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Does Strength Increase With Age??

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2006/10/09 02:27:04 (permalink)

Does Strength Increase With Age??

Regardless of wether you were to train or not does strength increase into your late 20's because of such factors as bone density etc. ? Always bugged me that 1!

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    SidRST
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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/09 02:53:33 (permalink)
    They reckon your at your peak when your 30 odd, so I reckon your strength is definately increasing into your 20's and beyond. Ive got another 3 years before im on the slippery slope....
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    Scott32
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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/09 03:04:12 (permalink)
    Does that account for strenght or just overall CV fitness i wonder. Iam 17 atm would my lifts naturally go up if say i never wieght trained in my life?! (Hyperthetical of corse im in it for the long haul!)

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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/09 08:34:18 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: SidRST

    They reckon your at your peak when your 30 odd, so I reckon your strength is definately increasing into your 20's and beyond. Ive got another 3 years before im on the slippery slope....

    Theres too many factors to plug in a single age.lots of powelifters, bodybuilders are reaching there peaks well into there 30s! i guess it is those that stick at it the longest will prevail
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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/09 09:58:18 (permalink)
    To an extent you could say that your biggest strength increase is going to be around puberty when you hit that growth spurt. The amount you grow over those years as a whole (and in particular your muscles) should relate to some sort of strength increase.
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    Powerlifter88
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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/09 16:25:30 (permalink)
    I would say, for pure static strength, most people would peak around 40, believe it or not. As UKmachine says, the longer you've been training, the stronger you get, but I believe for someone whos been training for a good while, then around about late 30's-40' ish you'll be at your strongest. I believe I read that about 40-42 is peak age for strength, after that you loose on average 2% of your muscle mass and strength per year, obviously if you continue to train you could probably slow this down to a great extent or even reverse it if you've just started training at that age.
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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/09 16:43:01 (permalink)
    Good job if thats you in your avvy at 17 scott, how long you been training?
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    Scott32
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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/09 16:56:06 (permalink)
    2 - 3 years now on a bulk atm so iam looking like the mitchealin man lol, nothing like putting on size though Cheers m8 Scott
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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/09 17:42:40 (permalink)
    was about to say mate your going great for 17. Nothing like a bulk, good excuse to get fat

    I dont CLAIM to be a bodybuilder I AIM to be a bodybuilder!

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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/09 18:05:29 (permalink)
    yes i think it does im 45 and the strongest ive ever been,might be because i been trainning a while now.
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    Scott32
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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/09 19:59:10 (permalink)
    Cheersand yer i always feel confortable bigger with more fat than lean with no fat! As for the question i asked i just wonderd if your strenght naturally increases with age even if you wernt to have ever work out in your life?

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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/09 20:06:13 (permalink)
    why is it sum of my friends have hardly any muscles even skinny if u lyk but they seem to have lots of strength even though they dont go to the gym, i do and i dont seem to have this strength
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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/09 20:29:54 (permalink)
    thanks for hyjacking my thread lol, any way some people just have more slow twich and some people have more fast twich fibres if u run a search there should be lots on this.

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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/09 20:47:09 (permalink)
    Can't wait to hit my strength peak.
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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/10 00:29:09 (permalink)
    I suspect that the cumulative exposure to testosterone means that men do get stronger with age to an extent, but this could be bollocks of course
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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/10 00:48:51 (permalink)
    you gotta get stronger as you age because most of the adult men i know have alot more mass then me and they dont train or eat massive amounts of food.
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    Scott32
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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/10 02:34:22 (permalink)
    Thats what i was thinking b_light lol not exactly tecnical way of thinking though but yer i think theres true in it!

    Scott
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    RE: Does Strength Increase With Age?? 2006/10/10 13:15:21 (permalink)
    gotta agree with ginasmg im almost 46 and im humping weight that would have scared the bejesus outta me 20 years ago example 100lbs on rope push downs

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