The Difference Between Age 30 and Age 60

Hail to the Dinosaurs!

What's the difference between a serious, hard
charging weight trainer at age 30 and the same
trainee at age 60?

And to clarify, I'm talking about someone who
keeps training from age 30 to age 60 -- not
someone who stops training somewhere along
the road.

The difference is 1.514.

That's the difference in the age-coefficient
formula used in Masters Weightlifting to
compare the relative performance of athletes
of different ages.

The coefficient for a 30 year old lifter is 1.00.

So if the lifter clean and jerks 300 pounds, his
relative performance is:

300 x 1.00 = 300.

The coefficient for a 60 year old lifter is 1.514.

If the 60 year old lifts 200 pounds in the clean
and jerk, his relative performance is:

200 x 1.514 = 302.8

That means that the 30 year old is stronger --
but on an age-adjusted basis, the two lifters
are virtually identical.

It also means that if the 30 year old lifts 300
pounds -- and 30 years later, when he is 60,
he lifts 200 pounds -- his relative strength
on an age-adjusted basis is almost exactly
same as when he was younger.

Of course, there also are formulas to compare
the relative strength of different lifters of
different bodyweights. Or you can compare
your own performance at different body-

I cover all of this in detail in Dinosaur Training
Secrets, Vol. 2 -- the "How Strong Are You?"

You can grab it right here in your choice of
hard copy or Kindle e-book. Do the math,
and see where you rank. It's a lot of fun --
and you may surprise yourself!

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See the section for the PDF courses at our
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If you're an older trainee, it's very useful to
see where you compare NOW to where you
were 20, 30 or 40 years ago. You may find
that on an age-adjusted basis, your current
workouts are the hardest and heaviest of
your life. That doesn't mean you're going
to win a gold medal at the next Olympics,
but it does mean you're doing pretty darn

As always, thanks for reading and have a
great day. If you train today, make it a
good one!

Yours in strength,

Brooks Kubik

P.S. Older Dinos can build and maintain
very surprising levels of strength and
development. But you need to train the
right way to get there. Here's a special
mini-course in PDF format that tells you
how to do it:

For more detail about effective training
for older Dinos -- and for more than 50
great workouts for older trainees, grab
Gray Hair and Black Iron:

P.S. 2. My other books and courses
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P.S. 3. Thought for the Day: "Two words:
strong!" -- Brooks Kubik