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Havoc
04-11-2011, 07:22 PM
I am about to start this exercise regimen, is anyone doing this (I know Fit4CF does)?

Havoc
04-11-2011, 07:22 PM
I am about to start this exercise regimen, is anyone doing this (I know Fit4CF does)?

Havoc
04-11-2011, 07:22 PM
I am about to start this exercise regimen, is anyone doing this (I know Fit4CF does)?

Rebjane
04-11-2011, 07:46 PM
My husband does it. He does not have CF but needed to lose weight. he followed the diet and exersize program religiously and he has lost at least 25 pounds..He loves it. You definately need to make sure you eat and drink enough.

I am a runner but when i get bored I'll do one of the "easy" dvd's from P90X...It is hard! But definately helps your core and focuses alot on yoga.

Rebjane
04-11-2011, 07:46 PM
My husband does it. He does not have CF but needed to lose weight. he followed the diet and exersize program religiously and he has lost at least 25 pounds..He loves it. You definately need to make sure you eat and drink enough.

I am a runner but when i get bored I'll do one of the "easy" dvd's from P90X...It is hard! But definately helps your core and focuses alot on yoga.

Rebjane
04-11-2011, 07:46 PM
My husband does it. He does not have CF but needed to lose weight. he followed the diet and exersize program religiously and he has lost at least 25 pounds..He loves it. You definately need to make sure you eat and drink enough.
<br />
<br />I am a runner but when i get bored I'll do one of the "easy" dvd's from P90X...It is hard! But definately helps your core and focuses alot on yoga.

Havoc
04-11-2011, 09:00 PM
Nice that's great to hear. I want to really gain some muscle and increase endurance. I can't run anymore unfortunately because of an (undiagnosed) problem with my right knee.

I took a 20 mile bike ride yesterday, so I think I'll have a decent head start (although I do know it's an intense workout). I'm wondering how different a diet for a person with CF will be. I'm gonna try high protein and low carb and see how that works. I might call my dietician and get some guidance as well.

Havoc
04-11-2011, 09:00 PM
Nice that's great to hear. I want to really gain some muscle and increase endurance. I can't run anymore unfortunately because of an (undiagnosed) problem with my right knee.

I took a 20 mile bike ride yesterday, so I think I'll have a decent head start (although I do know it's an intense workout). I'm wondering how different a diet for a person with CF will be. I'm gonna try high protein and low carb and see how that works. I might call my dietician and get some guidance as well.

Havoc
04-11-2011, 09:00 PM
Nice that's great to hear. I want to really gain some muscle and increase endurance. I can't run anymore unfortunately because of an (undiagnosed) problem with my right knee.
<br />
<br />I took a 20 mile bike ride yesterday, so I think I'll have a decent head start (although I do know it's an intense workout). I'm wondering how different a diet for a person with CF will be. I'm gonna try high protein and low carb and see how that works. I might call my dietician and get some guidance as well.

bookworm
04-11-2011, 09:28 PM
Here's a couple of other folks with cf that are doing P90X
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/aaronrogers75/
">http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/aaronrogers75/
</a>
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.sickandhappy.com/page/8/
">http://www.sickandhappy.com/page/8/
</a>
Here's an interesting quote from the last link (the page is a person with CF who is a retired pathologist who now has a wellness/fitness coaching business):

Now, here is the part that is hard to believe. Between the antibiotics and the exercise program (nothing else changed), I seem to have grown a new lobe of lung tissue! Kidding. Not really, of course. However, I am a bit of a nerd about my pulmonary function tests. I have them dating back over 20 years. When I blew for the first time this spring after finishing the exercise program (and six weeks of antibiotics, don't forget). The volume of air I blew out in one second (FEV1) increased by 39% since the previous, and the small airway number (the FEF25-75%) improved by 70%!

I was a bit shocked by the "percent predicted" figures, having not heard those numbers in decades, so I decided it was a mistake. Maybe the norms being used were different. Maybe the machine was wrong. Then, I blew again. Same numbers. I drove home wondering how in the world scar tissue could turn into lung tissue (I'm sorry, but I still have a Pathologist sense of humor, despite retirement).

