My father has been training for 55years, he is now 72 years old and still going strong.I just though, I would share his story with you guys to see what you thoughs were.
He started weight training at home when he was 17 years old, coming from a small country called New Zealand, where it was un heard of to train with weighs in those days. He went on to win many NZ titles in weight catagores from 165 to 198 pound weight class. His best lifts to date are as follows:
Snatch 230 pounds
Press 250 pounds
clean and Jerk 330 pounds
Squat 500 pounds (RAW)
bench 290 pounds (RAW)
Deadlift 650 pounds (RAW)
Now days he still trains, he is 72 years old ,he does mainly the powerlifts, but he is doing 250 squat for 5 reps bench 180 for 5 reps deadlift 270 for 3reps.
He has train at home for 55 years and has use train axials as bars and old railwheels as weights in the past. He had a old wooden Power rack, which he train with till he was 65. When he moved house i brough him a Steel power rack so he could lift safer.
I have been training since i was 15 and now i am 32 i have competed in strongman events and powerlifting but i cant do what he did RAW he is an amazing lifter.
My best lifts are
squat 535 with gear
bench 350 with gear
deadlift 535 with gear
any way just though i would post this for my first post on the website.
P.S Hope you enjoyed his little life story.