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I Think that "Natural Bodybuilding" is a Big Scam


#182

Working with a huge number of seniors, this is spot on…life is hard, you just choose which hard.


#183

Just don’t start the shuffle where you never pick your feet up off the floor. That makes people look 50 years older than they are. Especially with a rounded back.


#184

The looks aspect is a side effect of competing in powerlifting and steadfastly staying in the 57kg weight class. I have yet to switch focus from training to compete to training to feel better.

Energy remains a renewable resource but it’s like a slowly closing faucet that takes longer to renew. Training since turning 50 is a much different animal than even 40. Less is definitely more.


#185

I’m going to have to make a change in my training and goals now. I have too many damn injuries stacking up.

Surgery on my left hip last year and steroid injection last week.

I’m seeing my shoulder surgeon today to see what I did to my biceps tendon.

I rolled my ankle walking down the stairs at home in early October.

I strained both hamstrings trying to run 40m sprints on Tuesday.

I’m only 34 but, damn, this is getting ridiculous. :laughing:


#186

I’m 38 and my collection of wraps/bands/sleeves used for preventive maintenance is ever increasing, getting old blows


#187

Jokes on you suckers; I figured out the fountain of youth years ago. Every few years, I get surgery and something in my body gets replaced. It was a labrum in my shoulder when I was 16, an ACL and a tooth when I was 29, etc. While most of my body is in it’s 30s, a good amount is still only a few years ago. As long as I keep swapping parts out, my median age will decrease.


#188

Spare or replacement part are not thay tough. It will catch you later


#189

It’s not about the durability; it’s the age. I will leave behind an immaculate, youthful looking corpse.


#190

OP must have ran out of experienced insight . Was so looking forward into being educated.


#191

Punisher/Cyborg!


#192

What a dumb idea. Who would even

…damnit


#193

Gentlemen we can rebuild him, we have the technology


#194

Dude sounds like you are pushing yourself too hard, too often. It took me a very long time to get it into my thick skull, that working smarter and not harder is the way.


#195

I’m not gonna lie dude. I feel like everything was going great for you until Built for Battle came to town.


#196

Actually it started with that damn CrossFit experiment. I could give you the exact day based on the WOD.


#197

See guys, look what crossfit does to people! :joy:


#198

I know some distance runners that basically track things like “age group” PR’s or “this year” PR’s. Has to be frustrating at some point to chase a version of yourself that was 20 years younger but I think that’s a decent way to go about it.


#199

This threads still going on? hope OP doesnt check out Larry Wheels…


#200

Why?


#201

Pretty sure Larry doesn’t pretend to be natty, he just pretends he’s coached by a guy (JG) who pays him a monthly salary to go along with the a claim that no one in the sport ever believed anyway.

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