Hail to the Dinosaurs!
There was a study done of Masters level
weightlifters, meaning lifters over the
age of 35 who compete in master's level
competition. They do it by age group,
in 5 year brackets, e.g., 35 to 39,
40 to 44, 45 to 49, etc.
The study included masters level
competitors in their 60's, 70's
Here's what they found.
If you take a competitive lifter --
meaning someone who does lots of that
stand on your feet and lift heavy stuff
over your head, and do lots of squats
stuff that I keep talking about --
-- and you compare that competitive
lifter to an untrained individual,
meaning someone who doesn't do the
stand on your feet and lift stuff --
-- a lifter at age 80 is as strong
and mobile as a 60 year old man who
Now, that doesn't mean the 80 year
old lifter is going to go out and win
the Olympic Games -- but it does mean
that in physical terms -- in terms of
strength and power -- he's 20 years
younger than his chronological age.
In other words, the lifting has knocked
20 years off the clock.
Now, I don't know about you, but knocking
20 years off the clock sounds pretty darn
And that's another reason why I'm out
there in the garage, pulling and pushing
and squatting. I'm trying to knock 20
years off the clock.
As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
Yours in strength,
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P.S. 3. Thought for the day: "Older happens,
older and stronger you gotta work for."
-- Brooks Kubik