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    How do you Pros do it

    I have been doing some construction work around the house past few days. Paving, moving tons of stone, concrete work.

    How do pros past 50 manage this kind of work day after day?

    Live on meds?

    Now wonder there are bobcats etc.

    Oy Vey i am sore today and still have some to go.
    cheers

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    The amount of meds I needed went way down after I retired from my desk job to build furniture "full time."

    See www.solowoodworker.com/why/recliner.html

    Maybe you are allowed to slow down when you are 88
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    I haven't hit the big five oh yet, but I will tell you this, Motrin has been my best friend for the past several years. I have a friend who is in his fifties and still building rock walls, stone walkways, driveways etc. I have seen him on jobs or after work walking like someone shoved a steel rod up his spine. If he isnt on the motrin he is on flexerol and when he is on that he is down for the count.
    That work just beats you down....

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    Only Sally's need meds to go to work
    Rob it comes from doing it day in day out. The hurt will go away after a spell.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    its like when you go to florida and see 95 y/o's out in the heat playing tennis.
    When you do something every single day, youre body gets used to it.
    Ofcourse, thats why theres also alot of guys out on disability.

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    Usually those guys own the company or manage a crew, and hire a few young bucks to do that type of work. Jim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Thoits View Post
    Only Sally's need meds to go to work
    Rob it comes from doing it day in day out. The hurt will go away after a spell.
    Ah, the foolishness of youth. I was bulletproof once, too.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Ah, the foolishness of youth. I was bulletproof once, too.
    Yup and your not that much older than me.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    hey mike M ,,have you seen bruce jenner latly? he doesnt look the same at all..age and hard work does wear on the soul and body of those who actually have done it...
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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