Why dont old people lift? Posted on February 2, 2023 by Anonymous Their frail old bodies needs all the extra strength they can get.
they think their bones will break or something
>wahhhhh I'm at the end of my life and my body is way past its point of being able to repair itself with any degree of success wahhhhhhhhhhhh
Absolutely pathetic, ngmi
If you didn't start young, you won't get significant benefits by starting lifit when you are 60+. Your body's ability to gain muscle and adapt to the stress is almost inexistent at that age
Somewhat true. But the wrong mindset. No matter your age, you will benefit from strength training (and cardio). Of course you can't reach the same heights as if you'd started in your teens or twenties. But, the relative gains, and the gains to your health will still be as good.
this, tempered with adjusting for your healing factor (which drops with age), so you wanna go low and slow and recoverymaxx the older you are
simply not true at all. Any untrained person will adapt, i can provide you mountains of evidence since with a simple look at elderly lifting on google. They will not get huge or truly strong but even an 80 yo woman can go from not being able to DL a pvc pipe to 100 lbs.
My mother (62) who had never touched a barbell in her life took her deadlift from 65-180, lost 10lbs down to 138, and trimmed 7 inches off her waist in 3 months
You just can’t coach
She has insane willpower, congrats anon, must feel nice to see herpush her limits at that age. Im constantly in fear of my moms declining health as she gets older. Feels really bad :')
It's arguably the complete opposite, lifting is MORE important the older you get because of bone density loss and muscle mass atrophying. You can still progress even if slowly, and most crucially you keep your functionality and prevent muscle wasting. Of course it would be ideal to lift your entire life but not everyone does that.
you're mistaking natty muscle building with general health improvement, are you fucking retarded
of course a young guy is gonna have more gas than an old guy
but the health improvement is proportionally the same for their respective ages
Your joints will fuck up as you age.
It's impossible to do specific lifts when your knee/shoulder etc don't work.
I can't bench anymore coz of skapular issues for eg.
That's your answer OP, people are fucking retarded and believe things like that.
The younger you begin the more benefits you get in old age.
But you can start at any age pretty much
They spent their entire lives being lazy and doing fuck all. They're not just going to magically start a new habit, especially one that is considered hard like weight lifting. The smart ones that know how important it is have been lifting for a long time specifically because they know how important it is
>why don't dumb lazy fucks lift?
because they are dumb and lazy. There are plenty of old people that lift and you can tell who does and who does not immediately by looking at them
They gave up at an appropriate age, unlike most of this board, that gave up in their early twenties.
i hope you die slow and painfully reposting this shit
good one gay
kek i see a lot of these on tinder
you'd think single moms are easy but they put this fake front
you didn't have to use that image. your bait was good enough to elicit a response.
I am training my mom. She may not get super jacked but even if she can regain what she had before that will be a win. Supposedly she has noticed it's helping.
Currently my dad only does lat pulldowns but hopefully I can get him back into more stuff.
Plenty of old people lift at the fancy racquet club I used to go to. Most don't lift well but they are doing something(I hope).
Do you have a routine you could share? I finally convinced my 60 yo mom to go to the gym with me. Im clueless as to what routine could be safe for her. Last thing I want is for her to get an injury
I am having her do a fullbody program with low(super low) weights and high reps.
Just using double dynamic progression and taking it slow. So instead of doing say a 5x5 I have her doing a 3x8-15+ depending on the exercise.
You could also have her do machines if you go to the gym. I focus on giving her tips on how to do the exercise, why to do it a certain way, etc.
I am more of a personal trainer so I watch her form to make sure she doesn't get snapped up.
Ty very much for the tips anon, I was also sure a high rep very low weightwould be the deal. Im thinking of having her do the stairmaster alot, since it will strenghten her core and lower body with minimal risk to injury
my mom is in her 70s, she has been lifting for a decade at least. she says there are other old people there, but she regards their effort level as pathetic.
They can't start old. You have to start young and lift until you die. Some lazy shit 73 year old guy who could have last been described as IST circa 1986 isn't going to spontaneously become IST. He's missed his window, your best hope at an old age is to maintain what you've already got. You're not going to suddenly build a shitload of muscle and become buff.
