It seems to me that the article was really talking about elite athletes.
That's not me. I'm so clumsy, I trip over the painted lines in the parking
lot. I can imagine that most elites have to slow down some as they age.
But even at their slowest, they're going to be head-and-shoulders above
the rest of us ordinary folks.
Most guys go to the gym and they waste their time. They don't track their
progress. They don't do the hard exercises: deadlifts, squats, weighted
pull-ups, sled drags and pushes, etc. They don't train with intensity.
They don't eat enough and what they do eat is junk.
I'm one of the ordinary gym-rats. I still do those hard exercises.
I still choke down the tuna & broccoli and the oatmeal and the protein
shakes. I still skip the donuts and the bacon and the quarterpounders.
And the balding, grey-haired, nearsighted engineer geek is bigger and
stronger than the kids half his age.
I'll be 50 this Friday.
I can back off when I'm dead.