Weightlifting & Exercise/Knees are done?

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Hi Jerry
I am 56. Up until I turned 50, I was able to do a 30 minute daily run. Since then, although I have maintained my weight, and I do knee exercises, my ability to run has diminished. I can now only jog for about 30 minutes, and my knees are sore for days after. I had one knee scoped out three years ago after an accident, and the doc said there was arthritis in there. I am assuming it is in both knees, and has progressed. What do you think? Do a lot of guys hang up their runners at my age for that reason? Maybe I should stick to walking, which is not a problem. Thanks for your thoughts!

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Hi Bud,


Hung up my running shoes 25 year ago, why beat your knees to death, get a better workout and less damage to the knees by getting a bicycle. Your knees will thank you and you will get a much better workout. Walking is OK, but won't give you the quality of workout that a bike will.

Buy a cheap bike and try it out, yard sales are great, or someone may have one in their garage.If you like it ,then spend some money on a good bike, but at least try it out, more benefits than running without the joint damage caused by the trauma each running step causes.

I recomend cycling to everyone unless thay have balance issues, then They may want to get and adult trike. Still great workout, and much easier on the joints.

Hope this helps

Have a great day

Jerry

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I can answer questions related to any of the following areas alternative medicine, fitness, physical education, weight training, senior health, bicycling, personal trainers, personal training, medical technology, health and wellness, eating disorders, weight loss, Naturopathy, first aid, and bodybuilding. In fact I was listed as an expert in each of these categories at askme.com until they closed down

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I have worked in health and or fitness related capacities for over 30 years. My main profession is that of a Medical Technologist, but I also have training as a Corpsman with the US Navy, a Field Medic with the Army National Guard,and am certified as A Personal Trainer, Medical Exer-therapist and Aerobics Instructor through the National Academy for Health and Fitness. My wife and I have operated BMG Services Fitness and Nutrition in Moultrie Georgia since 1995. I also have an Associates Degree in Computer Robotics. I am an avid bicycle rider, mostly road riding with the occasional mountain trail or off road "experience". My wife and I usually do a charity ride at least once per year to help those less fortunate. Degrees & Certifications: Certifications include Clinical Laboratory Scientist CLS/NCA. Clinical Laboratory Technologist CLT/HHS Personal Trainer, Aerobics Instructor, and Medical Exer-therapist NAHF. Advance Weight Training through NAHF. Accepted as AFTA Associate Awards include the Ohio State Award of Merit and Ohio Special Services Ribbon, Army Commendation Medal and 2 Army Achievement Medals CPR re-Certifcation 2007 Web page: http://www.bmgfitness.com http;//www.healthandfitnessebookclub.com

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