Longevity fitness

Cardio Training for Weightlifters: A Minimal Program

Cardio Training for Weightlifters: A Minimal Program Cardiovascular conditioning is critical for all lifters, especially those over age 50. Being big and strong is great and a big contributor to your overall health. Cardiovascular health is part of your long game if...

Exercise and High Quality Longevity: Some new Tips and Tricks

Exercise and High-Quality Longevity: Some new Tricks and Tips High quality longevity means getting old(er) and feeling great. It means not having physical limitations on what you want to do (within reason). As I write this article Im a month from being 81 years old...

The Obesity Epidemic: Why it will be Hard to Reverse

Why are so many people so fat? Unfortunately, the answer is simple. They eat too much for their level of activity. What can we do about it? Straightforward, but definitely NOT easy. In this essay Ill offer a bit of perspective on why so many of us are obese and what...

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...

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...

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...