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Deadlifting at over 60 and 70


#1

These two clients are a Blast and inspire me every trainign sesion as to what is capable of the human body to advance even well into our later years, Geno turns 70 in a couple and Andy is 66.


#2

Those guys are something else. I think Andy started weight training fairly late in life too, didn't he?


#3

Yes they both did Gene started in his late 50's and Andy got serious late as well though has been active for some time


#4

Those guys should inspire everybody. Great lifts.

There are a few of us still in the game. We're not
ready to roll over just yet. :wink:

Check out Fred Peterson at 70. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxlY9LjACTg

Rick


#5

This is what I've been saying all along - IT'S NEVER TOO LATE.

I can understand wanting to rest and take it easy - but to the point that it makes you weak and generally unhealthy?

These guys are stronger than the majority of 20-year olds and likely have a better quality of life than their peers who don't train. Andy for a fact is still having adventures, the last being in the Arctic, I believe.

Start now, there ain't no "can't."


#6

Rick thats a Killer video inspiring as hell and proves BUILD IT NOW!!! then you can just fight to hold onto it in the years to come Its a life long process thats never over.


#7

Inspiring. Must be nice to workout with people our age who are still pushing themselves. And if you listen close you can here Zeppelin in the background. Worth at least 20#.
RickComito, checked your profile pix. Good lifting there. 45 years training and still at it. Good on ya.


#8

Thanks. I'm currently rehabing from a back operation; athritis on my spine. I just
broke 405 again on the deadlift. I'm taking it a little slower with my squats. I haven't
gone over 315 triples yet. But I'm still setting PRs on the bench at 62 and unequipped.
(No miracle grow suppliments either.)

I'll be back.

Rick


#9

I know a dude who still lifts and competes at 77 years old .

I'll never forget last year at nationals (NASA) meet.....dude opens with about a 300 lb deadlift , no problem ; 2nd attempt , something like 330 , cant even crack it off the floor ! his training partner starts in on him......"what the fuck dude . you've done more than that in training !! GET YOUR HEAD OUTTA YOUR ASS !!"

third attempt......350 for a state or national record (I dont remember which).....FUCKIN' SMOKES IT !!

CROWD GOES FREAKIN' NUTS !!!!

YEAH FUCKER !!!

that was awesome . best thing I've ever seen at a meet . extremely inspiring .


#10

oh yeah , and hats off to the fellas mentioned in the OP


#11

This is awesome and inspiring. I'm only 36, plenty of time. :slight_smile: Phill, what kind of warm-up and mobility stuff do these guys do before their workouts? I'm coming to the realization that I need to include more of this stuff.