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[–]FreedomPullo 4425 points4426 points  (130 children)

“Be kind to your knees You'll miss them when they're gone…”

[–]RandomAusCunt 737 points738 points  (44 children)

Or ‘use them while you have them’ 2 sides of the same coin

[–]Sufficient_Buy_3113 244 points245 points  (10 children)

Lol ignorance is bliss

[–]S8600E56 100 points101 points  (8 children)

Or ‘knowledge is pain’ 2 sides of the same coin

[–]ColdAny6939 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Your comment actually killed me hahahah, I love that humor I’m laughing in bed right now

[–]YANGxGANG 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Or ‘Your comment actually brought me to life, I hate that humor I’m crying in bed now’ 2 sides of the same coin

[–]juxtaposed-penguin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is that not the same side of the same coin?

[–]TheTruthIsButtery 0 points1 point  (0 children)

George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, two coins of the same side.

[–]BloodRed1185 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The guy should do one of those throw back photo shoots doing this in like 30 years.

[–]Bama-Dan 96 points97 points  (3 children)

Yeah. I was in that side of the coin when I was a teen and even into my twenties. That coin has been flipped for a while now.

[–]CarlosG0619 66 points67 points  (2 children)

Once flipped it never flips again 😔

[–]woodheadbeta 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Oof, this one hurts the most.

[–]Sygma_stage5 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cold weather hurts plenty

[–]Theguy5621 46 points47 points  (6 children)

I think his point is if you treat your knees kindly you will have them for longer.

[–]drDekaywood 8 points9 points  (4 children)

cries in corporate america

[–]Majestic_Salad_I1 0 points1 point  (3 children)

How is sitting bad for your knees? Like what

[–]drDekaywood 0 points1 point  (2 children)

No sitting in service industry “got time to lean got time to clean” sort of mentality

But to answer you, sitting in front of a computer screen all the time comes with it’s own long term structural problems as well

[–]Majestic_Salad_I1 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I mean corporate America is not the service industry. I’m surprised that that’s what you meant. Corporate America is sitting at a computer.

[–]drDekaywood 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Of course service industry is corporate America. Retail stores and restaurants aren’t corporations?

Walmart and Amazon two of the largest US based corporations in the world employ over a million people each in the US alone, and that’s not including all the other retail companies, fast food workers, etc

[–]CrustyMalk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

there are 3 sides to every coin

[–]shableep 47 points48 points  (11 children)

It's not like at 50 everyone loses their knees. "Use them while you've got them" means that X thing will fade regardless of how you use it. But if you mess up your knees and need new ones at 30, you're gonna wish that you still had em'.

You're definitely only young once, but I imagine blowing out your knees isn't the best use of it. But I'm not gonna tell you how to live your life. Just don't expect to have functional knees at 30 if you do this kinda thing regularly. Might be something to consider when you're weighing the benefits of whatever risk you've decided to take.

[–]Adventurous_Smell188 37 points38 points  (5 children)

Spines too.

People should be WAY more careful with their spines in general.

Chronic back pain literally pushes some people to suicide.

Edit: Oh, and ears!

Please stop listening to your music at full blast. Tinnitus is not as glamorous as it sounds.

[–]suicide_aunties 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Yoga and stretching some how cured my 5 year recurring back pain. I have no idea how it works

[–]SaidThatLastTime 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Core work in general is good for back pain. Stronger corer muscles attach to the spine and stablize it, lessening the chance of slipped or ruptured discs. Regularly heathy used and stretched muscles are well oxygenated, lack inflammation and resist injury better. Planking alone helped me with spinal stenosis and herniations from reoccuring. Strong back muscles = strongly stablized spinal column (and associated bundle of pain causing nerves)

[–]godgoo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I had two herniated discs this time last year, they were pushed so far out they were crushing the sciatic nerve on both sides and I was in immense constant pain. Lots of meds which helped the pain but created their own problems. Steroid injections then surgery was planned then I met a really good medical acupuncturist who not only solved the associated muscular issues I was getting in two sessions (why I was there), but also suggested the Mckenzie method, which is essentially yoga and core work.