So I did what a nerd would do, and I dug out all the previous reports and compared volumes. Volumes don't lie. Sure enough, the last time I saw numbers even close to these were in my 20's. Did I mention that I'm 47?

bookworm
04-11-2011, 09:28 PM
Here's a couple of other folks with cf that are doing P90X
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/aaronrogers75/
">http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/aaronrogers75/
</a>
<a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.sickandhappy.com/page/8/
">http://www.sickandhappy.com/page/8/
</a>
Here's an interesting quote from the last link (the page is a person with CF who is a retired pathologist who now has a wellness/fitness coaching business):

Now, here is the part that is hard to believe. Between the antibiotics and the exercise program (nothing else changed), I seem to have grown a new lobe of lung tissue! Kidding. Not really, of course. However, I am a bit of a nerd about my pulmonary function tests. I have them dating back over 20 years. When I blew for the first time this spring after finishing the exercise program (and six weeks of antibiotics, don't forget). The volume of air I blew out in one second (FEV1) increased by 39% since the previous, and the small airway number (the FEF25-75%) improved by 70%!

I was a bit shocked by the "percent predicted" figures, having not heard those numbers in decades, so I decided it was a mistake. Maybe the norms being used were different. Maybe the machine was wrong. Then, I blew again. Same numbers. I drove home wondering how in the world scar tissue could turn into lung tissue (I'm sorry, but I still have a Pathologist sense of humor, despite retirement).

So I did what a nerd would do, and I dug out all the previous reports and compared volumes. Volumes don't lie. Sure enough, the last time I saw numbers even close to these were in my 20's. Did I mention that I'm 47?

bookworm
04-11-2011, 09:28 PM
Here's a couple of other folks with cf that are doing P90X
<br /><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/aaronrogers75/
">http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/aaronrogers75/
</a><br />
<br /><a target=_blank class=ftalternatingbarlinklarge href="http://www.sickandhappy.com/page/8/
">http://www.sickandhappy.com/page/8/
</a><br />
<br />Here's an interesting quote from the last link (the page is a person with CF who is a retired pathologist who now has a wellness/fitness coaching business):
<br />
<br />Now, here is the part that is hard to believe. Between the antibiotics and the exercise program (nothing else changed), I seem to have grown a new lobe of lung tissue! Kidding. Not really, of course. However, I am a bit of a nerd about my pulmonary function tests. I have them dating back over 20 years. When I blew for the first time this spring after finishing the exercise program (and six weeks of antibiotics, don't forget). The volume of air I blew out in one second (FEV1) increased by 39% since the previous, and the small airway number (the FEF25-75%) improved by 70%!
<br />
<br />I was a bit shocked by the "percent predicted" figures, having not heard those numbers in decades, so I decided it was a mistake. Maybe the norms being used were different. Maybe the machine was wrong. Then, I blew again. Same numbers. I drove home wondering how in the world scar tissue could turn into lung tissue (I'm sorry, but I still have a Pathologist sense of humor, despite retirement).
<br />
<br />So I did what a nerd would do, and I dug out all the previous reports and compared volumes. Volumes don't lie. Sure enough, the last time I saw numbers even close to these were in my 20's. Did I mention that I'm 47?

Havoc
04-11-2011, 10:50 PM
Thanks for the links. I do know that my PFT's will come up. Even with the moderate exercise I am doing currently, they came from about 96% to 104% predicted. I'd be happy at around 115-120% predicted, which is where I was when I was doing gymnastics.

I wish I could give some of my good pulmonary function to some of you on here. I really can't imagine being in the 30-50 percentile. That's part of the reason for my exercise is to keep my lungs healthy and not get to that point (at least not for a long time).

Havoc
04-11-2011, 10:50 PM
Thanks for the links. I do know that my PFT's will come up. Even with the moderate exercise I am doing currently, they came from about 96% to 104% predicted. I'd be happy at around 115-120% predicted, which is where I was when I was doing gymnastics.

I wish I could give some of my good pulmonary function to some of you on here. I really can't imagine being in the 30-50 percentile. That's part of the reason for my exercise is to keep my lungs healthy and not get to that point (at least not for a long time).

Havoc
04-11-2011, 10:50 PM
Thanks for the links. I do know that my PFT's will come up. Even with the moderate exercise I am doing currently, they came from about 96% to 104% predicted. I'd be happy at around 115-120% predicted, which is where I was when I was doing gymnastics.
<br />
<br />I wish I could give some of my good pulmonary function to some of you on here. I really can't imagine being in the 30-50 percentile. That's part of the reason for my exercise is to keep my lungs healthy and not get to that point (at least not for a long time).

tesorotiffa
04-14-2011, 12:04 PM
My husband and I are starting the program on Monday. I've done a little bit of it sporadically, and I really like it. I was taking kickboxing classes and running before this, so I'm prepared! Just from kickboxing and running I've seen a 5% increase in FEV1 in the past 6 months.

