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(UPI)   Study: The key to a longer life is having strong muscles. Who is the dummy now, girly-men?   (upi.com) divider line
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2019-04-15 10:07:25 AM  
Scientists: "Read our study now and believe it later."
 
2019-04-15 10:35:09 AM  
Funny, I know exactly zero "strong" types that have lived past 90.

Conversely, the folks who do make it are usually the skin and bones type.
 
2019-04-15 10:38:00 AM  

DragonIV: Funny, I know exactly zero "strong" types that have lived past 90.

Conversely, the folks who do make it are usually the skin and bones type.


That's really not the endorsement one might think.
 
2019-04-15 10:39:38 AM  
K, you bulk up while I do calorie restriction and cardio to keep my metabolism slow.  See you in 50 years.  Maybe.
 
2019-04-15 10:41:02 AM  
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2019-04-15 10:42:06 AM  

DragonIV: Funny, I know exactly zero "strong" types that have lived past 90.

Conversely, the folks who do make it are usually the skin and bones type.


Try reading the article, they aren't talking about those guys that lift to the extreme and have huge muscles.
 
2019-04-15 10:44:45 AM  
But what about in mice?
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2019-04-15 10:45:20 AM  
Immobility is a killer. Anything you can do to maintain muscle strength will help keep you mobile.
 
2019-04-15 10:49:20 AM  
Erland Van Lidth De Jeude, according to People Magazine '[t]ested for "explosive horsepower" at the Squaw Valley Olympic Training Center three years ago, Erland says he "totally blew away their concepts of the limits of human strength" by destroying the record 3 horsepower with a mark of 4.31.' Died at 34.
 
2019-04-15 10:52:44 AM  

DragonIV: Funny, I know exactly zero "strong" types that have lived past 90.

Conversely, the folks who do make it are usually the skin and bones type.


Reading comprehension and the ability to frame one's comments within the actual bounds of the discussion are also likely correlated with a longer life.
 
2019-04-15 10:54:46 AM  

mrsleep: DragonIV: Funny, I know exactly zero "strong" types that have lived past 90.

Conversely, the folks who do make it are usually the skin and bones type.

Try reading the article, they aren't talking about those guys that lift to the extreme and have huge muscles.


Reading is for elitists.
 
2019-04-15 10:56:18 AM  
Boosting muscle power, which is different than muscle strength, translated into longer lives, the Brazilian scientists said.

[...]

Research presented at meetings should be viewed as preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Typical media "science" reporting. They open by saying that more scientists than exist on the planet are endorsing the idea, but bury the fact that the findings are still preliminary deeper into the article.
 
2019-04-15 10:57:21 AM  

DragonIV: Funny, I know exactly zero "strong" types that have lived past 90.

Conversely, the folks who do make it are usually the skin and bones type.


You might note that most of those "skin and bones types" started out with a lot more muscle.

Most of the ones who started out skinny don't make it to their 90s.
 
2019-04-15 10:58:42 AM  

UberDave: Scientists: "Read our study now and believe it later."


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2019-04-15 10:58:57 AM  

kolpanic: Erland Van Lidth De Jeude, according to People Magazine '[t]ested for "explosive horsepower" at the Squaw Valley Olympic Training Center three years ago, Erland says he "totally blew away their concepts of the limits of human strength" by destroying the record 3 horsepower with a mark of 4.31.' Died electrocuted at 34.


FTFY
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/helluva tenor
 
2019-04-15 11:03:54 AM  
The key to long life is not winning the cancer lottery.
 
2019-04-15 11:05:00 AM  
Yeah, he was a real He-Man. That's not a cigar, that's a 40 lb. weight.

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2019-04-15 11:09:58 AM  
Boosting muscle power, which is different than muscle strength, translated into longer lives, the Brazilian scientists said.

Not strong muscles, subby, but powerful ones. This is why old people should do lots of reps at a lower weight instead of trying to impress the other geezers with how much they can lift.
 
2019-04-15 11:10:44 AM  
well if that many scientists said it, it must be true.
 
2019-04-15 11:23:11 AM  
Did anyone notice the actual author of the study?

It's quite literally, the "Exercise Medicine Clinic -- CLINIMEX, in Rio de Janeiro."

Yep, no conflict of interest or possibility of bias there, no sir indeed.
 
