John Duffield wrote:apologies. Computer froze. Didn't finish my thought.
Over and over, we see people in climbing and other sports sidelined by broken bones. For lengthy periods. Have to wonder how many of them ever regain 100% of their former abilities. Since climbing uses everything, upper and lower body, would seem I'd need exercises both upper and lower.
Of course we've all seen instances where someone walks away from what looks like a horrible fall. Simply put, they were doing something right and nothing broke. The injury not taken.
So I'm running and lifting weights. This is working pretty well. But I don't know what percentage of bone density I'm increasing.
What I'm wondering, is how to benchmark Bone Density.
John Duffield wrote:What I'm wondering, is how to benchmark Bone Density.
John Duffield wrote:Yes, I do take Calcium daily. And Vit D. E as well. Plus a Centrum. I run 5 miles a day, which fitness pros tell me should increase the density of my lower extremities.
Now this is interesting. A whole bunch of ads have popped up about Bone Density on my Monitor. Of course, they're about preventing Osteo P.
That's not yet my concern. I want to be like the Yoga Instructor in my OP. Take a major shot and just walk away from it. The kind of shots that happen all the time in climbing.
At my Keene Valley B&B, it's almost like a cliche among ice climbers. So and so took a fall, broke something, got metal in his/her legs and is selling their gear. That's what I'd like to avoid.
knoback wrote:Don't bother getting a Dexa scan. It will tell you how easily X-rays pass through your body, but not much else. You're already doing what you can to theoretically reduce your fracture risk, I'm afraid you'll just have to be satisfied with that. Now, if you just want an impressive number you can start eating flouride pills. Makes for a great Dexa, but no significant change in your fracture risk... oh wait I'm extrapolating from data for a different demographic/table-top experiments/basic physiology. Just ignore what I'm saying, as you should all such advice. But don't get a Dexa scan (or a screening mammogram). Do you have any idea how many bottles of good scotch you could buy with that money? Much healthier expenditure.
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