Anti-aging fitness

Realizing your full potential as a lifter : Part 2 – Building Body Awareness and Muscle Control

Getting the most out of the time and effort you expend in workouts is something that all of us want. Last week I discussed how to take an overview of your training with a solid plan, eliminate junk work, and focusing on recovery. This week Ill focus on how to use a...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

Fitness Over 50: A great new way to be your best

Staying fit over 50 is something a lot of people struggle to achieve. In this article, I'll let you in on a little secret that enabled me to be in great shape for 25 years after turning 50. What is this secret sauce? Powerlifting training. Powerlifting training can do...