Aging millennials

>born in the early 90s
Question for other aging millennials: when did you your fitness goal go from
"yeah bro I'm gonna hit two more PRs this week"
to
"Fuck I hurt my low back again while recovering from my knee pain. Guess I'll just do accessories for the third week in a row"
Is it really over? Is it all downhill from here?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    sauce

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      seriously man? looks like a fucking amazon product photo
      find another bitch

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >tats
      Shit taste

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >fake tits
        >dyed hair/wig

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Japanese competition swimsuit
        I kneel

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          dios mio......

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >wet pantyhose
            SEXSEXSEX

            I love a LOT of these...

            Just go to Hentai Cosplay TOP and have fun

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              poast moar

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              https://i.imgur.com/tKARuOV.jpg

              >Japanese competition swimsuit
              I kneel

              https://i.imgur.com/uJEPvAq.jpg

              God have mercy on my soul and forgive me, because I'm about to sin.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >wet pantyhose
          SEXSEXSEX

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          https://i.imgur.com/uJEPvAq.jpg

          https://i.imgur.com/Yumz8L0.jpg

          dios mio......

          https://i.imgur.com/YqY7xSM.jpg

          [...]
          I love a LOT of these...

          Just go to Hentai Cosplay TOP and have fun

          pantyhose are hot. fuck.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Holy shit that's a great ass. Would lick that ass clean any day

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          NIPPON!

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >cosplay
        Shit taste.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >This woman is of poor quality solely due to her attire.
          >Why yes, I am retarded, how did you know?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            he's right you're a gay zoomer

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        plastic surgery jap slut over tats? You're just as retarded. Even her eyes have plastic surgery to be more white. I couldn't imagine not being born white positive canthal tilt blue eyes and beautiful like me

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        fuck off ya serb dog

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    31 years old. This is me right now. I got a shoulder injury at the beginning of the month from I don't even know what (bench probably). I also have knee soreness from too much hiking this summer (I was training to climb Mont Blanc, which I did in August). I also have a weird pain in my left hand which I think I injured lifting some concrete slabs, and the pain hasn't gone away after almost 2 months. My recovery has been shit recently, which in part is because I've been watching porn and drinking too much.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Same age, had to stop my usual routine after having odd lower ab pains when doing squats, leg raises, and weighted chins and also randomly through the day. I worry it's a hernia developing so I'm reconsidering my workout schedule this weekend. Fuck I don't wanna go back to calisthenics.

      https://i.imgur.com/VnOfOpG.jpg

      >born in the early 90s
      Question for other aging millennials: when did you your fitness goal go from
      "yeah bro I'm gonna hit two more PRs this week"
      to
      "Fuck I hurt my low back again while recovering from my knee pain. Guess I'll just do accessories for the third week in a row"
      Is it really over? Is it all downhill from here?

      How bad do you lose strength and size after a few weeks?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are you guys getting enough protein?
      I'm older, and save for an old shoulder injury I gotta watch am feeling good.
      Best part of being old, once a month I go to different location of my chain gym
      >Find zoomer
      >Ask, "how much do ya bench?"
      >Whatever he says, say "I used to lift (his number plus 20 lbs) back in my day but muh shoulder "
      >Then I go on a rant about some boomer stuff like, the whole family shared one phone, and it couldn't leave the house, or how my first computer had 1 gig of memory... On the hard drive and the internet came from a phone, or what great cars Chevy luminas were. I invariably end by sipping a can of monster white I get once a month for the occasion and saying "nope sure don't make em like they used to"

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Most of the time people eat too much protein and not enough calories overall which is how you get injured

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >or how my first computer had 1 gig of memory

        Did you get your computer from NASA or something? I doubt ours had more than 128mb

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          We were late adopters, got it about the SE time cable internet came out.

          https://i.imgur.com/f8U2Ti1.png

          >1 gig of memory
          >old
          >Chevy lumina
          >great

          Had 2 luminas that saw 300k + miles.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Rather a Toyota or Honda tbh. Even then I hate 4-speed slushomatics, ruins the car

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >1 gig of memory
        >old
        >Chevy lumina
        >great

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        if you knew how to train and rehab properly you wouldn’t get injuries.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Lmao, my first PC had 512 Mb RAM back in 2002. Guess I am just Chad.
        >tfw playing a sorceror in Neverwinter Nights

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          My first computer that wasn't a hand-me-down had 8 MB. That's not a typo. I upgraded it to 16 MB and thought it was amazing. It was one of the first Compaq Presarios.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          my first computer, a hand-me-down was 64 mb ram.
          I upgraded it twice, first to 192mb and later to 1.5gb (maxxed out)

          pentium 3 with an AGP motherboard.
          fairly versatile now that I think about it.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >what great cars Chevy luminas were

        Chevy luminas were never great

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Lumina

        Based. I had a used 96 Lumina, crimson red, called her Mrs. Mia Wallace. Only time I ever made out with two girls at the same time was in that car. God bless whoever decided to put a bench seat in the front instead of a cup holder.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Try looking at kneesovertoesguy, he talks a lot about some sort of physiotherapeutic exercises to reverse or prevent injury

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck bro, since I fucked up my back last august, my goals are now completely actually health related. I do shit loads of yoga and stretching, along with back traction, out of necessity. Probably never deadlift again either.

      I would be more sad, but tbh it kinda ushered me into growing up. I stopped caring about being juicy and realized I wanna make a lot of money and have some prestige cause I’m getting old and want to raise kids with my wife

      Idk either, zoomers, understand that aging is not a meme. You peak at like 25-26 and then begin a slow decline that takes a dramatic slope downward around 30

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Lmao 32 fag here and I gave up on deadlifting about 5 years ago. Quit squatting a couple months ago bc my left knee sucks. Shoulders are fucked. Like OP said, I’m pretty much a ticking time bomb before I turn into a cardiofag or do strictly accessories

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Check thyroid and testosterone. I'm 35 and started getting longer recoveries among other things and I found out its hypothroid and its screwing with my test.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Check thyroid and testosterone.
        Well, yea. I know this. It's directly linked to too much fapping and also to excessive alcohol consumption. I'm not retarded. In fact, I can literally see my facial hair growth change depending on whether I fap or not.
        I know it's to do with low T. The fascinating thing is to see how much of a difference it makes: as in, if my T levels are high my body can seemingly recover from a minor injury/tear in a matter of days, but when T levels are chronically low the same injury might nag me for MONTHS. And this is a problem that has become more noticeable over the past few years.

        I also know there are many anons who stubbornly refuse to believe that fapping can influence T levels, but there you have it.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >ywn have front-butt wife whose eyes to look longingly deep into while simultaneously jamming your tongue tonsil-deep inside her anus

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/VnOfOpG.jpg

      >born in the early 90s
      Question for other aging millennials: when did you your fitness goal go from
      "yeah bro I'm gonna hit two more PRs this week"
      to
      "Fuck I hurt my low back again while recovering from my knee pain. Guess I'll just do accessories for the third week in a row"
      Is it really over? Is it all downhill from here?

      What is up with you gays I swear. 32, been doing sports for 12 years and never had an injury besides a broken toe at 23 from wrestling.
      Eat like an adult.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Drinking too much
      Yeah, this shit catches up to you

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    TRT, blood therapy. to answer your question though: yes it is, ability to recover just goes to shit. know a single dude in our friend group whos body still holds it together, he just got lucky genetics.

