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Old 10-08-2010, 06:43 PM   #11
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I see in the forums where he makes this recommendation for 50+, but not where he makes it for 40+. And generally, the recommendation is made in the context of the Texas Method (which I can attest is a real ass kicker).
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Old 10-08-2010, 06:59 PM   #12
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Really? REALLY? This is the kind of advice you are getting here?

Time is running out.

The skills associated with those sports need to be developed for you to enjoy them.

Consider that the path to mastery for most sports is 8+ years. To be competitive, you need this skill development. At 41, you probably don't have all day to devote to these past-times like a younger man would. Maybe I'm wrong. As someone whom is independently wealthy, you may have all the time you need. That would still put you at 49. Let's say you want to be good enough to have fun doing this shit. That can come in, maybe, 6 months of intensive practice.

Better get cracking, and pick up the pieces of your S&C somewhere along the way, because squatting doesn't improve your jump shot, nor do weighted dips improve your soccer passing.

There are certain skills that will be essential and universal. The ability to recovery from sprint intervals. Precision of skill execution under adverse conditions (fatigue and high heart rates). Ability to change directions rapidly and safely.

Any general weight training program will be fine, as long as it complements a concurrent improvement in the above qualities. Simplefit might be all you need.

A few quick notes:

Plyos - you'll get this in sport practice.
Hamstring flexibility - get a jumpstretch band, do it 3x daily.

If this was the first thread I'd ever looked at on this forum, I wouldn't come back. You guys aren't really this idiotic, are you? ARE YOU? (I'm not talking to you Dave, I know exactly what you are)
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Old 10-08-2010, 07:04 PM   #13
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I see in the forums where he makes this recommendation for 50+, but not where he makes it for 40+. And generally, the recommendation is made in the context of the Texas Method (which I can attest is a real ass kicker).
I dragged the thread where he said not to squat 3x a week: http://startingstrength.com/resource...p/t-16540.html. And your probably right about the aged being 50+. I'll edit my post.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:20 PM   #14
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Steven

I thought that I should stick with the front squats since I'm going to be following SS without a partner. Therefore, I won't have a spotter and thought if I failed on a FS I could easily avoid an injury.
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Old 10-08-2010, 11:26 PM   #15
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I appreciate the advice you provided. But when I said I wanted to be competetive it was strictly in the sense of recreationally. My days of serious competition are behind me and I am at peace with that fact.
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Old 10-09-2010, 06:28 PM   #16
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(I'm not talking to you Dave, I know exactly what you are)
an asshole?

Thomas,

Use the advantage of your experience here....use the force, realize NONOFTHATSHITMAKESADIFFERENCE. you're not going out for the NFL combine, you're playing a sport...fer like fun and shit. this is a rare thing.

Stay healthy/Play. for me that means one thing, for you it's probably another..but for fuck's sake, don't sweat the theoreticals.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:07 PM   #17
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an asshole?

Thomas,

Use the advantage of your experience here....use the force, realize NONOFTHATSHITMAKESADIFFERENCE. you're not going out for the NFL combine, you're playing a sport...fer like fun and shit. this is a rare thing.

Stay healthy/Play. for me that means one thing, for you it's probably another..but for fuck's sake, don't sweat the theoreticals.
true words, true words, excellent advice from someone in the knows
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Old 10-10-2010, 06:40 AM   #18
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What I'm saying, when I'm not being an asshole about it, is that practically anything you do will be fine.

As long as it makes you stronger, you do it consistently, and it doesn't run counter to your sporting goals.

Sometimes weight programs can make you too sore to want to do anything else.

As far as exercise selection: The exercises you like to do, as long as they are multi-joint, easy to vary loading on, and safely performed, should be great.
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:48 AM   #19
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41? Test, TRX, and chasing the ladies around the practice field.
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41? Test, TRX, and chasing the ladies around the practice field.
I know what I have to look forward to next year now...
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