Over 50 lifestyle

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...

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...

Stay fit while traveling: Quick Tips

When I first began regular business traveling in the 1970s, most people considered working out to be a form of mental illness. Things are very different now. There are usually good gyms in almost any town. You will find people running on the street in the most remote...

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...

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...

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...

Giving the gift of fitness

Most of the folks who read this blog regularly are seriously committed to their fitness. Many do workouts that would kill a lot of people. If you are a real workout ninja, you probably don't think much about how people who may be just starting out react to you when...