    > t. 43 and unable to lift without medical aid

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >he just got lucky genetics.
      Genetics doesn't work like that. It's most likely a diet issue.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    37 next month. Still waiting for this.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Never had a lifting injury other than one lower back issue when I still did deadlifts (now I do hip thrusts+Bulgarian split squats as compound replacements)

    I don't see how you guys are injuring yourselves so often, just recover and stop lifting with ego and listen to your body.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Btw I'm 32...and trans if that matters

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Imagine being a 32 year old chud. Truly bleak

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/KSz8OHG.jpg

      I'm 41 and I never had an injury in training since I was 16. But I never got into the powerlifting fad. I just kinda stick to exercises that gives me a good pump and feel good, and I don't care about my numbers. I just like looking good and training the way that is enjoyable and sustainable. I eat animal based without tracking anything.

      I feel that time has vindicated my attitude over all the people who for years said you have to bench X and squat Y to be a real man, you have to train so frequently and with so much volume or you're a pussy blah blah, meanwhile they're all injured constantly and on TRT, bloated and looking like shit having gained nothing from lifting but bragging to people who don't care about their PRs. I know I don't look like a bodybuilder but I look good for a natty in his 40s and it feels good to wake up every day without any health problems, injuries or insecurities.

      Guess I should attach a pic

      nothing wrong with lifting heavy, or big 3 lifts. you retards just didn’t/don’t know what you’re doing.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >"Fuck I hurt my low back again while recovering from my knee pain. Guess I'll just do accessories for the third week in a row"
    I think you should get better at training and programming and reassess how you are doing those things because what you are talking about is probably not age related at all.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. If you're suffering from constant injury at 30, you're just a retard.

      [...]

      >Is it normal to feel knee pain a few hours after leg extensions?
      No. That is not something I have ever experienced, and I'm nearing 42. I have come to the conclusion that, surprise, people vary a lot. For instance leg press often puts a lot of strain on my knees that even normal squats don't, regardless of how I change my foot position. You have absolutely no obligation to continue doing a movement that guarantees you pain. You can get gains without it, especially if it's something like leg extensions.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Thank you very much for answering. I'm positive you have saved me from unnecessarily grinding my knees into dust. As I said, despite consistently improving my lifts, I've been feeling DOMS less and less each workout, and I took this joint pain as the new "mandatory post exercise soreness" that signaled that my tendons and cartilage were thickening and becoming more resilient, particularly because the powerlifters around always complain (and sometimes brag) about their knee pain. I felt that something was off, and I'm grateful that you shared your experience. I'll see if I can find a good quad exercise replacement. May you be blessed with further gains.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 41 and I never had an injury in training since I was 16. But I never got into the powerlifting fad. I just kinda stick to exercises that gives me a good pump and feel good, and I don't care about my numbers. I just like looking good and training the way that is enjoyable and sustainable. I eat animal based without tracking anything.

    I feel that time has vindicated my attitude over all the people who for years said you have to bench X and squat Y to be a real man, you have to train so frequently and with so much volume or you're a pussy blah blah, meanwhile they're all injured constantly and on TRT, bloated and looking like shit having gained nothing from lifting but bragging to people who don't care about their PRs. I know I don't look like a bodybuilder but I look good for a natty in his 40s and it feels good to wake up every day without any health problems, injuries or insecurities.

    Guess I should attach a pic

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You think that picture is enough to give you any credentials?
      Post spread asshole, dick, feet, and paystub gay

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        hahah, that would be crazy if he would do it haha

        [...]
        nothing wrong with lifting heavy, or big 3 lifts. you retards just didn’t/don’t know what you’re doing.

        being defensive like a pussy over your lifting. that anon found his way and sticks with it and it works for him. there is nothing to argue about

        https://i.imgur.com/KSz8OHG.jpg

        I'm 41 and I never had an injury in training since I was 16. But I never got into the powerlifting fad. I just kinda stick to exercises that gives me a good pump and feel good, and I don't care about my numbers. I just like looking good and training the way that is enjoyable and sustainable. I eat animal based without tracking anything.

        I feel that time has vindicated my attitude over all the people who for years said you have to bench X and squat Y to be a real man, you have to train so frequently and with so much volume or you're a pussy blah blah, meanwhile they're all injured constantly and on TRT, bloated and looking like shit having gained nothing from lifting but bragging to people who don't care about their PRs. I know I don't look like a bodybuilder but I look good for a natty in his 40s and it feels good to wake up every day without any health problems, injuries or insecurities.

        Guess I should attach a pic

        how do we call this mentality

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Looking good bro. I think you have a good attitude towards it. That's not to say there is anything wrong with going for PRs or lifting heavy, but doing so to the detriment of all else is foolishness.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      found the only sane person on /fit. I kneel.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This but I’m 35 and also started training at 15 or so

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Looking great senpai

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What would your routine look like?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I've never used a set program, I generally loosely do a combination of calisthenics and PPL but with a lot of variation depending on my mood.

        For example today I want to do some upper body push work. I'll start with calisthenics, 3 super sets of pushups and pullups (probably around 60pushups + 35 pullups total) then I'll do 2 sets of DB bench press around 15 reps close to failure, 2 sets of DB shoulder press similar reps, and finish off with some kind of lat raise. Whole thing might take 20 mins or so.

        I always start with calisthenics but on a back day I'll do romanian deadlifts and shrugs after wards, and on a leg day I like doing bodyweight VMO squats as a pre-exhaust before light high bar squats, supersetting them back to back a couple of times. I don't like doing heavy squats I only feel it in my back not my legs so I always hit the quads first with something like an extension or sissy squat, and then light knee forward barbell squats really feeling a burn in my quads.

        I do train with good intensity and high RPE, just never low in the rep range, never explosively, just calm and controlled.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Thank you for input. Godspeed anon.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks for your input boomer-san. You said you don't follow a routine, but how frequently do you work out per week, on average?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I was born in 1990 and was overweight my whol teens and twenties, only started losing weight and getting into training 3 years ago.
      Before I had an aching back regularly, cramps, my knees started making noises.
      Now I feel pretty good and love the way I look, but do it mostly like . I dont chase high numbers or force anything. I try to keep progressing, but in small steps, dont want to get fat again and therefore take it easy when my strength desnt increase much during times when I keep the weight off. I walk/bike a lot and do yoga every morning, and apart from DOMS or a stiff neck here and there never have any issues, especially ones that woild keep me from doing my routine.
      Could I be more muscular and stronger faster? Sure, but I lift for my health, because it's fun and because I like the way it makes me look.
      Maybe it's just because I started so late so there is no wear and tear, but I feel like I don't need to rush things to finally reach 1/2/3/4, what other anons may have accomplished in half the time. I run a marathon, not a sprint.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >I dont chase high numbers or force anything. I try to keep progressing, but in small steps,

        This. Just doing some form of exercise is better than going full max and fucking your shit up in a week. The best exercise is the one you enjoy doing frequently.

        People need to remember that lifting and exercise is just one component of being healthy and fit.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hey this is my mentality, but ive only been consistent in the past month. Ive made gains but im not proud enough yet to post body. Mirin my guy

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Preach

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, I never worry about lifting heavy either. Dudes are always like oh wow I would have thought you were stronger, but I look 10x better thansapppd them.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      king
      also daddy

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Any 40 year old would be proud, you have "made it". Mirin

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Impressive and a great outlook on fitness over 40. I'm also 41 but I need to lose about 40 lbs that I put on over covid. Hope to get close to your level soon.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I feel that time has vindicated my attitude over all the people who for years said you have to bench X and squat Y to be a real man, you have to train so frequently and with so much volume or you're a pussy blah blah, meanwhile they're all injured constantly and on TRT
      based
      jeff nippard and layne norton volume obsessed freaks are ALWAYS injured

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I feel that time has vindicated my attitude over all the people who for years said you have to bench X and squat Y to be a real man, you have to train so frequently and with so much volume or you're a pussy blah blah
      So close to enlightenment and yet so far. You do have to lift X and lift Y. Once you let go of the frequency and volume ego you can easily do so. Just warmup to a working set that's harder than last time and then rest until you can do it again.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Why?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Why what exactly?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You watch too much youtube if you believe that stuff. Youtubers invent problems and then try to shill overcomplicated solutions. If you just want to look good and be healthy you can ignore the entirety of the fitness industry it's all a grift.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I don't watch any youtube. Try telling me what I said that was wrong.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Post body

