Lifting weights after age 60

Patient

Q: I do very strenuous exercise (bounding, sprint up hills) for my track workouts. I'm sixty two years old. I've been told by people it's bad for my health to do squats and deadlifts with heavier weights. I was squating 300 lbs, I weigh about 200.

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