Age is just a number

Soul

Semi-Pro
I was with a guy that is 94 the other week. He looks very young for his age. If I didn't know how old he was I'd guess he was in his 70s. He's not very healthy though having nearly passed away earlier in the year and now going through new cancer treatment.
 

onehandbh

Legend
Started a new full body workout I got from @Hitman back in Nov 2018.

Have gone from squatting 147 lbs for 12 rep to this week squatting 198 for 10. I also measured my standing vertical jump recently and it is now 23 inches. Not sure what it was last Nov but most likely lower. Bodyfat also dropped about 3%.

These number may not seem like a huge improvement, but the workouts are only once every 3-4 days and I only play a little tennis outside of this and am very busy with work, travel and Raising Arizona.
 

Dartagnan64

Legend
"Age is just a number" is something that delusional baby boomers tells themselves to avoid their overarching fear of death. Having grown up affluent, educated and with the most disposable income of any generation in history, they've become petrified the good times will come to an end.

As an early Gen Xer, you can see my cynical side coming through ;)
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Started a new full body workout I got from @Hitman back in Nov 2018.

Have gone from squatting 147 lbs for 12 rep to this week squatting 198 for 10. I also measured my standing vertical jump recently and it is now 23 inches. Not sure what it was last Nov but most likely lower. Bodyfat also dropped about 3%.

These number may not seem like a huge improvement, but the workouts are only once every 3-4 days and I only play a little tennis outside of this and am very busy with work, travel and Raising Arizona.
I'm doing 145 for 10 regularly coming from doing 75 regularly. I could likely do a lot more but I'm just doing the slow and steady thing. I doubt that the average person could do 145. The percentage of people that can do 198 would be fairly small. It's amazing what the human body can do but it has to be built up over time.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
"Age is just a number" is something that delusional baby boomers tells themselves to avoid their overarching fear of death. Having grown up affluent, educated and with the most disposable income of any generation in history, they've become petrified the good times will come to an end.

As an early Gen Xer, you can see my cynical side coming through ;)
I had cancer two years ago and they removed an organ that makes life challenging. So I have stared at death. But, from a lot of physical aspects, my fitness is better than a lot of Gen Xers and Millennials. But that's because they don't try. Something that I don't really understand.
 

Mongolmike

Hall of Fame
Age is a pain in my a ss.... and my knees.... and my back.... and places I medically thought weren't supposed to feel any pain.

It's a good few days when I can stop and evaluate how my body is feeling and I think, "Huh. No overbearing pain anywhere. Just the normal little aches and pains. Good times. Good times."
 

onehandbh

Legend
I'm doing 145 for 10 regularly coming from doing 75 regularly. I could likely do a lot more but I'm just doing the slow and steady thing. I doubt that the average person could do 145. The percentage of people that can do 198 would be fairly small. It's amazing what the human body can do but it has to be built up over time.
I am amazed you have been able to continue to be active and work out while going through your health challenges.
 

onehandbh

Legend
"Age is just a number" is something that delusional baby boomers tells themselves to avoid their overarching fear of death. Having grown up affluent, educated and with the most disposable income of any generation in history, they've become petrified the good times will come to an end.

As an early Gen Xer, you can see my cynical side coming through ;)
Father Time stops for nobody, but my goal is to be able to be healthy and strong enough to enjoy the physical and mental activities for as long as possible.
 

Dartagnan64

Legend
Father Time stops for nobody, but my goal is to be able to be healthy and strong enough to enjoy the physical and mental activities for as long as possible.
My goal is to enjoy the physical and mental activities as much as possible. More time doing things now than preparing to do things when I'm old.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
I am amazed you have been able to continue to be active and work out while going through your health challenges.
I personally don't think that I have a choice. Adding the barbell work has gotten rid of a lot of small problems that crop up. The main one is where you get a stiff neck from sleeping in a funny position. My hypothesis is that you work your neck muscles doing the barbell exercises and that this helps to prevent injuries or that weaknesses in those muscles make it easier to get injured.

I run into a lot of people that have cancer and are going through treatment or that have finished treatment. Your ability to function after treatment, and in some cases, even to survive treatment, depends on your overall level of health. Your quality of life also depends on it - but that's true whether you have an illness or not.