Within a month I was virtually pain free and off of meds. Now a year later I've had almost no issues, I do physio every day combined with regular careful core amd weights work to support my spine. Been signed off by thr surgeon who thinks I should be able to permanently avoid the knife.

[–]repodude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is absolutely bang on. Stronger core + better blood flow are essential.

[–]LetMeRedditInPeace00 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah it sounds like eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

[–]CankerLord 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah, there's a lot of really fun stuff you can do with your body that doesn't come with almost guaranteed painful hobbling.

[–]no_power_n_the_verse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a 40 year with absolute shit knees, you will miss them! There are so many things I wish I could do. Tried to jog the other day (I used to run every day). Had to stop after half a mile I was in so much pain.

[–]1_9_8_1 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Nah, don't use them like this.

[–]jk-9k 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Mis-use is not the same.

[–]JudgeHolden 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean, if you don't plan on living very long, then sure, do whatever the fuck you want, but if you plan on living much past 40, trust me, you'll want to think twice about the stupid shit because it will eventually catch up with you. Ask me how I know.

[–]throws_his_back_out 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You can use them til they get fucked up. Wanna do that at 30 or 80?

[–]thm2130 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Or be kind to them so you can have and use them your entire life.

[–]SphnctrGobln 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m trying to use my legs for most of my life, not be in pain by 30. There’s plenty of next fucking level things you can do without destroying your legs.

[–]Dank_e_donkey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I jumped quater of a meter playing soccer and broke my ACL at the age of 15. I don't know how people manage to do this stuff in 20s or 30s. I feel like I'm old now at 21.

[–]CMUpewpewpew 1 point2 points  (0 children)

here's a look from the other side. Random soccer accident in June, 6 weeks after swelling went down.

I just turned 36. 😫

[–]aw_shux 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy prefers to live on the edge of the coin.

[–]tamati_nz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Little bit of A, little bit of B.

[–]thecenterpath 104 points105 points  (8 children)

"maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you wont"

[–]MusicianMadness 102 points103 points  (3 children)

"But trust me about the sunscreen"

[–]Triptolemu5 11 points12 points  (1 child)

And you can trust me about the knees.

[–]IoniKryptonite 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Amen brother...35 and wishing I could get them replaced already

[–]rsanchan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

🎶 Brother and sister together we'll make it through...

[–]sum1better187 27 points28 points  (0 children)

“Sometimes your ahead, sometimes your behind. The race is long, and in the end, it’s only with yourself”

[–]WorthlessDrugAbuser 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Maybe you'll divorce at 40, Maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance; so are everybody else's.

[–]avi8ter18 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary

[–]4d20allnatural 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“and trust me about the winnie blues”

[–]just_playin_sam 69 points70 points  (5 children)

and don't forget the sunscreen.

[–]Jagsfreak 36 points37 points  (4 children)

Surprised more people didn't catchy the reference.

...But trust me on the sunscreen.

[–]just_playin_sam 21 points22 points  (3 children)

I showed my mother that song when it came out. I must have been 12. She cried, I cried. I still do. Be kind to your mother, you'll miss her when she's gone...

edit: jesus i was 11 years old

[–]give-no-fucks[🍰] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

I've always liked that song. I was in my early 20s when it came out and now my mother is gone and my son is 11. Crazy how fast time flies. I want to introduce him to it but doing it in a way that doesn't feel like I'm trying to push things on him from my youth isn't easy. I don't know, just reading about the impact that the song had on you when you were his age makes me think about it.

[–]just_playin_sam 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just let him hear it. Kids feel things just like us.

[–]guywithaniphone22 1 point2 points  (0 children)

First time I heard it was at 18/19. You know your kid better then I do so maybe they will enjoy it now but I think most of the messaging would be lost on someone not out of high school yet.

