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Old 12-24-2008, 03:27 PM   #11
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I read somewhere that the average male shrinks 1" between his 30th and 70th birthday and then more after that.
Next summer I'll be 50 and I'm 3 1/2" shorter than I was. That is 5'11" to 5'8 1/2", so at this rate I'll be able to play a Munchkin if they ever do a remake of "The Wizard of Oz".

All of the discs in my back are herniated or compressed so I lift everything VERY carefully

 
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:44 PM   #12
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I will be 33 in a couple of months. I have knee issues, shoulder problems, and some lower back. When I was 19 I was in a vehicle accident and messed up my shoulder. About 9 months later I thought I was a bull rider and found out the hard way I wasn't, messed up my shoulder again.
Since then, I have a much less active lifestyle and went from 180 pounds 10 years ago up to 250.

Although, this year I got my butt off the couch and into the gym. Managed to lose 45 pounds and put on some muscle. I really noticed it during hunting season. Hiking through the mountains every weekend was much easier than years past. The holiday season has not been so good for the diet and exercise regime and I have packed back on about 10 pounds. But, I have just signed up for a weight loss and excersice challenge at the gym that starts in January. SWMBO is going to do it with me, so we will be getting in shape together
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:06 PM   #13
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I will be hitting the 35 milestone here in March. And while I 'try' to take it easy on myself I know I am going to be in a bit of pain when I get a bit older. Ive dislocated both thumbs (several times) left shoulder 3 times, right knee, various toes, and I hyperextended my left knee (and Im sure torn some stuff) back when I was 18. Left foot was broken in basic training and I walked around on it for 5-6 years before anything was done to it. 2 surgeries later its worse off than it was. (I cant bend my big toe forward)

The weather dictates which part of me is going to ache on a given day, but I am still thankful - I would take these injuries 5x over a back injury anyday. My wife has a degenerative disk disease in her back. (Surgery many moons ago) and of course she still has problems. Ive only had the back spasms (like when stretched out on the bed) and I couldnt move.

At least with knee and foot injuries you can still walk (with a cane or walker etc) when its your back... Stand by to stand by...
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:10 PM   #14
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Let's see, in my 40 years I have had sports hernia surgery (2007), a discectomy (2004), had a 3-inch screw permanently placed in my left elbow (baseball injury), had screws in each ankle, 62 stitches along my inner thigh (awfully close to the business), four broken fingers and a broken hand.

Right now I'm running around with a torn meniscus that fortunately has given me no problems.

I run every day, play basketball once a week and, of course, play with my kids. Some days I feel 100, some days I feel 20. Every day I'm thankful just to wake up.

 
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:12 PM   #15
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Is this the 40 something thread? If so I shouldn't be posting in this thread for at least 8 more days.

 
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:24 PM   #16
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I'll be 45 in March. I play hockey, kayak, bike, backpack, and am very active and fit. I take no medications, and am in better shape than my 19 year old daughter. I'm probably in better shape than I was 15 years ago, actually.

Still, I have some osteoarthritis, and some aches and pains just like everyone. I'm about 5'5'' and 135 pounds, though, so definitely not overweight. I eat very healthy (NO junk) food and haven't had a doughnut in probably 20 years. It's worth it, just because I feel so good, though.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:38 PM   #17
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I'll be 45 in March. I play hockey, kayak, bike, backpack, and am very active and fit. I take no medications, and am in better shape than my 19 year old daughter. I'm probably in better shape than I was 15 years ago, actually.

Still, I have some osteoarthritis, and some aches and pains just like everyone. I'm about 5'5'' and 135 pounds, though, so definitely not overweight. I eat very healthy (NO junk) food and haven't had a doughnut in probably 20 years. It's worth it, just because I feel so good, though.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:40 PM   #18
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49 and paying the price for the abuse of my youth. Minor knee surgery and had both shoulders scoped but (knock on something) no broken bones. Way out of shape now but still cut and split firewood and take care of the home. Did a lot of heavy weight lifting in college and that took its toll on the body.

 
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:50 PM   #19
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I'm 26 and have 5 herniated discs that are inoperable. Because of my back I'm beginning to have problems with my hips and knees. My 84 year old grandpa is in better physical shape than I'm in. I used to play every sport growing up and was always into extreme sports like skating, snowboarding, etc. Mentally I still feel young but physically I feel like an old fart.

 
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:51 PM   #20
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I turned 39 in October, but still feel like I haven't lost much strength. I'm an avid cyclist, and would have rode 2.5K+ this summer except for an accident. I went over my bars in August. Had to have surgery to repair some torn ligaments that connect my thumb to my hand. I'd have rather broken it. Add that to a broken toe(soccer), and broken tibia/fibula(skiing).
The past few years, I've given up weight training and replaced it with a combination of yoga/pilates. It's made a world of difference in both conditioning, flexibility and attitude.

 
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