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Old 01-03-2013, 09:43 PM   #9
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My own knees and back have never felt better since I started lifting
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I know plenty of retired people, otherwise healthy, who can't bodyweight squat past paralell, who have back problems, shoulder problems etc and they never lifted a day in their lives.
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1. Could some older, strong (500+ squat/pull) lifters chime in here? How's your joint and spine health?
My story (short version)... I herniated 2 discs squatting 200# and deadlifting 275# improperly. Was disabled for a full year. Lost 25# of muscle. Had to have spine surgery to fix L5-S1 disc. After surgery, started deadlifting ZERO pounds and worked up to a 405# DL and about 355# squat. Now, my back only hurts if I DON'T lift!

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2. Are there any studies on this? I'd be interested to see some kind of comparison between career weightlifters/strongmen/powerlifters and the general population.
Plenty. All studies show that strength = health. Especially grip strength. A life of labor is a long, functional life.
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