****, this thread is creepy. I mean literally.
I m still on my 20 s and everything is fine, but dude time is fast and....man....
props to all you guys that still train after a certain age. You are like an inspiration to me.
Has anyone ever injured their intercostal rib muscles? I pulled one on my right side and it hurt like hell. Now, it is preventing me from doing any type of training. When I twist or sneeze it feels like I am re-injuring it.
Aside: I am newbie and an old fart, so I never know where to post (I have been working Haganah and Boxing for nine months and I am 55).
Perhaps I should move on to shuffle board.
Naah, don't quit your training, wait until your body can't take it. It doesn't matter if you aren't the best boxer in town or that some techniques take extra effort to learn, still better to be working on improving versus getting old prematurely. Anyway, that's my plan. I'm 50 and my challenge is too many pulled muscles (I neglected flexibilty training for way too many years), slow healing and the recovery period from hard workouts takes longer than "back in the day."
I seemed to have pulled something in my lower back this evening giving a frigging lecture. I mean... I was just standing there talking.
Y'know, I can get thrown on a hardwood basketball floor, I can do ukemi on concrete, I can spend a full 8 hour day attending seminars, but standing in a formation for more than 10 minutes, or washing dishes (bending only slightly forward to reach into the sink), and my back seizes up like mad. I've got L4-5 herniation, and though I can do all sorts of good martial practice, the simplest postural change and I've got to got sit down, stretch out my back, and eventually take some pain meds...
Life sucks when you get past 30...