Article: Principles For Older Lifters
- 03-04-2013, 09:48 AM
Article: Principles For Older Lifters
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- 03-04-2013, 11:02 AM
Good article, good points to keep in mind. I am 66 and one my problems is doing too much. Luckily there haven't been any serious overuse issues. So, it is good to read that a little less might be a lot better. Thanks.
- 03-04-2013, 11:19 AM
Good comments. I'm 63 and still making progress in the gym. My arms measured at 17 1/4" cold and that's the largest they have ever been. I'm 5'-8" and 187 lbs. The only area that is problematic for me is my waist line. Even when following a strick diet it keeps increasing moderatly as I age. I am contemplating talking to my doctor about TRT. I think this will help. My workouts are short and intense. I only workout three times a week (sometimes only two). More than that and recovery is a problem. Age should never be an excuse. Do what you can do safely but keep moving forward.
03-04-2013, 12:01 PM
One of the better articles I have read. Since I am turning 50 soon, it makes sense to recalibrate my thought process on lifting. I would much rather lift less weight with better form to avoid long term injuries. If I could turn back the clock, I probably would not have lifted as heavy back then and avoided 3 knee surguries that still bother me to this day.
03-04-2013, 12:52 PM
good motivational article. i'm 54 and something as simple as training 4 days/wk instead of 5 has made a big difference in terms of recovery and remaining pain free. The point about protein is something i'll adhere to more consistently. Nice to hear we're considered "masters" too!
03-04-2013, 03:15 PM
That dude in the pic is awesome!
03-04-2013, 03:46 PM
03-05-2013, 08:39 AM
Fantastic article - and I'm someone who can and will find the flaws. Do you have any older women who train and write articles? I'd love to write for AM. I've got a lot of exercise history. I feel the same as Charles when it comes to never pushing it when a joint or muscle is tweaked. The older you get especially. You're asking for trouble.
03-05-2013, 08:47 AM
Why is this guys arm yellow?
03-05-2013, 07:43 PM
Thanks for the article man. I'm 46 and have been getting a little discouraged about lifting, I feel like a kid in this bunch though. I'm going to be recalibrating my workouts a bit with some of the advice here, for example I can box squat 400 lb, full back squat kills me though, so maybe I'll just not do it. I might get 10% more benefit from it, but I get 300% more ouch, just doesn't seem like a good cost benefit ratio.
03-06-2013, 12:13 AM
03-06-2013, 10:37 AM
As a 48 year old, ex-power lifter, I have had to rethink my training and expectations. We must adapt our training to prevent needless injuries just because we want to lift the same loads we did in our twenties. I am definitely a smarter lifter now because I have to be.
03-07-2013, 11:51 AM
i am going to reaccess my training regiment. i awill be 52 this year and i constantly contend with injury problems i.e. leg , back escpecially. i need to up my rep but lower my weight do them until they jsut start to hurt and quit. my wife keeps saying you aren't twenty anymore face it. need to start heeding the womans words!
03-11-2013, 11:00 AM
Thanks for a very informative piece Charles. Great to hear a personal perspective from a master like yourself.
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