Sounds like we are in the same boat. [/quote]
Yep. Let’s start an an old codgers thread where we sit around and complain about our aches and pains.
Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll try that. I’ve been putting off taking any supplements out of curiosity to see what would happen without them.
I use the bike for cardio and legs. I can control breath, Heart to extend rides. Did a 1/2 Century Dec 30. Took 6 hrs on a cold day.[/quote]
Grats. I’ve been avoiding cardio, except for a few minutes of rowing to warm up. I’ve become a little wary of cardio based on stuff I’ve read lately, wondering if it might even be unhealthy.
I’ll try that too. My forearms are both giving me trouble (the big muscle near the elbow on the outside), maybe because they get hit in so many exercises.
With me the problem isn’t the muscles, it’s the knee caps mistracking. This never happened before, and now suddenly they creak and move in the wrong place all the time, even when I’m climbing stairs. I’m figuring if I don’t correct it, the bone and cartilage will start getting damaged.
I noticed that my hip flexors have become very short, so maybe that’s the problem. I’ve been stretching them about 10 times a day. It seems to be helping. If I knew a good professional in New York City who knows about this kind of thing, I would consult them, but I haven’t run across any recommendations so far.
Lol. Me too except I don’t know what I would have done differently. Well one thing is, I wouldn’t have drunk any soft drinks, but that’s just teeth. The main thing I wish I could have avoided was dislocating my shoulder. At the time it seemed to heal pretty well – I was able to use it normally for almost 30 years – but a few weeks ago I felt a tiny piece of tissue tear and since then the humerus is sloshing around in the joint and the shoulder is sore. I have a feeling I’ll be heading for surgery one of these days.
Oh by the way I thought of something else that might be useful info for somebody. Last summer when I decided to get in shape again, the first thing I did was eliminate all carbs from my diet except veggies and a limited amount of fruit. Absolutely no grains of any kind. I did this to test the theory that tissues become insulin resistant, which supposedly makes it harder for muscles to grow and promotes fat storage.
I’ve kept eating that way pretty much, and I wonder if that’s one of the reasons my muscles are growing so fast. It’s pretty weird watching them. The fastest I ever put on muscle in the past was 14 pounds in two months when I was 32. Now I just put on a little more than that at age 54. I don’t know if the reduced carbs is the cause but I can’t imagine what else it could be.
This is the fifth time in my life I’ve started bodybuilding from a totally detrained state (my pattern has been to train for a few years, then stop for a few years) and it’s odd to see the fastest growth ever at age 54, especially when I’m breaking down and decaying in every other way.