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Re: [Supertraining] Training for seniors? Jerry Telle Tue Jun 14 13:00:53 2011

Hi Dave,

Congratulations, I might add that you significantly improved HIT by  
doing 3 rep drop sets IMHO. This has the tendency to recruit the  
larger stronger fibers earlier and fatigue them farther than a 1 set  
of 10

Jerry Telle
Lakewood CO USA

On Jun 13, 2011, at 12:47 PM, David Flory wrote:

> On Jun 13, 2011, at 9:22 AM, mcm.certifiedtrainer wrote:
> > I have posted for help a few times and received some interesting  
> replies. Once again I don't have anywhere else to go for help, and I  
> cannot find any research on weight training for older, well trained  
> men.
> >
> > I am not an athlete or even close. I just turned 70 and for the  
> past three to six months have tried to find a routine that works for  
> me. Works mean than I gain a bit of muscle, but most of all don't  
> lose any.
> All I can do for you is give you an anecdotal case. I was 73 last  
> February. I've been working out since I was a freshman in college at  
> 17. I did multiple rep sets, circuit training, all the stuff that  
> was the current rage until about 5 years ago. At that time I tried  
> HIT and it worked for me. I now do a single workout once every 7-10  
> days, depending on how my body feels. Chest press, row, overhead  
> press, pulldown, and leg thrust. I start with a weight I can do 4-6  
> reps, go to failure, drop 30% go to failure, drop 1/3 and go to  
> failure. I'm not feeling any pain as I do these, your mileage may  
> vary. When I'm done I have to hold on to the railing when I go down  
> stairs as my knees want to give out and fold up, but other wise I'm  
> fine. My strength has increased slightly over the last 5 years and  
> when I start an exercise I'm usually adding as much as the last 30  
> something who used the equipment was using. I'm quite confident that  
> I'll be able to carry my own groceries out to the ca r in another 25  
> years, which is my goal for all this. My first reaction to your post  
> was that you are probably working too long, too often. The older we  
> get the slower we rebuilt tissues. Good luck, mate.
> Fair winds and happy bytes, Dave Flory, Flower Mound, TX, U.S.A.
> --
> Speak softly, study Aikido, & you won't need to carry a big stick!

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