tesorotiffa
04-14-2011, 12:04 PM
My husband and I are starting the program on Monday. I've done a little bit of it sporadically, and I really like it. I was taking kickboxing classes and running before this, so I'm prepared! Just from kickboxing and running I've seen a 5% increase in FEV1 in the past 6 months.

tesorotiffa
04-14-2011, 12:04 PM
My husband and I are starting the program on Monday. I've done a little bit of it sporadically, and I really like it. I was taking kickboxing classes and running before this, so I'm prepared! Just from kickboxing and running I've seen a 5% increase in FEV1 in the past 6 months.

tessa55454
07-15-2011, 04:58 AM
<br>Bookworm:&nbsp; are you serious that P90X raised your PFT's that much?&nbsp;I need to raise mine a bit, about 30%.&nbsp; I have some work to do.&nbsp; I would like to hear more....&nbsp;

tessa55454
07-15-2011, 04:58 AM
<br>Bookworm: are you serious that P90X raised your PFT's that much?I need to raise mine a bit, about 30%. I have some work to do. I would like to hear more....

tessa55454
07-15-2011, 04:58 AM
<p><br>Bookworm: are you serious that P90X raised your PFT's that much?<p><p>I need to raise mine a bit, about 30%. I have some work to do. I would like to hear more....<p>

beatcf1994
07-16-2011, 10:27 PM
I am 17 years old and on week 3 of p90x and my lungs can handle everything but still having some trouble with plyometrics. Overall I love the workouts but i usually do a treatment before to reduce coughing during the workout. How do you like p90x? do you feel your lungs can handle most of the workout?

beatcf1994
07-16-2011, 10:27 PM
I am 17 years old and on week 3 of p90x and my lungs can handle everything but still having some trouble with plyometrics. Overall I love the workouts but i usually do a treatment before to reduce coughing during the workout. How do you like p90x? do you feel your lungs can handle most of the workout?

beatcf1994
07-16-2011, 10:27 PM
I am 17 years old and on week 3 of p90x and my lungs can handle everything but still having some trouble with plyometrics. Overall I love the workouts but i usually do a treatment before to reduce coughing during the workout. How do you like p90x? do you feel your lungs can handle most of the workout?

bookworm
07-16-2011, 11:27 PM
Sorry Tessa, I missed your message. If you click the link in my message above, you can read more about the results that a trainer with CF (who is a retired pathologist) has had with P90X. Those are her results and she is serious that they raised her PFT''s that much.

I need to raise mine too, but I have a little work to do before I can do P90X.

bookworm
07-16-2011, 11:27 PM
Sorry Tessa, I missed your message. If you click the link in my message above, you can read more about the results that a trainer with CF (who is a retired pathologist) has had with P90X. Those are her results and she is serious that they raised her PFT''s that much.

I need to raise mine too, but I have a little work to do before I can do P90X.

bookworm
07-16-2011, 11:27 PM
Sorry Tessa, I missed your message. If you click the link in my message above, you can read more about the results that a trainer with CF (who is a retired pathologist) has had with P90X. Those are her results and she is serious that they raised her PFT''s that much.
<br />
<br />I need to raise mine too, but I have a little work to do before I can do P90X.

LKBamberg
08-09-2011, 01:30 PM
I've done P90x. I gained about 11 lbs in one month. It's great for the bulking!

I'd ride 30 or so miles twice a week on my bike (pedicab, dont' know if you've heard of this), so I would do plyometrics, but not the cardio.

I'd HIGHLY recommend doing plyometrics. It's fantastic. My PFTs went up about 2 or so percent. Not much, but again, it keeps you in shape, and helps out your lungs, too.

I'm going to start the routine over today. I never finished it the first time, only made it through the first month. If anyone wants to keep in contact with me, share results, etc. that'd be great!

I've quit pedicabbing for now, so I'm going to start the routine over

LKBamberg
08-09-2011, 01:30 PM
I've done P90x. I gained about 11 lbs in one month. It's great for the bulking!

I'd ride 30 or so miles twice a week on my bike (pedicab, dont' know if you've heard of this), so I would do plyometrics, but not the cardio.

I'd HIGHLY recommend doing plyometrics. It's fantastic. My PFTs went up about 2 or so percent. Not much, but again, it keeps you in shape, and helps out your lungs, too.

I'm going to start the routine over today. I never finished it the first time, only made it through the first month. If anyone wants to keep in contact with me, share results, etc. that'd be great!