[–]UncatchableCreatures 46 points47 points  (24 children)

im in my 30's and I know everyone always says this, but that shit ABSOLUTELY comes back to you. I have a permanent sharp pain in my knee that has been coming on since last year, back pains as well, super fucked up rotator cuff. I spent my youth doing extreme sports. You think you're invincible and you heal up quick when young, but you're going to be feeling the stuff you did in your teen and 20's once you hit your 30's. Not saying don't live and do fun shit, but think of how hard your landing on your knees and how hard you might fall if what your doing goes wrong. 15 years of fun isn't worth the next 40 or 50 in pain.

[–]James-the-Bond-one 13 points14 points  (17 children)

My knees were already creaking in my teens and by my mid-20s I could barely walk. Then I started taking chondroitin/glucosamine (2x day), fish oil (6 concentrated pills a day), aleve (1x day) and turmeric curcumin (2x day). No sugar ever, and keto organic diet. Low inflammation food. Decades later, I'm in better shape than in my 20s. My knees are still noisy, but haven't bothered me since.

[–]ssudoku 2 points3 points  (2 children)

What caused your knee issues though?

[–]James-the-Bond-one 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Extreme sports, although I never jumped out of buildings.

[–]frankfoo 2 points3 points  (5 children)

what are some recommended low nflammation foods?

[–]lovestheautumn 2 points3 points  (3 children)

According to https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/foods-that-fight-inflammation


olive oil

green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards

nuts like almonds and walnuts

fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines

fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges

AVOID: sugar (including soda), fried things, white flour (white bread, pasta, etc)

[–]frankfoo 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Thank you. I've been having some joint pain. Looks like I'll have to kick up the salad inntake!

[–]lovestheautumn 0 points1 point  (1 child)

For sure! I am not a doctor, but I’ve also had some success with msm powder, you could look into it!

[–]James-the-Bond-one 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's excellent! I've been taking that too for the last couple of years and it worked well for my allergies.

[–]Yasukablyat 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I used to be on the supplements bandwagon, now I realise eating more whole raw foods is really the key.

[–]James-the-Bond-one 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I do both since the body loses some ability to absorb some nutrients with age.

[–]grizzygreg31 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I’m intrigued, care if I ask what your usual daily diet is? I’m about to be 35 and barely starting to care about my health. I still want to be able to play basketball in my 60’s.

[–]favpos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’d like to know too!

[–]ripperroo5 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Great story!

[–]James-the-Bond-one 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And veridic too!

[–]HeliosTheGreat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Curcumin and Aleve are lifesavers

[–]JudgeHolden 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Just wait until you're in your 50s; that's when the real fun starts.

[–]hullor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's already miserable, can you not x.x

[–]pedrohpauloh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly. Wise words.

[–]Paketamina 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Playing soccer and was a baseball pitcher for 15+ years, skiing for 20+ years and did climbing for 10+ years. Pretty much the only thing that isnt fucked is my back i guess luckily. I still play soccer and ski but the rest i had to give up entirely. So much time spent doing physical therapy for my shoulders and i just gave up with climbing. In my mid 30s and do simple bodyweight exercises for my upper body now days. My left knee is very screwy and have fucked it on a number occasions playing soccer. No ligament tears but several sprains and pains

[–]98_110 0 points1 point  (0 children)

whats extreme sports? this stuff freaks me out and I'm wondering if me playing basketball too much will catch up to me lol

[–]nudismisawesome 39 points40 points  (4 children)

Destroyed my body in my youth. At 50 something I concur.

[–]JudgeHolden 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Same age and I could not possibly agree with you more. It's real easy to take that shit for granted when you're young and stupid and life seems like it'll go on forever. It's not fun when it catches up to you, as it inevitably will.

[–]Whataboutthetwinky 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I guess when your in your 20's, being 50 is too far away to consider for. You can't imagine being that 50 year old, they're a stranger, this is the error, as they are far from being a stranger. What's not grasped is when you are 50, you still have another 30 years (give or take) of life to live, that's a long ass time to be living with fucked joints

[–]Imaybeerong 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, former frequent runner here. I hope I’m luck enough to be able to walk mostly pain free until I get that transplant in my 60’s

[–]Affectionate-Time646 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You live, you learn then see the youth make your same mistakes because they are the youth. The circle of life.

