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May 9, 2013, 5:49 AM

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Re: [crackmeup] Improving in your 40s and later
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I started climbing when I was 10 and I am now 45. For my 1st few years I couldn't get enough of it, but as life went on it became something I just dabbled in. In my mid 20's I went crazy one stretch climbing every day for 500+ days. This caused numerous injuries on top of the many others from other high impact activities. In my early to mid 30's I had to slow down and then a job change in my 40's, thankfully, forced me to take a year off and most of those injuries have all calmed down.
Now that I am getting back into it, my main focus is injury prevention. I focus on good clean technique and maintaining good flexibility and core strength. Nutrition, is a key factor as your aging and I keep my protein intake high from multiple sources. If I do something that make me sore I don't concern myself unless it is in a joint. Joint pain is my big indicator that maybe I should do that activity or take more care when doing that activity.
Remember to train smarter, not harder. Don't look for big gains over a short period of time.
Take care and have fun

(This post was edited by meanandugly on May 9, 2013, 5:50 AM)

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