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Old 07-24-2006, 07:02 AM   #9
Jorge Garcia
Dojo: Shudokan School of Aikido
Location: Houston
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 608
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Re: Middle aged Newbie

I'm 50. I have had all kinds of back problems over the years including lower but I have found that the gentle stretches and (slow) rolling in Aikido almost always alleviates any problem. When my back is hurting, I rest one day then head for practice. I am always well the next day.

"It is the philosophy that gives meaning to the method of training."
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