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Born 94 and similar mindset. I’m really just focusing on making lifting sustainable long term. I just do progressive overload attempting 10x3 on various lifts and if I make it to 10x3 I go up an additional 5kg. No desire to know what my 1 rep max is.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        post body

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        what to know how I know you’re dyel?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      im 32 and dont injure easily but i feel myself deteriorating. i like your approach

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      based and i'm in the same boat, but mid 30s
      i expect to be in my prime in my 40s, maybe even 50s
      i took a professional photo for work earlier today and i still look early 20s it's actually insane
      i attribute it to lifting intelligently and top tier Aryan genes

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        its mostly avoiding sun, having skincare, eating good, having no stress and one last very important thing: keeping a good hairline.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          i actually take terrible care of my skin lol
          and as a business owner, my stress levels are quite high
          honestly, the main thing i attribute it to is the ability to sleep whenever i want for however long i want
          i haven't used an alarm to wake in like... fuck... over 12 years i think
          i just fall asleep whenever i want, and i simply wake up when my body naturally wakes up 99.9% of the time
          i do have very odd sleeping habits/schedule though sometimes but it works for me
          i also hit the gym basically any time i feel like it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hi dad

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        yo king

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      aight this bro based, pic related is him in 60 years

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing but respect for you senpai, some people just gotta have that numbers game gnoamsayin?

      I'm going to jump off a bridge if I don't squat 660 by 30

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      35 years of never having an injury is insanely fortunate

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I would fuck you up, Daddy-o

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This, but unironically. Power shutters on SUICIDE WATCH

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don't ask for source but I remember seeing a study not too long ago comparing intuitive training to structured training, so basically people who just train how they feel.

      The results are surprisingly similar, but those who train intuitively have to have some idea of what they're doing in the first place so it's probably for people who have done structured shit in the past and know their bodies.
      It was personally vindicating as I hate logging everything and just train 4/5 times a week.
      Good job bro

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        i've only ever trained intuitively and i mog nearly everyone
        i mean i have a very general structure that i follow (start with heavy compounds, then isolation machines for a pump, then maybe cables for a stretch depending on the muscle group)
        but overall i'm just like "hmm well i need to hit this muscle at this angle and intensity and this particular barbell/dumbbell/machine/whatever is available so okay let's go" and it obviously works great for me
        it's funny how the people who autistically track everything and follow some super strict plan end up being some of the most dyel little gays lmao
        lifting and bodybuilding is all about mind-muscle connection, and that includes being in tune with how your body is feeling, recovery-wise, strength-wise, etc.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm

          https://i.imgur.com/pq8ji7C.jpg

          33 here.

          I've been training often since high school and actually enjoy the gym and feel shit if I don't go so I'm lucky in that regard.
          Where I'm fucked is having bad insomnia and it's basically unfixable so I have to take something called Seroquel to sleep. Best sleep of my life but it makes you insanely hungry and that's why I'm about 10kgs overweight.

          In terms of "is it all downhill", it doesn't feel that way. I felt that way at 29 and now I realize I feel basically the same as I did at 28 and now I think a lot of guys just give up at 30 and that manifests into them looking like shit because they think it's normal to melt into goo. Look at some of the guys here that are late 30s and 40s in current body threads, they obviously said fuck off to that bullshit and kept going and now most people would see those bodies and think they belong to people in their 20s.

          Though I think it's 45 onwards where we will start hitting serious hurdles and at that point I'm taking pharmaceuticals.

          and totally agree, also follow the same plan, big compounds then finish off with isolated. Plus I like to listen to bullshit on my phone while I train and stopping after every set to track is just a fucking chore, I train till I'm pumped up and feel worn out then go home.
          I keep track of some basic shit and every now and then I'll write down my big lifts to track progress but we aren't training for the olympics here so who gives a fuck. Athletes have to train like training is a job (because it is for them).

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      WTF is that gigachad jawline
      Is this a real IST poster?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        it's called being White (not gnomish) and lean
        the low standards of amerimutt zoomer mongrels are depressing
        i worry about this next generation

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >that old man who looks like a fucking model browses IST
      They say never meet your heroes but I feel like I've already met you.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You fit in much cardio? That’s really all that I struggle to balance now, I know it’s got to be good and I feel better doing it but it’s just more time consuming and not as fun. Usually do it as a hike most weeks, plus some kind of sprints to get in more leg volume.

      I’ve been through a lot of iterations of training methods, eventually settled on a similar set up. More rings based calisthenics now than I used to, and not really any “conventional” barbell lifts. The most important thing is just exercising and if it feels better and is fun without injury risk at the expense of a few % drop in efficiency that’s a good deal. I don’t regret my heavy compounds/powerlifting phase because I did it at age 23, while bone density increases seem to stop after 25 and then just get maintained.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based but you are not natty and won genetic loterlly

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've never used a set program, I generally loosely do a combination of calisthenics and PPL but with a lot of variation depending on my mood.

      For example today I want to do some upper body push work. I'll start with calisthenics, 3 super sets of pushups and pullups (probably around 60pushups + 35 pullups total) then I'll do 2 sets of DB bench press around 15 reps close to failure, 2 sets of DB shoulder press similar reps, and finish off with some kind of lat raise. Whole thing might take 20 mins or so.

      I always start with calisthenics but on a back day I'll do romanian deadlifts and shrugs after wards, and on a leg day I like doing bodyweight VMO squats as a pre-exhaust before light high bar squats, supersetting them back to back a couple of times. I don't like doing heavy squats I only feel it in my back not my legs so I always hit the quads first with something like an extension or sissy squat, and then light knee forward barbell squats really feeling a burn in my quads.

      I do train with good intensity and high RPE, just never low in the rep range, never explosively, just calm and controlled.

      >the most down to earth and good looking ISTizen is a 41 year old natty who never lifts heavy, doesn't care about numbers and has no routine
      You just single-handedly BTFOd every single gay demoralizer on the board. A light in the darkness.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I pretty much do the same, but don't look quite as good at 31. Consistency is key, and I don't need to hit PR's to satisfy my ego.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Middle aged chad out does the fatty power lifters yet again. Looking right brother, looking tight. Nice jawline bro, but you need to consider some chest hair and a moustache, no homo.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >chest hair and a moustache
        some of the most retarded advice i've ever heard
        never post here again retard
        you're a living meme

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The only normal man here
      I share the same philosophy keep at it old fart

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >trains for 25 years
      >looks like that
      This is a perfect example of why you need to lift heavy. Why is everyone trying to lick this guys nuts? Am I missing something?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        He has a paternal look about him. Makes nufit crazy.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah you're not realising how common injuries are as you get older, so still working out and being fit at 41 is an achievement. Bruh just imagine the average 41 year old dude.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          41 isn't even your prime yet. The average every age above 12 dude is pathetic. That doesn't mean you have to be. You don't start deteriorating until 60 if you're healthy.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            No wonder there's all those 40-50 year old NFL players or MMA fighters

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              They overtrain for a timeline that you're not fixed to.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            This is cope, 30s is when you albet slowly start to age with a slow drop of test as you go

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Am I missing something?
        Yeah, an understanding of what women find attractive

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          What the fuck does that have to do with anything?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      MIRIN’
      I
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    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You look like a movie star.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds like you struggle with form if you're hurting yourself. I'm 30 and never injure myself lifting, I've been doing it for 10 years so I rarely do things incorrectly. I think the whole "your body breaks down in your 30's" myth is perpetuated by untrained unfit people who spent the past 20 or so years ruining their bodies with poor lifestyle choices. I kept active and kept the muscle working.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    around 27ish. (38 now) Fixed my metabolic issues, was finally able to cut and exercise without getting constant tendinopathies. Can still run a 5k in under 20 minutes and bench 2 plate for reps so I'm not complaining I just don't think I'm getting any bigger or faster.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >one ninety pixels by one ninety pixels

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Behind her back : AM (arctic monkeys, 2013)

        Thats a lie anon

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Good eye. But it seems to be rotated 90 degrees for some reason.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >razor burn & red spots

    why do people prefer 'clean' shaven over a trimmed bush

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lol?

