I had limited time. Sometime I broke up my walking with breaking into choreography then walk again. Change up the stair stepper, so you ambush your body at least every once in awhile. Motivation can waiver, that is human nature. Know what the end game is, better posture? Better balance? Stronger bones? Peace in the body rather than stress related muscle tension, stamina,,,,knowing that helps to maintain your course. We've all been there. Good luck.
If you are going to the gym and just using a stair master that gets boring. You need to mix in some interval training. Use rowing as cardio for a total body workout as opposed to stair master which is legs only
Jacobs ladders are good ,stair masters are easy to plateau on
It would be nice if time at the gym were pleasant itself but I only go to improve my fitness for dance. While I do an exercise I hold in my mind what that is for: core strength and core coordination for balance, poise, and power; planks to actually hold upright posture for 90 seconds; butt, leg, and foot strength for softening foxtrot strides, explosive tango strides, and holding 3 at maximum waltz rise while our teacher searches the ends of the universe for the sweet relief of the word "and" so we can lower. The exercises I enjoy for themselves are swimming, foam roller and stretching. I know stretching will help prevent injury and maintain flexibility. And I know the swimming helps keep weight down and stamina up but I just enjoy moving thru the water.
I do not spend much time on the stair climber, treadmill, stationary bikes or elliptical, only enough to warm up. Base cardio I'd rather get from dance. There's ample social dance here that is as calorie-burning as machines and far more fun, and with better music than a zumba class.