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by Prior Aelred
Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: How Charles Atlas Inspires
Topic: 95 and going strong
Replies: 7
Views: 10799

Re: 95 and going strong

Well, genetics helps! But the basis is diet, exercise & rest. Most Americans don't eat right, don't exercise & don't get enough sleep. It all adds up!Charles Atlas is about being fit & healthy. If you do the course, it really works!
by Prior Aelred
Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: Dynamic Tension ReBoot
Replies: 5
Views: 8210

Re: Dynamic Tension ReBoot

Next month I am scheduled for a personal retreat of one week -- planning on eating clean (able to do my own meals) & starting the course all over again -- it really works! It is all about inspiration & attitude! Opening the envelope is not the end, it is the beginning! It is all about how you choose...
by Prior Aelred
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: Atlas Student Experiences
Topic: starting course
Replies: 5
Views: 7236

Re: starting course

Somewhere Charles Atlas suggests 8-12 reps - that is a good starting point. "Train don't strain." Something is better than nothing. Listen to your body. I promise you that if you work the course seriously, you will see results!
by Prior Aelred
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Atlas Student Experiences
Topic: Show and tell
Replies: 12
Views: 14978

Re: Show and tell

I'd be happy to post a pic, but I don't see how (obviously there's a way) but I don't know how.
by Prior Aelred
Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Atlas Student Experiences
Topic: High Volume Pushups
Replies: 5
Views: 15856

Re: High Volume Pushups

Well, I now do 400 "dips" every day, but not straight through -- my morning session is 25 dips, 20 crunches, 15 squats, 20 side bends, then repeat dips, crunches & squats & do the neck exercises (5 each) then repeat & do the arm exercises (15 each with "curls", "rowing" & "reverse curls" then repeat...
by Prior Aelred
Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: How Charles Atlas Inspires
Topic: August Issue the Smithsonian Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 7196

Re: August Issue the Smithsonian Magazine

I've used dumbbells & resistance bands for physical therapy for a damaged rotator cuff myself & I have added a chin-up bar to my daily Charles Atlas routine, BUT it was the Smithsonian article that prodded me to search for Charles Atlas on the web & buy the course (currently at 400 push-ups, 320 cru...
by Prior Aelred
Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: How Old Are You?
Replies: 21
Views: 22520

Re: How Old Are You?

I am 58 years old & have been doing the Charles Atlas Fitness Course for about eight months. Since I am in a monastery, my time is greatly restricted & most of my work is done in morning & evening sessions (although I still like to do Lesson One every day at midday & throw in some chin-ups). I've lo...