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...

Stay fit while traveling: Quick Tips

When I first began regular business traveling in the 1970s, most people considered working out to be a form of mental illness. Things are very different now. There are usually good gyms in almost any town. You will find people running on the street in the most remote...

The Value of a Great Powerlifting Coach

If you have been competing for a while, you probably know the value of working with a good coach. An experienced powerlifting coach can help you in ways that no one else can. The main reason for this is that doing competition legal power lifts at or near your maximum...

Secrets for a LONG career in powerlifting

As many of you know, I have been lifting weights seriously for a LONG time….62 years to be exact. In that time, I have competed in both Olympic style lifting and did 25 years of powerlifting competition. I also competed as a runner for 22 years and played all...

Under used Assistance Training for Strength and Health

Athletes over age 50 need all the clever tricks they can find to stay on top of their game. In this newsletter, Ill discuss one of the more overlooked (or actively ignored) areas of assistance training for building power. It is a secret? Not exactly. Its just that...

Training for Mediocrity: The habits of lousy powerlifters

Who trains hard to get lousy results? Unfortunately….a lot of lifters. They bust their butts and get worse…or at least they don’t improve. Why would anyone do this? No one that I know would ever consciously say that they train diligently with the...

What’s different about getting fit over age 50?

When someone hits the age of 50, it is normal to ask if they have to change the way they train to become fit and strong. Based on my 60+ years of physical training, I have a set of suggestions. In my view there are three main things you need to account for in your...