I’ve done all kinds of weird hobbies in the past. At one time it was drumming, then it carried on to cycling road bikes with good pals of mine in university. I got into beach volleyball when I was approximately 25 and it stuck with myself and others all the way up until now at the age of 54. My body honestly doesn’t jump as high as it did and I can’t hit as hard anymore because of a torn rotator cuff I got about 8 years ago. I did not know it at the time but that injury would change the way I played. I finally learned that after playing you need to become your own cooling specialist. You must use ice to remove any swelling of the joints. The body gets inflamed from overuse and cooling down the body with a good cooling component such as an ice bath is the best thing you can do for it. I’ve been playing for as long as 30 years and discovered that I don’t need to take all of the pain medications if I learn the finest methods of recovery. I care about being able to program our smart temperature control to keep our room cool at night when it’s sizzling so I have a truly nice night of rest. My body does most of its healing and actual recovery when it is at rest while in the night. I also have a wonderful heating machine for warming up our body before I play ball. I also had to have our heating machine repaired in our residence because it seemed to be actually working inefficiently. I have learned a lot from several years of injuries I believe.