Training old people - for Jungle Doc

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Training old people - for Jungle Doc

Post by stuward » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:01 pm

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Post by Jungledoc » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:29 pm

Thanks, Stu! Of course I'm not the only "old people" around here!
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Post by stuward » Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:52 am

Jungledoc wrote:Thanks, Stu! Of course I'm not the only "old people" around here!
I know you're not, but you're the one that expressed an interest in the subject.
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Post by Jungledoc » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:12 am

OK. And thanks, again. I hope the others are interested, even if they didn't say so.
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Re: Training old people - for Jungle Doc

Post by stuward » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:31 am

That article is a nice counter argument to Body by Science that many older people pay attention to. I was at the YMCA yesterday at 8AM. The average age it the Y at that hour is likely over 60. The variety of training styles was quite broad, and most were likely effective, but the ones that stuck out to me were the ones with the very slow movements with relatively light weights. If you're not trying to maximally accelerate the weight during the concentric, you're not building power. I think it was Kenny C that said that lifting slow makes you slow.
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