:neutral: There are lots of bad jokes about our parts going to hell when we pass 50. I'm starting to think that there is no joking. I turned 50 this year and I just don't understand how one passing year can make such a difference in aches and pains from lifting things. I gig a Deluxe Reverb. I have to carry it up and down a flight of stairs at home. I have two JBL 1 x 15 + horn cabs that weigh 47 pounds each. I have to carry those up and down stairs. Our other guitar player has some nice 1 x 18 subs that go under my JBL's. I go over to his house and help him put those in his truck. I have two Crown power amps and wireless mic rackmount gear and vocal effects and a 16 channel mixer in a DJ rack mount case. That cube is heavy (maybe 70 pounds) and we lift it into the truck together. Lights don't weigh much. Drum cases are easy. Our bass player has a 64 Bassman and cab (it's kind of heavy but two of lift it). We played at a local pub on Saturday and I feel like someone beat me with their fists. I feel like a pulled a muscle in my rear end and I'm walking funny at my office. I'm eating Motrin like there's no tomorrow. It's pathetic really. Seems like I shouldn't get hurt moving this..... What's happening to me? Do any of you older guys ache after gigs? I hope you'll admit it. I'm laughing at myself. I'm on the right. Old farts rocking. I got an AARP card in the mail the other day. I don't understand. Does anyone else's butt hurt?