Posts Tagged ‘aging’

Designing a joint training program

I have made a couple of posts along the lines that at 49 it is a good idea for me to create a new training regimen aimed primarily at joint development.

Anybody like me that has trained for 30 plus years has a foundation of extensive muscular development.

With andropause comes collagen deterioration which is directly related to hormonal decline. One can dose on colostrum, antler and other supplements.

But there is an array of hormones and other biochemicals at play plus years of accumulated micro injury (and in some cases macro).

So having torn and now largely healed my RC I have spent a year doing shoulder joint physiotherapy. Basically its bodybuilding for your connective tissue.

So its a real good idea to do this for the entire body – right?

Jaw, Neck, Back, Hips, Shoulders, Knees, Elbows, Wrists & Ankles.

All points where disability comes up in masters athletes.

Obviously this requires a paradigm shift as so much time will be involved there is not going to be time for a standard bodybuilding routine.

But my body is built & on this routine I can maintain mass & strength – maybe even make gains.

Certainly much of what we call bodybuilding & power training can be a part of this routine.

However there will be much more derived from physiotherapy exercises for the specific joints.

For the shoulders you must train like you had a torn RC, same for all the rest following the carefully designed protocols to develop the integrity of those joints.

If you do this for two years training specifically for joint integrity you will have transformed the internal structure of your body allowing you to periodize with power lifting & bodybuilding as a masters athlete.

I have the shoulder routine down now & even as recently as 3 months ago I was still finding important new information after months of intensive research on shoulder rehab.

Next I will introduce hip & glute training – again it will take months to get down, then I will add back & spine.

Eventually a year or two from now I will have my own training system totally focused on my joints & connective tissue.

I’m doing this for longevity.

Now as a part of this longevity I must add the correct cardio vascular protocol HIIT – which I already do.

I must add qigong & yoga methods, herbalism and other modalities to enhance my longevity.

Once I finally move from New Zealand to the UK I will indulge in peptides, SARMs, hormone replacement & stem cells.

It wont happen over night but I will develop a proper athletic conditioning system for older athletes.

Where we all seem to falter is the joints primarily with cardio vascular coming second.

I am also an avid cognitive enhancement enthusiast so that too is part of the program.

My goal: To still be an athlete with good health & a good physique well past 60 & by 2038 even beyond 70.

At present I call it “joint centric training”

Dr Spock – Activate my Telomerase

As you should know telomeres are the end caps on your chromosomes that break down over time.
This is how nature kills us through natural aging. Other factors can cause cellular damage but it is the breakdown of the telomeres that is the fundamental aging mechanism.

The body uses an enzyme called telomerase to repair the telomeres – all of this is old news (no pun intended).

So what we want to do is activate the telomerase enzyme to repair our healthy cells and prolong life – potentially indefinitely with this biotechnology.

Certain enzymes inhibit telomerase in such a way that destroys cancer cells & others activate it in such a way that restores healthy cells that we don’t want to age. The aging in the cells can be reversed by restoring the telomeres.

OK like I said this is old news, now products exist that do this. Cycloastragenol is a saponin from the Chinese herb astragalus – not just any astragalus though. TA-65, is the telomerase activator agent derived from the Chinese astragalus plant.

Geron corporation is distributing this product under license. http://www.tasciences.com/ are the original developers of the substance. Unfortunately as is often the case just taking astragalus is not going to save you as you need piles of the stuff to extract a daily dose.

Telomerase activation does hold the key to biological life extension.

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