Longevity 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...

Realizing Your Full Potential as a Lifter – Part 1

Over many decades I have observed that when lifters go through a workout, they may or may not get much out of their effort. Specifically, they may or may not get much (or any) benefit from the workout to improve their performance. People put a lot of time and effort...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

The Natural Way to Boost Testosterone

Men over 40 seem to constantly be stressing out over their testosterone levels. At stake are not only masculine appearance, but also sexual performance and loss of youthful vigor. If you listen to the advertising campaigns, "Low-T" is a virtual pandemic. Before you...