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Old 10-25-2017, 10:33 PM
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I Spotted a 71-Year-Old Powerlifter Today - Benched 375#!

There's a powerlifter I used to talk regularly to in the gym years ago......learned a bit from him. He moved away......recently he moved back. Today he was in the gym and asked me to spot him. I knew he lifted serious weight back in the day, competed, but I haven't seen him lift in at least 15 years. We compared ages.

Most of you out here have never heard of me, but I've been around a LONG time. and I'm a bit older myself. But I was stunned when he told me he was now 71.

Helped him into his powerlifting shirt. And damned if he didn't work up to 375# for 3 reps. Age 71.

He told me he was considering entering an official meet just so he could set the world record for his age class. Said he had regularly been breaking records for his age class on his regular workouts and didn't even know it until he recently looked up the records.

Also told me a funny story about Rod Koontz (that should give you some idea of my age) when Koontz was a pro. Prompted me to Google Koontz. Became homeless for 15 years then died of cancer a couple years ago.

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Old 10-26-2017, 02:58 AM
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Doesn’t the shirt help you get about 75lbs on bench press? Still impressive tho...
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Old 10-26-2017, 06:36 AM
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damn impressive fro an old man
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See if you can ask him how he gets around back and knee issues. Mine are shot.
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I'm doing a charity even for my friends powerlifting gym in December.

Guys all went in en mass and started there own pl place.
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See if you can ask him how he gets around back and knee issues. Mine are shot.
We talked about that. He never lifted a weight until he was 40 years old, and that certainly helped. By then he was old enough and wise enough to recognize the importance of good form and technique. He's also been lucky with genetics. Said his strength only started dropping off about 4-5 years ago. He has some shoulder issues which prevent him from doing inclines anymore. Always paid attention to "if it hurts don't do it" or do it another way so it doesn't hurt. That's something that most guys (like me) didn't pay attention to when we were younger.

We also had a long discussion about CrossFit and how all those repetitive explosive movements are going to take a toll. CrossFit aficionados are studs, no doubt......but 10 years down the road they may have broken down bodies.
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Great to hear this!
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ditto on the X fitter's yet, there's always a crop of new guinea pigs every ten years, way the world works
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We also had a long discussion about CrossFit and how all those repetitive explosive movements are going to take a toll. CrossFit aficionados are studs, no doubt......but 10 years down the road they may have broken down bodies.
Yep, you’re exactly right. It focuses on numbers of reps, not form. If focused on forms as well, the numbers of reps would drop...
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