I don't usually come onto the supp/diet forum, but I thought you guys might have some suggestions for me. I've beena pro/ametuer fighter now for about 10 years. I'm in my early 30's now and I can feel my body breaking down. I think I got at least a few more years of competition in me if I can just muscle throught training sessions, but I'm having problems doing that because: 1.) My lower back, knees & elbow. I have 5 discs out in my lower back (some ruptured, some just slipped). My knees, according to the doc, have pretty much no cartlidge left, but the ligaments are holding as of right now. No major surguries on my knees, just two minor surguries (aorthoscopic sp?). My elbows are FUBAR. Constant hyperextension and elbowing (muay Thai) has severely damaged them according to my doc. Doc wants to do more surgury on my back, knees and elbows and I'm putting that off until after retirement. The constant pain is pretty bad. I have a hard time sleeping at night which I'm sure is not helping either. Doc gives me pills, but I can't take them within a certain amount of time from the fight for obvious reasons, and that is when I need them the most. My weight lifting form is pretty spot on and I dont lift that heavy anymore to avoid injury. 2.) I constantly pull/tear muscles now. When I was young muscle injury almost never happend, now all the time. Especially my pecs. I partially tore my pec last year doing leg extensions, don't ask me how the hell I managed that...my body must be retarded. In any case, I lift lighter, slow, full reps and warm up very well and still pop stuff a lot. I also lift for a short amount of time now. 45mins max. Upper body 3 times a week, lower body 1-2 times a week. I also run 3-5 times a week depending on how close I am to a fight. I train at least 5 times a week. I usually lift then run in the early morning before work. Then train in the afternoon after work. I'm not above taking days off, but I can't take them all off, which is what I would be doing now if I laid off everytime something hurt bad. Plus if I'm 5 or less weeks out from a fight I can't go taking days off obviously. So I do take supplements, protein, creatine, AAKG (argigine supp), fish oil, garlic extract, multi vitamin & glutamine and I eat right. Doc recommended I look into Glucosamine, Chondroitin & MSM. Friends recommended I look into DHEA (will DHEA make me pop on a drug test?) & Shark cartilage. I'm researching all of them, but I thought I aoulw also ask you guys what supps, if any, you think would help? Thanks for your help in advance guys!