My only issues at 45 are my shoulders. Pull ups (which are an awesome upper body exercise) have taken their toll. I do find that “palm in” chin ups are not quite as painfull as the traditional wide grip, palm out pull ups.
I am a big beliver in full range of motion in my exercises whether they are body weight or lifting. My lifting exercises now are only deadlift, cleans, clean and press, static press, front and back squats and snatches and bench presses. I haven’t done curls, cable pulls, etc. for years. Works for me.
Ohh..and to not highjack the thread...RAW WHOLE MILK IS GOOD
HiJack away, the industry is bass ackward, the more people know the better for all.
I do a lot of martial arts, that helps immensely with weight issues. but... what to eat/drink for muscle mass?
I’m not so sure about the “raw whole milk”.
Its ok for those whose ancestors came from cow-milk producing/consuming areas (Northern Europe, parts of Asia, Etc.)
Folks from Southern Europe and other areas where goat, sheep milk was used aren’t so fortunate....
Lactose intolerance and milk allergies aren’t anything to sniff (pardon the pun) at.
My mom’s side of the family is from Northern Europe, dad’s side from Southern...
I would get a cold every month when young, and only when I stopped having milk at every meal did it diminish in frequency. I still get horridly stuffed up and sick if I eat/drink even a little bit of anything dairy.
So, I wonder what folks like me and anybody from non-dairy areas can do for the muscle mass part of it?
I got you with the shoulder problems, but mine only bother me when I do military or dumbbell presses—I bring my elbows down so that my upper arms are parallel with the ground, never further. I question the value of full range of motion—honestly, I think over flexing of some joints leads to injury. This is not a problem for me doing the pull-ups/chins. I wrestled in a small college and there was a heavy emphasis on pullups/chins, rope climbing, and pushups including hand-stand pushups. I can still climb a wall when the opportunity presents itself.
I have used raw milk, but there are hazards associated with this practice. Keep in mind we pasteurize milk for a reason and that is to prevent the survival of infectious agents. With the staggering number of food-borne illnesses (ie several million annually) I think it best to go with pasteurized unless you have your own cow tested.