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A Follow Up Story

As a follow up to my previous blog entry, this message carries forward by showing an example.  Didn’t I say that old aged people also benefit greatly by strength training?  They surely do.

John C is 90 years old, and embraced strength training when he was 87 years old.  He affirms that the benefit he derives from lifting weights is tremendous.  Right now, he deadlifts a whopping 147.5 lbs, but he wants to set a personal record by lifting 200 lbs.  What’s more interesting to know that John didn’t want to wither away like most of the elderly do.  Contrarily, he researched and found that strength training would be a saving grace.   Lifting iron hasn’t disappointed him, whatsoever.  If strength training can assist the elderly, you can assume how beneficial it can be to the general public too.

It sounds so nice when John says, “We are not exercisers, we are athletes.”  I second the views, for I see my gym clients and me as athletes, who strive to perform and get better—functionally fit.   Also, as John says strength can also be a great way to rehabilitate several injuries.

Watch the video.  Listen to why John says it’s paramount to stay strong.  I am again bound to state what Socrates said about strength.  He says, “No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training.  It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable of.”

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