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    Quote Originally Posted by motown1002 View Post
    Great post! Only thing to add is that I believe that age is just a number as well, however, healing is definitely harder the older you get. This, I believe, in turn, forces us to train smarter and more efficient as Bricks said. It also keeps us from doing stupid things outside the gym that can cause issues. Example - Don't throw a bowling ball overhand. That's just stupid.
    Good point on the recovery. I feel like the quick recovery we had when we were younger allowed us to learn from our mistakes without paying such a high price.

    To build on your example, Throwing a bowling ball over your head at 20 = 5 day injury, throwing a bowling ball over your head at 40 = 5 months.

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    Probably a good idea to just stay away from bowling balls altogether...

    Man the stupid shit i did when i was young, both in and out of the gym!! How the hell did some of us make it out in one piece?

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    I love bowling...just never do it...
    DO FUUCKING WORK! STRENGTH FIRST BOSTON!

    "Sticks and stones, they may break these bones...But then I'll be ready, are you ready?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jennerrator50 View Post
    I love bowling...just never do it...
    Wow, really? For some reason, two-toned bowling shoes doesn't fit into my image of you at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by dk8594 View Post
    Wow, really? For some reason, two-toned bowling shoes doesn't fit into my image of you at all
    lmao...I swear we are related...one of my issues is wearing their shoes....groooooose...and I don't ever bowl so why buy shoes..
    DO FUUCKING WORK! STRENGTH FIRST BOSTON!

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    Jenn bowls in high heels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motown1002 View Post
    Jenn bowls in high heels.
    lmao..can you imagine...I’d probably break an ankle wearing heels bowling..I walk weird already to throw the bowling ball!
    DO FUUCKING WORK! STRENGTH FIRST BOSTON!

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    'Cause now it's time to let them know....We are ready, what about us?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by motown1002 View Post
    Great post! Only thing to add is that I believe that age is just a number as well, however, healing is definitely harder the older you get. This, I believe, in turn, forces us to train smarter and more efficient as Bricks said. It also keeps us from doing stupid things outside the gym that can cause issues. Example - Don't throw a bowling ball overhand. That's just stupid.
    This definitely. A few years ago my wife tore some cartilage in her knee buzzing around the house, missed a step, surgery time. This from the woman who teases me about moving around slowly like and old man. Well, if you want to tear sh*t up in the gym, you have to be more careful out of the gym as you get older.


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