PT as you get older..

#1
Was going to put this in the Health Forum or even the PT Corps Forum but thought I'd throw it to the wolves on here:

What's the panel's thoughts on the type and frequency of PT as you grow older?

I think there should be more scope for the individual to have a say in his/her regime (especially over the age of 35) although this should still tie-in with basic fitness requirements.
After all,as you get older the Doctor takes more of an interest in you via PULHEEMS and even the requirements to pass BPFA (or whatever it's called at the time) are altered to take age into consideration.

Even sportsmen take into account their age and/or injuries and tailor their regime to suit this but we in the Army can be doing exactly the same PT from the age of 15.5 to 50 and beyond possibly!!

I must add that I'm 42 and have never failed a fitness test in 21 years service despite having received more than my fair share of injuries during that time so this is not the desperate plea of a fat knacker!!!
 
#2
Never mind the oldies. I'm 26 and feel 46! I've the knees of how I imagine auld yin's to be- creaky an knackered. That's what happens when a skinny cunt puts weight on his back.
 
#3
I'm 44 it's not the training that I find the problem it's the recovery time.
After a good run/work out I am stiff as a board for the next two days the worst being the day after.
Ive tried everything cool downs stretching nothing helps just have to suck it up and admit in getting an old fucker
 

Rod924

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#4
Never mind the oldies. I'm 26 and feel 46! I've the knees of how I imagine auld yin's to be- creaky an knackered. That's what happens when a skinny cunt puts weight on his back.
I'm 46 but feel like 26, just wish my fecking legs would agree!! Knackered knees? Take glucosomin (sp), my knees are pain free after 5 years of taking them.

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#5
Biffo,thats what I mean mate. We had PT today and even though I'm stiff as feck now,I'll need to go a run over the weekend so that PT next week doesnt feel like starting from scratch all over again. I remember when it was no problem to go on the piss and not worry about PT. Those days are now over..............
 

wedge_cadman

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#8
PT today was a swift 6 mile bergan outing, than in itself was no issue, but my recovery time is shocking at 42, the rest of the chaps were off to the bar for the afternoon and night on the piss and I drove home and went to bed. oh to be their age again..
 
#9
Sounds good. Now the real problem is whether I'm being a mug for taking medical advice in the naafi! Something tells me I'm going to sprout breasts from my forehead and a cock from my chest after taking some dodgy pills!
 
#12
I'm ageing gracefully but still posses an edge of attractiveness and cheekiness that Arab gentlemen find alluring.

I went for a swift 5 miler along the beach this evening and feel fine so my conclusion is if you are of the older ilk and feel pain after exercise it is merely Mr Coronary carrying out a recce.
 
#13
At over 50 I find, with two knackered knees, that walking down 3 flights of stairs and then to the car and doing the opposite when finished work does it for me. Apart from a Thursday night I walk a mile to the Scots Guards club for beer and walk back at closing time.

Oh yeah, and I sm still a racing snake
 

TheIronDuke

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#17
Thank you God. The pavement pounding fucking gym bunnies have come out of their cupboard, limping and blinking in the light and clutching their knackered knees.

Tossers.

Q. Whats the fittest animal on the planet?
A. Cats.

Ever see a cat pumping iron, debating about the best trainers, doing six miles before breakfast or fucking jogging like some puff from California? No?

Q. What do you see cats doing?
A. Stretching. At every available opportunity.

Do the fucking maths, do.
 
#18
OP, you get old, get over it. I'm 45, and for the last two years have been doing somewhere between 6 and 10miles a day. That's more than I did, on average, when in. Recovery time hasn't changed much, but I know I've gotten slower with age. And, I can't run with weight anymore, at least not in trainers. And as I can't get my hands on the old 'Combat Boots', I doubt I'll be bergan running again - Wedge, its taken 25 years, but you finally get to beat me!

Supplements? Must be each to own, as all I take is a multivit and iron pill. Tried cod liver oil, but I reckon they are placebos, as cod liver oil is insoluble in water... apparently there is a water-soluble seaweed derivative which is good for the joints.

Arrse Old Farts Running Club?
 
#19
Thank you God. The pavement pounding fucking gym bunnies have come out of their cupboard, limping and blinking in the light and clutching their knackered knees.

Tossers.

Q. Whats the fittest animal on the planet?
A. Cats.

Ever see a cat pumping iron, debating about the best trainers, doing six miles before breakfast or fucking jogging like some puff from California? No?

Q. What do you see cats doing?
A. Stretching. At every available opportunity.

Do the fucking maths, do.
I do 6miles before breakfast Monday to Friday, it's wrecking the car, the engine has hardly warmed up before I get to work
 

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