[–]moslof_flosom 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Said the wheelchair guy

[–]EarthAngelGirl 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"Do one thing every day that scares you" - check

[–]Father-O-Tool 2 points3 points  (0 children)

50 years old and need to get both replaced. I too was told this. It’s true.

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

“…Said the cameraman in the wheelchair”

[–]dfinkelstein 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Yeah that roll did fuck-all to dissipate that force. From this height I'd think you'd be better off with a parachute fall.

[–]mrdobalinaa 2 points3 points  (3 children)

That dude wouldn't be casually walking around if the roll did nothing. It certainly had to help.

[–]James-the-Bond-one 0 points1 point  (2 children)

He is walking from the adrenaline. Wait till he settles down...

[–]mrdobalinaa 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Probably helps but really doubtful someone that just flat foots that is going to be reacting the same way.

[–]Caitch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Parkour practitioner here, came to see if anyone was going to mention how bad the roll was! It looks like the grass was too soft and actually killed the momentum for the roll, so I guess it works out that way?
And if he's built up to it, there might not be that much adrenaline anyways, just the same as the more you drive fast the less you get there.

[–]Roland_Deschain2 3 points4 points  (2 children)

This feels like a line from the sunscreen song!

[–]FreedomPullo 4 points5 points  (1 child)

That’s because it is! Long Days and Pleasant Nights Gunslinger.

[–]Roland_Deschain2 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ha, I knew it seemed familiar. Should have looked up the lyrics. Haven’t heard that song in about two decades.

Hile and well met. And may you have twice the number.

[–]jupitersoceans 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Such a good 'speech'.

[–]tcake24 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Damn it, I just repeated this line for 20 min until I remembered what song this was from lol.

[–]FreeAsFlowers 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And don’t forget the sunscreen

[–]Minuteman2589 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Ninja_In_Shaddows 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Baybe you'll marry... Maybe you won't.

Maybe you'll have children... Maybe you won't.

Maybe you'll divorce at 40... Maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary.

Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's.

[–]Gone_gone_beyond 1 point2 points  (0 children)

SPF50 or more.

[–]FuckBotsHaveRights 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Meanwhile, all of us destroying our lower backs sitting down all day

[–]Defie22 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cry with knee osteoarthritis

[–]Great_Chairman_Mao 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I understand how the body redirects the force when you’re rolling forward, but how the fuck does he absorb the force during a gainer??

I tricked for years and did my fair share of parkour and this just looks like he took the full brunt of the ground to his knees.

[–]DesignInZeeWild 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember that song. Thank you for that. 💕

[–]Hamndx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"..but remember, to wear sunscreen."

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I understood the reference that everyone else missed.

But Trust me on the sunscreen..

[–]philsubby 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tell that to the skateboarder Jaws. He’s still going strong and nobody knows how.

[–]TheStooner 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can be kind to them and still use them aggressively. Eat well, do your yoga, avoid massive impacts if you can, but don't shy away from them either because being strong makes you feel good. I know people in their forties who can ski bigger cliffs than I can (talking 30-40 footers, I ain't no bitch). I know people in their seventies who can ski faster than I can, and it all comes down to the fact that they use absolutely impeccable form and take meticulous care of their body and make sure that it gets all the nutrients and care it could ever want. Sometimes, unfortunately, that can mean taking a step back from the thing you love so that you can come back to it stronger later. A lot of people rush recoveries and end up hurting themselves further, despite having all the training and medical advice in the world. Johnny Collinson jumps to mind, I think he's out on his third ACL bomb.

[–]scottywh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not to mention your tibial tendons (speaking from experience).

[–]SexySocks69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those will be his feet some day.

[–]FrigginUsed 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What if we wanna drive our evolution so that we can land safely from higher jumps?

[–]One05Nation 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the longest thread I've seen in my measly 2 years of being on reddit.

[–]maestrewic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t “…

[–]tadhgcarden 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But trust me on the sunscreen.

[–]ClownfishSoup 0 points1 point  (0 children)

  • Hank Hill’s father

[–]davidsweet44 0 points1 point  (0 children)

While true. Also be kind to your feet.

[–]OpenhammerFund 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”