HOW I TRAINED MY 70-YEAR-OLD MOM TO A NATIONAL DEADLIFTING TITLE “On my mother’s seventieth birthday she hit a 70kg deadlift for a personal record at 52kg body weight. We missed trying the following year as she was away on holidays, but for her 72nd birthday she nailed 85kg. A 15kg improvement at any age is great, but at 72 this goes to show that progress is possible if you’re smart about it.”—Andrew Read for Breaking Muscle
Workout of the Day
Find your 1 rep max.
“Triple 3” or do one of the scaled options: A) Row 2,000 meters, 200 double-unders, Run 2 miles
For time: B) Row 1,000 meters, 100 double-unders, Run 1 mile
Row 3,000 meters C) Row 500 meters, 50 double-unders, Run 800 meters
Run 3 miles
Note: Those doing “Triple 3” Rx’d can opt out of the Power Snatch work. Triple 3 will take in the vicinity of 40-50 minutes to complete. Option “A” will take 30-40 minutes, Option “B” will take 15-25 minutes, and Option “C” will take 7-15 minutes. Plan accordingly.
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