long-term effects of lifting on joints

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  1. hewmanbing

    hewmanbing your mom is hot.

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    I don't know what to think of this... everyone claims working out is a great way to stay healthier but what about the long-term health of joints?

    If you compared two people at the age of say 50, one who lifted his whole life (not a powerlifter) and one who never touched a weight who would have the healthier joints? Any lifelong lifters around who might be able to speak on this? :dunno:

    Whatever the consensus, I'm not going to stop lifting of course. :bigthumb:
     
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    of course the lifter is going to have more deteriorated joints
     
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    lets compare the hearts of these two people
     
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    hewmanbing your mom is hot.

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    don't joints supposedly strengthen along with muscles as you build up?
     
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    If form is correct and you aren't fucking anything up, lifting should improve joints and their respective connective tissues(good diet to go along with should be a given).


    It kind of depends if you're talking about general strength training or pure weight lifting though. :o
     
  6. Frank Dux

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    I think it would all depend on how the person lifted, how hard, what exercises, etc...
     
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    this...

    If you're a hardcore PL/BB/SM/etc your joints are going to get beat to shit. However, for most casual gym rats who don't go heavy/hard all the time the benefits far out weigh the drawbacks.
     
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    Reasonable physical activity promotes joint health.
     
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    Jack Lalanne in his late 80's / early 90's:

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    Sylvester Stallone at 62:

    [y]SVInr3z4leI[/y]


    Seem to be doing okay :dunno:

    Considering most people their age have trouble just getting out of bed due to their joints. Especially those Lalanne's age.
     
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    The great cause of disability as you age is weakness.
     
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    damn stallone is fucking ripped.
     
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    one of the most important factors in healthy joints is having strong muscles on either side of that joint.

    so for your example i would think the person who has been lifting would have healthier joints.
     
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    Stallone's the fuckin man
     
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    My knees are already killing me at 20... Probably due to previous years of not warming up at all before going heavy/ going heavy often on leg days.... Need to tone it down or I wont be walking in 5 years... lol
     
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