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ogarchamplin
05-21-2004, 12:34 PM
How old can you be to start training to be a power lifter? i know that with my weight i would not even be able to train for power lifting for at least a year or more until my weight and BF% got to the right place. I am 35 now and then with all the training it would take would it be possible to do it? I am not wanting to be in the WSM but maybe just some local comps and such.

Paul Stagg
05-21-2004, 12:37 PM
Whenever you want.

body
05-21-2004, 05:01 PM
go for it

HighExpectation
05-21-2004, 05:03 PM
age is nothing but a number....if you want to do, do it!!

SalahG
05-21-2004, 07:28 PM
No specific age to start, but I'd suggest when they have developed after they've developed some athletic motor skills.(i.e. Flexibility, Core Strength, Basic Cooridination Skills)

biggimp
05-22-2004, 09:26 PM
most of the top powerlifters are in their late 20's and 30's.

johnnytang24
05-24-2004, 02:31 PM
You seem to have mixed goals. People in WSM are strongmen, not powerlifters (they often come from powerlifting backgrounds). The training for each is different though. So you kind of need to pick one.

Also, if your 3 year goal is to enter a mini-triathlon, that is counterproductive to lifting big weights. Endurance training reduces muscle mass/strength.

But it's never to late to start exercise.

Thanks and good luck

ogarchamplin
05-24-2004, 02:46 PM
You seem to have mixed goals. People in WSM are strongmen, not powerlifters (they often come from powerlifting backgrounds). The training for each is different though. So you kind of need to pick one.

Also, if your 3 year goal is to enter a mini-triathlon, that is counterproductive to lifting big weights. Endurance training reduces muscle mass/strength.

But it's never to late to start exercise.

Thanks and good luck

I know..i just started reading power lifting magazines and it just caught my eye. The mini-Tri is just something i want to do once

Flying Knight
06-18-2004, 02:19 AM
It goes without saying that 35 is not the best time to start PL/ Strongmen but many many people stay strong in their 40's and even early 50's. Dr Squat squatted 1000+ at his 45. He had been training for ways more than 10 years, we know, the point is he could keep GAINING: he couldn't squat that in his 20's or 30's. If you start at 35 and train RIGHT for 10 years you'll be a very strong 45 year old man who look and live well.

phreak
06-18-2004, 02:32 AM
Former Finnish strongman Illkka Nummisto competed at the WSM until his late 40s. A guy at my gym has started working out 2 years ago and now benches 300 at age 63, as well as run a good 5k.

Just do it.

Darracq
06-18-2004, 08:33 AM
I just started last fall and im 37 im stronger than i have ever been in my life. And i can still out run my 16 year old son LOL.

emjlr3
06-18-2004, 11:49 AM
I just started last fall and im 37 im stronger than i have ever been in my life. And i can still out run my 16 year old son LOL.

props for that one..granted my dad is a hoss and a half and if i had his genetics i could prolly bench a good 400 or so right now and would be pretty huge and prolly not nearly as fast...but to outrun ur son at 16 is damn good.....im pretty fast my self and could outrun my dad at about 11 or so maybe even earlier

Darracq
06-19-2004, 12:23 PM
I play a lot of competitive softball so i do a lilttle running, I wish i could get my kid into lifting, he play scoccer but hates lifting. I would of loved to have a dad like me LOL. My dad was nowhere to be found.