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richard warren wrote at 2009-03-26 11:04:50
Hi,

I agree and dissagree I am 67 have been training on and off since I was 11 ! I have won the Mr kent over 40,s ten years ago without steroids.Yes muscles need rest to grow but there is another way I train early every day as follows day1 all pushing movements day 2 all pulling movements day 3 legs and abs this way muscles get loads of rests .This was how we trained years ago when the only machine was lat pulldowns this was a bar with a rope going through a pulley on the ceiling attached to a basket where we put weight discs in fun eh?my measurements are 172arms cold and 52" chest waist 34/38 depending on winter/summer so I feel I am more than qualified to advocate training this way.Believe me it works.The body adapts regardless of age 7 days rest absolute nonsense!


Ron Adkins wrote at 2010-09-15 23:46:06


  I am 65 and have been lifting for some time now. I have a decent build and my bench is 225. I do notice that although I feel as strong and still lift fairly heavy weights. I am losing definition. I feel the pump as I'm lifting but I do think age is starting to catch up with me. My back is pretty bad so I don't do squats anymore.


michaeljd111 wrote at 2012-01-16 03:36:51
I don't understand that answer.  Im 61 been lifting all my life and am 6 ft 235 now that I leaned out more. I can bench over 400 pounds w a 5 second pause an inch fro chest.  I workout with weights 6 days a week and can outlift most any natural person in the gym.  I train my wife who is 50 and competed in natural Olympia and won both physique and bodybuuilding at the natural worlds.  We work out harder and superset 6 days a week then anyone I see in the gym.  What I am getting at and being lifelong natural and vegetarian it is easy push yourself age is irrelevant.  Listen to ur bodyand follow what it tells u.  Remember be intense never use momentum and concentrate on the negative part of the movement. Get protein between 6 and 9 times a day 40 grams about and remember lighten ur meals as the day goes on.  Stay away from sodas drink a gallon of water a day if u wanna do cardio do 20 mins max med to high intensity right after lifting. Do every part of ur body superset antagonistic muscles.  My workouts r mon chest heavy lighter back halfbas many sets of back.  Tuesday. Shoulders traps. Arms Wed legs Thurs heavy back lighter chest half the sets. Friday shoulders traps and arms sat. Legs r just all deadlifts sun rest please excuse the typing it is on my phone email me w any questions


michaeljd111 wrote at 2012-01-16 03:37:41
I don't understand that answer.  Im 61 been lifting all my life and am 6 ft 235 now that I leaned out more. I can bench over 400 pounds w a 5 second pause an inch fro chest.  I workout with weights 6 days a week and can outlift most any natural person in the gym.  I train my wife who is 50 and competed in natural Olympia and won both physique and bodybuuilding at the natural worlds.  We work out harder and superset 6 days a week then anyone I see in the gym.  What I am getting at and being lifelong natural and vegetarian it is easy push yourself age is irrelevant.  Listen to ur bodyand follow what it tells u.  Remember be intense never use momentum and concentrate on the negative part of the movement. Get protein between 6 and 9 times a day 40 grams about and remember lighten ur meals as the day goes on.  Stay away from sodas drink a gallon of water a day if u wanna do cardio do 20 mins max med to high intensity right after lifting. Do every part of ur body superset antagonistic muscles.  My workouts r mon chest heavy lighter back halfbas many sets of back.  Tuesday. Shoulders traps. Arms Wed legs Thurs heavy back lighter chest half the sets. Friday shoulders traps and arms sat. Legs r just all deadlifts sun rest please excuse the typing it is on my phone email me w any questions


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I can answer questions about strength training, what it is, and more important, what it is not! Strength training is exercising involving weightlifting for physical strength, aerobics, diet/nutrition, and stretching; specifically for the goal of making your body healthy and strong to live your daily life, and more important; to make your body adaptable to handle situations that require higher-than-normal physical strength, stamina, and flexibility, such as; lifting and carrying a heavy load, changing a tire on your car, even defending yourself against danger! Strength training is not bodybuilding, powerlifting, or olympic lifting. The goals of these three exercises is different from strength training. I cannot answer questions about these three areas of weightlifting.

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I am a 54-year-old man who has been doing strength training exercises for 19 years. My exercises are simple to do, require little of your time, can be done with limited equipment, can be done by both adults and children (my son has been strength training since age 7, he is now age 14), and my exercises definitely work!! With time and patience, you will become a stronger, different person than you were before. I am living proof of the advantages of strength training. This is an exercise you have to do, not want to do.

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