The Mature Athlete: Building Athleticism in Baby Boomers


As my generation of baby boomers goes not so gently into that good night, an increasing number of “seniors” have expressed interest in sports activities. The interest in my sport of weightlifting has shown considerable growth in recent years. As I’ve been dealing with people in this group more consistently, I wanted to share some thoughts about coaching them. 


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Bob Takano is a highly respected weightlifting coach who was inducted into the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame in 2007 for his contributions to coaching. He has been the coach of four national champions, two national record holders, and 27 top ten nationally ranked lifters. Bob has been on the coaching staffs of 17 U.S. National teams to international competitions, five of those being World Championships. His lifters have competed in seven Olympic Trials with one, Albert Hood, the third American...Read more