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  • Decrease In Strength In Old Age?

    Sorry, I posted this in the wrong section.

    Decrease In Strength In Old Age? Today, 01:27 PM

    How does age affect grip strength?
    If you can close a #2 or 3 at age fifty, can you still do it at 60+, that is if you keep training?
    I wonder if guys like Joe Kinney can still close the #3 and #4?

    thanks,

    Sam


  • #2
    Originally posted by sam doughty View Post
    Sorry, I posted this in the wrong section.

    Decrease In Strength In Old Age? Today, 01:27 PM

    How does age affect grip strength?
    If you can close a #2 or 3 at age fifty, can you still do it at 60+, that is if you keep training?
    I wonder if guys like Joe Kinney can still close the #3 and #4?

    thanks,

    Sam
    Sam, is it an academic question, or are you asking about someone specifically?

    Kinney cannot close the 4. I doubt if he can close the 3. That is not what he does any more. I think...

    Gale Gillingham from my understanding, could close the Number 3 at will until the day he died, which was up until a couple of years ago about the age of 67.

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    • #3
      Thanks Mike.,

      It's academic.
      Just started working with the CC's at 70 and wondered how far one could go with the testosterone level going down every day.
      I can almost close the #2 ,within 1/8"or less. Maybe success within another week or so. Maybe a primal scream and grunt will do it.
      We need to form an OFC (Old Farts Club) and help each other out.

      sam

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      • #4
        Sam, you may be in uncharted territory at 70. There are lots of good stories of guys beginning in their 40s, even 50s, but none that I am aware of at age 70. The thing that I can say is that you can improve whenever you take up something new. My first gripper was a trainer at age 44. It took about a month to close the Number 1. It took over a year to close the Number 2 at age 46. I closed my first Number 3 with slightly less than a credit card set a few days shy of age 53. I closed my first Number 3 with a credit card set at age 54. It's been more than 5 years, and I still am not certified.
        On Thick Bar, I think I can improve, because I never worked as hard on it as I did Grippers. My goal is to pull 360 Double Overhand deadlift. My best is a 333 garage lift. I think I can do it.
        About 10 years ago, my son asked me how I could keep getting stronger even though I was getting older. Basically, because I never hit my peak when I was young, because I was working in my job so much, and because now I constantly take training more seriously, even as I age.
        I am still improving on the IronMind Hub, and I HAVE, at times, taken it very seriously. The hands, unlike the rest of the body, just may be different.
        Be REAL cautious and paranoid about injuries. Healing takes WAY longer as you age. It's a real balancing act that no one other than you can really give you the best advice.
        Do I think it is possible for someone 70 to close a Number 3? Possible, sure. Probable? Maybe not. Do I think you could close a 2.5? If you are knocking on the door of a 2 already, I am going to say "yes"...

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        • #5
          I'm 41 and I can close the #2 anytime and close the # 2.5 on some days. I've been using the grippers on and off for about 7 years now. My sister-in-law's dad, who is in his early 50's, closed my #2 the first time he ever tried it, on his first attempt. He acted so casual about it and didn't see what the big deal was. I explained how impressive that is but he has no interest at all in pursuing grip or any kind of strength training.

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