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    LOL. Oh boy!

    I do agree that age has its reward. Many of my old insecurities and worries have vanished, as well. And the ones that aren't totally gone, I begin to see with new perspective. It's a most welcome change.

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    Well OP. I'm 26, so nowhere near as old as any of you. I'm NOT suffering from muscle loss, but I do have problems with the aches and pains!!! I spent 16 years in martial arts and I think it's taken a toll on my body. I think 26 is like 36 in karate years.

    I have a herniated disc in my lower back. My back hurts in two other new locations as well.I think I have tennis elbow in both arms from punching all those years. My right knee hurts bending it certain ways anymore and now recently I've started having serious foot-pain issues. I'm not a doctor but I would bet any money I have plantar fasciitis. My heels absolutely kill me, I also have no arches left on my feet from all the barefoot karate training.

    Regardless of all the injuries, I just keep on moving. OP, the worst thing you can ever do it stop! I know guys in their 70's still doing karate! There's always going to be something; muscle loss like you have, aches and pains, etc. The most you can do is just keep moving. It will save your life, trust me. My mother is currently in SICU after a very dangerous stomach operation. They said she's very lucky she survived the surgery. I think it's because I made her stay active, even with her condition/age (she had a very bad hiatal hernia but that wasn't an excuse to stop moving I told her). I told her don't stop moving. Go to the grocery store if you want a walk, do something simple. I even had her lifting 2lb weights at one time. I think it saved her life. If she was a couch potato she would probably be dead. You can't let that stuff get to you. Exercise has been show 100% to slow down aging. Just keep moving!

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    Hi Jibralta,

    You sound like you have a rocking body anyway, especially for not being 21! I am sure it would put most to shame! While you can't do your usual weight routine, why don't you try other things? Small hand weights, walking, squats? I wouldn't get too caught up on it - you'll get yourself back with a bit of motivation. Ageing happens to us all and it's the worst - I refuse to age and thats just that, HA!

    I think things naturally shift as we age. When we are 16, we can eat anything, when we are 25, suddenly weight creeps on easier, 35 - hello beer belly if you're not too careful. Aches and pains, etc. Keeping fit, getting plenty of sleep and eating well are fantastic remedies to all of this. And a positive mind set!

    Have you tried alternative things to make you feel better in the meantime? Like a pamper at the spa, treating yourself to some new make-up, a different hair cut or some new clothes?

    You'll be back pumping iron in no time I'm sure!

    Lo x

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    Originally Posted by musicman777
    I think I have tennis elbow in both arms from punching all those years.
    I understand. Karate absolutely ruined my wrists. No push-ups anymore, and planks have to be modified. And no more punching, ever.

    Also, if I run for any extended period of time, my feet and ankles kill me. That's very annoying, because I enjoy the runner's high and the elliptical trainer just doesn't get me there.

    I agree that I have to keep moving. I've experienced firsthand the healing effects of exercise. It's just very frustrating when life's events compete with the time that I have for exercise. I'm dying to get back.
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    Originally Posted by mylolita
    You sound like you have a rocking body anyway, especially for not being 21! I am sure it would put most to shame!
    Very sweet of you, thanks

    I have been pretty careful over the years to stay active and keep my weight down-- oh boy, that's another thing that happened: I can't eat NEARLY as much as I used to! I forgot to mention it here, I guess because I finally bit the bullet last year and committed to eating less. Old news, lol. But boy, was it a struggle!! Especially because it seemed to happen all at once: One day I bit into a hamburger and gained 15 lbs.

    But that's what I've been doing to compensate for my lack of gym time: dieting. It's probably what is making me feel like a limp noodle.

    And no, I haven't been pampering myself. I just can't commit to the time, but you're probably right; I should do it.

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    yikes...I'm 32...is this what I have to look forward to in a few years? D'oh!

    I once didn't do the gym for like 3 months, but somehow didn't lose much and got back to where I was (lifts/strength wise) pretty quickly. I think it's because my body type tends to gain weight easily. It's a blessing in that it's easy for me to put on and maintain muscle...but if I don't work out and watch my diet, I can also get fat. So genetics are likely involved to, as well as age.

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    The thing is the body was engineered to last 60 years max. It's only modern medicine and better nutrition that has made it last longer. Now people are living 80,90 , hundred years which the body was never meant to do. So yeah 45, 50 you're going to see the drop in energy and the drop in muscle mass unless you do major things to stop the ageing process. Even if you do you're still going to feel age.

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    Jibralta i suggest doing some fast pace calisthenic/aerobic exercises . It's not that you will gain muscle but it will be enough for maintaining your muscle mass until you hit the gym again . Given that you workout regularly i am sure you know a good variety of aerobic/calisthenic routines.

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    Originally Posted by John John
    yikes...I'm 32...is this what I have to look forward to in a few years? D'oh!

    I once didn't do the gym for like 3 months, but somehow didn't lose much and got back to where I was (lifts/strength wise) pretty quickly. I think it's because my body type tends to gain weight easily. It's a blessing in that it's easy for me to put on and maintain muscle...but if I don't work out and watch my diet, I can also get fat. So genetics are likely involved to, as well as age.
    I'm always amazed at how quickly I gain strength and increase endurance. It is heartening to know that it will probably still be the case for me when I get back to working out. However, I can't properly focus on strength training until the beginning of September. Until then, I am just going to have to deal with feeling like a weakling, which is something I'm not used to and strongly dislike. But I do think my strength will come back. I just have to stay on it for the rest of my life, I guess.

    Being a man, you may not see the same degree of muscle loss with age, though it will probably happen if you become sedentary.

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    Originally Posted by Victoria66
    The thing is the body was engineered to last 60 years max. It's only modern medicine and better nutrition that has made it last longer. Now people are living 80,90 , hundred years which the body was never meant to do. So yeah 45, 50 you're going to see the drop in energy and the drop in muscle mass unless you do major things to stop the ageing process. Even if you do you're still going to feel age.
    That's a good point. Reminds me of a Greek (I think) myth I once read, where a goddess (or demi-goddess?) grants her lover eternal life, but forgets to grant him eternal youth, so the poor guy just shrivels and shrivels until he turns into a cricket.

    I hope that doesn't happen to me.

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