Fitness over 50

When Less is More: Give Yourself a Gift

When Less is More: Give Yourself a Gift As a devoted practitioner of fitness there are some free gifts you can give yourself that can have a nice impact on your life. IMHO there is way too much negative energy around promoting different fitness programs, diets, and...

Lifting Weights for 68 Years: Whats New and Different?

Lifting Weights for 68 Years: Whats New and Different? I began lifting weights in 1955and yes we did have electric lights and television. No personal computers and no internet. Somehow, we managed to survive. Occasionally I am asked what has changed in training for...

Unanticipated Layoffs: How Much Conditioning do You Lose?

Unanticipated Layoffs: How Much Conditioning do You Lose? Unplanned layoffs can disrupt our training occasionally. How much conditioning a person will lose is always on our minds when our regular training schedule is disrupted. An ice storm hit my city this week and...

Fitness and Longevity: The Long Game

The Long Game: Fitness and Longevity News stories about research on technological breakthroughs that may extend life have been appearing lately. MIT Technology Review reported on a Swiss conference for ultra rich investors where all manner of life extension devices...

Perfecting Mistakes: The Impact of Learning by Rote

Perfecting Mistakes: The Impact of Learning by Rote Like many of you I often observe people working out in a gym and wonder how the hell they can manage to blunder through so many exercises with such atrocious form. Mostly I ignore what others are doing, but often...

Train for Durability: Maybe Your Biggest Payoff

Train for Durability: Maybe Your Biggest Payoff The idea of training for durability is probably not a front line notion for most power sport enthusiasts. Ill suggest that over the arc of your life durability may turn out to be the best workout investment you ever...

Can You Get Stronger When You are Over 80? My experience.

Can You Get Stronger When You are Over 80? My experience. At the tender age of 82 Im still lifting weightsoften heavy weights. I have been working out regularly for roughly 67 years. I have emphasized different sports or training approaches during that time, but...