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by curdog
Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: How Charles Atlas Inspires
Topic: New Years
Replies: 0
Views: 5890

New Years

New Years is coming around soon. It will be time to take stock, make resolutions, etc.. I am wondering what you want to add or emphasize with regards to Dynamic Tension (DT) next year. For me it will be: 1) Do better with my nutritiion (Lesson 2), and 2) To not worry. I think Lesson 7, p. 3 is one o...
by curdog
Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Atlas Student Experiences
Topic: Duration
Replies: 4
Views: 8810

Re: Duration

Re-read the Atlas course. Lesson 6, p. 3, first full paragraph. Atlas says we must make up our minds that each day we will spend a half hour in the morning and another at night exercising. Read this page carefully and you will see that you are not putting in too much time on DT.
by curdog
Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: Walking
Replies: 7
Views: 13357

Re: Walking

I'm glad you brought up walking because I have been reviewing the entire course and learned that I have not been doing the Atlas walk properly. Atlas advises that you not only stretch, but tense, the muscles at intervals during the walk. I have been doing this and discovered that it strengthens the ...
by curdog
Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: Stretching
Replies: 8
Views: 13760

Re: Stretching

I have recently discovered something about the Atlas situp and the leg raises. Both of these can be excellent stretching exercises for the back of the leg. I have tried to concentrate on my form better on these exercises so as to get more stretching done while doing these exercises and have benifite...
by curdog
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: How Charles Atlas Inspires
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 7788

Re: Christmas

Now that I have given this more thought, I think I might leave a hint to Santa that I would like an Atlas T-shirt and cap for Christmas myself. I think I have been pretty good this year!
by curdog
Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: How Charles Atlas Inspires
Topic: Trophy Winner 1936
Replies: 5
Views: 11723

Re: Trophy Winner 1936

You know, Bridge, you are absolutely RIGHT. The winner of the 1936 Atlas Trophy was a Mr. Goldstein. In defense of Rocky, however, let me point out that there was, at least according to the Columbia College website, an alum of their college who won an Atlas trophy in 1936. You can see this at colleg...
by curdog
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:23 pm
Forum: Atlas Student Experiences
Topic: Question about Lesson One Exercize 4
Replies: 2
Views: 6439

Question about Lesson One Exercize 4

In the text of Lesson One Exercise 4 is says to bring the hands above the head. In going over this material again, I noticed that the note on the picture says to bring the hands "up over and back of the head." What do most of you do here? I have tried it the way the picture says and I think it is mo...
by curdog
Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: Deep Breathing
Replies: 1
Views: 5966

Deep Breathing

One exercise that I hardly ever see people discussing around here is the deep breathing exercises recommended in Lesson One. I try to get some of that in when I do my walking. When I was younger and learning to be a trumpet player, I learned those same breathing exercises. As the years went by I neg...
by curdog
Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: Walking
Replies: 7
Views: 13357

Re: Walking

One thing that several of us have commented on about walking is that it is very important to walk at least three miles, as Atlas recommended. Two miles is just warm-up. It is the third mile that gets aerobic and begins building muscle and breaking down fat. Two miles: introduction. Three miles: Atla...
by curdog
Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:38 pm
Forum: How Charles Atlas Inspires
Topic: Christmas
Replies: 3
Views: 7788

Christmas

Christmas is coming up pretty soon. I think that we Atlas Men need to think about our legacy and how we can spread that legacy to coming generations. One of the ways we can do that is by giving someone the Atlas Course for Christmas. One year I bought this course for my son, and though he is not an ...