"NYC XYZ" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected] > > > Like me, I've pulled a muscle and almost have to limp now; I'm hoping > it'll go away...and like an injury/set-back, it makes me wonder what > the hell I'm doing...I mean, I enjoy intense workouts, I hate boring > drudgery kind of workouts, and yet now that I'm all of 33 going onto 85 > I can't just hop on the track and run or stack up the rack and > heave...goddamn it, that chocolate cake sure looks good...somebody's > always celebrating something around here.... I think you're just facing the fact that 33 is different than 23- you've run into some physical problem that probably wouldn't have been an issue in your early 20's. The immortality/invulnerability is gone. You can still train sensibly with good form and maintain decent health without going to extremes. If you are overtrained or have some chronic injury laying off that muscle group for a while might be in order.