ASU Professor and Master’s Weightlifter David Meltzer showing how to properly perform a Clean regardless of age. David has lifted for over 45 years. He still maintains a high technical proficiency when he lifts. As athletes age technique can breakdown to do injuries, muscle and joint tightness, and slower neuromuscular coordination. Here David shows that if an athlete maintains a consistent program, listens to his/her body, and eats right you can still lift technically sound.
At Performance One we encourage all athletes regardless of starting age to learn Olympic Weightlifting. There are tremendous benefits in the areas of Flexibility, Strength, Muscular Endurance, Increased Bone Density, and Neuromuscular Coordination. All of these factors are attributable to a better quality of life as you age.
Start with light weights, learn good technique, and study under a certified and experienced Olympic Weightlifting Coach.