Exercise & FitnessThe New Fountain of Youth – Strength Training for Seniors Al Wallace3 years ago201 mins Dr. Sully returns to discuss why strength training is absolutely essential for seniors, and how… source Post navigation Previous: Glute Bridge: How To Perform If You Have Back PainNext: Intermittent Fasting: How to Best Use it for Fat Loss (5 Things You Need to Know) 20 thoughts on “The New Fountain of Youth – Strength Training for Seniors” Comment down below if you're a masters athlete! 🙂 Reply Yep as a senior I do this daily. Reply I am 60 years and can`t agree more…..💪😎…..and LOVE the bottles with booze in the background….😎👍 Reply Now that I am in my 60s, I find my motivation and approach to weight training has changed. Thirty years ago, I worked out to look good for the ladies and now I work out so that my blood pressure and cholesterol looks good for my doctor. lol. Reply Try getting your word out to our bought and sold out medical doctors paid in full by the pharma and food industries. Good luck! Reply I'm 68, have trouble with frozen shoulders so I do light weights, I just want to be toned, I still roof a bit and can keep up with the 30 year olds . However after the 4th day I'm tired . Only reason I can still work is I'm used to it, try packing 80 lbs bundles on a steep roof. Still have knees and back ok. I'm afraid to lift too much and get hurt . I walk every day. Everyone can do a little , until one gets old they have no idea. My dad used to say he needed half a hour to get out of bed in the morn. Reply 72 in 2 months can still do pull ups with 45 lbs attached and 85 lbs chin ups for 5 to 6 reps young people at my gym tell me its not fair because i have old man strenght lol Reply I am 74 and train with rings 2 days per week, swim 4 days. Twice a week I do 50 pull-ups and 75 push-ups. Just grind it all out as long as it takes. Reply !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply Sully, some of us seniors have bad hearing. Always try to add Close Caption. I have your book Reply Damn getting old sucks! Reply Hang on, hang on… all due respect. I'm 66 and love going to the gym and do my regular workouts. I'll skip the details for now… but seriously, what is up with what appears to me to be booze in the Dr.'s background?? and the skull ?? what am I looking at ?? I can see past that, but boy, talk about planting doubts… again much respect to the video producers, no hard feelings, please. Just innocent curiosity… Reply 54 and just started a new style of strength training… strongman training. I still do heavy manual labor for my job and have been told that for “an old guy” I’m still strong. I believe that once we stop overloading our muscles they begin to waste away. Like the t-shirt says.. “ You don’t stop lifting weights because you get old, You get old because you stopped lifting weights”. Reply Shame about the irritating, unnecessary bad background music that distracted from your brilliant, informative narrative.By the way, I am an 80 year old musician, who is stronger than many of my younger gym training fellows – and really looks forward to the re-opening of my Gym. Reply Great video, my grandfather lifts at 95 years of age. Reply I am 78 and have been swinging kettlebells for many years, besides the swing, I also do the rack and press, squat, and variations thereof. For me, kettlebells bring all the movements that can be done with a barbell. I am aiming to swings 16kg bell, and deadlift 24kg. During lockdown I only had a 10 and 16 kg bells to work with – a regulation 100 swings per day wins the goal. Reply You top out pretty quickly with strength training. You can approach your max in 3-6 months, if trained properly. An older person, I'm 75, is dooming himself to failure with a progressive resistance program. All indicators of strength or fitness decline with age. The dogma of the gym should always be questioned as should all dogma. I've been around gyms for 45 years and I've seen too many joint replacements and health issues from seniors trying to do the impossible! Reply Just scrolled through comments. Amazing how many people dont get it. You are spot on. Resistance or strength training. It works. Reply I love working w/ the oldie but goodies! It's quite rewarding experiencing the progress w/ them!! Reply The bottles of whisky and the ominous looking skull in the background – If that's not a message for those "aging" individuals watching this video, I don't know what is!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.