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Thread Starter 
Sports injuries #2 cause of doctor visits:

NY Times article
"Baby Boomers Stay Active, and So Do Their Doctors"
April 16, 2006

"Like other lessons in maturity, it's about being smarter," said DiNubile, whose book "Framework" outlined a seven-step program for recreational athletes. "You can't just do what you're good at or what you love to do. Men tend to like to do weight training when they should be doing more flexible things, and women tend to do flexible things when they should be doing more weights.
post #2 of 4
Aren't you a young gen-x type of guy?
If the boomers stayed home on their butts, a different group of specialists would be busy. No?
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
I thought it was an interesting follow up on the weightlifting threads of late. Seems few boomers have heard of 'train your weakness. . .'. Sitting on their collective duff was never the alternative.

PS I'm generally to be found in the cracks of the label mosaic. Grout keeps it all together, eh?
post #4 of 4
Well, the whole train your weakness thing has never been proven itself. I like stretching, for instance. It makes me feel good, and it is an advantage for some of the non-snow-related sports I do. A high degree of flexibility seems to be associated with a slightly higher risk of joint and back injury, though, not a lesser risk.

Those boomer guys in the weight room that the article mentioned actually aren't in the weight room that much, either -- they aren't as fit as their self image would have them be -- and that is a more significant problem.
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