Senior citizens get away with murder in this country. I cant tell you how many so called "seniors" I know that try to pass off their laziness as old age. Well I have some news for you grandma, 70 IS NOT OLD ANYMORE.
70 is nothing. If you train hard you should hardly be much weaker or much slower than you were in your 30's. I see people everyday in their early 30's and even late 60's hobbling around like their life is about to end. That is BULLSHIT. There is no reason to let yourself deteriorate like that, you should be exercising until you are completely physically unable. And how about some Pride?
I compete in sports on a regular bias, and age doesn't mean anything. I get beat in races by 70 year old men and women all the time. My father gets beat in tennis by men near 80 and he is only 65. Until the very end you should be able to walk up stairs, shovel snow, bend down, and get off the couch unassisted.
Now before you call me a jerk, I am not talking about people who are LEGITIMATELY old. Or people with terminal illnesses or disabilities. 80 is old. 80 is the new 70, and in 20 years 90 will be the new 80.
Its amazing but the life expectancy in 1900 was around 50 years old.
When I retire hopefully at 62 I plan on walking outside my building, and ripping off my shirt like the incredible hulk. I will be tan, cut, and my 32 year old girlfriend will pick me up on her motorcycle.
So lets get motivated! You already destroyed social security for my generation, you blew up the housing market, and you are sucking up all the health care. Most gyms give seniors discounts, and the park is free.
Jack Lalanne was my hero, and this is for you Jack. RIP
I think if you want to be more accurate, it's really health we should be measuring by. A 50 year old can be far healthier than a 20 year old depending on the circumstances. But all other things being equal, that 20 year old is going to have an easier time becoming healthier than the 50 year old. You have to still respect the aging process. Those 30 year olds are complaining about noticing the aging process more than anything else.
You being beaten by 70 year olds is probably because you specialized in power lifting and don't train for running.
But yeah, you can definately be buff as shit at 60, just look at this guy:
Just today I thought about what seems to be a growing plage, namely people of my generation complaining about getting old before even hitting 30. They don't do shit to stay in shape, they eat bad food every day, and they love nothing more than to talk about age and how they aren't as fit as they used to be. It's terrible. If you're a world class athlete, maybe you feel some changes. But for most people whose daily lives consist of so little physical activity, it doesn't take much to stay in shape and do all those same activities for many years to come, without having to whine about it.
I like to bet. For those of you who have read the story about how I was a professional gambler, this is obvious. What I don't like to do is exercise. At one point in my life, these two activities joined to provide an interesting story.
I have a friend named Hayden. He likes to bet me. For a while we had a running string of bets, and I was down overall because I failed to get 10x his score in a Tony Hawk competition. At one point I was one of the top 10 Tony Hawk players in the world. That lasted for about 5 minutes until someone from Japan beat my score.
Hayden and I sat across from my kitchen table.
To all pickup artists, rappers, and those trolls who yell remarks at women on the streets: Please accept my sincere statement of GO FUCK YOURSELVES!
From men whining that they can't date hot girls above a 7, and rappers talking about bitches and hoes because their thoughts as people don't matter. I am done in!
Some will argue: "Those are little boys, you need a real man."
Excuse me, ma'am, but my biological clock doesn't have a reset button. If I am approaching my 30's am I'm still surrounded by these "little boys" my age, I can't accept that as an answer.
Though with how society treats women, I can't even imagine wanting to bring a little girl into this world. Knowing she will just eventually reach an age where her words no longer matter - probably around age 14. Though looking at the trends of young starlets, my daughter will probably be sexualized by age 10 and be on her first diet because she's too fat and not sexy.