Powerlifting Over 50

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...

Build REAL Grip Strength: Dump the Straps

Build REAL Grip Strength: Dump the Straps If you want to have the fragile hands and wimpy grip of a 90-year-old, lifting straps and gloves will do the job for you. Over the past few years I have seen more and more people lifting weights using straps to augment their...

Where does fat go when you lose it? Mainly out of your mouth.

Where does fat go when you lose it? Mainly out of your mouth. For someone who has been involved in physical fitness activities for decades, I was surprised to find that I didnt know the precise answer to this question. There is was in my daily news update from MIT...

Turning 82 and Still Powerlifting

Reflections on turning 82 and still powerlifting I turned 82 this past week and am getting ready to participate in Bull Stewarts August 20 Bench Press-Deadlift meet at Alki Beach in Seattle. That sounds strange even to me. Im truly blessed to still be able to lift...

Making Improvements as an Experienced Lifter

Making Improvements as an Experienced Lifter We are all aware of how easy it is for a beginning lifter to make significant gains in the first two months of training. Beginners can show a massive improvement in a short time. When you begin in a weak and/or...