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Joe S. Healthy Living Professional

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Rapids, MI based fitness coach, writer/blogger, presenter, pragmatist & all around good guy. Creator of "This Workout Doesn't Suck" and training adviser to Men's Fitness magazine.
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Nov 11 2010 by Droberts

Hi Joe,

 

I won the Medium Tall Division of the 1985 Collegiate Mr. America at 218lbs of dense Natural Muscle retired there after to pursue my career:) 

http://musclememory.com/show.php?c=Collegiate+Mr+America+-+AAU&y=1985

 I just finished running the ING NYC Marathon with a lot of muscle 

http://sports.yahoo.com/top/news?slug=ap-nycmarathon-newyorkfinishers # 33992 - Derrick Roberts 

 
Sep 22 2009 by andy007

hey thanks man...

actually I am doing engineering in IT...

But stamina is about what should healthy man actually have?

And I prefer exercise at home..

I have dumbels of 4 or 5kgs..

and chest expander spring for chest and stretching..

now tell me, wat is ur preference?

 

 
Sep 19 2009 by andy007

hey joe, how r u?

I am 19 and wanna start exercise for improving my stamina.

Could u help me plz?

 
Apr 26 2008 by Jean H.
Alright Joe, so I might be a 79 Buick, but I do not intend to morf into a Ferrari, believe me. That is not my intention. ;) Being well toned and healthy is my goal, and to do and finish the walkathons.  I don't think that is too much for my body to aspire too.  All blood work came back normal, but the blood sugar was still over average, so I am told by losing the weight, that will take care of it self.  So, that is my problem, losing the weight.  I have a younger friend (25 years old) who ran the triathelon last year here in Egg Harbor Wisconsin.  After the race, I asked her if she lost any weight. She said no.  And of course she is much better toned than I, and she is committed to daily runs to increase her stamina for these gruelling tests.  So, I might be at the end of the spectrum of age, but she is somewhat at the beginning.  And she is having the same problem.  I do not intend to be the Granny lady sitting in the rocking chair, I want to put on my running tights and shoes, and hit the road til I die.  I wish many more women my age would adopt the same idea, but hopefully as younger women learn about nutrition and exercise, they will take that to thier limits and to the end of thier days also.  
 
Apr 10 2008 by Jean H.
I think I mentioned this before. Blood sugar and cholesterol at my age must be dealt with.   That is why I really started to exercise seriously 2 years ago.  Did I mention I swam 25000 laps at the Y, in 12 months. After that, I started doing the weight machines, leg press 210lbs, arm press and inner and outer thigh machine.  Toned me up pretty good, yup, looked a little smaller.  Then I stopped bread and butter. That brought my middle belly down, now the walking 2 miles a day has brought me rear end firmly up and my back of my legs up to the back of my hips, don't jiggle anymore either.   So, I know I am losing inches. But, the health insurance company says my bmi is still too high.  So, age 64 with the bmi of a 30 year old, is too high.  Not good.  I want to bring my blood sugar down, and my cholesterol, and start to run again.  Oh, no marathon like the Chicago one I did 20 years ago, but casual running for health and well being.  Is it too late for me to get really back in shape?? I know I got to lose this weight to show better blood sugar scores and cholesterol.  Got any suggestions?? You have been very helpful, but have you had experience with old ladies??  I mean professional advice of course.  ;)  I really am looking for sincere answers, I am serious about this.  A younger woman of 30 is a marathon runner, she also is having problems losing weight to get faster results from her running.  So, I know these issues are not just mine.  
 
Apr 05 2008 by Jean H.
I AM GETTING MUCH TONED, IF I DRINK TONS OF WATER I WILL LOOK 10 LBS SLIMMER, BUT I STILL WON'T WEIGH LESS. ???? WALKING 2 MILES A DAY FIRMS UP THE BACK END OF MY BODY QUITE NICELY, NOTHING JIGGLES ANY MORE WHEN I WALK :) BUT HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A BODY BUILDER RUN A MARATHON?? BODY  BUILDERS LOOK GREAT BUT IN THE LONG RUN WILL THEY MAKE IT? JOE, YOUR A BODYBUILDER, CAN YOU HELP THIS 64 YEAR OLD WOMAN?
 
Apr 05 2008 by Jean H.
I WANTED TO LOSE WEIGHT SO MY BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD SUGAR GOES DOWN TO A BETTER LEVEL. THE INSURANCE COMPANY SAYS I AM OVERWEIGHT, AND MY BMI IS NOT GOOD FROM WHAT THEIR STANDARDS SAY. I MAY LOOK GOOD, AND MY PANTS ARE GETTING SMALLER, MY BRA DOESN'T FIT PROPERLY ANYMORE, PEOPLE TELL ME  I LOOK LIKE I LOST WEIGHT, BUT I HAVN'T. SO, IS THE INSURANCE COMPANIES STANDARD WRONG? DON'T FORGET, I AM 64 YEARS OLD, YES I DO WORK OUT 190 LEG PRESS, 50 LB CHEST PULLS, INNER THIGH AND OUTER THIGH MACHINES.  ALL THESE MAKE ME FEEL REALLY GOOD, BUT I MUST TELL YOU I AM A CAREGIVER TO A PARKINSON'S HUSBAND.  IS IT STRESS THAT IS HOLDING THIS WEIGHT DUE TO THE CORTISOL CONCEPT??  QUESTION? DOES YOGA RAISE YOUR HEART RATE??  
 
Feb 07 2008 by Angie Schumacher

Hey Joe!

Yea, this seems like a great place..thanks for blogging about it! I'm slow to get started here...Im so busy! I tried finding you here to add you, but had no luck, so glad you found me!

Later!

Angie 

 
Jan 15 2008 by Kristen D.

Hey Joe! Thanks for accepting me as a friend!

The reasons my weight loss was such a major accomplishment for me was 1.) for my health-I was nearly 200 pounds when I started trying to lose weight, and my body was feeling the effects. I was constantly tired and sluggish. 2.) confidence-I knew I was beautiful, but there's always that extra dose of confidence you get every time you get to buy a new piece of clothing for your warddrobe, especially if it's a size smaller than you're used to. 3) energy-getting outdoors and doing more intense activities like hiking and biking became much easier, and as a result I am much more likely to take part in them now. 

 
Jan 14 2008 by Joe S.

Did You Ever Notice...

… when you play a Tae Bo video in slow-motion, it becomes Tai Chi?

… there are “gym rats” who can’t balance their checkbook, yet they can quickly add in increments of 2.5, 5, 10, 25 and 45?

… “cardio queens” won’t touch a barbell/dumbbell for fear of getting bulky, but as soon as you call it a “body bar” or “hand weight” and cover it with foam, they’ll fight over who gets the heaviest ones?

… runners will run for exercise, but they’ll seldom do exercises to help them run well?