I'm 43. I "thought" I was in good shape. I work out frequently with weights and I started doing body weight circuit and other conditioning, but I haven't played a competitive sport in a long time. If you don't count softball (and who would!), then it's probably been since my 20s when I played in a basketball league. Since trying Crossfit and now volleyball just recently, I've had two rotator cuff capsule sprains in the past 6 months and a pulled hammy. The first rotator cuff capsule sprain came from doing snatches in Crossfit. Literally heard a pop and was worried I tore it. That healed up and just recently I started trying volleyball. I went to go for my first spike in a skills refresh class and re-sprained it although not as severe as the first time. The next day I played in a pickup game for beginners and thought I tore my hamstring when I abruptly dug my leg in on grass service to dig a low ball. Thankfully it appears only to be a mild to moderate sprain. Here is what I've learned since trying to get back into group/competitive fitness endeavors. First, I need to properly stretch before doing anything. Second, I need to take care of my right shoulder by focusing on some targeted strengthening exercises...I want to avoid surgery to correct it. Third...I need to somehow turn off my competitive mind from my 20s. Every time I do something where it's a competition, I get after it and my brain thinks in terms of where it used to be vs. the reality of my body today. This is what happened at Crossfit. I'm in a room of people and I'm probably the oldest guy and I'm competing to lift the heaviest weight. Volleyball...same concept. In each case, I went after it with no holding back and hurt myself in the process. My questions go out to TGP folks in my age range. First, how do you guys dial things back? Do you just avoid competitive sports altogether or did you find a way or a sport that didn't create that conflict? What competitive sports and type of leagues have you been able to play in where you can stay relatively healthy? Golf is not something I'm interested in by the way. I'd really like to see if I can stick with volleyball (co-ed) but that may not be good on my body or realistic at my age.