| EP 409 – When Too Much Volume Can Backfire for Older Athletes

Author / John

37 min listen

In this episode the Crew dials the voicemail to answer a question from a loyal Power Athlete Radio listener:

Hey Crew, it’s TC. I have a relative who has recently started lifting weights and has started to feel a lot better. He’s older and he does not want to lift anything, just stay in higher rep range of 20’s, 30’s, and 50’s. I am trying to get him down to the range of about 8 reps. What do you suggest I do?

Old age is no place for sissies

Hands up if you’ve actually had success coaching a family member? Anyone… anyone… Bueller? It’s hard to teach an old dog new tricks, especially when it comes to exercise and nutrition. Family is either not coachable, refuse to take you seriously, or they just view you as the kid from thirty years ago that sucked at baseball and peed his pants during his first at bat (That happened only one time, Dad!).

The Crew takes a call from a listener motivated to get their relative to make movement part of their life and training more intelligently for longterm strength. This question is perfect timing with those awkward holiday convos fast approaching. Grab a place at the table as we discuss rep schemes, psychology, and making movement appealing to relatives.

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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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