An 89 year old man plays around with 405lb deadlifts. And he weighs 147lbs. Many thanks to Joe Stockinger for showing us the possibilities and World’s Strongest Fan on YouTube for sharing this with the world.
The Kinesiology Department at the University of Maryland just published findings showing that after age 50 if you take a break from exercise you will suffer brain deterioration consequences (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnagi.2016.00184/full).
We tend to associate our own youth with our sharpest thinking or greatest physical prowess. But there was a reason those two things went together; and it didn’t have anything to do with age so much as what behaviors we tend to perform at different ages. People whose physical activity is intense and regular are as athletic or cognitively sharp as youths or MORESO.
The passage of time does add up. But you also have a vote. Cast it.