    I was born in '89 and feel pretty good all the time.

    What are you eating? What do you do for recovery?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      The people who have problems most likely were obese at somepoint

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it didn't
    i literally have better mobility, recovery, everything than i did 10 years ago. im in the absolute best shape of my life

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Im 36 (ugh).
    Just don't do stupid heavy loads and you're good. Slow and steady progressions, rest, eat well, don't workout 6 days a week, yada yada

    I do 3 days workout (mostly compound with a few isolations)
    I heavy hiit cardio
    I light cardio + pull up bar routine

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm 36 still lift heavy, still workout 6 days a week must suck having shitty genetics

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Your 1 plate bench isn't heavy bro

  15. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 30. Check this out. Lower the volume, raise the intensity. Repeated sets is for kids who need practice.

  16. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Never happened to me, my knees and ankles are fucked from skating previously too but I manage. If you really want something you make it happen.

  17. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    34yo.

    I heal very well.. fucked up my knee cap when I wqs a bout and it doubled in size and is healed

    Had accidents that people came screaming to assist me because they thought I had broken something

    I am 6'2 with enormous calves

    I someone, somewhere, fucked a neanderthal

    I am sure.. damn

  18. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    bump

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Very nice Annihilation cosplay

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      im more attracted to this then the original picture

  19. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    30 this year and only went back to gym this week after a 2 year hiatus. Other than some soreness I haven't felt much pain and the pain I used to have is gone now so maybe it'll return now.

  20. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i'm 31 and I have no such problem.
    I have cancer tho.

  21. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Born 1987, 35 yrs old and in the best shape of my life. If you're fucked up then you either fell for the big 3 meme or don't know how to train.

  22. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    33 and lift fairly heavy. I have lately included arm workouts and am in pretty good shape.
    Being in shape has really helped with dating again for the first time in years. Seems like 30+ year old girls have gotten used to guys who have let themselves to to shit.

  23. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 33 and I have never worked out.

  24. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    33 years old
    Honestly, i probably spend less time being injured now because my form is much better when lifting than in my 20's. Biggest struggle now is (and always has been for me in particular) eating right and keeping the body fat down. Right now most people would probably consider me to be "built-fat". Eating well was actually pretty simple in my bachelor days because I just wouldn't keep shit food in the house. Now days, my wife does most things regarding the food whether it be grocery shopping or cooking. She likes high carb shit and knows nothing about nutrition so she keeps alot of shit food in the house. Ironically, she's actually quite skinny (vidrel is pretty closer to her body to include the ass) despite eating like shit and not working out ever...anyways, with all of this in mind, i've actually had to focus on being more disciplined with food when it comes to not eating shit and also getting enough protein.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yikes

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        this is why I had to go with a latina over white women.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I've seen plenty of Latina smokeshows, but have you ever seen a single one with a hot mother?
          Their DPS falls off sharply in late game, 99.9% of them hit a wall at 30-35 (way worse than wh*te w*men). It's a tragedy and they deserve to be buffed in the next patch

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          My latina girlfriends mom is smoking hot. It's ridiculous. I'm safe.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        lmao I was just about to make a screenshot myself haha

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        reminder that this is what burgers call skinny. imagine the horror of being american. they are cucked beyond belief.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          go back
          you must

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            That's just flab though, you just want concentration camp prisoners.

            lol coping instead of acknowledging will get you fatsos nowhere

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          That's just flab though, you just want concentration camp prisoners.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          this isn't even a skinny/fat issue. It's the result of american brains being completely moronfied. A girl must "got ass" to be hot to them

        • 2 months ago
          fatty-bo0m-batty

          Burger here; I agree with you 100%

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >I’m a poor eurofag and here is my hot take: Anerica isd..,,. Le BAD

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          She isnt fat though. her ass is just deformed genetically. Look at her skinny arms bro are u retarded?

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >She isnt fat though. her ass is just deformed genetically.
            kek you burgers are pure comedy

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        would still bury my face in it

      • 2 months ago
        Bubbles

        Would still eat her ass out fr fr no cap

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I don’t get it, what’s so wrong with this? Looks incredibly fuckable

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Botched bbl
          Buy a silicone doll it will have same feel

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          her ass is melting on one side

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >what is angle-frauding?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        The difference in her ass cheeks is just the result of the movement and her shifting her weight from one leg to another

        so you mean she got a huge badonkadon with a skinny build. nice BRo

        Tall, thin, dump truck ass, blond hair, blue eyes...pretty much as soon as i saw her i knew i wanted her

        brazilian butt lift. this is the result of plastic surgery.

        Na this is just good genetics

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          WTF MAN
          Face 1>3>2 (last two close)
          Ass 3>2>1

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >Na this is just good genetics
          You're a retard

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            If we're being honest, health itself is a matter of birth and genes.

            Diet and exercise mostly exist to preserve it into old age. Not to create it when the raw material for health is already not there in the person to begin with.

            You're not going to lift and eat your way into fixing your DOWNs, or letting a blind guy see, or letting a guy born with no liver suddenly have a new liver.

            I had an Arab friend I knew, very fit. He has a disease where his veins don't flow 100% directionally, so if he's not active for too long, he'll legit get woozy.

            His exercise has preserved him very well, but it's not going to fix that fundamental flaw.

            I probably have the genes for depression and suicide, considering my father and grandfather both had depression and one attempted it. I think exercise is okay at keeping it at bay, but it's fundamentally just a part of the soft-machine I was dealt at birth. Gotta live with it.

            Also if I kill myself, I can't go to Catholic heaven. And I miss my grandma too much to pass up that 1% chance that the Trad Caths are right, and then not get to see her for eternity.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >not get to see her for eternity
              entertain me real quick and explain to me how exactly you think this works lol

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                People who kill themselves cannot enter heaven when they die, under Catholicism.

                That'd probably be worse to me than burning in Hell forever, is just not being able to see my loved ones again. So suicide isn't an option.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                did you even read what i said
                i didn't ask you to explain heaven or hell
                i asked you to explain how you think "seeing someone for eternity" works
                and for the record, i don't want you to have a nice day
                i want you to live in the real world and make more White children
                heaven and hell isn't what you think
                it exists right here on earth, which i'll explain after i get you to think straight
                so... logistically... how exactly do you think you'll "see someone for eternity"?
                have you actually thought this through?
                or is it something you just blindly parrot because it appeals to your feel-good emotions

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                ... how did you know I was white ... I am, but I didn't mention being white in this thread ...

