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

Author / Cali Hinzman

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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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.

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