Starting Early, Starting Late, and Iron Mileage
Matt Foreman

You want to know something a lot of weightlifters have said to me over the years?

“I wish I would have started this earlier.”

With the exception of the few people I’ve known who were brought into the sport when they were in their early teens, almost everybody I’ve ever talked to has said something like this. They wish they would have started weightlifting at a younger age. It’s a sensible statement because you definitely have a better s...

Dave Markowski April 1 2014 7:47 am
Great article, Matt! As a 40+ beginning O-lifter, this is exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks for your insight!
Meg Freeman April 2 2014 1:59 pm
I choose to be a 45 year old weightlifter! Only been doing it for six months and I LOVE IT! It would be very easy to walk away right now, but this is the time to choose and I choose to lift! Thanks Matt!
Jay Lambert April 28 2014 10:45 am
Great article, what motivates me most is one of my former CrossFit coaches who, now in his 60's, continues to PR his lifts. He has been active most of his life and a couple of years back competed at the CrossFit games. However, as mentioned in the article he didn't come to O-lifting until much later in life and while brute physical strength may have peaked long ago, his capacity to refine his technique seems to be offsetting any losses in strength. At 41 myself, he's given me hope that I may be PR'ing well into my 60's.
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