> > My dad would laugh at that. He passed last year at 91, >but still worked out with his dumbbells every week. > >>Most people cannot even hold out an empty hand very long. > >My shoulders are pretty weak comparatively, but I'm pretty >strong overall. Former bodybuilder/weightlifter.<Quote<<
That is a good part of why he lived to 91
I used to be a body builder as well. I peaked at 39-40 and quit mostly because I was so muscle bound that it slowed me down. At that point the only thing I could do better was bicycling because it carried the weight. Forget trying to run with Pop-eye arms. Then I had a huge setback at 60. Both shoulders had bone spurs and torn rotator cups, back completely out and a hernia. That December I got Bronchitis so bad I could not climb a hill. Actually was convinced that I was dying, but after the operations I have been getting stronger since.
I still do landscaping or work in my Nursery and can outwork anyone I know over an 8 hour day.
We only do a photo shoot about twice per month now instead of twice per week, so maybe I should work out more with dumb bells?