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Scott32
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2007/06/16 22:08:26 (permalink)
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Age=Strength??

So the question i am asking is,

Do you think regardless of wether you train or not, does strength increase with age (obv. up till a certain point)?



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    ginasmg
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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/16 22:12:07 (permalink)
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    yes i would say,in nearly all cases even without trainning a 12yr old wont be as strong as a 20yr old,i suppose there will be exeptions but generaly i would say yes.
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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/16 22:12:29 (permalink)
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    Yeah, strength probably increases naturally up until your late 30s, assuming you're healthy etc

    But with us lot who train, well that makes things a bit different. Training will have a lot more effect than just the natural aging process
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    Scott32
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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/16 22:17:49 (permalink)
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    Its a strange one, my work mate has never trained hes 31, yet he has more functional strength than me.

    If i was not to varey my traing in any way would i still get stronger, or is it that because i have trained for some years my age to strength increase works differantly.
    post edited by Scott32 - 2007/06/16 22:18:49

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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/16 22:30:26 (permalink)
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    might be possible that your test levels have not yet reached their peak, i believe it peaks for men in the mid to late thirties IIRC, youre still young and plenty of time to catch him up
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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/16 23:17:43 (permalink)
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    If he works a physical job that builds up a lot of strength.

    The strongest bloke i ever met was a farmer. he was in his fifties and thin like a string bean but strong like a beast.
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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/16 23:23:31 (permalink)
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    Someone told me once that a guy will reach his peak at about 26 but I find that hard to believe.
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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/16 23:25:42 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: drab4

    Yeah, strength probably increases naturally up until your late 30s, assuming you're healthy etc


    I agree with this, from what I've seen it does go up somewhat.
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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/17 04:11:47 (permalink)
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    My oldest brother is 36 and im 24 hes a banker so sits on his arse all day apart from playing the odd game of football.

    I started training about a year ago and he pisses all over me in an arm wrestle or lifting weights etc a hell lot stronger than me!!!

    So i'd say a man hits his prime in the 30's whenever you train or not! Another bloke who I work with is in his early 40's doesnt train and is over weight is a hell lot stronger than me. And I know that its not just me or maybe that im weak beacuse im a big lad and am a lot stronger than my mates who are around the same age group as me.

    And from reading previous posts on here it seems that 28 - early 30's seems to be the magic number
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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/17 21:33:26 (permalink)
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    i do not know any one who does not train and is stronger than me.

    arm wrestling is a very skilled event so i do not worry if some one beats me as its in the wrist. i still curl or push down more than them.
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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/17 21:36:48 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: trustno1

    Another bloke who I work with is in his early 40's doesnt train and is over weight is a hell lot stronger than me.
    i think there are some lucky natrully strong people around but generally speaking strength does increase with age.
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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/17 22:05:48 (permalink)
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    Yeah for sure people are stronger in general as they are older, and manual work definately increases strength.

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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/17 22:15:02 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Scott32

    Its a strange one, my work mate has never trained hes 31, yet he has more functional strength than me.




    How do you know he has more functional strength?

    Would he also be able to deadlift, bench etc more then you?
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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/18 00:52:49 (permalink)
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    Still getting pbs in my fifties.

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    Scott32
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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/18 03:46:20 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Entrophy


    ORIGINAL: Scott32

    Its a strange one, my work mate has never trained hes 31, yet he has more functional strength than me.




    How do you know he has more functional strength?

    Would he also be able to deadlift, bench etc more then you?



    Ermmm thats a good question lol, he just seems stronger as such, i do a bit of removal work from time to time with him and he has no problem lifting awkard objects, big mirrors etc. - yet i seem to struggle.

    Took him down the gym the other day his lifts wernt great but given the fact he had worked out a handful of times in his life were damm impresive 95kg bench, 120kg squat, 170kg deadlift. My lifts were more though.

    * take in to account he hasnt always had a manual job only the last year or so.



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    RE: Age=Strength?? 2007/06/18 12:50:06 (permalink)
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    but lifting big heavy object is a skill as well.

    this is why strong men gym lifts are not as big as powerlifters, but they wipe the floor with a powerlifter in a strong man comp. as they practise to lift more unusual objects rather than a straight bar.
    strong men practise a lot of the event outside of a gym.
    so your friend who you work with is like a strong man in that he practise event lifting (but ignore the gym lifts unlike a strong man)
    if he went to the gym as well he be even stronger.
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