Weight Training for Seniors – Personal Training for Seniors – How Hard Should Seniors Train?
Weight Training For Seniors:-
Tim Vagen, a “senior” who trains senior clients in addition to elite athletes, presents a foundation for personal trainers working with an aging clientele. What are their needs? What are their concerns? Tim clearly suggests ways a personal trainer can best serve this huge and growing market from a position of confidence.
“We’re all seniors, so let’s see what we can do to deal with some of the problems seniors go after, some of the limitations they have, and then try to figure out what we’re going to do to train them.
“Every workout, every set and every repetition has to be toward the end goal. Get your clients to be focusing on that. Get them working toward a goal every time. There’s no reason to be in the gym doing anything you want. You have to have a reason for what you’re doing and why you’re doing it.” ~Tim Vagen
• Philosophy of Training (2:30)
• Medical Factors (8:30)
• How to Evaluate the Client (11:20)
• Strength Training (15:20)
• Flexibility and Power Training (22:30)
• Fall Prevention (29:30)
• Reaction Training and Vision (32:35)
• Workout Programming (35:00)
Tim Vagen, CSCS, has over 24 years of clinical and field experience teaching efficient movement to athletes in many sports. His clients include athletes from the NFL, CFL, LPGA, MLB, soccer clubs, elite swimmers and gymnasts, Seattle S.W.A.T. and the U.S. Secret Service. Tim has trained Olympic medalists, US National figure skating champions, multiple US national Swim champions and many state champion high school athletes. You can learn more about Tim through his website at unlimitedathlete.com.
John Cappello –
After recently discovering the work of Cody Sipe and Dan Richie, I believe Tim Vagen’s work is on point with the essence of training older adults.