Old man strength

Discussion in 'Masters (50+ years old)' started by guardian7, Dec 5, 2018.

  1. guardian7

    guardian7 Helping Make Others Stronger

  2. Carl in Dover

    Carl in Dover Triple-Digit Post Count

    Good article, thanks for the share

    Carl in Dover
     
  3. Jak Nieuwenhuis

    Jak Nieuwenhuis Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum

    highly recommend his website / emails / products
     
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  4. Bret S.

    Bret S. Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum Certified Instructor

    Lifting heavy stuff (70%) for singles often without thinking about it much is how you get OMS, my dad didn't lift heavy stuff always but he still has plenty of OMS at 82
     
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  5. Geoff Chafe

    Geoff Chafe Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    Strength is measured in time not weight. You need time with the weight in your hands, or hard work, to get Oldman Strength.

    In Strongman they don’t hit their peak until around 35 years old which means they have about 20 years of consistent training under their belt.
     
  6. offwidth

    offwidth Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    But I don't see too many examples of some sedentary guy at say... 50 or 60 start training and end up with OMS at 70...
     
  7. guardian7

    guardian7 Helping Make Others Stronger

    Good point but they can still make great progress. OMS seems to be the result of tendon strength and your joints developing the tolerance to match the muscle. I do loaded carries, not even that heavy but at the end of every workout. I am also doing stuff like L-sit holds and just hanging from a bar, daily pushups of only one sets. BUP in my office once a day. Etc. Band pullaparts in my office etc. My core strength is really improving. Sometimes there is no program but just puttering about like an old man but it really does support my main lifts and thai boxing for fitness. I do a set of pullups when I walk across campus to teach.
     
  8. guardian7

    guardian7 Helping Make Others Stronger

    Agreed. Singles laid the foundation for my pullup and Deadlift.
     
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  9. offwidth

    offwidth Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    Agreed, indeed they can...
     
  10. Bret S.

    Bret S. Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum Certified Instructor

    Nice! Making strength part of your job..
     
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  11. Geoff Chafe

    Geoff Chafe Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

  12. offwidth

    offwidth Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    Oh, for sure , I totally agree. But there is nothing to compare to an older person who has had decades of hard work under their belt...
    Everything else being equal...

    I hope that @Steve Freides reads that link you posted!
     
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  13. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Dir. of Community Engagement Staff Member Senior Instructor

    @Geoff Chafe @offwidth, nice!

    I am the NJ state deadlift record holder in that organization - I did exactly one meet with them, in June of 2014, when I was still in the 55-59 age bracket. I should go find a meet to do, just to put up a number in the 60-64 bracket before I age out of it.

    That guy started at 50 and is 70 - he and I are in about the same place. I started in my mid-40's and am now 63.

    But wait, there's more - it turns out my measly bench press is also a state record, and I have the 3-lift record as well. Just goes to show ya that showing up is 90% of success.

    -S-
     
  14. Bret S.

    Bret S. Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum Certified Instructor

    Great Steve! OMS!!!
    Not that we're old or anything :cool:
     
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  15. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Dir. of Community Engagement Staff Member Senior Instructor

    There you go, @Bret S. . I just emailed the meet director for January 12, 2019 to see if they have room for one more lifter.

    -S-
     
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  16. Bret S.

    Bret S. Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum Certified Instructor

    Nice!
     
  17. Carl in Dover

    Carl in Dover Triple-Digit Post Count

    Old Man Strength? I suppose I could qualify with my being USA Powerlifting Delaware State record holder in M3-105 division and 2018 USA Powerlifting Mid Atlantic Regionals champion in same division. (64 yrs @ 214#)

    I like being strong, but it is just something I have to constantly keep working at. I like doing meets to keep me inspired, to keep me feeling strong, and to keep me feeling young!

    Old Man Strength.....hell yeah sonny boy!

    Carl in Dover
     
  18. Bret S.

    Bret S. Strong, Powerful Member of the Forum Certified Instructor

    Haha.. Great to hear Carl! Nice to know there are more of us O.F.'s around still doing something other than thumb/pinch grip work with the remote and a beer (y)
     
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  19. offwidth

    offwidth Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

    I resemble that remark...!
     
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  20. offwidth

    offwidth Strong, Powerful, Explosively Athletic Member of the Forum

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