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trinube last won the day on November 16 2017

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About trinube

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  1. trinube

    TV Shows

    Employable Me - heart warming and heart breaking - brilliant
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    OT saving lives

    Apparently most people only donate once - anything above one is gold.
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    OT saving lives

    I'm back - medication was cleared and donated next day.
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    Heart checks, stress test etc

    Hey Rog, you're starting to suffer mid life crisis mortality issues now that you have a wife and kids Don't worry, everyone goes through it. As far as tests are concerned, here's my take in my order of importance. I'm sure others will disagree but... Calcium count - I've had this and it was fine. High numbers are a strong indicator of heart disease. Triglycerides - Generally regarded as the best blood test indicator of heart attack risk. Mine is .7 (good). Colonoscopy - if you're over 45 get on it. Same with PSA - although there's debate about the accuracy of PSA. Stress tests - I've had a couple of them and BP and heart rate reacted as expected. I wouldn't expect to turn up anything unless there was a serious problem. Blood Pressure - IMHO high BP is a far greater indicator for heart disease than Cholesterol - I test it every day (I'm a bit OCD) and FWIW my 2018 average is 125/74 with pulse 53 Body Screening - Last year I saw Parkside and got a body screening - tested all sorts of things regarding strength and flexibility. As we age I reckon this is an increasingly important component of health and often disregarded. Eventually a lack of core strength and balance will catch up via injury or a fall. Blood Sugar - I wouldn't expect anyone with reasonable weight and diet to be troubled by this but if you're carrying some pud and eat a lot of refined carbs it's worth checking. Cholesterol - I've never been particularly concerned about high cholesterol as I'm not convinced it's a great indicator of heart health. I read somewhere that 70% of people who have heart attacks have normal cholesterol levels. It seems many doctors now consider it a poor indicator but it's been so ingrained it's hard to correct the dogma. Having said that, I have familial high cholesterol and I'm on a trial medication to reduce it (self injected every fortnight). Because I'm on the trial I get full blood tests every 12 weeks and everything is perfect. I monitor blood ketones every couple of days just out of interest - my weight is good for my height and build. FWIW, here's what I actually do to try and stay healthy. My attitude to training changed completely after a pulmonary embolism. My triathlon training is nil these days. Every day I walk a hilly 6km and at the 3km mark I hop on a bunch of machines at the local park and do 30 reps on 8 different machines involving legs, arms and core. Takes about 10-15 minutes but I feel strong and stable and my chronic back issues have essentially disappeared. I do yoga for flexibility. Core strength, muscle balance and flexibility will serve you well when you get older. When I walk it's sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes a run/walk. How I feel on the day determines how fast I move and I feel zero obligation to perform in any particular way. It's liberating to NOT follow a written regime. Of course I still ride and swim occasionally and I enjoy it a lot more because I want to do it. I still play touch footy and kick a ball around with the young bloke. I believe exercise is good for you but I'm still not sure that long term, high intensity exercise is. I look at people like Jabbs, Dean Mercer, Steve Folkes, Emma Carney, Welchy, John Hill etc and question the wisdom of training at their levels. I've definitely converted to the paradigm of rest, enjoyment, moderation, variety and consistency. Lastly, the thing with all these tests is they're unlikely to reveal that aneurism which could kill you before you hit the ground or the tiny build up of crap which could cause a fatal stroke. But here's the rub, if you're constantly worrying about dying, you're not going to be living. What happens happens, get on with life. I'm 59 and never give dying a passing thought - neither should you - especially at your age.
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    Uber-Autonomous Fatality

    Not true - he was using his phone.
  6. trinube

    USA shootings and gun laws

    REI statement on relationship with Vista Outdoor 03.01.2018 REI does not sell guns. We believe that it is the job of companies that manufacture and sell guns and ammunition to work towards common sense solutions that prevent the type of violence that happened in Florida last month. In the last few days, we’ve seen such action from companies like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart and we applaud their leadership. This week, we have been in active discussions with Vista Outdoor, which has recently acquired several companies that are longtime partners of REI. These include Giro, Bell, Camelbak, Camp Chef and Blackburn. Vista also owns Savage Arms, which manufactures guns including “modern sporting rifles.” This morning we learned that Vista does not plan to make a public statement that outlines a clear plan of action. As a result, we have decided to place a hold on future orders of products that Vista sells through REI while we assess how Vista proceeds. Companies are showing they can contribute if they are willing to lead. We encourage Vista to do just that.
  7. "You youngsters could do well to listen to Uncle Trinube, his weekly consistent routine is very sensible and has him in very good nick for his age and orthopaedic history!!" - Parkside

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    Training Location

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    Training Location

    I learned to swim in that pool 50 years ago. To this day it is still my favourite pool and I swim every time I'm near it - last time was 7 days ago even though it was freezing. Strong sentimental attachment that will never cease.
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    What do you do to get away from Triathlon?

    Very nice. That's a lovely landscape.
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    Yoga, Pilates and stretching

    Don't forget to check the calendar mate, it's not kind to any of us. The older we get, the more maintenance we need.
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    Yoga, Pilates and stretching

    So it changed your life for the better?
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    Is there a decent beach or lake for a long swim

    Exactly. The typical bloke doing the Gong ride probably sits in groups of 30 rolling around the smoothest, flattest roads they can find and then tell their work mates about their epic ride on the weekend. Disclosure that I haven't ridden more than 50k in about 5 years
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    Yoga, Pilates and stretching

    Sorry TC have to disagree with this. I agree they won't necessarily make you go faster, but I've seen significant improvements in physical capabilities and strength since doing yoga - ymmv
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    Yoga, Pilates and stretching

    Might also be worth checking this thread: