Over 50 lifestyle

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...

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...

Avoid injuries when getting back in shape after a lay-off

Getting back in good physical condition after extended lay-off can be a perilous undertaking. Over the decades I have been involved in sports training I have seen lots of people completely mess up their comeback attempts by getting injured. Many of these people have...

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...

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...