Your joints ache because you stopped. Your body is incredible, it can do great things. Of course squatting 500lbs at your age is not intelligent, but exercising smartly is.
I blew out my back on a leg press machine in my late 30's. Still to this day it bothers me but only when I stop exercising. To be honest, I don't think I'll ever be able to quit exercising. If I do I'll be in very rough shape.
If Al Bundy (Ed O'Neill) can start BJJ in his 50's, and get a blackbelt in his 60's, then I believe age truly is just a number.
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