Case Study: Fitness Over 40
When it comes to getting fit and strong, being over 40 doesn’t mean you can’t make big progress! We find that a lot of our clients have still yet to tap into their true potential in training and nutrition. With planned progression, properly managed training volume and intensity and a good recovery strategy you can still perform at your best.
|Case study:||Female client approaching 50, runs her own business.|
|Goal||Become fitter and stronger than ever, with the secondary goal of being able to run a 10k obstacle course with friends|
|Level:||Deconditioned-has had a few years away from training|
|Key findings from planning session:||regularly travels|
Experiencing right knee and right shoulder pain in recent years- postural imbalances to be addressed in training plan
Ability to train often in the week whilst not away.
|Key performance indicators||Improve movement quality, especially at hips and shoulders.|
Increase Strength in barbell and bodyweight movements.
Improve fitness- ability to run 10k
|Time frame||14 weeks for obstacle race, no time frame otherwise.|
|Training||Strength||Low Intensity Aerobic||Strength Endurance/Aerobic Power||Off||Strength||Low Intensity Aerobic||Off|
Phases of Training
|Phase||Phase 1-Weeks 1-4||Weeks 5-9||Weeks 10-14|
Improve movement quality, sort out knee and shoulder issues, improve movement competence and confidence.
|STRENGTH AND AEROBIC FITNESS|
Increase Full Body Strength through gym based training and improve Aerobic Capacity through low intensity aerobic exercise.
|STRENGTH ENDURANCE AND WORK CAPACITY|
Improve Strength Endurance and Capacity to perform moderate to high intensity efforts over a longer duration.
Hockey Ball Trigger Points (Release): Upper Trap, Pec Minor, Glutes, Standing Hip Flexor Stretch with reach above head
Activation+ Warmup: 2×15 on each of Scapula Pull Downs, Banded Clamshells, Glute Bridges, Bodyweight Row
A1. Trap Bar Deadlift – 4×6 – tempo of 3 seconds lowering with a re-set every rep- 2 mins rest between sets.
B1. Front Foot Elevated Split Squat 4×12 – tempo of 2 seconds lowering, 1 second pause at bottom of every rep- 15 seconds rest
B2. 3 Point Row – 4×12 each side – tempo of 2 seconds lowering, 1 second pause at top of the rep when dumbbell is pulled up – 15 seconds rest
B3. Straight Arm Pull Down – 4×15 – tempo of 2 seconds at each part of movement (pull, pause, return) – 2 mins rest.
4 rounds for time:
C1. Hand over hand seated rope pull – 15 metres – rest as needed
C2. Straight arm plank- submaximal effort – stop 5 seconds before max plank effort time – rest as needed
Cool-Down: Static Stretch and deep breathing focused on opening up the chest and hips- Seated lateral stretch of obliques, lats, QL and adductors. Rotational T-Spine Stretch.
Deep breathing while stretching to relax and begin recovery from session.
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