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Old 08-29-2008, 07:17 AM   #83
basil J
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I used to do an annual strength test every 4th of july weekend. My personal best was at the age of 39. I benched 225 for 18 reps, squatted 225 for 30 reps, 14 wide pull ups and ran 3 miles in 21 minutes at a body weight of 205#. Now at 47, I only do dumbell presses and never go over 70# for chest work, never go over 40# for overhead presses and focus primarily on core work keeping my lower back, shoulders, abs and achilles tendons healthly. I just had my annual physical and my doctor told me that he wished that his 30 year olds kept their fitness up as well as I do. I now do weights twice a week for1 hour, cardio sprint work twice a week and try to squeeze in tennis twice a week. It's not easy to find the time, but let me tell you, when I am out on the court playing singles against 30 year olds and they are the ones huffing and puffing, it makes it all worth it!
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