I remember being 27 and John Colosimo and I were sitting around talking about the same thing. I really clearly remember it. So, 21 years later…I “sorta” laugh about it. One thing that was hurting me at the time was that “gear change” of life.
You know, we both stopped simply doing fun stuff…like just tossing the frisbee between classes and chasing around and playing tag and all the other stuff. More sitting, less playing.
One thing that helped me a lot was to insist on more wandering around. At my old job, I got up every fifty minutes and did something for ten. By the way, no one ever noticed it. Ever. I would drop in other offices, make coffee, look busy, but for ten minutes, I walked around.
It’s not a perfect answer…but I am convinced that you just need to add back a lot of that low level stuff like walking and moving around. Next, when you do train, try to always add something new and fun…the worst thing you can do is get on a row of machines and act like an 1890’s factory worker. I have more to say on this…
[quote]J Dawg wrote:
Hard cold fact bro. You get old. You slow down. This cannot be attributed to a single factor. The body is very complex and as you age your body changes. Hormone levels drop, flexibility decreases, and the joints can’t handle as much stress.
If you compare your performance to your prior accomplishment, you may see a decline in strengh and power. But only if you were ever at your full potential…which few people achieve. I have seen power lifters break their own PR while in their 40’s. That’s because, they got closer to their full potential then they did in their 20’s. Make sense?
One thing that I learned as I got older, is that I no longer compare myself to my past achievements, or those of anyone else.