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    A dear (older) friend of mine wish to increase in strength to be able to perform better at the tennis court. Notable is that he has had previous heart surgery and no experience what so ever of weight lifting.

    His Age: 55+
    Fitness Goal: Increase strength and maintain endurance to perform 3-4 tennis sessions a week.
    Routine/training experience: No weight lifting experience but over 30 years of tennis
    Current Diet: No red meat, stays slim, has had previous MI.


    My questions:
    What kind of exercises do you suggest I should introduce my friend to?
    And what are your general thaughts on lifting with a heart condition + high age?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toutteh View Post
    A dear (older) friend of mine wish to increase in strength to be able to perform better at the tennis court. Notable is that he has had previous heart surgery and no experience what so ever of weight lifting.

    His Age: 55+
    Fitness Goal: Increase strength and maintain endurance to perform 3-4 tennis sessions a week.
    Routine/training experience: No weight lifting experience but over 30 years of tennis
    Current Diet: No red meat, stays slim, has had previous MI.


    My questions:
    What kind of exercises do you suggest I should introduce my friend to?
    And what are your general thaughts on lifting with a heart condition + high age?
    Most if not all exercises should be fine, it's the loads that will be the issue. He will need to consult his cardiologist about what sort of poundage he is permitted to lift. With heart conditions, there are many variables, from the amount of damage done to the heart, to the medications that a person is on and so forth; all of those need to be taken in to account.


    Age and a heart condition is not a problem where lifting is concerned, people just have to remember that "lifting" does not eqaute to heavy all the time or at all.

 

 

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