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7/11/18 10:04 A

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Hadn't heard of this before, but I was looking into weight training for 50's plus yesterday and came across someone else on the internet (didn't bookmark it and looked at a lot so I can't tell you who) who also basically recommended weight-training once a week and limited cardio. The rationale was that we need to build muscles at this age and that cardio causes muscle waste although it is good for our heart. And that once a week with the right kind of weight training program was good because if you work your muscles hard enough you need to give them enough time to recover and build.

I don't plan on following that advise, but I have definitely noticed that runners and other heavy cardio people do NOT have the kind of body/muscles that I am looking to build.

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6/15/18 5:18 P

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I found flippingfifty.com. I think I'm just not clear why less is more on cardio. I think I work at lower intensity than I did in my teens, but I have attributed that more to the fact that I work out at lower intensity rather than because I'm older. I think I've never been committed enough to really push my body to its max. I can tell I heal more slowly than I did as a kid, so it must follow that I build muscle more slowly now and need more recovery time, but it still feels like my self-discipline is the limiting factor.

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6/15/18 6:33 A

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She really focusrs on strength training and waiting at least 48 hours, more favorably 72 hours in between working out, for us "baby boomers" and also saying less is more when it comes to cardio. She has some great podcasts on hormone balance. Her website is www.flippingfifty.com

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6/14/18 7:53 P

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I searched for it, curious after seeing your post, but I can't tell from the website what the program is.

Rebecca

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We drew a circle that took him in!
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6/14/18 6:29 P

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I didn't see this topic on here, so just wondered if anyone has heard of or following Debra Atkinson's Flipping Fifty. Just curious, if so, what do you think? Thanks!

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