Men’s fitness over 50

Longevity: Lifting Weights and Quality of Life

Longevity, Quality of Life and Weightlifting Lifting weights regularly can definitely add high quality years to your life. I make this statement based on my own experience, observing others, and reading some of the scant literature on longevity. I make this claim as...

Exercise Machines: Why Pay Big Bucks when Free is better?

Exercise Machines: Why Pay Big Bucks when Free is Better? At age 81 I am a registered member of the old school of fitness training. As I view the proliferation of new and improved fitness products I am routinely struck by how many of them provide a zero or negative...

Building habits for the life you want

Building habits for the life you want Each of us has only so much energy and time during a given day. If we want to realize our full potential, we need to make the best possible use of our limited resources of time and energy. This is often call time management. That...

Discipline and Self-Management Techniques – Part 1

Discipline and Self-Management Techniques Part 1 Discipline and self-management are critical skills for everyone who aspires to master a particular skill. This is because it takes a long time and consistent practice to develop the individual and collective skills...

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...

Emerging from our Covid Cocoons: Some Exercises to Build new Skills

Emerging from our Covid Cocoons: Some Exercises to Build new Skills This mornings local newspaper noted that Covid restrictions for the entire state of Oregon could be lifted within a week. To say that the past 15 months have been disturbing for all of us would be an...

Why is Discipline so Hard? Plus Bonus Fat Loss Post

Accomplishing anything that takes commitment over time takes discipline. That is the ability to forgo short term pleasure for working longer term objectives. This work will often be difficult, frustrating, and occasionally dangerous. None of us would ever graduate...

Performance Metrics for Weightlifters: The Useful and the Useless

In recent years there has been a proliferation of fitness apps that record activities during workouts and provide data to the user. IMHO most fitness apps are brain dead and convey minimal information that is of any use. They create an illusion of precision by...