Training over 40s

By December 9, 2016Stuff We Like
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This week we’re mainly talking about training for older people, so if you train with people aged 40+, then you’ll almost certainly find these posts useful!

Kathleen Hughes writes up excerpts from an interview with Joe Friel for the Wall Street Journal, discussing why and how older athletes should consider their training and lifestyle as they age. I think it’s all good advice for younger clients as well.

You can find it here.

Rusty Moore’s three part series of articles offer some great training advice for those who are into their 40s and beyond. We’re linking to the final part in the series (the first two are easily found as links at the top of this post) where he discusses example workout programs he would recommend for older individuals.

You can find it here.

More Mark Sisson this week, with a blog post on why runners need to strength train and why it’s especially important to do so as you age. He also includes some information on how you can go about that, as well as some nice mobility information and links, which is always handy.

You can read the blog post here.

Alywn Cosgrove wrote this post back in 2011, with some thoughts on training efficiency, athletic longevity and, of particular note in the final couple of paragraphs, how best to train as a senior citizen.

You can find it here.

And, finally this week, this post from Chris Highcock back in 2012 highlights an interesting study which shows just how important a part your heritage can play in your overall health; in this case, the increased risk of having asthma if your grandparents smoked. So, if you’re not being healthy for you, be healthy for your future children, grandchildren and beyond!

You can find it here.