SHAMELESS PLUG. USBHOF.ORG. Aging 101 For Cyclists. Bona Fides. I’m old myself I’m a cyclist myself I’ve been the son of elderly parents I’ve been the son in law of an elderly person I’ve had a ton of elderly patients I’ve actually been to speaking school!. Bike for Life.
Century at 100 years of AGE????
Staying out of the Nursing Home during your last decade on this earth.
My suggested goal:
Protect the quality and financial cost of your last decade by ACTIVELY maintaining your physical and emotional health.
(not for sissies…this takes effort and perseverance)
These needed to stay OUT of the Nursing Home
Older person’s goals
Young person’s goals
Short term time frame
Muscular physique: this may by the only goal
Bone strength secondary
Not a serious consideration
Technique: hi wts, low reps
Exercise endpoint: push until failure
Joint protection: incidental
Reps x set x lbs lifted = Rep-lbs
30 reps x 4 sets x 15 lbs = 1800 rep-lbs
22.5 reps x 4 sets x 20 lbs = 1800 rep-lbs
16 reps x 4 sets x 20 lbs = 1280 rep-lbs
Data for Man, age 65, wt 170lbs, ht 5’10”
Care and Feeding of your social network
Don’t worry about being dead.
Do worry about how you get there.