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by josh60
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for older age
Replies: 55
Views: 11786

Re: Resistance training for older age

That should at least give you some ideas. It surely does. The thing is, 5X5 should be done at about 80-85% of 1RM, right? that's what I make of the "one rep max calculator" in this very site (sorry, I'm not allowed to include links) . There are two issues for me here, the first is wether the table ...
by josh60
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for older age
Replies: 55
Views: 11786

Re: Resistance training for older age

An exercise like curls is something you can do to failure, as it's not very taxing. For a 60 year old beginner, I would say one set is all you need. Something like the squat is very taxing, should rarely be done to failure, and you should do multiple sets as it should be a focal point for a workout...
by josh60
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for older age
Replies: 55
Views: 11786

Re: Resistance training for older age

You've missed my meaning here. No one compares work capacity on curls to work capacity on squats! ... My point is that you have to think about your work capacity. You're right, I did miss your meaning. I understand now. You are talking about 36 reps. You probably need to be thinking about 10 or 12 ...
by josh60
Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:12 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for older age
Replies: 55
Views: 11786

Re: Resistance training for older age

Welcome, Josh. Thanks! Be warned: If you guys will go on giving me the good advice I might stay along... We have quite a few older lifters here. One of the other factors to think about is your "training age". Some of us have been training for years, many since their teens, but some of us are relati...
by josh60
Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for older age
Replies: 55
Views: 11786

Re: Resistance training for older age

Thanks for the tips, Stu. Recovery: The typical program, even the better ones, assume recovery similar to that of young men. That's the first mistake. As you already noted, you don't recover that fast, neither do I. By the same token, I need to workout frequently in order to maintain strength and co...
by josh60
Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Resistance training for older age
Replies: 55
Views: 11786

Resistance training for older age

Hi all, I'm 60 YO male, doing resistance training for about 6 months, and I'm at a loss trying to figure out how my age should affect the usual guidelines for gaining some muscle mass. To be more specific, I am looking for data about the optimal parameters like set length, resistance value (say as a...