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  • Thread: Aging

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    First, I incorrectly said 3 inches when it's 2...

    First, I incorrectly said 3 inches when it's 2 inches. For the last year and a half I have not been able to go to the gym, as I was earlier. I do some simple exercises at home, but they do not...
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    I used to write about sarcopenia, or the loss of...

    I used to write about sarcopenia, or the loss of muscle tissue over time, even starting at age 40. Well in the last three years, I've lost 3" in my arms! Part of that is due to not being able to...
  • Thread: Aging

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    Aging

    I'll bet that few guys will remember me. I'l now 85 and experiencing the deterioation of old age! Still pretty strong with hard muscles. It's just that they have shrunk and I'm very wrinkled now.
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    Stil here

    Yes, I'm still here and working out. Keeping fit and pretty hard. Age has caused some wrinkled skin, but,hey, that's to be expected!
  • Thread: Old fit guys

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    Hurrah for another octogenarian! And you're...

    Hurrah for another octogenarian! And you're keeping fit as I would hope for you. Nice to hear from you!
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    After prostate cancer surgery and chemo when I...

    After prostate cancer surgery and chemo when I was 66, I decided to get my body back in shape and started fitness training. Since then I joined this site (about 2003) and have worked out in the gym...
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    Old fit guys

    Are there others here in the over-75 age range who are still working out and staying fit and strong? I'd love to hear from you.
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    Old fit guys

    Are there others here in the over-75 age range who are still working out and staying fit and strong? I'd love to hear from you.
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    I do 15 reps with the curl bench and barbell,...

    I do 15 reps with the curl bench and barbell, also the triceps pull-down, the butterfly(pecs exercise, not sure I got the name right), the lat push-downs, the squats and the pull-ups (assisted a bit).
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    This is for octogenarians

    I turned 80 last week. It has been 13 years since I started the workout regimen that I have continued until now. I had done some workouts at home with weights back in the 90's and was really very...
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    Well, PiperBill you get the credit for the hard...

    Well, PiperBill you get the credit for the hard work and patience; I'm a pipe organist and have been since age 14. So I guess I have experienced a good bit of patience and hard work, too! It applies...
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    Very helpful information! I'm finding that,...

    Very helpful information! I'm finding that, although in some exercises my strength has increased a bit, my muscles--at least the biceps--have decreased a little in size. Not sure if that's simply...
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    Dutch, I'm here! I've not stopped working out in...

    Dutch, I'm here! I've not stopped working out in the last 11 years and now I'm still thin, but at 78 have hard muscles and do pretty serious lifting at the gym. You can see my workout tracking at my...
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    Well, I have about the same stats as you EB68, at...

    Well, I have about the same stats as you EB68, at 78; but I don't have Sonny's genes. Just a skinny old guy; but I do basically the same routine at the gym regularly as Sonny. And it at least keeps...
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    Thanks for the link; interesting reading. I...

    Thanks for the link; interesting reading. I often wonder what I'd look like today if I had done some serious bodybuilding when in my 20:'s. I did do some pretty heavy lifting during those years. ...
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    Limits on muscle growth?

    Is there good scientific evidence that one is born with a certain number of muscle cells in any given muscle and that, with good exercise and proper nutrition, these can be caused to grow to maximum...
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    I was your height and weight at 35 and still am...

    I was your height and weight at 35 and still am at 77! Lots of years of hard work, exercise, good nutrition, and the last 20 years workout with weight and machines in the gym. I'm a true...
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    I was born with a rather severe PE and had no...

    I was born with a rather severe PE and had no surgery (probably did not exist in my childhood/youth!), so I have lived with it all my life. It hasn't seemed to affect my breathing or heart badly (a...
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    I virtually ignored an increasing rotator cuff pain over a few years until finally nothing would help but surgery. Having had that in January, I've spent six month getting the arm and shoulder back...
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    You'd think the same thing about me. But i work...

    You'd think the same thing about me. But i work out regularly, eat well, and am very defined. I'm also pretty strong for my age. And I definitely am an ectomorph--haven't gained weight all my life...
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