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                you must be young and inexperienced lol
                it's very obvious that you're White
                morons/shitskins/garden gnomes don't talk like you or hold the values that you do
                it's simply in your nature (our nature, White European nature)
                you'll recognize these patterns the older you get

                And I imagine it'd just be the idea of me and the idea of my grandmother, just vibing out for eternity as monads. Except it's outside time, so it wouldn't even really be "eternity" it'd just "be".

                i hate to break it to you buddy, but that just isn't how things work
                maybe there will be some place in between your life and the next one where you essentially have good dreams remembering loved ones
                but, again, i don't think you've really considered what eternity means and how that would even work
                eternity = forever
                as in... never... ever... ever... ever... ending
                as in... not just billions of years or zillions of years... but well beyond that
                so let's consider things more logically
                suppose you have billions of catholics or whatever who also go on to have similar infinite dreams
                there is no system in which an infinite dream loop with a loved one is possible
                the unfortunate truth of what's going to happen is this
                when you've left your current body, you will be born into another
                maybe a dog, a moron, Hitler, who knows
                it will probably be at some arbitrary time
                i believe who/what you become next is dependent on your previous life which imo is why being a good person is important
                but maybe i'm wrong about that, could just be completely random, idk
                there are many people/animals with lives lived who are barely sentient
                it's like they go through their entire lives in a mindless dreamlike state
                and then there are people like me who are super aware
                i'm probably far down the stream of consciousness/awareness
                meaning i've already been through billions of previous lives of low awareness, slowly gaining awareness from one life to the next
                but the point is that this realm is important
                there is no magical fairy tale land which exists for eternity
                we must focus on fixing this timeline
                which means ridding this world of filth and minimizing suffering so that we don't have to live it in our other lives

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                >Don't believe your magical fairy tale of what happens after. Believe MY one.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                mine isn't a fairy tale though you fucking retard
                mine is brutal reality
                how are you this fucking brainless

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                And I imagine it'd just be the idea of me and the idea of my grandmother, just vibing out for eternity as monads. Except it's outside time, so it wouldn't even really be "eternity" it'd just "be".

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                And I imagine it'd just be the idea of me and the idea of my grandmother, just vibing out for eternity as monads. Except it's outside time, so it wouldn't even really be "eternity" it'd just "be".

                >when a eugenicist Nazi atheist meets a naive Christian conservative

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                eugenicist yes
                "nazi" yes
                atheist no

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      so you mean she got a huge badonkadon with a skinny build. nice BRo

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      disguting moron ass

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      it's almost as if all women know they're not much more than fucktoys

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      brazilian butt lift. this is the result of plastic surgery.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      She just has a fat ass. There is no real shape to it. It just sags.

  25. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Is it really over? Is it all downhill from here?
    yup

  26. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm older than you and in 2020 my fitness goal went from, I wish I could lift my 8yo daughter to I need to be able to crush the skulls of these garden gnomes with my bare hands.

  27. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >be me today
    >27 (years old)
    >went to do bulgarian split squat
    >ow my lower back!
    you young kids are lucky.
    stretch and eat well to take care of yourself.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      How the fuck can one injure back on bulgarian split squat?

  28. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who would have ever thought that we'd all eventually face the consequences of elevated age? Haha, trust me though, it's way nicer being a thirty something millennial man than it would ever be an older girl. I continuously see long winded posts relating to age by them on sm trying to cope.

  29. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    30 year old reporting in. I'm breaking my PRs every year for the last five years (marathon and ultra running). Only setback was a three month hiatus due to broken foot toe and clumsy recovery, but am back at it again.
    It's downhill only if you allow it yourself.

  30. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just turned 40. To stay lean and optimize recovery I've definitely had to adjust my lifestyle. Stopped having a couple drinks after work. Diet is strict M-F. HIGH protein. Lift M W F; 3 day split is optimal as you get older. I was feeling fatigued and starting to look like shit, but now I feel and look great.

  31. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Born in 91'
    Still hitting PRs, try not to be such a GDE.

  32. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm about to turn 29
    I know a guy who broke his ankle playing football earlier this year
    I know a girl who broke her leg just doing fuck knows what
    Other people seem to get injuries way more often than me - what's the one trait that these people have in common that I don't have? I'll tell you - they're all fat pieces of shit. I'm slim and light on my feet

    For now, I recover just as quickly as I did when I was 20. I train sensibly, if anything doesn't feel right I stop and find something else. If I have any recurring or sustained issues, I speak to a physiotherapist.

    All that said, my goal is just to stay lean and healthy. I'm happy with a decent physique and good cardio, I'm not trying to build. If I'm past my physical peak that's fine (although I don't feel like I am), ultimately my physical health is the most important thing to focus on.

  33. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Still no sauce about OP's.

  34. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >be me
    >be 28
    >just lift, run, and do calisthenics to maintain my hot bod
    >dont get injuries

  35. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 31 and in the best shape of my life. I used to have more pain in my early 20s because I was more of an ego lifter back then.

  36. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    33 years old. Been absolutely fine until I injured my rotator cuff. Basically no gym for 4 weeks. It sucks yeah but gotta to be more mindful of what exercises I do and stretch several times a week. Low body fat is the key at this huge as building muscle is getting harder.

  37. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >aging millennials
    >born in the early 90s
    uh... you know early millennials are knocking on the big 40 don't you?
    I ran my first Ultramarathon when I turned 30...
    been taking a break from running to body build at
    35...
    I'll probably start running marathons again because
    lifting weights all the time is
    boring as fuck.
    The key to staying fit is understanding that
    you're not invincible
    and everything takes time.
    I won't post fizeek cause
    none of y'all think I look good,
    but I think I do and
    that's all that matters.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      You sound like a normie, why are you here?

  38. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I honestly don't know anymore if a sedentary lifestyle or being a powershitter is worse for health and aging. Hopefully the powershart meme dies soon, for everyone's sake.

  39. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Early 30s, 1992 here.
    I was benching like a retard for years and now it finally caught up with me and gave me a minor shoulder injury.
    One thing I did notice is that my squat mobility has become limited and I can't go as low as I used to. This might be because I haven't squatted in a while but it sucks. I'm thinking of ditching squats and deadlifts and just do machines instead, feels like the risk of potential injury for these two at my age is greater than the benefits they have.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Based 92 bro. Dec 25 for me so I'm still hanging on to my twenties for now.

      https://i.imgur.com/VnOfOpG.jpg

      >born in the early 90s
      Question for other aging millennials: when did you your fitness goal go from
      "yeah bro I'm gonna hit two more PRs this week"
      to
      "Fuck I hurt my low back again while recovering from my knee pain. Guess I'll just do accessories for the third week in a row"
      Is it really over? Is it all downhill from here?

      I dont ego lift. Always trying to improve mind you, but if something feels off ill lower the weight, try something else for a few sessions. The grind never stops fren.

  40. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >"Fuck I hurt my low back again while recovering from my knee pain. Guess I'll just do accessories for the third week in a row"

    born in 81, still haven't reached this yet

  41. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1990 here.

    I snapped my shit up real bad when I was 24 and lost a couple years lifting and felt like shit for it, so I got my injury out of the way early and I've been much more deliberate since then. Now I'm as strong as ever and I'm either working out or running every day.

    Be smart, lads. You're not gonna die at 27 like you expect to.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Live every day like it's your last brah

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Are you THE pregnant Anne Frank poster from other boards?

  42. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    idk 3-4 yr ago. now i only care about cardio and hitting that next 5k running pr or 2k rowing pr or 10k cycling pr. yeah i hit bis, tris, and abs twice a week or so but fuck lifting heavy. sprints on an air bike build legs better than any barbell exercise anyway plus its way more functional. besides with the way the world is trending you are literally insane if you care more about how many times you can bench 3 plates than how fast you can run 3 miles.

  43. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    28 and it's already getting really hard. But the issue for me is that as well as lifting I also work in construction in a physically demanding trade and I also love skateboarding, which I do 3-4 times a week. So with all that going on it's hard to find the motivation or energy to lift and when I do I don't feel like I recover.

  44. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fucking pussies. I'm about to turn 34, as a lifetime natty. My personal bests are 345 lb bench, 480 squat, 515 deadlift. The ONLY times I've ever hurt myself from lifting is when I got too egotistical and either overtrained, or didn't prioritize recovery. I'm also in the military so a lot of my time outside the gym is spent not sitting in my ass. I just cannot relate to people in my generation that are constantly sore or injured. Y'all need to eat a balanced diet, train smart, prioritize recovery ie sleep, stop spending so much time sitting down. You do this and I guarantee you your broken sore moron of a body will feel better in 3 months

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've seen ppl breaking their shit on warmups, you don't know what other people are capable or not of doing bro.
      I also was like you when I was younger, I never hurt myself and I'm still injury free in my 30's but some people are just too fragile for a multitude of reasons one of which is genetics and you cannot pick or improve your genetics.

