Episode 56: Rabbit Holes, Squats at 70 and King Arthur

March 26, 2015

Welcome to Podcast 56! 

The bad news: R.I.P. Keith Richard Betta fish Born 2011(?) - 2015

The Good News We now have an adopted lion.Please welcome King Arthur to the M Factor Fitness family.

We have become a sponsor for the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado, http://www.wildanimalsanctuary.org/

Is there any interest in setting up a paypal account to adopt these animals?
If so let me know and I will see what I can do.

Okay, so I had someone ask me if I train people over 60 differently. That is actually a great question and it is one where people are surprised by the answer. The real answer is a resounding no. Given that answer you have to take a couple things into account.
1. The older you are the greater the recovery time (in most cases).
2. The older you are the greater chance you have some injuries or issues we need to fix.
3. There may be issues stemming from atrophy and disuse.

Now saying all that...those are not things that a 30 year old can't suffer from. The idea is to analyze everybody as an individual and start with a program they can recover from and add exercises to fix any deficiencies.

Bottom line is this: there is no reason a 65 year old can't perform the same exercises as a 25 year old. In fact they need to do those exercises for strength and balance. They key is to apply the right progression.

If this isn't the answer you want then go DVR Sit and Be Fit and be happy getting zero results.

We also talk about going down rabbit holes which seems to be an obsession with the fitness industry. People get fixated on one aspect of being healthy and they go into the Alice in Wonderland world of madness. Please don't get extreme about any aspect of training. It never helps and it tends to distract you from your real goals. 


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