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Old 07-10-2019, 10:11 AM
 
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So I dirtbike...I also lift very heavy weights to strengthen up my bones (hope it helps). Are there any other supplements/exercise I can be doing?

Took a hard fall 2 weeks ago and sprained my wrists. still hurts, but at least it snot the bone. figured if I did not lift weights, I would have broken my wrists? anyhow, just would like to do what doctors/nurses recommend.

hopefully this is the right place to ask
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:02 AM
 
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So I dirtbike...I also lift very heavy weights to strengthen up my bones (hope it helps). Are there any other supplements/exercise I can be doing?

Took a hard fall 2 weeks ago and sprained my wrists. still hurts, but at least it snot the bone. figured if I did not lift weights, I would have broken my wrists? anyhow, just would like to do what doctors/nurses recommend.

hopefully this is the right place to ask
Personally I think too many push their bodies too hard TODAY. I deal with a lot of arthritis and I'm 81 soon but know a lot younger than me who pushed harder than me and in pretty bad shape today with the push they did with weights etc. I feel the extra magnesium I take for years now is saving me and I have not broken any bones but had a surgeon break them when they did a hip replacement, which I often regret.

Be more gentle with your body, we don't get another one. Some are bionic with what they do now from years of pushing.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:22 AM
 
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I lift weights. I went running in January and fell on the sidewalk and banged up my forearm and whole side of my right arm (got up and kept running, agonizing over the possible damage). My arm and wrist ached for a month, but luckily no bone damage. I had to wrap my wrist with waterproof athletic tape fairly tight for about a month when lifting with a velcro wrist strap over it (to stabilize and prevent further stress on tendons) and doubled my anti-inflammatory (Aleve) and magnesium.

jaminhealth is right about magnesium. Magnesium, Vit D and calcium help bone density.

jaminhealth has a point about people pushing too hard, I don't know if you overtrain or not, heavy weights do increase bone density, but you will have to consider the risk that dirt biking carries with it concerning falls and wipeouts. We have a guy at the gym that races dirt bikes and works out. But he is in his 20's. Your ability to recover from risk related activities lessens as you get older. It is one of those pro/cons you have to consider I guess.
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Old Today, 07:38 PM
 
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thanks! i will definitely look into magnesium. dirtbiking is part of falls...also part of breaking bones (for some and most)
never broken anything *knock on wood* could be due to heavy lifting? but have sprained for sure. was thinking of wearing a wrist brace as well, not sure how much that would help
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