  45. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I lift light and do corrective exercises. Have yet to hurt myself more than being sore.
    The point of lifting for me was always about health
    >Is it really over? Is it all downhill from here?
    Yeah dude. It's over the day you were born. We had like 20 years of okish time to enjoy life and then experience the slow decay of everything/everyone we love. Honestly the older you get, the more you'll just accept that reality and you'll get to a point where it doesn't bother you anymore because you're numb to it.

  46. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Well I started at 31 so in Day 1

  47. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    34 here. I work out less now than 10 years ago, not because I am older but, because I work twice as much. I'm more concerned with getting 8 hours of sleep than I am deadlifting 4 plates

  48. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I started lifting 2 years ago and I'm 32

    Tbh no real problems

  49. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    how the fuck are people in their late 20s early 30s all sore and shit Im 37 and never sore or tired, only when I drink tats it

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Same, tho' I do get sore after biking in mountains for whole day or after few days of mountain hiking in a row.
      Also, 1st week after being sick I also get sore.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Shit white genetics. White males go downhill hard after 18. It’s hilarious to watch. 37 here non white. Workout and lift heavy and HIIT. Zero health problems. Wake up with hard ons and fuck my wife daily. Also watch porn for test and dick size gains. No hair loss.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        except i'm

        based and i'm in the same boat, but mid 30s
        i expect to be in my prime in my 40s, maybe even 50s
        i took a professional photo for work earlier today and i still look early 20s it's actually insane
        i attribute it to lifting intelligently and top tier Aryan genes

        and if you saw me you'd think i'm early 20s
        you suffer from confirmation bias lol
        you've probably seen many Aryans in their late 30s but since you don't know their age, you assume they're in their early 20s
        and then you'll see some 50 year old Aryan and you'll think he's in his 30s lol

  50. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    As a former college athlete, I can tell my healing speed is much slower than early-mid 20s
    Also my mid-late 20s was the strongest time. (Here including tendons). I’m 29 and I can say that even the quality of muscles improves by the time, the tendons do not.
    Thus I’m not squatting 4 plates anymore so that I can take a walk with my grandkids in the future

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      im 28 and played college football, I dont squat or deadlift anymore, just no need too tbh. my upper body strength has gotten much stronger but I feel no need to do heavy lower compound lifts and just do machines

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        That’s an excuse. I said not 4 plates, not giving up major compound exercises.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >That’s an excuse.

          not really I just have no interest in doing squats or deadlifts anymore, Im fine with lunges, machines.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah lunges are based. Let’s keep out bodies safe and fine

  51. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Unless you got to an elite level when young and did a huge amount of work for it lifting is pretty kind to the aging anon compared to other things in life. I think many strongmen only get really good in their 30s. I saw on bodybuilding forums a guy in his 60s saying he never took lifting seriously when younger and now he's beating PRs - they probably weren't heavy but not baby weights either. It's also a myth that you have to stop lifting heavy as you get older.

  52. 2 months ago
    Bubbles

    32 yo boomer here. I used to be real hard into setting prs. I hit a 350 wilks score at 15% bf. Now i just lift to maintain my lifts and not care about prs, add in some mobility and flexibility work, while maintaining at 12% bf. Alot less injuries, still outlift anyone in a commercial gym, and staying lean.

  53. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can't relate mate.

    I'm 32 and feel as healthy as when I was in my early 20s if not more.

    I'm in the best condition of my life, I look muscular just by the fact that I've been trianing on and off for so many years so I look better than the vast majority of people my age.

    It also has to do with my genetics because I look 5 to 7 years younger as well.

    The only thing I'd say is that I probably reached my limit because I don't seem to be adding any more lean muscle mass.

  54. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    around in my late 20s but Ive done heavy manual labour most of my life so there is that... thats shit will grind down you body and leave you as a cripple with no money in your pockets.

    Dont work yourself to death for the garden gnomes....

  55. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Quit whining bitch moron

  56. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My goal is still new prs. I was born in 92

  57. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 29 and got mistaken for a highschooler the other day. Also more Gen Z girls have been approaching me lately, I really think they're not into zoomer guys or something, maybe it's because they all look and sound the same, I really don't know.

  58. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Is it hard for people not to drink alcohol? I haven't had a drink of beer or liquor in years

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I never drank often, but I pretty much cut it out a year or two ago once hangovers started lasting 24+ hours.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Very much so, if I don't I get panic attacks

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Every once in a while, I'll have a glass or two of bourbon but other than that I don't really touch alcohol much.

  59. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >early 90s
    >don't have much nagging pain except my shoulder
    >benched 295 which is the most I've ever benched
    >squat/deadlift stalled due to cut
    It's not all downhill from here, I'll report again at 40 though

  60. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    33 year old. A bout a cunt hair from hoping on fuckin roids. But other than that going through a grade 2 chest strain

  61. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm from Montreal, so I'll just use this comparison.

    Ages 16-18:
    >be me in CEGEP (Dawson college)
    >run 20 minutes every day / every other day
    >take weightlifting classes, 3x per week
    >use school gym
    >take dance and cardio, 3x per week
    >go hiking on Mt Royal for 9hours every weekend, sometimes writing my essays and homeworks mid-hike while holding the notebook and pencil in hand
    >never injured
    >never tired

    Ages 24-26:
    >McGill + bookstore job
    >lifting boxes fucks me up
    >my manager forces me to stand at work, fucks me up
    >going on a hike fucks me up
    >going to the gym fucks me up

    Literally ... I think I might have a joint problem in my hip / knee ... and I'm only in my mid-late 20s.

    The agepill is real - get your athleticism maxxed and your work and skills maxxed while you're still young.

    Once puberty ends, and adulthood sets in, and the magic hormones are gone - recovery time goes up, and you're less able to cope with existence.

    Thank god I'm not fat or diabetic like 90% of people, otherwise it wouldn't just be mild joint pain.

    I now understand why the elites use the blood transfusions from young people to reverse their aging processes ... getting old sucks.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Buddy, if you're feeling this way at 26, something is off.

      Get a male hormone test (I don't want to shill a specific company but just get a reputable one, it's not too expensive).

      Are you getting a full 8 hours of sleep every night? Or are you staying up til 1AM scrolling?

      Are you eating right? Lots of vegetables and fish? Vitamin D?

      Still going to the gym and doing compound lifts & cardio regularly?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's genetic.

        My grandmother and aunt both have a hip joint problem of leg-length asymmetry.

        I probably inherited it and I don't know what to do to correct for the imbalance.

        It's not a visible deformity, but inside my mind, I know it's there, and I know it's going to fuck me over in my 30s-40s.

        AND NO, don't just say take Krill oil - I watch Joe Rogan too, I know krill oil is good for the joints, I already take it.

  62. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Getting old sucks ... there's never enough healthy energetic time in one lifespan to do the things you need to do

  63. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    32 Give me more pain.

  64. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    28, I have bursitis in my left elbow. Twice so far.

    Other than that I'm in perfect health and feeling pretty good, hired a PT recently who I see twice a week. Wish I did it before.

    If you quit drinking, eat healthy, go to bed at a reasonable time every night, get lots of fresh air, have a good lifestyle, you'll probably feel better than ever tbh.

    If you feel like shit at 30 you're doing something wrong.

  65. 2 months ago
    Shamrock(/fit/server: discord.gg/FhnamGyD)

    I fucked her

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      lumbergh fucked her

  66. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I started doing BJJ almost exactly one year ago at age 34. That's when I found out I was fragile. My knees and my ribs are just shitty. Prior to that I experienced pretty much zero age related effects.

