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    Losing muscle as we age

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    I found an awesome study this weekend regarding muscle loss as we age. Here is a link to the post I created regarding the research: Sarcopenia - Are we Doomed to Age-Related Muscle Loss?

    And below are some of the compelling images directly from the study.

    ...Tim

    Muscle Scan 1..jpg

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    Thanks for that. I have been thinking about it recently (just turned 41) and it didn't make sense that regardless of how much training I did that I was just going to waste away. I plan on training until they have to carry my corpse out of the squat rack.
    People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

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    Glad my hard work and time are not wasted. I too just turned 41, and I feel like I am in the best shape of my life.

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    @IcarianVX and @john_e_turner_ii, I turn 45 this week so I know exactly where you are coming from.

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    That visual is now burned into my brain and will keep me going to the gym for a long time.
    -Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabby View Post
    That visual is now burned into my brain and will keep me going to the gym for a long time.
    Perfect. The pictures had the desired effect.

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    Thanks for that graphic!

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    Cool pictures. Really hammers home the "Use it or lose it" saying.

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    45 and going strong...Thanks for that!

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    We're in our fifties and working to keep muscle and develop more! Besides, I don't want my husband to get that old-man no-ass look since I like his tushie.

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