The will to train is another thing, but a 73 year old who has never trained in his life should absolutely begin it. He will thank himself when he's 80 and still fit, mobile and injury-resistant, when his peers can barely walk up a flight of stairs, break their bones from the slightest trauma and fall sick from mild illnesses
I have never seen an old person with proper form or even look like he has a clue what is doing for that matter.
Then why aren't you helping them?
I have, brought my 60+ y/o computer science teacher to the university gym a few times and wrote him a routine. Haven't followed up... he was like a 5ft twig but approached me after I was getting fellow twig classmates to the gym.
>tfw my out of shape alcoholic Dad has been on a yoga craze for the past few years and has stopped drinking
I'm really proud of my old man.
Sounds like some Diamond Dallas stuff, good for him
DDPs yoga is actually amazing.
>staring at yoga ass while doing it
Very based, learn something from him
Laziness. Same reason most people live horrible lives. Lack of advice too, since most people know nothing about it and are not able to access and filter information due to being dumb
Post old people working out
Some old people do.
The Gym I go to has a lot of old people working out. They stick to the machines but a lot of them are regulars. Not all gyms are old people friendly.
Be glad you're not at a gym where old people come to lift. It's annoying as shit. I've had women file complaints with the manager because they thought I was going to hurt someone OHP. It's frustrating to see someone occupy the preacher curl station just to do 2.5lb dumbbell curls for 30 minutes. No, the squat rack is not for you to do stretches your orthopedic doctor recommended. I'm benching 350 for reps. Do not try to position your geriatric ass above my head as if you're going to spot me without my permission. I've seen you struggle to lift a 12lb medicine ball, HOW THE FUCK do you think you're going to help me if I need a spot? I know what I'm doing, stop trying to give me incorrect form advice constantly.
My mom started lifting in her mid 50s, was class 2 obese. Now her BMI is just overweight, most of her knee pain she had the past 10-15 years is gone, and she feels generally a lot better. Of course you aren't going to break any records at that age, but you can certainly get a ton of benefits.
Perception of fitness is different for current old people. At most they'll do running/cardio because that's what they see as exercise almost by default. I don't think lifting was even "figured out" and mainstream until like the 60s or 70s
Our generation will probably lift into old age.
i think old people should just do calisthenics, lifting weights is too unsafe for them
>c'mon gramps just do some dips and pull ups
nahh, literally LIGHT WEIGHT BABY is the best for them
why do you have a photograph of Mahmoud Abbas working out ?
It pisses me off seeing them at the gym doing the tiniest reps at the gym then getting on the recliner bike for 10 mins and waddling away because they can't balance themselves. They should literally just practice sitting on the bench then standing up 3x10 and they wouldnt be such a burden.
I'm 43 and I lift because I have other friends who don't and look 60. Sure I know I can't keep up with a 20 year old. I don't want to, I just don't want to degrade before I have to and not lifting is the fastest way to end up there.
they don't want to live longer, they wish for death
Lifting heavy weights isn't a good idea for an old person.
Light weights sure but not heavy.
As others have pointed it only a select type of old person can really get into exercise like that.
They're usually people who were athletes in youth or work manual labor.
But even then it's not a sure thing.
My grandma was unusually strong for an older lady but at some point age and illness set in and that strength left.
Looking back I wish I had encourage her to stay more active maybe prevent some of the shit that made her ill.
The smart ones do.
A couple years back I met a guy at my gym who looked like he was maybe 50 at most. Perfect head of white hair, no skin blotches like most old people and relatively youthful looking tight skin everywhere that was visible. He wasn't hunched over and he had a sharp look in his eyes. He was benching 90kg for 10 reps, doing multiple sets etc. not extreme exercises but way more than any normal guy would do, more than I can at least.
One day the guy strikes up conversation with me since I see him almost every time I'm there. It's sort of awkward since I talk to him about current events and stuff that normal middle aged people would know about, but his response is total confusion every time. Before it gets stranger I ask the guy how old he is and he says he's fucking 83. I try to get him to spill his secrets about how he looks so good at his age but he doesn't have anything other than "been going to the gym since I was 20 and eating good".
Now the guy is my hero, my role model. I wanna be that guy when I'm old. He could probably fuck 45 year-olds if he tried, he was that good looking for his age. Imagine skinny, ripped William Shatner.
old people are lazy and slovenly as fuck
all the cope about muh body muh health muh joints is just cope