I am thankful for those who have wished me well. Not only was I sick in Nov.-Dec. with a virus that took all of my strength but I have known and have been dealing with Parkinson's since the summer of 07 when my left side went fairly numb. Thanks to Robert Rogers, PhD., discovered just before Christmas, I have a new outlook: recovery by building health. Taking what I think are the right supplements, I feel loads better. I kept trying to impress my mind with bodybuilding but no success at staying with it until this week, when I explained my situation to Curt Griffin! Somehow, his story changed everything for me. I did five pushups immediately and repeated that set two more times later.The hunger to do more came back into my mind! That evening, I stumbled upon a pic of a man my age or older with a magnificent build, as if to say, "Look what still can be done!" The next day, I did six sets of eight with feet in different positions (and visions of more feet positions than three in the future). Today, I did three sets of pullups, only 2 reps just to get started. I just watched Kane's pullup video. What a challenge ahead to be able to do that. Working toward recovery and strength is great. This site is truly working for me. Thank you, Curt, and everyone else. I love how this growth and change bounces off one another.
I've been sick for a month, living as death, but living with the strangest, long-lasting virus I've ever had. Today, I'm doing some cleans, deadlifts at home to rejoin those who are living.
First encouraging success: new strengrh in left shoulder, more tightness in left pec, a little soreness in right triceps. After a long sickness and two other major problems, it's good to finally take a step. The step was walking on hands with feet on ball and the same reversed with heels on ball.
Here is a contest which doesn't seem to me that great. However, the excitement is there, for sure--a good mental warmup. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aon1BpUYZbk&feature=channel_page