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Posted on 02/07/2012 1:23:59 PM PST by mamelukesabre
Is it normal for a male in his 40s to experience a rapid increase in muscle strength? I am mid 40s, and about 6 months ago I discovered by chance that I can now do one handed pushups. I just did 20 of them each hand (just to see how many I could do)just minutes before posting this. I have NEVER been able to do one handed pushups in my life. I am not working out either. In my 20s I was a fitness fanatic and did weight training, boxing, cycling, and running. I was never this strong even then.
About a year ago I shocked some people when I picked up a heavy object and put it on my shoulder and walked up a flight of stairs. After discovering the object was in fact OVER 200lbs I was shocked myself.
This whole one handed pushup thing has stirred up a childhood memory. I remember my dad talking one day and marveling about his own curious strength gains which he described as "unbelievable". He then proceeded to prove it to us kids and mom by going down to the basement and doing a bench press with every last weight in the whole weight set on the bench press bar. After he scared my mom out of her wits, I took all the weights off the bar one by one and counted it all up and it was around 350lbs. He was in his early to mid 40s at that time.
Have you been bitten by a radioactive spider lately? :^\
Maybe you’ve gotten to the age where you can’t feel your knees anymore, so you’re lighter when doing those pushups.
Knock it off Newt, this isn’t going to work either.
Must be a genetic thing. Or have you been on testosterone therapy? Hmmmm, so what else can you do better than you did in your 20s?
Early stages of testicular cancer can be associated with increases in testosterone.
A checkup is in order.
Have you recently been doing any Angel Dust or PCP?
Did you steal Pop-Eye’s spinach???
Do you have any red marks on your neck because I saw him with several the other day when I came home early........
Did you see Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson in the movie “Unbreakable?”
More seriously, have you noticed any increase in muscle bulk or tone which would point to some hormonal change?
What about the love muscle? How's that working?
Early onset senility?
A waking dream episode?
Vanity post fever?
Just kidding...wish I could do one handed pushups
(or any kinda pushups)
That’s nothing. At 62 I can carry $100 worth of groceries in one hand. I couldn’t do that when I was 21.
Eat more junk food.
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