Low Reps/heavy weights VS. High Reps/light weights
Hi folks. Just wanted to start a discussion on this. There is a man at my globo gym that is 68, super cut and in great shape. He is naturally super lean. He was arguing that he doesn't go heavy At all because it causes stress on joints and you will have issues when you are older. I am stoked to see a man that age in that great of shape and that is great for him. His argument that heavy weights are bad for your joints doesn't make since I have been researching this topic. To me, I feel the extra reps, mostly curls and smith machine, would do as much or more damage.
I am currently 5 months in to Olympic Weightlifting with a strength background as well as xfit for the last 2 years. I have been lifting for 15 years. Focusing mainly on getting better at snatch and c/j. As well as overall fitness and strength.
My question is what are your opinions/facts that would help me and this guy understand each other. As well as precautions to healthy joints in the future.