Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Middle Age Stiffness

Hey guys,

Quick blog post today as I only have 15 minutes til I gotta bounce for a kickboxing 1 on 1 ( Unfortunately for me, the people who teach Kickboxing, have families they want to be around for the holidays so no more training til Jan 2nd. Sad Panda).

But As I was doing my morning stretching/meditation etc... I was reminded of a conversation I had with Kurgan in Vegas a few weeks back.

We were there for the bootcamp and one of our students, who was only in his late 20s was REALLY, REALLY, REALLY stiff. We had a few other guys who were a little older, and they all had the same kinda stiffness in set.

The point is, stiffness is one of the worst attributes you can have for approaching women, it doesn't help you at all, and it's relatively easy to get rid of.

How do you get rid of it?

1. Start stretching. I personally do yoga at least 2x a week, but I'm also addicted to working out and don't have a day job. In the morning when I wake up I go through about 5-10 minutes of stretching to loosen myself up. I'm pretty sure if EVERY guy with stiffness issues just committed 10 minutes a day to stretch before you go to bed and after you wake up, the majority of these issues would disappear.

2. Avoid Catabolic activities. Catabolic activities are ones designed to break the muscle down in order to have it re-grow stronger. Weight lifting, running up hills etc... The older you get (without HGH) the less your body can respond to catabolic activities and the more it's going to respond with stiffness and muscle aches. Which is one of the reasons pro bodybuilders move around so funny, because they have 0 flexibility and a ton of extra weight to drag around.

Anyway if you're an older guy (or a younger guy whose noticed this problem) start stretching for 10 minutes a day and you'll see a much better response from women and people in general.

Off to training for me!

Hope that helps,

JS-The King Of Content


  1. Anonymous4:17 AM

    whatever dude, I like my catabolic activities and I like my biceps and my triceps and would like to have them bigger

  2. Anonymous8:28 AM

    Did you just recommend not doing weight lifting?