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    My sessions are about 50 minutes.
    I’ve noticed same muscle loss but since I have forearms like a telephone pole, only I notice it.
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    This thread has made me feel a little better. 58 now & since age 40 has been a downhill slide, & I had always thought I'd be 60 or so before really feeling any age related issues. But I had an 80+ guy tell me a year ago just before he moved back to Florida, that it doesn't matter how much you lift, or how far you walk/run, just that you do something each day. I try to think about that more often now too.

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    I am 50. I tell people it is an averaged age; I act 10, but feel 90. My body's warranty expired at 40...I got cancer, had multiple orthopedic probs (all stemming from military and sports), had surgeries.... I am chronically sore and stiff, and I cannot move near where I used to.

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    If any of you guys are still having tendinitis issues watch the video below. Itís for tennis elbow but he has another for golfers elbow if thatís your ailment. If you google ďeccentrics and tendinitisĒ youíll find out thatís really the only thing that will heal tendinitis issues. At one point I had tennis elbow, golfers elbow, and tricep tendinitis in my elbow in both arms and healed it all with eccentrics. Now I just do some of the flexbar exercises in the video as routine maintenance and it keeps everything at bay.

    People make the mistake of thinking that rest is what is needed with tendon issues when really they need to be active but not to the point of pain. Keep working out and if itís an area that you have tendinitis in just make the weight light enough so it doesnít hurt and focus on slower negatives and higher reps.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=we4UoiKG3Co

    Here is one of the best and most thorough articles on tendinitis, highly, highly recommend reading it if youíre suffering from tendon issues. Just because we are getting older doesnít mean we have to stop training, we just have to be smarter with it.

    http://stevenlow.org/overcoming-tendonitis/

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    Damn, I'm definitely checking that info out!

    I've been battling wicked tennis elbow tendonitis in my right arm for several months now...Most days I can't close my fist without pain. Doc said nothing to do but rest and that it'll "probably get better in a year or two". F that noise...I got shit to do, man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerplode View Post
    Damn, I'm definitely checking that info out!

    I've been battling wicked tennis elbow tendonitis in my right arm for several months now...Most days I can't close my fist without pain. Doc said nothing to do but rest and that it'll "probably get better in a year or two". F that noise...I got shit to do, man!
    Get the flexbar in that video and do like 3 sets of 15-21 every day and within a month youíll be shocked at how much better you feel. Unfortunately not all doctors or even physical therapists keep up with the latest research on stuff like this so itís too easy to find one that gives outdated advice that doesnít work.

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    Red flexbar and roller-stick-dingus are on order!

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    What a thread this has turned out to be. Also glad to hear of everyone's input and experiences, it helps to know there are others in the same boat, some left the docks a little further ahead, some leaving on my scheduled cruise, but the persectives are a comfort and advice.

    It has been a good 7 months since I posted this. It deserves an update. Yesterday I was in the weight room moving some plates from the rack to the bar and realized my elbow didn't yell at me like it usually does. Wait, what? It didn't hurt!

    I just came off two weeks of a full out vacation - no workouts, eating and drinking what I wanted and loving 2 weeks of full out freedom. Fishing, riding, beach, outside working.. it was great.

    Since this post I have been dedicated to workouts and eating clean, biased in heavy protein. Weights x3/wk, something the other 2 days, rest 2 on the weekends. Big rotation is on for 4wks then off 1wk. This most recent round I decided to up my cardio and get my body comp trimmed up. Weights x3 and cardiox5, plyo substitutions and general fun work on non wt days. That plan showed great results around the midsection and thighs. Also had my arm and backwork highlighted too. Incidentally I decided I'm getting calves and I can see some well-fought for changes, not huge but theyre getting activated.

    My body feels great right now. I'm strong and I'm moving well. I can feel that my motorcycle riding is better too because of my physical conditioning, strength and balance. I very much would like to ride this high as long as I can, stay healthy and enjoy where I'm at. I know I can get my elbow to ache say after a weekend of riding or a lot of manual labor. But I'm happy to be to a point where I'm in the weight room and the sin has backed off so noticeably.

    You guys, stay in the fight. Change up your strategy, then grit your teeth and give it hell every workout. Also, after these two weeks off, after a series of rounds over the past 7 mths, I learned you must take the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. I felt great and in all my photographs I looked great with and with clothes (the beach!!). That made me smile and was a huge encouragement that I was doing stuff right. I came back to work with a renewed fire and wanting more.

    Git some!

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    My downward slide started about 7 years ago when my right bicep tendon completely tore from my forearm, official term is distal bicep tendon rupture. The doctor had to make two incisions in my arm to drag my bicep down and reattach it to my forearm. I pretty much ended up being inactive and gaining about 50 lbs while I was on light duty. The additional weight and lack of activity caused other problems.. high blood pressure and pre-diabetes which I started meds for, knee and lower back pain too. But over the years, I've had nothing but problems with the arm. I have weight lifting restrictions, but the bigger problem is that there is scar tissue around the blood vessels and nerves going to my hand/wrist. This has caused problems with circulation and hand numbing. They could do surgery to remove the scar tissue, but the doc said it could come back worse. So not an option for me. I recently found out about a thing called Rolfing that is suppose to help break down scar tissue. I'm interested to know if anybody has try this?? I'm going to check into this to see if it will help with my arm.

    In the years since, I've had a bout of severe vertigo.... this was horrible! I couldn't even stand for weeks. Ended up going to a specialist who did nothing but make it worse. It was caused by an untreated severe inner ear infection. I knew what is was, but the doctor insisted that my inner ear was clear and ok. I finally went to another doctor and in 2 seconds after looking at my ear, said I had a severe inner ear infection. Treated with antibiotics and it cleared up, but left me with a good permanent ear ring in the right ear.

    There are other issued with my old body breaking down, but now I'm at the point where I've been exercising and eating better in the last year. Feeling better and loosing weight good and my blood sugar is excellent. Just got of the blood pressure meds, but work makes it go up at times for sure! Just have to make sure to keep the weight off and that is the real battle for me. It seems like I don't notice my weight gain when I look in the mirror. I guess I need to step on the scales every once in a while.
    Last edited by teufelhund1918; 09-25-19 at 07:27.

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