Men’s fitness over 50

Health Span and Weight Training

Health Span and Weight Training This past week an article in the New Yorker noted that while Americans seem to be living longer, the years beyond 65 are often ones of very poor health. The health span of the US population has not increased much while people stay alive...

Cutting Edge Innovations in Fitness and Health: Buyer Beware!

Cutting Edge Innovations in Fitness and Health: Buyer Beware! There are a staggering number of products and programs offered for sale in the fitness and health universe. Many of these are marketed as significant innovations. Most of us have developed a reasonable...

Golf and Powerlifting: Some Surprising Similarities

Golf and Powerlifting: Some Surprising Similarities To achieve a high level of performance in both golf and powerlifting excellent balance is required. This is an underappreciated training requirement for both sports that is rarely discussed in the literature on...

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...

Four Simple Exercises to Reduce Your Chance of Injury

Four Simple Exercises to Reduce Your Chance of Injury As all of you know the worst thing that can happen to an athlete is not losing a game, it is getting injured. When you get hurt you cant play! Winning or losing lasts about 10 minutes. getting hurt can last 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...

Longevity in Lifting and in Life

Thoughts on Longevity in Lifting and in Life In about six months, Ill celebrate birthday number 84. Hard to believe given that I feel as if Im at least 20 years younger than thatif not more. While life offers no guarantees, I believe there are some things that anyone...

Cardio Training for Weightlifters: A Special Source of Strength

Cardio Training for Weightlifters: A Special Source of Strength Over the many decades I have been both running and lifting weights, I have observed that the two fitness communities around these activities tend to regard the other with great suspicion. Runners tend to...