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Appropriate Program for 50 Year Old Mum?


#1

This is the program I have made for my mum based off of GreySkull LP.
She is aiming to lose weight and get stronger and also to live forever.
She is currently running 5x5 Starting Strength.
However she wants to change program as she is completely stalled on OHP and nearly stalled on Bench, and is getting elbow pain which I think is from to much tricep volume/overuse.
Workout A
2 x 5, 1 x 5+ Bench Press
2 x 5, 1 x 5+ Back Squat
2 x 5, 1 x 5+ Barbell Rows
5 x 10 Curl

Workout B
2 x 5, 1 x 5+ Overhead Press
1 x 5+ Deadlift
3 x 10 Close Grip Bench Football Bar
3 x 10 Lateral Raises Dumbbell
3 x 10 Lat Pulldowns

Progress is with 1kg for Upper Body Lifts and with 2kg for Lower Body Lifts

She also does stretch and tone classes of mainly body weight stuff twice a week and 30 mins on the crosstrainer for cardio


#2

Voila…


#3

Completely fine. My mum has been training since 65 or so in a very similar manner.


#4

Thanks for the response MarkKO. She will be starting this program on Monday.
I might force her to make a log on here so she is more accountable for each day.


#5

Looks good to me. Just ask her to keep an eye on recovery. When I hit 50 my strength didn’t take a hit but my recovery did. I’ve had to do a lot of retooling. I find most out of the box programs aren’t designed for older lifters when recovery can be an issue. This isn’t to say it will/is a problem for her but is definitely something to keep top of mind.