I've quit pedicabbing for now, so I'm going to start the routine over

LKBamberg
08-09-2011, 01:30 PM
I've done P90x. I gained about 11 lbs in one month. It's great for the bulking!
<br />
<br />I'd ride 30 or so miles twice a week on my bike (pedicab, dont' know if you've heard of this), so I would do plyometrics, but not the cardio.
<br />
<br />I'd HIGHLY recommend doing plyometrics. It's fantastic. My PFTs went up about 2 or so percent. Not much, but again, it keeps you in shape, and helps out your lungs, too.
<br />
<br />I'm going to start the routine over today. I never finished it the first time, only made it through the first month. If anyone wants to keep in contact with me, share results, etc. that'd be great!
<br />
<br />I've quit pedicabbing for now, so I'm going to start the routine over

jerry
08-14-2011, 07:32 PM
I think the simplest and best way to increase your PFT's is jogging & running... Also if you are feeling energetic add some repeat hills to get the heart pumping.

jerry
08-14-2011, 07:32 PM
I think the simplest and best way to increase your PFT's is jogging & running... Also if you are feeling energetic add some repeat hills to get the heart pumping.

jerry
08-14-2011, 07:32 PM
I think the simplest and best way to increase your PFT's is jogging & running... Also if you are feeling energetic add some repeat hills to get the heart pumping.
<br />

jerry
08-14-2011, 07:32 PM
www.cfwindsprints.com

jerry
08-14-2011, 07:32 PM
www.cfwindsprints.com

jerry
08-14-2011, 07:32 PM
www.cfwindsprints.com

Zarocks
08-31-2011, 09:02 PM
I'm on Week 3 here...so far it's been kicking my butt and I'm pretty sore all around most days, but it feels great at the same time! My appetite has increased from Day 1, and although it's settled down a little I'm shooting for an extra 10 pounds in the next couple months.

As mentioned before in the thread, the Plyometrics are intense and probably the best individual workout for increasing PFT's, but the others are a great change of pace and are really working my other areas. Yoga in particular is unique in it's own way. I've found that I (naturally) often cough up a ton of junk right after the Bridge and Shoulder Stand poses. I wonder if anyone has ever tried giving themselves PD treatments while in an inverted pose, seems like it would be very effective <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Zarocks
08-31-2011, 09:02 PM
I'm on Week 3 here...so far it's been kicking my butt and I'm pretty sore all around most days, but it feels great at the same time! My appetite has increased from Day 1, and although it's settled down a little I'm shooting for an extra 10 pounds in the next couple months.

As mentioned before in the thread, the Plyometrics are intense and probably the best individual workout for increasing PFT's, but the others are a great change of pace and are really working my other areas. Yoga in particular is unique in it's own way. I've found that I (naturally) often cough up a ton of junk right after the Bridge and Shoulder Stand poses. I wonder if anyone has ever tried giving themselves PD treatments while in an inverted pose, seems like it would be very effective <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

Zarocks
08-31-2011, 09:02 PM
I'm on Week 3 here...so far it's been kicking my butt and I'm pretty sore all around most days, but it feels great at the same time! My appetite has increased from Day 1, and although it's settled down a little I'm shooting for an extra 10 pounds in the next couple months.
<br />
<br />As mentioned before in the thread, the Plyometrics are intense and probably the best individual workout for increasing PFT's, but the others are a great change of pace and are really working my other areas. Yoga in particular is unique in it's own way. I've found that I (naturally) often cough up a ton of junk right after the Bridge and Shoulder Stand poses. I wonder if anyone has ever tried giving themselves PD treatments while in an inverted pose, seems like it would be very effective <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border="0">

LKBamberg
05-18-2012, 10:07 PM
Update: after trying and failing a couple of times to complete the program I've week 6! Great results so far!

LKBamberg
05-18-2012, 10:07 PM
Update: after trying and failing a couple of times to complete the program I've week 6! Great results so far!

jpatapow
05-21-2012, 06:23 PM
Insanity is a far better workout for your lungs than P90X. The P90X plyometrics workout is a great cardio workout but it still isn't as intense as insanity.

jpatapow
05-21-2012, 06:23 PM
Insanity is a far better workout for your lungs than P90X. The P90X plyometrics workout is a great cardio workout but it still isn't as intense as insanity.

Havoc
05-28-2012, 12:28 AM
I'm more interested in bulking than I am burning tons of calories. I will do 22-30 mile bike rides (whilst singing) for lung workouts.

Havoc
05-28-2012, 12:28 AM
I'm more interested in bulking than I am burning tons of calories. I will do 22-30 mile bike rides (whilst singing) for lung workouts.

jpatapow
06-01-2012, 03:06 PM
If you want to bulk up, try stronglifts 5x5.