For me, it's easier as I've always worked out. I'm just doing some optimization as I get older.

I see a lot of the guys in their 40s complaining about little things and my thoughts are that now is the time to fix those things because they get a lot harder to fix in your 50s and 60s.
 

nvr2old

Professional
I had cancer two years ago and they removed an organ that makes life challenging. So I have stared at death. But, from a lot of physical aspects, my fitness is better than a lot of Gen Xers and Millennials. But that's because they don't try. Something that I don't really understand.
You're an inspiration. Love the attitude and down to earth no excuses type of presence. That's missing amidst all the BS and posturing often on this board and a lot of posts here and you're quite refreshing. Keep it up!
 

Crocodile

Legend
I personally don't think that I have a choice. Adding the barbell work has gotten rid of a lot of small problems that crop up. The main one is where you get a stiff neck from sleeping in a funny position. My hypothesis is that you work your neck muscles doing the barbell exercises and that this helps to prevent injuries or that weaknesses in those muscles make it easier to get injured.

I run into a lot of people that have cancer and are going through treatment or that have finished treatment. Your ability to function after treatment, and in some cases, even to survive treatment, depends on your overall level of health. Your quality of life also depends on it - but that's true whether you have an illness or not.

For me, it's easier as I've always worked out. I'm just doing some optimization as I get older.

I see a lot of the guys in their 40s complaining about little things and my thoughts are that now is the time to fix those things because they get a lot harder to fix in your 50s and 60s.
Yep, necks are tricky and so many things can go wrong. I do a lot of traction exercises and traps with Thera bands every day. A phsio works on my neck and it's been excellent help as I have bulging disks ( who doesn't) and pinched nerves from stenosis and genetics.
 

Crocodile

Legend
How are you doing in the limiting stress department?
Meditation, hypnosis and walking half an hour twice a day works with stress reduction. Listening to music and hearing YouTube talks from Ajahn Brahm is excellent.
Trying to simplify life and focussing on all the good things you have is good and structuring time with routines is good.
 

Crocodile

Legend
As far as age and ageing I think the key is to be young at heart and enjoy the simple things, exercise, fresh air, sunsets, listen to comedy and nice music with forest sounds and rain. Letting go of problems and disappointments helps a lot.
We live in very much a fault finding society and this can make one anxious and depressed, when most of the time nothing goes wrong. It's like s builder who lays a thousand good bricks and gets 2 wrong but yet he worries about the 2 bad ones.
 

SpinControl

New User
...listen to comedy...
Wife and I were looking for good comedy.
Most 70's, 80's, and 90's comedy stand up do not hold their age.
00's and today's comedy seems to be all about 4 letter words and sex.

Funniest clean comedians we've found so far (IMO):
- Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Foxworthy
- Dave Chappelle
- Ralphie May
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Wife and I were looking for good comedy.
Most 70's, 80's, and 90's comedy stand up do not hold their age.
00's and today's comedy seems to be all about 4 letter words and sex.

Funniest clean comedians we've found so far (IMO):
- Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Foxworthy
- Dave Chappelle
- Ralphie May
You might try some of the Gilbert and Sullivan Operettas.
 

GBplayer

Hall of Fame
Wife and I were looking for good comedy.
Most 70's, 80's, and 90's comedy stand up do not hold their age.
00's and today's comedy seems to be all about 4 letter words and sex.

Funniest clean comedians we've found so far (IMO):
- Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Foxworthy
- Dave Chappelle
- Ralphie May
Trump speeches are comedy classics in the making.
 

r2473

G.O.A.T.
Wife and I were looking for good comedy.
Most 70's, 80's, and 90's comedy stand up do not hold their age.
00's and today's comedy seems to be all about 4 letter words and sex.

Funniest clean comedians we've found so far (IMO):
- Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Foxworthy
- Dave Chappelle
- Ralphie May
Sureshs posts?
 

undecided

Semi-Pro
Wife and I were looking for good comedy.
Most 70's, 80's, and 90's comedy stand up do not hold their age.
00's and today's comedy seems to be all about 4 letter words and sex.

Funniest clean comedians we've found so far (IMO):
- Blue Collar Comedy Tour with Foxworthy
- Dave Chappelle
- Ralphie May
Dave Chappelle clean? What? I mean the guy is hilarious but clean?
 
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