Health over 50

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...

7 strategies to train hard but not get burned out

Overtraining = too much of a good thing As people who love to lift a lot of heavy stuff, we often find ourselves working too hard in the gym and having our powerlifting performance suffer as a result. The great bulk of the general public equates happiness as 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...

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 the...

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 intentionof...