Anti-aging fitness

Exercise Over 50: Five things people often ask before starting a fitness program

Five questions people over 50 ask before they start a fitness program People considering exercising over age 50 have many questions they want to ask. Sometimes it is hard to get a clear answer to these questions. Here are five things that I have found people over 50...

Fitness Over 50: Your key to a great life

Fitness over age 50 is more available to you and easier than your might imagine. Exercise programs for seniors and those who are just nearing the magic age of 50 can bring you decades of looking and feeling fantastic! Your 50's and beyond can be one of the best times...

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...

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...

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,...