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  • Template For Old Guys

    I am 61 and I enjoy lifting weights. I am not interested in competing. I just want to stay strong and healthy. I hope to be lifting weights until I am in my 90's.

    You have a number of templates for sale. Do you have a template for guys like me?

    Thank you.

    Tony

  • #2
    Yessir. How long have you been training and what do you want to do?
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    • #3
      I have been training for over 5 years. I went through what some call a "Linear Progression". I can currently deadlift 370 x3, squat 270 x 5 and press 115 x5 (I have some arthritis in my right shoulder that keeps me from doing much on the press). All lifts are at ~RPE 8.

      I would like to keep (or slightly increase) the above listed numbers over the next 10-20 years if possible.

      Thank you so much for your time.

      Tony

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      • #4
        I would do our beginner template starting at phase 2. I think that'd be appropriate from a training load standpoint. From there, I'd probably move on to one of our strength templates depending on how many days a week you want to train.
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        • #5
          Thank you.

          Recovery is an issue for me (and probably for lots of other old guys). I currently lift twice a week and take two day off between lifting sessions. Some days I still feel a little "beat up". Do your templates take this into account?

          As a side note....I hope to attend one of your seminars if/when you return to the Seattle WA area.

          Merry Christmas.

          Tony

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          • #6
            The templates use a method called autoregulation in order to help manage fatigue. This is discussed in further detail here: https://www.barbellmedicine.com/blog...nd-rpe-part-i/

            Of course, the templates are just that - templates - and can be modified based on individual preferences and needs. Whether that means modifying loading, volume, or even stretching out a training "week" in the program over a longer period of time than 7 days, are all fine - particularly for a more experienced trainee.
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