2019-04-15 11:25:56 AM  
I can't tell from TFA but I wonder if they did enough to isolate muscle power specifically versus this mainly being a proxy for people who are very healthy overall.
 
2019-04-15 11:25:59 AM  
Move it or lose it.
 
2019-04-15 11:32:19 AM  

cirby: DragonIV: Funny, I know exactly zero "strong" types that have lived past 90.

Conversely, the folks who do make it are usually the skin and bones type.

You might note that most of those "skin and bones types" started out with a lot more muscle.

Most of the ones who started out skinny don't make it to their 90s.


The underlying principle, as I understand it, is that when your body is incapacitated due to illness, or injury, it draws upon reserves to sustain itself.  Those reserves are your extra body mass (everything that isn't skin and bones).

So if you're walking around with no extra mass to spare, and you go down for a few weeks, you're farked.
 
2019-04-15 11:49:02 AM  
Keeping consistent mobility, functional strength and good nutrition overall greatly improves quality of life and stave off disease. I've read a lot of articles like TFA and they all say basically what I just did. TFA is using the science label to tell us what amounts to common knowledge. Well, ***should*** be common knowledge.

Also, one does not have to be a huge weightlifter like Brian Shaw or Hafthor Bjornsson to be 'functionally' strong. I lift weights because it feels good, burns a shiatload of calories, helps my cardiovascular and pulmonary systems to be in healthy conditions. I'll never be "ripped". I'll never have a 6 or 8 pack abs, I'll never deadlift 600 pounds. Those aren't my goals.
 
2019-04-15 12:18:18 PM  
With where the world is going, would you really want to still be around 40 years or more from now?
 
2019-04-15 12:19:34 PM  

Aezetyr: Keeping consistent mobility, functional strength and good nutrition overall greatly improves quality of life and stave off disease. I've read a lot of articles like TFA and they all say basically what I just did. TFA is using the science label to tell us what amounts to common knowledge. Well, ***should*** be common knowledge.

Also, one does not have to be a huge weightlifter like Brian Shaw or Hafthor Bjornsson to be 'functionally' strong. I lift weights because it feels good, burns a shiatload of calories, helps my cardiovascular and pulmonary systems to be in healthy conditions. I'll never be "ripped". I'll never have a 6 or 8 pack abs, I'll never deadlift 600 pounds. Those aren't my goals.


Weight bearing exercises are also essential for maintaining bone density. Women are not the only ones to suffer from osteoporosis.
 
2019-04-15 12:24:28 PM  
Strength training comes in real handy when you need to throw them whippersnappers off your lawn.
 
2019-04-15 12:54:11 PM  
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2019-04-15 01:10:13 PM  
"But for optimal power training results, you should go beyond typical strength training and add speed to your weight lifts."

Sounds like a great way to get injured.
 
2019-04-15 01:31:00 PM  

Jster422: cirby: DragonIV: Funny, I know exactly zero "strong" types that have lived past 90.

Conversely, the folks who do make it are usually the skin and bones type.

You might note that most of those "skin and bones types" started out with a lot more muscle.

Most of the ones who started out skinny don't make it to their 90s.

The underlying principle, as I understand it, is that when your body is incapacitated due to illness, or injury, it draws upon reserves to sustain itself.  Those reserves are your extra body mass (everything that isn't skin and bones).

So if you're walking around with no extra mass to spare, and you go down for a few weeks, you're farked.


Muscles also help protect against a lot of bone injuries when you fall.
 
2019-04-15 02:11:17 PM  

wantingout: well if that many scientists said it, it must be true.


MAGA!

Being healthy is what Obama and Killary want! Don't do it.
 
2019-04-15 04:01:43 PM  

Karne: wantingout: well if that many scientists said it, it must be true.

MAGA!

Being healthy is what Obama and Killary want! Don't do it.


We've seen Hillary Clinton, it's pretty obvious that she's not in favor of being healthy.
 
2019-04-15 04:15:59 PM  

cirby: Karne: wantingout: well if that many scientists said it, it must be true.

MAGA!

Being healthy is what Obama and Killary want! Don't do it.

We've seen Hillary Clinton, it's pretty obvious that she's not in favor of being healthy.


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2019-04-15 07:52:39 PM  
I often wonder why I'm not dead yet, and I give a lot of credit to the heavy athletics I did in my 20s.
 
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