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Old 05-25-19, 04:06 AM
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When did you start grunting while sitting or bending down?
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

When I had a big turd lodged in my lower colon begging to be expelled.
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

I legit had a moment last spring where I realized I often did this! I'm in my late 30s, which feels too young for this, but I'm also struggling with weight issues, so it doesn't necessarily surprise me. Sometimes it makes me laugh and sometimes it makes me concerned and sometimes I don't notice, I'm sure.

By the way, MST3K once added a grunt to Ernest Borgnine getting up out of the couch and it's one of the funniest jokes they've ever done. It's such a tiny joke but so true to life and it really fits the moment (and the Borgnine). Someone edited some of the clips together and it's at the 32-second mark:
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

Hilarious topic! I started doing it ironically in my 20s and it just morphed into the real thing over time ...
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

This thread is symptomatic of how old this forum is.
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Originally Posted by VinVega View Post
This thread is symptomatic of how old this forum is.
Now if something falls down to the floor, I need to have to mini-conversation with myself to convince me to bend down to pick it up
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

Originally Posted by wearetheborg View Post
Now if something falls down to the floor, I need to have to mini-conversation with myself to convince me to bend down to pick it up
If itís food, the dog will eat it. If itís not important, the broom will get it eventually.
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I've become incredibly adept at picking stuff off the floor with my bare feet.
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I strained my right knee playing baseball when I was 18. I didn't see a doctor about it until I was in my 30s. By then, I had developed arthritis in both knees. My doctor told me it would just get worse as I aged. In my 50s it was really hurting so I went to the doctor again. They took X-rays and twisted my legs in ways they shouldn't twist and said the same thing. I've been walking nearly every day for the past six months to lose weight. Some days I walk a few miles, some more. I walked over 18 miles on Thursday and my knees haven't bothered me. The blisters on my toes hurt, but I'm feeling more limber.
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

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If itís food, the dog will eat it. If itís not important, the broom will get it eventually.
Unless it's in Alan's apartment.
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

I'm in my 60s and have caught myself leaning against stuff when I bend over. If I bend over to pick something up off kitchen floor, one hand will be on the counter taking some of the weight off my back.
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

I started this in my early 30’s when I got two herniated discs in my lower back. Then a few years ago I got two in my neck. If I feel this shitty at 40, I can’t imagine 50 or 60.
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I started this in my early 30ís when I got two herniated discs in my lower back. Then a few years ago I got two in my neck. If I feel this shitty at 40, I canít imagine 50 or 60.
How did you herniate the discs?
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The ones in my back were from lifting at work. I spent 17 years in retail. Many of those with tube and projection TVs as well
as sleeper sofas.
The ones in my neck affect my life way more and the drs aren’t positive how they happened. I lost my tricep in my right arm and my index finger and thumb are partially numb from the nerve damage.
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Have a niece who started doing it when she was three. Everyone wondered why she was doing it.

Until we realized both parents were slightly overweight and older. Any time they got up or sat down they grunted. She just picked up on that, obviously thinking it was something that people do when getting up or down.

She just graduated high school last week... and doesn't grunt anymore.
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

Iím 34, and started noticing I did it last year. I blame 16 years of retail.
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

I grunt sometimes standing up but that is after a long time sitting but it does not happen that much.

My legs get tired after standing a lot and maybe that is a problem though I had that in my 30's too.
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

Late 30s.
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

I'm almost 50, and I don't think I do this at all.
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

I was having drinks with a friend yesterday and when he got up from the bar stool, he grunted, and I started laughing because I remembered this thread. My friend is only 41, so...getting old sucks.
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

Haven't started, so guess I'm lucky.
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

Originally Posted by Toddarino View Post
The ones in my back were from lifting at work. I spent 17 years in retail. Many of those with tube and projection TVs as well
as sleeper sofas.
The ones in my neck affect my life way more and the drs arenít positive how they happened. I lost my tricep in my right arm and my index finger and thumb are partially numb from the nerve damage.
I'm sorry you have to deal with this affliction, especially at your age.

I'm not a grunter, unless, like Vibiana, I'm extruding a redwood-sized shit out of my ass. I'm more of a sigher than a grunter.
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

I'm gonna be 45 next week (Godzilla day!) and I'm honestly not sure how far back it goes. I'm flatfooted so my legs have hurt for so long I don't remember how long I've been quietly grunting when I stand up. But a few years ago my wife discovered Vionic brand shoes and my knees have been so much better.

But in the last year I have noticed that if I stay sitting at my desk too long, when I stand up my knees still take a moment to get going. It takes a good effort to keep from grunting out loud, especially since we have an open floor plan.

Yeah, we're all getting old. Let's grow old together, the best is yet to come.
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

Originally Posted by Toddarino View Post
The ones in my back were from lifting at work. I spent 17 years in retail. Many of those with tube and projection TVs as well
as sleeper sofas.
The ones in my neck affect my life way more and the drs aren’t positive how they happened. I lost my tricep in my right arm and my index finger and thumb are partially numb from the nerve damage.
Damn, sorry to hear about the pain and nerve damage
Can the nerve damage be reversed?
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Re: When did you start grunting while sitting/bending down?

Thankfully, I don't do this yet! Or, if I do, it is only when I've had an especially hard athletic workout or have sore muscles for some other reason. Now, thanks to this thread, I'll certainly notice when I do it, and will be more aware of it... Many thanks to the OP for caring so much.

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