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BFGUITAR
01-30-2009, 04:58 PM
Out of curiosity, when is one generally at their prime physical state for weightlifting? In terms of age.

Ben Moore
01-30-2009, 05:02 PM
Im 31 and still waiting for mine

Ryano
01-30-2009, 05:05 PM
53! It'll be 54 next year;)

BFGUITAR
01-30-2009, 05:05 PM
Thats good to hear :)
It seems like an injury usually stops a person from competing instead of simple age.

Sensei
01-30-2009, 08:14 PM
Are you asking about OL or PL?

Lones Green
01-30-2009, 08:27 PM
I'm 20 and I'm nowhere near my prime...

Overall in powerlifting its going to be much older.

Oly lifting you'll see a younger number.

Travis Bell
01-30-2009, 08:37 PM
Are you asking about OL or PL?

Good question here. Makes a big difference. The considered prime from what I've read and been told in Oly lifting is a lot younger than in powerlifting.

Hazerboy
01-30-2009, 08:41 PM
Good question here. Makes a big difference. The considered prime from what I've read and been told in Oly lifting is a lot younger than in powerlifting.

why's that?

Brian Hopper
01-30-2009, 08:42 PM
I have always heard in the 30's

Travis Bell
01-30-2009, 08:44 PM
Different types of strength. One is much much more technical (oly lifting) than the other.

Similar to the comparison between powerlifting and strongman.

But if you look at the top guys in powerlifting, they aren't 23 and 24 years old. Some are, but very very few.

I can't speak from experience in Oly lifting at all, but I believe I was told it had to do with the knees wearing out as well as shoulders? I can't recall now for sure. That, along with coordination and reaction times slowing down the older a person gets.

FFHill
01-30-2009, 08:55 PM
I've read articles that claim that the peak potential for muscle mass comes at around 40 years of age. That might contribute to the older age for top PLers. I can't remember the source, so take it for what it's worth.

BFGUITAR
01-30-2009, 11:07 PM
I think flexibility comes in to play for OLY lifters. I would be curious to know for both.

SELK
01-31-2009, 01:34 AM
Ive heard early thirties, but i think a better number would be years of serious training. It just so happens alot of the best lifters started training more seriously when they where somewhere between 17-25, and then after 10 years of training.. they would be around 30.

johnnyo_99
01-31-2009, 05:34 AM
I've read articles that claim that the peak potential for muscle mass comes at around 40 years of age. That might contribute to the older age for top PLers. I can't remember the source, so take it for what it's worth.

i've heard the same

Ryan Hale
01-31-2009, 06:51 AM
I think as lifters,as we age and get more mature,we get smarter in our training.
Age and experience are hard things to beat in this world.
I'm at 41 now,training is going well.I competed from age 24-28 in PL meets,have not did a meet since then,but still lift.
For you guys in the 45-50 year old range,are you happy with your progress and training?

Ryan Hale

Ryano
01-31-2009, 09:04 AM
For you guys in the 45-50 year old range,are you happy with your progress and training?

Ryan Hale

I just hit a bench PR in August and I'm 53. That may be due to new shirt technology, but I think I'm just as strong as I ever was. I've been lifting for about 30 years. Not competitively, but lifting as heavy as I could the whole time.

Cyrus Ford
01-31-2009, 09:11 AM
I have heard 35-40 for powerlifters, but I assume it depends on your training habits and what shape you are in by that time.

smokinHawk
01-31-2009, 12:10 PM
i have heard in the 40's-50

when did coan peak?

which brings up the reason why is their submasters?