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by Jim
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: Working from Home
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Re: Working from Home

Working at home, pulled out of our normal routines, can be quite stressful. I find it helpful to get up and move around, even doing a few Atlas exercises so that I'm breaking up a regular workout into 2, 3, or 4 mini workouts. It provides a good mental break while keeping up with DT. Best to all! Jim
by Jim
Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Atlas Student Experiences
Topic: Just starting out
Replies: 2
Views: 5298

Re: Just starting out

Hey, Steve, how is your Atlas going? By now you've probably moved up to 2 or 3 sets in the dips. Keep us posted. Feel free to ask questions.
Jim
by Jim
Mon May 18, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: How Charles Atlas Inspires
Topic: Being Strong during this time
Replies: 13
Views: 6965

Re: Being Strong during this time

I read a lot these days about how peoples' mental health is being effected by the pandemic. As a retired psychologist who has presented stress management workshops, among others, an established principle of coping with stress begins with understanding that change -- any change, good or bad -- create...
by Jim
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Atlas Student Experiences
Topic: Spring Walkabout
Replies: 5
Views: 3260

Re: Spring Walkabout

It's that time of year, at least up here in New England, when things are getting green, pear trees are in bloom, birds are singing and some of the best things we can do are Free! Like taking a walk, brisk or slow, or a jog, or intervals of easy walking interspersed by short faster runs sometimes onl...
by Jim
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: Dynamic-Tension ®
Replies: 8
Views: 4360

Re: Dynamic-Tension ®

Don, how long have you been an Atlas student?
I began at age 28, I'm now 79. I have to admit I took off long periods of time along the way, but I always come back to DT, sometimes only a few exercises a day.
Jim
by Jim
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Atlas Student Experiences
Topic: Fruit of Living Melon Cleanse
Replies: 3
Views: 3539

Re: Fruit of Living Melon Cleanse

I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience, Henry. I've never been a believer in cleansing processes. I think the body takes care of itself perfectly so long as we use proper care and feeding, e.g. good balanced diet in moderate proportions, adequate sleep, and regular exercise. A cleanse assumes on...
by Jim
Fri Nov 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: How Charles Atlas Inspires
Topic: Bullies
Replies: 4
Views: 4353

Re: Bullies

Thank you!
I was bullied as a boy and I know how painful it can be and how long those "bruises" can last.
Bullying stops when we speak up.
Jim
by Jim
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: Farewell to Summer
Replies: 3
Views: 4365

Re: Farewell to Summer

Henry, congrats on being retired one year! I've been "officially" retired a year but I had to retire 3 times to get here. Had a hard time with too little to do. Now I'm loving it. Have been off my CA training for awhile. Trouble with a shoulder problem that no one can diagnose. (Not a rotator cuff t...
by Jim
Thu May 31, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: I love this system, wish i started when i was younger
Replies: 7
Views: 10696

Re: I love this system, wish i started when i was younger

I turn 78 in a couple weeks. Began Atlas when I was 28. Of all the different exercise methods and programs I've tried I keep coming back to Atlas -- no dangerous equipment, no crazy supplements and steroids, no obsession with getting bigger and bigger. And although it is advertised as a body buildin...
by Jim
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: How it feels to be an Atlas Student!
Topic: Feeling Down?
Replies: 3
Views: 5605

Re: Feeling Down?

The trouble with feeling down or in a "blue mood" is it saps one's energy and motivation. I've found that even if I do, say, 3 dips, or 3 slow and easy deep knee bends, that little bit can be enough to wake me up and get me going again. I still might not end up doing a complete workout, but I do fee...