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Training old people - for Jungle Doc

Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:01 pm
by stuward
http://www.exercisebiology.com/index.ph ... _training/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Training old people - for Jungle Doc

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:29 pm
by Jungledoc
Thanks, Stu! Of course I'm not the only "old people" around here!

Re: Training old people - for Jungle Doc

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:52 am
by stuward
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.

Re: Training old people - for Jungle Doc

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:12 am
by Jungledoc
OK. And thanks, again. I hope the others are interested, even if they didn't say so.

Re: Training old people - for Jungle Doc

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:31 am
by stuward
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.