With the growing popularity of CrossFit, many people over age 35 have discovered a passion for competition. Today’s over-forty population is not interested in growing old gracefully, and like their younger counterparts, once introduced to the sport, they thrive on competition.
Besides running and CrossFit, weightlifting is one of the few arenas wherein the over-forty athlete can ignite that passion for competition with loads of local meets and a well-developed masters national circuit already fully in play.
As a fifty-year-old athlete myself (that’s me on the left), I am well aware of the toll that weightlifting can take, having suffered a fairly severe injury myself about four years ago.
However, many master’s athletes are relatively new to sport or have been away from rigorous training for decades. So what are some of the things you can do to build a stronger base…