    Thanks be to God, I've been able to keep training and I haven't gotten hurt in a while. I've gotten a lot better at protecting myself (keep pressure in your lungs when you're on bottom, don't let your knees get compressed to wrenched, etc). I really need to get back to lifting consistently, I'm sure it'll help.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I feel that bro. I did some boxing and then a lot of judo when I was younger 14-19. Getting thrown hard and often, never got injured except a sprained ankle once.
      Then at 33 I started in MMA, made sure to take it easy, was going ok until just two months into it, had striking sparring and took a hard kick to the ribs, didn’t seem bad at the time but it took 1 moth to feel ok and another 2 months to feel close too 100% so I think it might have got a cracked rib and torn intercostals. Sparring partner was experienced so I’m not sure how much was accident or what I did wrong, I definitely wasn’t guarding well though.

      Any tips if you were starting BJJ over again to avoid injuries? Learn good bracing and some hip mobility? I’m going to switch to just BJJ plus lifting for a while to manage the impact/recovery more easily.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >intercostals
        That's exactly what happened to me, first day rolling I in bottom position and exhaled at the wrong moment, boom strained intercostal.

        Tips? I mean the biggest thing is I wish I started years earlier, I love marital arts and I hate that I spent so much time away from training (I did karate and kickboxing as a kid through highschool and college). I also regret the shit out of every single lifting session I missed in my 20's, stupid immature inconsistent bullshit. Right now that's my only goal: consistency.

        Since you've got prior grappling experience you'll probably do a lot better than I did. In striking (as you probably know) you wanna be loose and relaxed and then exhale hard at the moment you throw a strike, but that's what led to my rib/intercostal injury. I've learned to keep pressure in my thorax on bottom.

        For my knees, personally the heels-to-butt movement is what wrecks me. My knee first got hurt when I was in turtle position and my partner sat on me, it compressed the shit out of my knee and that's what got me. I struggle to sit in seiza posture, for example. I can squat really well, but that last few inches where your heel bone digs into your buttcheek, that's what gets me. Kneesovertoesguy has been helpful. I'm not saying he's the infallible guru, but he's definitely got some good ideas.

        Sorry for the long ass rant. You definitely should do BJJ, with your prior experience you'll a mat monster.

  67. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Does any early 90s babies feel like our generation is the lost generation? Too young to truly experience life before the internet. Too old to relate to Zoomers.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lost for different reasons, we had the best era of the internet tbh.

      We lost out because:

      We got fucked royally economically. Gen-X got to enjoy lots of disposable income from an early age, nightclubs, partying, their own apartments etc. Then they had to ride out a small recession dip but had the best bullrun in history to fund their pensions forever.

      Meanwhile we're turbo fucked with inflation and expensive housing forever.

      Zoomers will get an easy ride, but they're all terminally online.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah agreed. 93 here and pretty terminally online compared to others my age, but fucking nothing compared to zoomers.
        There brains are literally memes.
        Anyway tail end millennials like me are all going to fucking die broke due to graduating high school in fucking 2010.

  68. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I got all my injuries out of the way in my early 20s with a herniated disc and posterior tibial tendinitis.
    I haven’t even peaked yet bro
    t. 1994

  69. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 28, working out for 4-5 years.
    The couple of times I bring up on this board I don't do squats and deadlifts anymore because I want to keep training for years without injuries I get ridiculed. I did squat and DL the first 3 years but I got an uneasy feeling in my lower back too often. It's not worth the long term risk, there's plenty of exercises you can do to destroy your legs without loading 140kg on your shoulders.
    Hate the meme "can't hurt your back if your form is good!" Yeah sure if your anatomy allows you to squat down in a perfect 90 degree angle.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Anon, I've recently felt a twinge in my lower back during DL and would feel blessed if your posted your leg workout. I wonder how many intervertebral discs could have been spared on this board had not our egos got the better of us.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Hey mate, sorry for the late reply
        >3x10 dumbbell split squats
        -> main exercise which you should try to become better at and progressive overload
        >3 sets of DB walking lunges
        I pick a fairly long distance in my gym which I try to do back and forth. At this point your quads will be destroyed.
        >3 x Failure back extensions
        This one hits the posterior chain and is important if you're not doing squats and DL's.
        >3x20 leg extension
        >3x20 hamstring curls
        I prefer lower weight and more reps with machines, especially with leg extension to spare the knees.
        >3xFailure weighted calve raises
        >3xFailure leg raises
        ->Some more core work to substitute the big lifts.
        Pic related, made a quick pic. Haven't done a squat in two years.
        Any critique is welcome

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          not that anon, but is there really a significant difference between split squats and weighted lunges? they seem like they'd do pretty much the same thing.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            They do feel a bit different but it's mainly the same thing. Got any suggestions which would be a good replacement?

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              >Got any suggestions which would be a good replacement?
              no, i was just curious. i do split squats but avoid lunges just because i have limited space and don't wanna have to turn around every couple of reps, was wondering if maybe there was anything more to them that might make it worth sucking up.

  70. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >why are my knees not wokring!?!?
      >is 200+LB

  71. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I started to do the whole "5/3/1 heavy compound get strong look strong" thing in my mid-20's but went back to running and lifting enough to keep muscle on my frame and not look like a Kenyan. The only time I ever "tweaked my back" was warming up for low-bar squats, and I got over it just stretching and working back up from like ~150 on the bar.
    I have different bodyweight goals now (strict L-sit muscle up x 5, one arm chinup) so progress is slower and I watch what I do in my gym to not get injured since I can't just eat everything in sight and hit PR's every month like I did for a while. I mainly just do U/L and work up to a "top set" in each big lift with enough reps to prevent doing too much, and rotate out lifts about every month.
    Since you included some chick in your image, I will say that 100% of the poon I got in my 20's was from just being "in shape" (not fat, visible abs, twink-ish body) and running through the same crowd of scene chicks.
    Oh and for the other anon my first computer had 128mb of memory and some geforce video card I bought for like $50 at best buy to play Battlefield 2 on.

  72. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    24 and I still feel 18 at least, probably because I've been working out mostly consistently since I was 16 and only drink for events
    Renovation guy thought I was 17. I honestly think using age as cope till you're like 30+ is more of a mental cope than reality

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      you're a zoomer, not millennial. decline starts at 25. wait til you're 28 or so, then you'll start to notice. personally im 29 and and the decline just motivated me more

  73. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    do NOT injure yourself
    us oldfags have to take things slow
    be deliberate, be focused - use your experience to your advantage

    im an old dog
    but i look better now than i did when i was a kid

    clean diet, no inflammation, enough sleep,
    sneed-free, gmo-free, grass-fed beef etc

    eat your eggies anonkun

  74. 2 months ago
    Giddy

    i had back pain in my early 20s from doing manual labor and i still have that pain

  75. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    sexual!

  76. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    No. It's not all downhill. I enlisted at 18, and spent 10 years fucking my body diving out of airplanes, getting in fights, running through the woods with shit that weighed almost as much as I did... Broke bones, tore tendons, got wrecked, had some catastrophic injuries. Got out of that and spent the next ten years doing the same kind of activities that didn't keep me healthy in the first place. I had knee problems, back problems, shoulder problems, neck problems... Finally, I figured fuck it, I would just do the stuff I like instead of the stuff the Army beat into me for years and between that and YouTube videos about whatever issue I had at the time, I've been able to rehab. I've never been stronger or felt better. Turns out smarter not harder is a thing.

  77. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    33 here.

    I've been training often since high school and actually enjoy the gym and feel shit if I don't go so I'm lucky in that regard.
    Where I'm fucked is having bad insomnia and it's basically unfixable so I have to take something called Seroquel to sleep. Best sleep of my life but it makes you insanely hungry and that's why I'm about 10kgs overweight.

