Jimmy Baker is 61, and has been training CrossFit for over a decade. He is a co-owner of CrossFit Santa Cruz Central. His youngest client is in her mid-fifties, and his oldest is in her mid-eighties.
Jim explains that training the elderly is not simply a matter of scaling workouts. There are many considerations such as long term injuries, medications, balance, and vision that affect their ability to train. They still need to work hard at a variety of functional movements, of course, just not always with the same approach as the young.
In this first episode, Jimmy gives a general introduction to these considerations, and his approach to coaching the elderly.