Hail to the Dinosaurs!
Yesterday's email covering 10 Things
that Don't Work was a big hit with the
I had planned to do 10 Things that Work
today -- but just spotted something new
and impressive from one of my favorite
Iron Slingers -- and I want to share it
with you. We'll do the 10 Things that
Work in my next email.
Here's what I want to share. It's a
video from a recent Olympic weightlifting
comp in California -- and it features
67 year old Jim Schmitz, the 3-time
coach of the USA weightlifting team
at the Olympic Games.
But he's not coaching in this video --
Using the old-school split style of
lifting in the snatch and clean and
jerk -- because it's much more forgiving
for older lifters.
And he hits some good numbers at age
67. As in, 52 kilos (115 pounds) in the
snatch, and 71 kilos (156 pounds) in the
clean and jerk.
Some people think that older lifters are
slow and stiff and beat up. Not true. Jim
moves pretty darn well for a 67-year old.
Check it out -- and see what I mean when
I talk about lifelong strength and health.
Jim's the older lifter with the beard,
and he's the only lifter to use the split
style, so he's easy to spot. Of course, the
younger lifters do a great job, too. Very
As always, thanks for reading, and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
P.S. Here's the MUST READ book about training
for older lifters:
P.S. 2. My other books and courses are right
P.S. Thought for the Day: "Age is a number.
The number changes from year to year. Now
that we've settled that, grab the bar and
lift it." -- Brooks Kubik