    In terms of "is it all downhill", it doesn't feel that way. I felt that way at 29 and now I realize I feel basically the same as I did at 28 and now I think a lot of guys just give up at 30 and that manifests into them looking like shit because they think it's normal to melt into goo. Look at some of the guys here that are late 30s and 40s in current body threads, they obviously said fuck off to that bullshit and kept going and now most people would see those bodies and think they belong to people in their 20s.

    Though I think it's 45 onwards where we will start hitting serious hurdles and at that point I'm taking pharmaceuticals.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Seroquel sucks ass, get on trazodone
      The lethargy from quetiapine when I took it too late was horrible

  78. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >"Fuck I hurt my low back again while recovering from my knee pain. Guess I'll just do accessories for the third week in a row"
    30 years old boomer here. Never. I'm in the best shape of my life, lifting since highschool. I don't have any pains, any aches and I am extremely physically resilient. I am perhaps the only person I know irl that doesn't have any lower back pain.
    The thing is, I've ALWAYS taken precautions and always did a whole lotta warm-ups. I never go raw into the workout like I see many guys do, and after workout there's always a period of cooldown where I do stretches and active recovery.

  79. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah it’s over.

    My blackend heart is a writhing mass or poisonous snakes.

  80. 2 months ago
    fatty-bo0m-batty

    I'm 31 and this hasn't happened yet (and probably won't). I listen to my body whenever I'm in the rack because I'm not an idiotic fuck and I value my health and mobility, which is also why stretching is so important.

  81. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Turning 30 next month and I don't really feel it. I've always been a flexible manlet though, I think that helps.

  82. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    All it is for me is alcohol. Swinging between feeling good and like total anxiety. It doesn’t have to be this way. Don’t get drunk young bros.

  83. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    was doing great until 6 months ago where i developed some kind of histamine hyper sensitivity, which has led to chronic sciatica, and other joint problems , problably triggered by covid, its really fucking gay, litterally ichy all the time.seems to be slowly going away. so i pray that it goes back to normal eventually.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      B12 vitamins and allegra 24hr, for bonus , bromelain

  84. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Source on the girl?

  85. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    35 years old here still hitting it as hard as I did in my 20s
    Don't really feel any different than I did a decade ago
    Might be genetics I still get mistaken for a teenager occasionally

  86. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Haven’t gotten one injury so far and have been lifting for 5 years. I always practice warm up sets, progressive overload through 8-12 reps (I think 1 rep lifts are a key to quick injuries) and do plenty of cardio. There are plenty of bodybuilders that age into their 70s while retaining impressive physiques. Serge Nubret comes to mind, along with a few others. There seems to be a correlation between ego lifting and injuries. I could be wrong though.

  87. 2 months ago
    sage

    40 y/o here

    lifting and fitness become primarily about injury prevention after 30

  88. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    28 for me

  89. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    30 yo, still hitting PRs all the time

    you're doing it wrong OP

  90. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 36, I retired from kickboxing and I only do yoga in a infrared sauna these days. Yoga is the superior rehabilitative workout. If I get lower back pain or muscles stiffness, yoga fixes it. Nothing else works.
    Its a fountain of youth, anon. I can't take more than a day off without doing a yoga session

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm 36, I retired from kickboxing
      Maybe if you banged loads of hoes like Andrew Tate you wouldn't have these health problems.

  91. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    iam 41 and had both shoulders injured for years due to accidents. now for me lifting itself is the goal.

  92. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1992 here. I've yet to reach that point. Lifting's been going swell and without any major issue, save for having pulled a muscle once or twice when starting out years ago.

    Practice form over ego lifting, Anons. It'll prolong your lifting life immensely.

  93. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm in my early 30s and have to just laugh along and pretend I get it when my same age friends talk about how "tee hee everything hurts now."
    I'm literally fine. Hell, I'm coming off the best shape of my life, this time last year I was doing about 8 hours of exercise per week (it was lockdown, there wasn't much else to do) and I was fine. At the moment it's more like 2-4 depending on the week, but that's due to motivation and the temptation to put my time and energy into other shit now that life's back to normal.

  94. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >born '95
    >first started going to university gym
    >once I graduated, started going to public gyms
    >last week, notice a woman around 30 looking at me, but I'm not really interested in older women
    >realize I'm nearly 30

    I'm still chasing PRs, but I eliminated squats, deadlifts, and OHP from my routine. doesn't seem worth the risk of permanent injury at this point

  95. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i never had the
    >yeah bro I'm gonna hit two more PRs this week
    experience
    stalled from the beginning

  96. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Alan Thrall is 100% correct

    """staying off of it""" is the worst possible way to recover from an injury, you need to deload, practice reps and form, then slowly work your way back up
    the difference between the lower back injury I had at 22 and the lower back injury I had at 29 is that at 29 I knew that I immediately had to work it off and build it back up, and as a result it only took a couple weeks to be back to where I was, instead of three months

  97. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    I have only ever gotten knee pain doing 3pl8+ squats, you definitely should not be getting it from a leg extension machine. Drop weight significantly until you are pain free, make sure you aren’t doing any weird hyper extension, and don’t go back up in weight for a few weeks then begin progressing again slowly imo, might just be like a tendon not completely recovering, if it hurts again see a doc. Definitely don’t keep doing shit that causes pain either way.

  98. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >32
    >have beard, although it's rather short
    >6'3"
    >fit, maybe just over 15%bf
    >receding hairline
    >go out with friends
    >young bouncer checks my ID
    >say "I don't look that young do I?
    >he handed mine back, checks friend (29 yo) ID
    >both of yall look much younger than what your IDs say

    A lifetime of nonsmoking, drinking sparingly, eating clean, and lifting is the true fountain of youth, boys.
    I've had people look at me in shock when I tell them my age and they've said the only reason I believe you is because of your hair line.

  99. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    35 years
    95/185/235/285 in lbs
    Level with me old bros am I too old to hit 1/2/3/4?

  100. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 30 and I'm stronger than I've ever been. I just max out much less frequently. I train 5/3/1 and do a lot of submaximal work and rep work.

    The only thing I can't do as I get older is max out or do heavy triples all the time, and I need to be smarter about warm-ups. But, tbh, I recover faster at 30 than I did at 22.

  101. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just add mobility to your routine, bro. Most people get injured due to bad form/ego lifting or muscular imbalances. A proper mobility routine will help you with the imbalances. But choosing to ego lift is on you. Also, just don't hit 1 rep max PRs. You'll be hitting the same strength nervous system adaptations with rep ranges of 3-5 reps. It's not necessary to hit 1 rep maxes to make gains. You can find a decent mobility routine on the bodyweight fitness subreddit. A lot of people skimp out on mobility, and it can hurt them in the long run.

  102. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why are jannies so fucking bad at their only job? I know the same trannies who make these threads apply for janny but how are the normal ones so bad?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >"Why do people who work for free do such terrible jobs!!??"

      Retard alert

  103. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I started seriously slowing down at about 28 at 30 I noticed a pretty decent decrease in strength and taking prolonged periods to recover.

  104. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Fuck I hurt my low back again while recovering from my knee pain.
    Training prevents this unless you continually train like a retard.

  105. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm nearing 27 and still don't feel different than at 19. But my protein and supplement intake is pretty high so maybe that's the reason?

  106. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >when did you your fitness goal go from
    >"yeah bro I'm gonna hit two more PRs this week"
    to
    >"Fuck I hurt my low back again

    I am 32 and I did not go from to another. I still lift relatively heavy, aiming for PRs and experience injury. The difference is I know how to rehabilitate myself and not be a retard while also not giving up.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Do you have a gf
      One of us has to make it

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