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  1. comeback

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    Warning
    A word of caution: as always, before you take up a new form exercise, please talk to your doctor about it first.

    I'm sure everyone has seen this these types of wordings on many things..Personally i can't stand reading it. IMHO it feels very condecending. I'ts rare to read about anyone harming themselves trying to exercise. Most intelligent people know when they are overdoing it.
     
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  2. boramiNYC

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    And doctors don't know that much about exercise themselves. Doctors are illness experts. Doctors are not health experts. No illness doesn't always mean health. Feeling and being strong is health. Our standard of health has sunk pretty low.
     
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  3. Brian72

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    CYA

    In our litigious society disclaimers are important to protect companies from those that don't know when they are overdoing it. Having gone thru a law suit where the injured party was completely at fault, we still lost 250k just to make it go away simply because it would have cost us that much in legal fee. Ambulance chasing is alive and well in 2014.

    This disclaimer is certainly not meant to be personal.
     
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    Possibly more annoying is when you achieve or strive to achieve with a passion where others have not, and the ones that have not give their warnings of caution not to overdo it.
     
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  5. r2473

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    Uh, dude, you're like 63 friggin' years old. Like, ancient. The disclaimer is aimed directly at you. I think you need to heed the disclaimer and stay on the couch before you keel over from a heart attack or something. Leave the exercising to us strong, young bucks.
     
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  6. ollinger

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    My cardiologist friends always remark about how busy they are after a big snowfall early in the winter, with all the heart attacks from snow shoveling, a pretty good example of what would be considered a "new form of exercise" if you haven't shoveled in nearly a year. People don't always give much thought to what they do and exercise brings people to ERs (or cemetaries) more than the OP may realize.
     
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  7. comeback

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    Hi young buck, i usually don't reply to disrespectful comments like these. And i will refrain now again except to say that your post sounds so angry. Where is all that coming from? You will learn young buck, probably much later in life, to respect your elders and possibly learn something from them.
     
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  8. r2473

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    Sorry, just being sarcastic.

    But on a serious note, Ollinger makes a good point. I suspect that it doesn't apply to you specifically, but many people do get injured from even low intensity exercising, especially those that have been sedentary for a while.

    Now, do yourself a favor and stay on the couch old man :)
     
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    Well said Borami. The point of my Disclaimer is not that people shouldn't be careful and obviously check things out if they have a specific problem. But that this generation should be more knowlegable about their health and fitness and know much more about themselves than any doctor who spends 5 minutes with a patient can tell them. We depend on them and prescription drugs way too much.
     
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    ok, i accept your apology. Now let's play sometime. But after i can get up off the couch:)
     
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    Agreed Ollinger, shoveling heavy snow is brutal for out of shape people. But getting out and shoveling just several inches is probably good for most people and we shouldn't have to be reminded by a Disclaimer what we should know by common sense.
     
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  12. r2473

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    OP, How's the Paleo going?

    My 68 year old mother-in-law has been doing this for the last 5 years or so, and its worked very well for her.
     
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    Thanks for asking, Do me a favor and re-ask this question on my Paleo thread. I have a lot more i want to say on paleo.
    http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=476866
     
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  14. movdqa

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    We got a lot of snow in New England and this year didn't bother me as I started ramping up the strength-training this past summer. In general I'm fine aerobically but I could get aches from shoveling in the past.

    One exercise that could help with shoveling is the cross body clean and press. The reverse chop would be another.
     
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