"Doing more exercise with less intensity,"
Arthur Jones believes, "has all but
destroyed the actual great value
of weight training. Something
must be done . . . and quickly."
The New Bodybuilding for
Old-School Results supplies
MUCH of that "something."
This is one of 93 photos of Andy McCutcheon that are used in The New High-Intensity Training to illustrate the recommended exercises.
To find out more about McCutcheon and his training, click here.
Just thought I let everyone know I have a client who just turned 98 years young. She gets stronger by the workout and her mind is as sharp as a tack. She may well be the oldest "HITer" out there, I don't know. Anyway, God Bless Her, and here's to 10 more!
Well, of course, that is relative, I vomit every workout. She workouts hard enough to get results. Results that you can verify: using a walker 100% of the time to 40% of the time! And remember, life is either results or Bullshit!
Now this is really impressive. I have trained a very large number of old people but never anyone 98. My oldest regular client was 93 which seems very close but not really. Every year after 80 takes a much larger toll on the body than the previous.
Going from using a walker all the time to 50 or 40% of the time means one thing- it is very likely that continued training will have her off of the walker. When it happens, if this is a just world, sansoo man should be sanrich man.
This is really the very best stage for what High Intensity Training's value is.
Isn't it great working with the mature population.
We all owe an immense debt of gratitude to one of the early Nautilus/HIT pioneers - including pioneer researcher, Wayne Westcott,PhD, of the South Bay YMCA in Andover, MA. His two books and numerous publications following in the wake of Tuffs' revelations that sarcopenia - muscle wasting - is not a condition of aging so much as a major cause of aging, then Wayne's work showing sarcopenia can be arrested and reversed hold out hope of practical life-enhancement based life-extension at any age.
I use HIT with the mature crowd. But of late I've begun doing HIT Hybrid training, incorporating some functional training aimed also at hypertrophy for specific imbalances and weaknesses with the aged. This protocol enhances relief from waking pain in the back, hips, spine. I'd rather see it as Functional HIT and HIT.