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    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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    Originally Posted by piperman View Post
    I'll bet that few guys will remember me. I'l now 84 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.
    I remember you. Repped for still lifting weights.
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    Originally Posted by piperman View Post
    I'll bet that few guys will remember me. I'l now 84 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.
    I recall reading your posts! Good to see you posting. Keep on keeping on brother!
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    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 visit the gym for a year and a half. So at this point, I suspect I'll never get it back.
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    Originally Posted by piperman View Post
    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 visit the gym for a year and a half. So at this point, I suspect I'll never get it back.
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    Originally Posted by piperman View Post
    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 visit the gym for a year and a half. So at this point, I suspect I'll never get it back.
    Keep fighting the good fight! I love to hear and see 80+ and still training, as I have no plans of quitting until I'm pushing up daisies.

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    Originally Posted by piperman View Post
    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 visit the gym for a year and a half. So at this point, I suspect I'll never get it back.
    What else would you say contributed to losing 3" off your arms in three years Piper? Were you ill? When did you really feel the decline in muscle mass in spite of working out regularly and proper nutrition? How are you feeling otherwise? Good to hear you're still plugging' away.
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    Originally Posted by Desparado View Post
    What else would you say contributed to losing 3" off your arms in three years Piper? Were you ill? When did you really feel the decline in muscle mass in spite of working out regularly and proper nutrition? How are you feeling otherwise? Good to hear you're still plugging' away.
    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 challenge me much. And I was injured just before the Covid hit us. And, of course, the sarcopenia has eaten up some muscle fiber. So, at 85, I am somewhat fit and glad of that.
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    Originally Posted by shmobin View Post
    Is there an age when TRT is no longer viable?
    I'm still doing it at 71 and continued strength gains are still noticeable on a week-to-week basis. Hypertrophy and lean mass improvement is another story...totally non-existent. No unwanted side-effects or issues so far.
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    Originally Posted by piperman View Post
    I'll bet that few guys will remember me. I'm now 85 and experiencing the deterioration of old age! Still pretty strong with hard muscles. It's just that they have shrunk and I'm very wrinkled now.
    Great to meet you! I started lifting about a year ago. (During COVID the neighborhood gym opened up before the neighborhood bar so I joined). I'm a decade younger than you but I'll bet that I look a full decade older than you! (This getting old stuff ain't for kids :-)
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    Originally Posted by piperman View Post
    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.
    "A blast from the past" I remember you, glad you're sill interested in working out. Hope I'll still be posting here when I'm 85!
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    Originally Posted by piperman View Post
    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 visit the gym for a year and a half. So at this point, I suspect I'll never get it back.
    Hi Piperman, Just wanted to show respect to you. I'm no spring chicken and after age 70 or so, I started noticing lack of energy and generally more difficult to train. Not really a bodybuilder, more a fitness guy in general. Always been on the lean side in my youth. I've been working out moderately but consistently since I was a teenager and I am now 75 years old. Started endurance training age 55, doing long distance running, triathlon etc.

    I came here just to check out information about aging bodybuilders, diet and training, and your picture popped up. Just want to say "good for you" and keep up the good work. I wish people understood that they don't have to cave in to old age and loss of mobility. You sir are an inspiration.
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    Originally Posted by piperman View Post
    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.
    I don't remember you, but you're from the same forum era as me (though I'm half your age). You're an inspiration to us all! What do you suggest as key factors to stay in shape during the later decades of life?
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