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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.
Nothing that I’m aware of. No hormone therapy. I seem to be losing my hair at an increased rate the last 3 or 4 years. That’s about it really. Oh, I had knee injuries in my 20s that hurt now and then ever since. About 2-3 years ago they just quit bothering me. I don’t know why.
>> At 62 I can carry $100 worth of groceries in one hand. I couldnt do that when I was 21.
HAHAHA! That's right! I think all Americans are a LOT stronger nowadays. ;-)
Mr. Dingle, the Strong: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp8fNoB68r4&feature=related
Hope and Change
I recently broke my hand, and after the doctor fixed it up, he said to me:
"It looks like you'll still be able to play the piano."
And I said: "Thanks, doc! I could never play it before!"
Anyone can carry a small grocery bag of caviar and lobster. Ask Moochelle.
You’re gifted. Im happy just to jerk off.
The only muscles I’ve noticed being bigger than they used to be is my forearms.
It’s like a lightbulb... a brief bright flash, then it goes dark.
goseminoles: “Youre gifted. Im happy just to jerk off.”
mamelukesabre: “The only muscles Ive noticed being bigger than they used to be is my forearms.”
You can’t make this stuff up! :-)
I can do no handed pushups. Well, actually just one no handed pushup.
Not sure about you, but I just finished an 11 mile bike ride to work. I’ll do the same coming home tonight at 11:30. I also did 4 miles with my grandson this morning.
How long have you been taking HGH and getting the injections in the buttocks? That’s the first LOGICAL question that popped into MY beady little mind. Things like this DO NOT just happen.....at least not in Realville.
It's always dawnest, just before the dark.
Yikes. Maybe I will get a checkup.
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