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...

Giving the gift of fitness

Most of the folks who read this blog regularly are seriously committed to their fitness. Many do workouts that would kill a lot of people. If you are a real workout ninja, you probably don’t think much about how people who may be just starting out react to you...

Aerobic Training for Weightlifters: Big Payoff for A Little Work

Many weightlifters I know regard aerobic training as something to be avoided at all costs. However, the proper type and amount of aerobic training can be critical for a long and productive lifting career. Aerobic training produces very specific conditioning benefits...

Benefit to Society if Everyone Exercised

At a time when health care costs are staggering, and health insurance is really expensive for many, it is really important for each of us to understand some of the factors that could reduce the costs both to ourselves and to the country. Not too surprisingly,...