That was a great article and full of interesting information.
Originally Posted by Jonathon Sullivan
Excellent, like always. My girlfriend (she is a medical student) loved it.
Excellent article. Just reaffirms my wish in life to eventually, hopefully quite a few years from now, die under the bar.
Here is a reference on barbell training in the elderly, awesome outcomes! I have trained people into there 70's, real simple take 3 days per week to 2 days per week, fancy modification that works!
Can J Appl Physiol. 2002 Jun;27(3):213-31.
Effects of heavy resistance/power training on maximal strength, muscle morphology, and hormonal response patterns in 60-75-year-old men and women.
Häkkinen K, Kraemer WJ, Pakarinen A, Triplett-McBride T, McBride JM, Häkkinen A, Alen M, McGuigan MR, Bronks R, Newton RU.
Department of Biology of Physical Activity and Neuromuscular Research Center, University of Jyväskylä, Finalnd.
Eleven women (TRW; 64 +/- 4 yrs) and ten men (TRM; 65 +/- 5 yrs) participated in the strength/power training twice a week for 24 weeks. Basal concentrations of serum total and free testosterone, growth hormone (GH), dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), cortisol and sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) as well as acute responses of serum total and free testosterone, growth hormone (GH) were measured. Maximal 1RM strength in the squat, chair rise time and muscle fibre distribution and areas of type I and IIa and IIb of the vastus lateralis were also examined. 1RM squat increased in TRW by 26 (SD10)% (p < .001), and in TRM by 35 (7)% (p < .001) and chair rise time improved in both groups (p < .001). Fibre areas increased in type I, (p < .01), IIa (p < .01) and IIb (p < .01) in TRM and type I (p < .05) and IIa (p < .05) in TRW. The proportion of type IIa increased from 31% to 43% (p < .05) in TRW and that of type IIb decreased from 27% to 17% (p < .05) in TRW and from 25% to 17% (p < .05) in TRM. Individual concentrations of testosterone/cortisol ratios correlated (r = 0.63; p < .05) with the individual increases in 1RM strength in TRW. The exercise sessions resulted in acute increases in serum GH in both groups (p < .05) with a further increase (p < .01) up to 10 minutes post-loading in TRM at post-training.
It was written before you posted it. But we all thought it was quite good.
Originally Posted by PressesPeople
Be sure to link it to your buddies, so that it can get more widely read. Of all the articles we've run, this is the one that people outside our little community need to read.
Originally Posted by Sam Crish
Last edited by Mark Rippetoe; 09-03-2011 at 05:12 PM.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Will be sharing with the multitudes.
I really liked reading this. Very motivational. Makes me think of my father and father in law. I'm thinking of printing this out and laying it around for them to read. I'm not sure many of the exercise articles I have read in the past 2 - 3 months have affected me in this way.
Phenomenal article, Dr. Sulivan. I will be sharing this with others.
Oh, I sent it off immediately to several people. Most of my colleagues in aging and degeneration that do recognize the importance of exercise do LSD running. I am very vocal with my opinions on that and am constantly trying to convince them to take up strength training with little success.
Originally Posted by Mark Rippetoe
Added to my database. Thanks for sharing it.
Originally Posted by mccaulleyg