Realizing Your Full Potential as a Lifter – Part 1

Over many decades I have observed that when lifters go through a workout, they may or may not get much out of their effort. Specifically, they may or may not get much (or any) benefit from the workout to improve their performance. People put a lot of time and effort...

Weight Training at Home: Getting in Shape after 50

Weight training at home is a great option for men and women who want to lose fat, build muscle and get back in shape after 50. However, there are questions that you should answer before you buy equipment. Your personal bottom line is that you want to get the best...

What is holding back your weight training?

Whats holding your weight training back? Most people training in gyms work on their own or with a training partner. My observation over 60+ years of working out in gyms is that the vast majority of people working out make minimal improvement after the first few...

Getting maximum value from your workouts

Getting maximum value from your workouts is something that all of us want to do. We bust our butts in the gym and would like to believe that all thats work is getting us what we want. Over several decades of my own training and coaching plus watching others in the...

Avoid injuries when getting back in shape after a lay-off

Getting back in good physical condition after extended lay-off can be a perilous undertaking. Over the decades I have been involved in sports training I have seen lots of people completely mess up their comeback attempts by getting injured. Many of these people have...

Get the most out of PR attempts done in training

Many lifters are not systematic about attempting personal record (PR) lifts during their regular training. They will often try for a personal best on the spur of the moment because they feel strong that day. This approach may result in a good lift, but being...

Improve your lifting: Find your Blind Spots

Last night my wifes granddaughter was at dinner with us. She is a hot shot high school basketball player currently getting ready for her senior season. While discussing her pre-season training, she mentioned one of her team mates who practices all the time, and never...

Tricks for Getting Tougher: Check out “The Iceman”

Im always harping on the necessity of learning new things that could help your lifting and fitness. A few months ago, I read a book called The Way of the Iceman that I believe has some valuable insights that can help both regular fitness people and those of us who are...

Getting Fit Over 50: Three Key Ideas

Getting fit over age 50 can be a frustrating proposition if you are unaware of the actual challenges you will face. In this article, I’ll discuss three things that I believe are essential to achieve fitness over the long term. Not surprisingly, the things that...