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« on: 20/01/2006 02:07:32 »
Is their an age where the human body can no longer respond to exercise by increasing its mass

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Re: muscle
« Reply #1 on: 20/01/2006 03:41:50 »
My body still responds to exercise by increasing mass. Mind you, the only exercise I do is
 

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« Reply #2 on: 20/01/2006 12:39:57 »
good one doc
And no I don't think there's a point in someones life where he wouldn't be able to build muscles unless he has become incapable of doing intensive exercise.
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Re: muscle
« Reply #3 on: 27/01/2006 05:08:37 »
Hang on !!...I'm sure I heard that muscle mass does indeed decrease with age and there is nothing you can do to stop it...exercising just slows down the loss....

Ok..you can let go now !

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« Reply #4 on: 27/01/2006 22:50:33 »
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Originally posted by neilep

Hang on !!...I'm sure I heard that muscle mass does indeed decrease with age and there is nothing you can do to stop it...exercising just slows down the loss....




But is the reduction of muscle mass due to an inability to grow muscle, or an inability to absorb adequate nutrition, or an inability to actually exercise the muscle you do have (i.e. a neurological limitation)?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 27/01/2006 23:10:47 »
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quote:
Originally posted by neilep

Hang on !!...I'm sure I heard that muscle mass does indeed decrease with age and there is nothing you can do to stop it...exercising just slows down the loss....




But is the reduction of muscle mass due to an inability to grow muscle, or an inability to absorb adequate nutrition, or an inability to actually exercise the muscle you do have (i.e. a neurological limitation)?



ooooh !!!..I go away for a ten day sabbatical and you then throw this one at me !!:)....I would have to say the answer is (A) All the above !!....

Chris ?...where's Chris ?

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Re: muscle
« Reply #6 on: 28/01/2006 00:28:32 »
Hm-mm.

The reason i asked this question is because as i'm now in my forties and wish to remain healthy i do regular exercise. I do 1 hour worth 5 times a week and have done so for the last 4 years.
However during that time even though i haven't been lifting weights the muscle mass of my body has increased by quite a lot.

My son thought and even  ask me if i was taking steroids or something because he thinks its odd a man of my age developing a six pack. He thought only young people as he put it could develop a six pack because the hormones that your body produces which cause muscle growth are no longer being produced in large enough amounts once someone reaches my age.

My daughter thinks its hilarious and feels her brother is just jealous.

but thinking about what my son said i feel there is something correct in his statement regarding the levels of muscle building hormone's in our body's as we get older.  



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Re: muscle
« Reply #7 on: 28/01/2006 04:13:04 »
I bet your six pack is not as nice as my cuddly one pack !

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