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This is a group for those of us who have a few more birthdays than the average Rebellion member. We love all the young whipper snapper members of the Rebellion ;) , but it is nice to have a place to chat where people understand some of your cultural references (it was our generation that first loved Star Wars) and  what is like to train when your body is not as cooperative as it once was.

 

If you are over 50 (or close to, I'm not 50 yet myself) and want to join  up to find all the other old  wise people, this is the group for you.

 

 

 

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Thanks for starting this group, elasticigirl. I for one struggle sometimes with recovery. That can make working out 3 or more times a week challenging. I tend to stiffen up after a good workout, too. The joints talk to me while i work, doing their best grumpy cat impression. But at our ages, we know first hand the consequences ramp up exponentially if we don't exercise, so our very bone and heart health depend on our commitment to fitness.

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Thanks for starting this group, elasticigirl. I for one struggle sometimes with recovery. That can make working out 3 or more times a week challenging. I tend to stiffen up after a good workout, too. The joints talk to me while i work, doing their best grumpy cat impression. But at our ages, we know first hand the consequences ramp up exponentially if we don't exercise, so our very bone and heart health depend on our commitment to fitness.

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Yep, recovery and mobility are my biggies too. I do a *lot* more mobility work before and stretching after my workouts than the young pups need to. It helps a lot. I've also noticed that taking glucosamine chondroitin daily helps - not instantly but after a couple weeks. And I notice if I stop taking it. I'm not as "limber", and feel more creaky, if I don't take it. 

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Thanks for starting this group, elasticigirl. I for one struggle sometimes with recovery. That can make working out 3 or more times a week challenging. I tend to stiffen up after a good workout, too. The joints talk to me while i work, doing their best grumpy cat impression. But at our ages, we know first hand the consequences ramp up exponentially if we don't exercise, so our very bone and heart health depend on our commitment to fitness.

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I think recovery does take longer if you are older.  However, I also think we are able to listen to our body more. I've seen some younger people do some intense stuff, and I think  if I did that my joints would hate me forever. But then quite often those same people get injured or have to stop working out due to tendonitis.  I have noticed my recovery is getting better.

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Yep, recovery and mobility are my biggies too. I do a *lot* more mobility work before and stretching after my workouts than the young pups need to. It helps a lot. I've also noticed that taking glucosamine chondroitin daily helps - not instantly but after a couple weeks. And I notice if I stop taking it. I'm not as "limber", and feel more creaky, if I don't take it. 

Same here, I notice some people saying they don't warm up before hand. I couldn't get away with that. My husband takes glucosamine for his knee. I find that bone broth really helps my recovery and joints

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I noticed i needed to change my salt, (from regular to lite) and eat a few bananas a week. That seems to help my joints. I was having bad problems with my knees last year, and tried a number of things, but the salt and potassium issues seemed to be the thing.

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I think recovery does take longer if you are older.  However, I also think we are able to listen to our body more. I've seen some younger people do some intense stuff, and I think  if I did that my joints would hate me forever. But then quite often those same people get injured or have to stop working out due to tendonitis.  I have noticed my recovery is getting better.

 

I agree that I am much better about listening to my body now than I was even 10 years ago. I feel that at 50, an injury would sideline me a lot longer than it would a younger person, too, so I'm not willing to risk it.

 

I am always stiff when I first get up from sitting and I would sure like to lose that, although I accept that maybe it won't ever go away completely now. I think Annaraven's idea of doing longer warm-ups and cool-downs is a good one; I will try that. I do know that I've been feeling Staci's cool-down isn't enough stretching for me and I've been thinking I want to modify it. I have lots of yoga stuff I can add to it that I know will feel good. Any suggestions for warm-up moves to add? I'm currently doing the TMNT Mobility warm-up.

 

Also, yay! we're here! Thank you, Elastigirl, for starting this group.

 

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I agree that I am much better about listening to my body now than I was even 10 years ago. I feel that at 50, an injury would sideline me a lot longer than it would a younger person, too, so I'm not willing to risk it.

 

I am always stiff when I first get up from sitting and I would sure like to lose that, although I accept that maybe it won't ever go away completely now. I think Annaraven's idea of doing longer warm-ups and cool-downs is a good one; I will try that. I do know that I've been feeling Staci's cool-down isn't enough stretching for me and I've been thinking I want to modify it. I have lots of yoga stuff I can add to it that I know will feel good. Any suggestions for warm-up moves to add? I'm currently doing the TMNT Mobility warm-up.

 

Also, yay! we're here! Thank you, Elastigirl, for starting this group.

 

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I don't have any better suggestions for warm up moves than you're already doing.  But LOL to the Mask gif.  Haven't seen that in a long time. 

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I'd like to join this group if there is still room but I can't figure out how to do it.  I can't find "the spreadsheet."  

 

In the meantime - I'm 46, married to a cyclocross/biking crazy person, SAHM to 3 boys (15 yo twins, 11 yo).  I do xfit twice a week because I need lots of recovery time...  I was doing xfit 3x a week  plus biking/walking - just about killed myself.  Finally slowed things down.  But it's tough to keep it simple, I feel the pressure to do more but I feel so much better when I do less :)

 

So if I fit the criteria (I should also note that I do have many gray hairs), I'd love to join the group!

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I'd like to join this group if there is still room but I can't figure out how to do it.  I can't find "the spreadsheet."  

