So my grandpa wants to start "working out"... lol, how should I start him off?

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  1. k1d.

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    My 65 yr old grandpa wants to start working out and getting in shape... he just signed up for the gym today and I told him that I'll show him what to do later on tonight...

    I was kinda thinking about getting him started on the Bill Starr 5x5 program but go reallllll easy...

    What do you guys think?
    I don't wanna get him injured or anything... so I'll have to make sure he knows good technique and warming up and etc.
     
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    I'd probably feel better if he had a doctor give him the go ahead to start working out with weights first.
     
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    this.
    And I'd start with bodyweight before weights.
     
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    for some reason i dont think your 65 year old grandfather should be doing squat and dead lift variations 3x a week
     
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    Have him go to the doctor and get his test checked so he can hop on some HRT first :rofl:
     
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    is he in terrible shape? have chronic health probs? has he lifted or been fit and active in the past? Id start about as slow as possible and go from there, some overall body work on machines or something
     
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    hes in pretty good shape for his age... he used to be in the military over there with the damn VCs... lol
    umm lately hes just been walking a hour every morning..

    i thought about it twice and ill probably let him do body weight stuff and then let him do what he wanted to do as soon as he joined the gym (swim)

    wait a month or so and get him talking to a doctor and see if he gets the green light for lifting weights...

    good idea guys.. i forgot 65yr old squatting 3 times a week... wtf was i thinking haha
     
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    he should be training functional strength, not try to get swole and fuck his joints up even worse
     
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    heavy squats and deadlifts every day until hes jacked
     
  14. RollinDollos

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    A 65 year old man who has never worked out has no business doing 5x5. Start him out on a light upper/lower split, depending on the nature of your grandpa he will go as heavy as he thinks he has to.

    Let him know he can get prescribed test.
     
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    haah ill let him know.
    then all you htown brolies can have some :mamoru::mamoru::mamoru:

    went today... just let him did some bodyweight squats... 5lb bench press and some cable rows...

    went super light and he felt good... he swam for like 20 minutes like a beast though.. probably a swimmer back in the day...

    ill probably show him the fundamentals for a real easy upper / lower split like you guys suggested...

    shit it was pretty funny because i told him i was doing 5 reps for squats.. and on my last set hes like COME ON ONE MORE!
    :rofl::bowdown::rofl::bowdown:
     
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    i have a similar situation. My dad who has super retarded old man strength is 59 and would like to begin lifting to get fit. He wants to put on more muscle mass and get rid of his belly. I've already got him cleaning up his diet, but I don't know what workouts are good for him.

    in for any info! :)
     
  18. 4cd-Air

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    you should start him off by hiring a qualified personal trainer with a history of training old people
     
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    old people have a lot of limitations to working out, do what 4cd-Air said IMO
     
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    shit my 72 year old grandpa is a 20 year career marine and still has bigger calves than most of this forum.. he has a fucking hernia and still successfully trains abs... guy is hardcore.

    he was complaining to me the other day that his tris were shrinking and he wanted to go to 24 hour and blast them :bowrofl:

    hardcore bastard still works out 4 times a week + cardio
     
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    65 yr old grandpa is pretty fucking young. good for him, dont kill him
     
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    then send him to Westside
     
  25. 4cd-Air

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    probably the safest and best advice of the thread
     
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