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    Id like to start off by saying I had made up my mind to not post any threads and just lurk and learn from all the educated members of this forum.

    But an issue has arisen for me for which I need some advice.

    My DC training has been going well. This is not a question about myself.
    My Dad, who used to work out with me all the time when I was younger, has shown alot of interest in what im doing now (DC) and has mentioned more than once that he'd like to meet me at the gym and have some father son work out time.
    My concern is he is pushing sixty. He has extensive weight training background, was a Marine and a federal agent. Never been a weak man. But in the last two years I have noticed the invincible old man starting to slow down.

    I cant tell him "No its to intense for you". It would kill his pride, make him feel old, and piss him off haha.
    So my question is this. Can he go through the routine and maybe leave out the RP sets? or can he just go through the whole program without the desired intensity?
    Im kinda screwed here as I dont want to hurt my Old Man's feelings but I dont want him to get hurt either.
    Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

  • #2
    Originally posted by Burner7v7 View Post
    Id like to start off by saying I had made up my mind to not post any threads and just lurk and learn from all the educated members of this forum.

    But an issue has arisen for me for which I need some advice.

    My DC training has been going well. This is not a question about myself.
    My Dad, who used to work out with me all the time when I was younger, has shown alot of interest in what im doing now (DC) and has mentioned more than once that he'd like to meet me at the gym and have some father son work out time.
    My concern is he is pushing sixty. He has extensive weight training background, was a Marine and a federal agent. Never been a weak man. But in the last two years I have noticed the invincible old man starting to slow down.

    I cant tell him "No its to intense for you". It would kill his pride, make him feel old, and piss him off haha.
    So my question is this. Can he go through the routine and maybe leave out the RP sets? or can he just go through the whole program without the desired intensity?
    Im kinda screwed here as I dont want to hurt my Old Man's feelings but I dont want him to get hurt either.
    Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!
    It's not your job to protect him. Tell him that there are recommended modifications for people over 40 (as joint health and other factors have to be given more consideration at that age), point him in the direction of those modifications, then let him do what he wants.
    He will either....
    A. be fine
    B. get burnt out and have to back down

    or

    C. go full bore past any/all warning signs and end up hurt, in which case he will have to stop doing it and you will be back to where you are anyway.

    He is a big boy, he'll figure it out.
    2010 NPC North Star

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    • #3
      Keep reps in the upper end range and try the RP sets as they are. This should help eliminate any injury and worse case is that he just gets burnt out.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rynobull View Post
        Keep reps in the upper end range and try the RP sets as they are. This should help eliminate any injury and worse case is that he just gets burnt out.

        -Ryan
        DING!

        We have a winner.

        In addition to upping the rep range, I suggest he skip some of the rest-pausing until he really gets into the groove of things. That should also go a long way toward preventing any premature burn-out.

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        • #5
          Thanks for the replies. My dad got through the first week with me. Old man is still a beast. Seems to be recovering ok so I guess my concern was for nothing.

          Again thanks for the advice guys.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Burner7v7 View Post
            Thanks for the replies. My dad got through the first week with me. Old man is still a beast. Seems to be recovering ok so I guess my concern was for nothing.

            Again thanks for the advice guys.
            Never under-estimate us old fukkers.
            -KidRok-
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            • #7
              Originally posted by KidRok View Post
              Never under-estimate us old fukkers.
              lol...no shit right?
              Heckman aka "WISE" OLD MAN

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