You are a personal trainer and you are asking us that?
Seems obvious that you would treat him differently, but then…I am not a “personal trainer”.
Hey, the only reason I’m asking this is because I realize I don’t have all the answers, and wanted to compare notes with those who have more experience working with this part of the population.
Hey no offense but you said “So I guess the big question is: would I train him like I would a man 30 years younger, or are there some special considerations?”
Umm…yeah…the special consideration is that he is 30 years older than a thirty year-old…sorry. I really don’t mean to be a d-bag, but that seems obvious. And yes, this is a good place to get advice so long as you can filter out the not-so-good advice.
Anyway good luck with him…go easy…at least at first![/quote]
I realize that he is 30 years older, but beyond that, the question really was how that affects my programming. I understand that his age group have longer recovery times, but WHAT ELSE is it that I’m missing, if anything? I remember once reading CW recommending higher reps for the older folks, so I wanted to see if anyone else would vouch for that.
And yes, you’re right, I have to filter out the good vs. bad advice, and this being T-Nation, the bad advice is fairly minimal.