[quote]Gary John wrote:
I am his brother, but I don’t know nothing. The ten# plates work fine. Dan goes up to a 2"x4", but I lift in 8"work boots, I like the ankle support.
Dan got me started back in August, 2002 with his first “GetUp”. I was 53 and finally starting to feel old. Real long story short, we are both going to the Master’s Weight pentathlon in Dallas next week. I ended up throwing the discus, then added the shotput, hammer, javelin, and weight throw.
Most of what I do is farmwer’s walks, waiter’s walks, pull-ups, and lots of deadlifts. I try to pass on any little tricks I learn from Dan. But, then, I’m kind of the “GetUp” lab rat. When something new comes along, I usually run out and try it first.
You’ll find the deadlift will get you a lot of bang for the buck. Throw in a ton of overhead squats and you’re half the way there.[/quote]
It’s great to have you on board. If you’re Dan’s brother, I’m sure you know a little something. If I remember correctly, in his book he gave you credit for teaching him sports.
I’ve just begun to really hit deadlifts hard. My goal is to get to 500 lbs by next year. I have to work on my overhead squats. I think flexibility is an issue; I have a hard time getting to parallel. Thanks for all the advice. I’ll give the plates a try and see what happens.
Good luck in Dallas. That’s awesome that you’ve made such a big change at this point in your life. A lot of people tend to give up on things when they reach a certain age, especially something so challenging. Let us know how you do.