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    Do you old fuckers still squat?

    Iím not quite in the over 40 club but Iím just curious how many of you gave up squatting? Iíve been having some troubles in the past 2 years with my upper back/shoulders and just holding the fucking bar on my back kills me.

    Iím debating on going to physical therapy to see if they can help me or if I should just chalk it up as ďfuck it, Iím getting too old for thisĒ. I still have strong legs and can leg press a house, but squatting 405 is damn difficult for my upper body. Whatís everyoneís thoughts?
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    I am 41 and I still do squats. I use the smith machine now. Last year when I was still squatting with free weights I decided not to wear my slingshot knee sleeves. I wanted to build up more of my stability without the sleeves. Anyway, I developed a bakerís cyst in my left knee, I thought I had pulled my calf muscle and I walked (hobbled) around at work for 3 weeks and cut a tree off my roof that had fallen from one of the hurricanes that hit our area last year. When I finally got a doctors appointment I had an ultrasound on my leg and they said I ruptured the fluid sack in my knee. The doctor asked me how long did I stay off my feet, I said I didnít, I just took the pain. Needless to say he said if it happens again stay off the knee, LOL! But who else was going to go to work for me and cut the tree that had fallen on my roof?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superbox View Post
    I am 41 and I still do squats. I use the smith machine now. Last year when I was still squatting with free weights I decided not to wear my slingshot knee sleeves. I wanted to build up more of my stability without the sleeves. Anyway, I developed a bakerís cyst in my left knee, I thought I had pulled my calf muscle and I walked (hobbled) around at work for 3 weeks and cut a tree off my roof that had fallen from one of the hurricanes that hit our area last year. When I finally got a doctors appointment I had an ultrasound on my leg and they said I ruptured the fluid sack in my knee. The doctor asked me how long did I stay off my feet, I said I didnít, I just took the pain. Needless to say he said if it happens again stay off the knee, LOL! But who else was going to go to work for me and cut the tree that had fallen on my roof?
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    Canít believe I didnít even consider the smith... Thatís a pretty good idea. Even if I have trouble getting my arms in place I can damn bear squat without holding it and just kinda shift forward to lock it back in. Thanks for sharing superbox

    Of course I wanna hear from more of you, too
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    62 here...I squatted 225 3x10 yesterday morning at 3:30 am...I ruptured a quad tendon in 2002...if you can squat then squat...

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    I've run into a knee tendon/ligament thing these days. (Age 55).
    It pisses me off because I love squatting. Haven't been able to do it properly in the last 6 months. Fearing its arthritis.

    However, leg-presses are OK (though I cant load 'em up like I would want to) but I just do more reps.
    Im hoping I can SQ again in the near future and this is just an injury taking a while to heal.

    I will find out I guess... Aging blows...
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    Iím 41, had a knee replacement in 2013, smith machine squat only after some pre exhaust sets to lower the poundage needed

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    Im 43. i stopped squatting at 39 when I tore my quad 100% off and had to have it reattached w kevlar and still have a broken drill bit in my knee. About a year later, after PT for a year I started lightly again.

    It has been a few years now and my quad is still super tight, still smaller then before.

    I start w 95lbs, go to 135, then 185 and stop at 225lbs now. All super deep and I like to rep 20 reps.

    I do more leg presses and leg extensions since the injury though.

    What's sad is that my squat used to be 785lbs at a weight of 220?

    I will say this, for kicks and giggles I have thrown on 315-405 after the injury and tried a single in a rack. The weight goes up with super ease, though at the top of the lockout, my damaged leg shakes like Mohammed Ali at a birdfeeder LOL.

    So I do believe in muscle memory and my power is still there. I just can't unleash it for fear of injury.

    Oh well, what can you do, not getting any younger.

    Even in my best days lifting I was doing 315-405 for reps of 20 and my legs were absolutely massive My legs were not as big when I was doing heavy singles.

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    39 still squat when my knee let's me. Just kneed(dad joke) to get some knee sleeves and I'll be good to go. I'm just a cheap bastard with an expensive wife and kids so what I want and need get put on the back burner

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    39 and still squatting even after two torn meniscus tears. I can't squat any real weight anymore but I still haven't gave up.

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    48 here. Mostly leg press or smith but do some high rep 135-185 free here and there when my left knee isn't screaming at me to knock it off.

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    I'm 60. I was never a huge squatter but use to handle 450 for sets of 8-10 routinely. I had to take a long break from squats a few years back due to low back and knee issues. After doing a lot of stretching and other stuff I built up lower back and hips with ancillary movements and can squat now but I don't go over 225 for sets of 10-15. Wear and tear on the joints over the years limit.

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    I still squat, but donít go over 225. These days itís high reps 15-20. Smith machine, yes, leg press yes, leg extensions no.

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    42 and still squat and do A2G up to 20 reps at/around failure, but can't deadlift due to too many back injuries over the years.

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    Low back killed squats at 45..still do deads..
    Risk vs.Reward

    There are more exercises I had to stop that I used to love..
    But..still lift..and still look great..

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