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Old Thu, Jan-07-16, 12:01
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I have started riding my Airdyne in earnest, for me. I am keeping track of what Kenneth Cooper developed, Cooper Points. It is a guideline, for me, about how much "conditioning" (minimum 15 and maximum 35) I take in a week. It gives me structure.

Has anyone else run across Dr. Cooper's point system? and if so, what exercise do you use? I use the Airdyne because it is easier on my body, and since the weather is foul, I can do it indoors.

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Old Thu, Jan-07-16, 15:11
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Hi there. I don't recognize the Point System, but I know Dr. Cooper was a pioneer in the whole science of aerobic exercise. Perhaps he even coined the word "aerobic."

I'd be interested in hearing more about your experience with the Airdyne.

Best wishes.
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Old Fri, Jan-08-16, 08:56
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I will give you a heads up: Start Strong Finish Strong is his most up-to-date concerning his charts and point equivalent as well as his "New Aerobics" that came out in 1983
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Old Fri, Jan-08-16, 09:31
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The fact that he has a maximum points per week is cool --- seems we forgot that lesson over the years. Now we are swinging back around, with Sisson's concern over "chronic cardio" and information from Jamieson and others on training stroke volume.
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Old Thu, Jan-14-16, 09:15
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Cooper's research shows that 15 points a week increases life expectancy an average of 5 years (?), and 30-35 points a week ups it to 9 years (?). I know when he first started pushing aerobic exercise, people thought they could not get enough. So, yes, he put a ceiling on it.

As far as the Airdyne goes, I love it. I cannot jog due to lower back and hip birth defects, so the Airdyne has been a good choice for me, and you can pick one up on Craig's List or a garage sale pretty cheap. Plus, mine has been very reliable. If I work my endurance up to 30 minutes 3x a week on the Airdyne, with a workload of 3.0, it gets 35 points total.

It is just nice to be able to bend over and tie my shoes without sucking wind, and being able to be fit enough to enjoy life.

Here is the "old" chart that does not include the Airdyne rubric:

http://cooperaerobics.com/Downloads...nts-System.aspx
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Old Thu, Jan-14-16, 09:47
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I checked the "old" chart. Roughly speaking, I probably get 25 points in a week. That's weight training (I used Circuit) and step aerobics (I used aerobic dancing).

Could I have my five years NOW, please? I don't want them when I'm already 105.

Thanks for the interesting info.
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Old Fri, Jan-22-16, 11:30
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I am getting a good training effect from the 15-20 points I am picking up a week. I would like to work up to 30-35, but I am going to take my time.
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