May 7, 2020

#129: Why & How Over 50’s Should Weight Train ~Mark Rippetoe

Mark Rippetoe, world-renowned strength & conditioning coach and authority joins us to tackle the matter of Strength Training as you get older, especially after 50 years old. 


64 year old Mark, wrote the book on Strength Training - literally! His books, including Starting Strength, is considered the bible in the weight training world, and forms the bedrock on which all other reputable programming is based off of. Mark is an ex-powerlifter, gym owner, and runs strength seminars year round. 


As a man who still trains heavy, and has personally coached tens of thousands of older folk who found lifting later in life, his understanding of the aged physiology is unparalleled. 


In this episode, in true Rip style, Mark delivers science and frankness. He helps you understand the importance of strength training as you age, what limitations need to be managed, and specifically how to train. He challenges the avoidance of weight training with running and cycling, testosterone issues and the difference between exercise and training. 


Plus loads more! This is a great episode full of training and health wisdom. Enjoy! 


Check out the Full Show Notes of What’s Discussed -


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Where to find MARK RIPPETOE and his work:

▪︎ Worlds largest strength training website - 

▪︎ Books - Starting Strength, Practical Programming for Strength Training & The Barbell Prescription for over 40’s 

▪︎ Starting Strength Socials: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram 

▪︎ Mark Rippetoe Socials: Facebook, Twitter 

▪︎ YouTube - Starting Strength 

▪︎ Podcast - Starting Strength Radio 


Third Party References:

▪︎ Mike Matthews 

▪︎ Chris Duffin 

▪︎ Peter O'Sullivan 

▪︎ Kelly Starrett 

▪︎ Christian Thibaudeau (2, 3, 4) 

▪︎ Paul Carter 

▪︎ Stan Efferding 




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