Thursday, October 28, 2010

67 years old!

H/T to Mike via his Facebook

It is pretty impressive, but 67 or not some of those moves  - like the plyos  or the roll outs or those burpee things at the end - would wreck me.  Survivorship bias I suppose and now people will think that this is how we should train to be like him.  If I did that at 42 I'd soon hurt myself......

Do no harm


Tom said...

That's pretty impressive. I'd be happy if I'm in that kind of shape at his age.

Anonymous said...

Chris, you are wise beyond your years. I wouldn't be recommending that routine to anyone.

But still, it is impressive and all the more so because he apparently hasn't injured himself doing it.


Anonymous said...

Last exercise is awesome. It's like a squat, deadlift, pullover, sit up, bench press, curl and shoulder press in one.

Dr. John said...

Those are superb exercises...shows the capability of the human body.
Anybody can do those...and should try...after sufficient preparation and buildup.
Who is a body-weight expert here???

All humans should be able to do this and more....

Anonymous said...

"Who is a body-weight expert here???

The pull ups are fine. He does not come all the way down into full extension at the bottom of the move which protects the shoulders (rotator cuff).

The push ups are problematic. Plyometrics = risk, as a given. Plus landing on your knuckles?!? Or on fully extended wrists?!?

The full extensions are long levers for both the shoulders and spine - not recommended. He does hedge a little by coming up initially from his knees instead of his toes which is a good thing.

Roll outs - same as above.

The T-push ups result in him twisting his spine. He leads by rotating at the hip first because the 25 pound weight is too heavy for his core strength. To do this correctly the hips and shoulders should rotate in unison. If you are trying this at home see if you can pick up your hand without twisting. Bodyweight typically is plenty here, even for people with good core strength. Being able to hold position with one hand up in the starting position without twisting your spine is the key (twisting the spine = risk).

The sit up to a squat transition even without 50 pounds in your hands is a huge load point in the low back (and he's really using that weight for momentum to carry him through that awkward and untenable transition point). The rest of the movement sequence is fine with the possible exception of the full extension on the military press which is associated with neck and shoulder injuries.