I am just curious as to how some of the members who have a lot of years under the bar are feeling this day and age?
Reason I ask is I am in my mid twenties, and I have some minor, but nagging injuries. Most likely a cartilage issue in my left knee. Bothers me with some exercises. But I can still do any exercise I want after I am warmed up.
Tweaked my lower back a few years ago, stiffness is pretty common, but doesn’t get irritated really during lifting.
Most recently my ankle is acting up, I have blown it out a few times playing sports and soreness is starting to become pretty common.
For the most part I warm up well, use good biomechanics, and don’t ego lift too much. I feel like these are injuries I will probably just have to put up with.
Have a lot guys had nagging injuries when they were younger turn into problematic, major injuries when they got older? Are these just things that you have to deal with when you lift hard for a number years and push yourself? Or are there some big guys, who have spent years under the bar, without nagging injuries and their bodies feel great?