View Full Version : 675 bench @51 years old

09-18-2006, 09:58 AM
Roger Ryan at the APA prarie state classic in Savoy, IL


The attempts are 625-675-700miss

09-18-2006, 01:59 PM
It was an impressive display. I was there.

BTW, Wayne, you forgot to mention it was the first time anyone over 50 has attempted 700 lbs in a competition. He's gonna get it eventually!

09-18-2006, 02:13 PM
Randy Patterson hit 700 a couple months ago but Roger will be next!!!

09-18-2006, 02:35 PM

09-18-2006, 02:45 PM
cool! way to go roger:strong:

09-21-2006, 11:33 PM
So, in this vein, assuming a lifter is taking care of his body and training both hard and smart and eating right, is there an upper age limit when further improvement just isn't possible any longer and he should hope at best for retention of what he already has?

40? 45? 50? 60? What do you think?

It kinda sucks for me to be staring at middle age already and yet still have so many unachieved goals. So much to do and so little time.

09-22-2006, 09:51 AM
I'd say it depends on what age you start. If you've never lifted before and you start at 70 years old, you're still going to get stronger, despite the rigors of age. However, your strength potential will be much lower than it would hae been had you started out younger. But yes, you can still get stronger and can reach your maximum potential, whatever that may be, at any age.