 

In the meantime - I'm 46, married to a cyclocross/biking crazy person, SAHM to 3 boys (15 yo twins, 11 yo).  I do xfit twice a week because I need lots of recovery time...  I was doing xfit 3x a week  plus biking/walking - just about killed myself.  Finally slowed things down.  But it's tough to keep it simple, I feel the pressure to do more but I feel so much better when I do less :)

 

So if I fit the criteria (I should also note that I do have many gray hairs), I'd love to join the group!

Hmmm, spreadsheet. Forgot about that. :redface-new: We just sort of decided to do this and I said I would. So sometime this weekend a spreadsheet shall appear. 

 

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I'd like to join this group if there is still room but I can't figure out how to do it.  I can't find "the spreadsheet."  

 

In the meantime - I'm 46, married to a cyclocross/biking crazy person, SAHM to 3 boys (15 yo twins, 11 yo).  I do xfit twice a week because I need lots of recovery time...  I was doing xfit 3x a week  plus biking/walking - just about killed myself.  Finally slowed things down.  But it's tough to keep it simple, I feel the pressure to do more but I feel so much better when I do less :)

 

So if I fit the criteria (I should also note that I do have many gray hairs), I'd love to join the group!

 

Welcome welcome! It's standard knowledge (I just decided) that raising 3 adolescents automatically adds enough years to your age to qualify you for this group. :D

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Hey I'm late to this challenge and would like to join this awesome group where we can swap joint relief tips.

I've hit the big 5 0 and what it means to me is that I don't have the luxury of doing all the awesome thing sometime - I need to do them now!

This took me to New Zealand for new year and I hiked the milford track. It's been on my to do list since I was around 20.

My recovery tip is magnesium supplement. I haven't been a fan of supplements but no leg cramping and sharp pains in my feet leads less feeling like an old women when I go down the stairs :)

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This is a group for those of us who have a few more birthdays than the average Rebellion member. We love all the young whipper snapper members of the Rebellion ;) , but it is nice to have a place to chat where people understand some of your cultural references (it was our generation that first loved Star Wars) and  what is like to train when your body is not as cooperative as it once was.

 

If you are over 50 (or close to, I'm not 50 yet myself) and want to join  up to find all the other old  wise people, this is the group for you.

 

Can I hang out here if I'm only 46 and don't have a challenge?  If it helps, I remember waiting in line to see Star Wars when it first came out and, not knowing anything about the film, being absolutely blown away when the star destroyer flew overhead at the beginning.  It's still my favorite movie.

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Can I hang out here if I'm only 46 and don't have a challenge?  If it helps, I remember waiting in line to see Star Wars when it first came out and, not knowing anything about the film, being absolutely blown away when the star destroyer flew overhead at the beginning.  It's still my favorite movie.

Well... I suppose we can let you, seeing that you remember waiting in line for Star Wars. :D

 

We went and saw Star Wars at the big theater downtown.The first time I'd ever been there, so it was a huge deal. The screen was huge and it had stereo sound ! 

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Well... I suppose we can let you, seeing that you remember waiting in line for Star Wars. :D

 

We went and saw Star Wars at the big theater downtown.The first time I'd ever been there, so it was a huge deal. The screen was huge and it had stereo sound ! 

 

I saw Star Wars three times at the theater. It was a life-changing experience for me, as I think it was for many people of our generation. I remember saying to my friend that if there would ever be a way we could own movies to watch them at home, I would own Star Wars. And when I got my first VCR, the first movie I bought was Star Wars.

 

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Today I had to explain wall phones to my students. Even their grandparents don't have them anymore. They understood the concept, they had seen them before, but not the implications - not knowing who was calling, being tethered to the kitchen, missing calls, having to stretch the cord really long and sit in the closet for privacy, having to trust your sister to take a message.

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Got room for one more? I'm not 50 yet, but can see it from where I stand. Which is not on my front porch yelling "You kids get off my lawn!"

I'll be 48 in a couple months. Saw Star Wars in the theater 10 times. It sort of stuck with me.

Now I'm attempting to revisit my youth by doing all the awesome stuff I haven't done for the last 25 years, and joint relief tips are going to come in awful handy.

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Star Wars was the first movie that I saw without my parents. I saw it seven times at the cinema in town. We had to take a bus and then a tram and only knew how to get from the tram stop to the cinema. We went every weekend for a while.

Star Wars was were nerdism was acceptable.

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Got room for one more? I'm not 50 yet, but can see it from where I stand. Which is not on my front porch yelling "You kids get off my lawn!"

I'll be 48 in a couple months. Saw Star Wars in the theater 10 times. It sort of stuck with me.

Now I'm attempting to revisit my youth by doing all the awesome stuff I haven't done for the last 25 years, and joint relief tips are going to come in awful handy.

Always room for one more!

 

I'm also on the do all the  awesome stuff that I skipped out on the first 30 years plan .

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I saw Star Wars three times at the theater. It was a life-changing experience for me, as I think it was for many people of our generation. I remember saying to my friend that if there would ever be a way we could own movies to watch them at home, I would own Star Wars. And when I got my first VCR, the first movie I bought was Star Wars.

 

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I remember my friend showing Star Wars on her VCR for her birthday. It was so cool. We were able to sit in the living room and watch Star Wars at home.Because not only was it Star Wars, but the idea of being able to watch movies that we saw in the theater at our homes was still a new experience.

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So, back to the topic of inflammation, turmeric is supposed to be really good for that. I just found this recipe for a Turmeric Smoothie! Ginger and turmeric. Together. As a base for smoothies. Sounds phenomenal. And, should really help with those of us with creaky joints. 

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