Powerlifting Over 50

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...

Mini Practice: Stealth opportunities for valuable strength building

Mini Practice: Stealth opportunities for valuable strength building Most of us make a clear distinction between the time when we are doing our workouts and all the other time in the day. Time in the gym (or wherever) is when you focus on physical training. At other...

The Worst thing that can happen to a lifter: Injuries!

The Worst Thing that Can Happen to a Lifter: Injuries! What bad stuff happens to a lifter? Not missing a lift.that happens a lot. With few exceptions, lifters forget any given lift (unless it is a PR) within a few minutes of doing it. Bombing out in a contest.that...

Changing up your lifting routine: try some Olympic lifts

With Covid scrambling the schedule for powerlifting meets and the off/on opening of gyms, I have oriented my own training to physical conditioning rather than straight power. I have also changed up the routines for some of my coaching clients to emphasize (drum roll)...

Un-Learning: A Key to Consistent Progress

UN-Learning: A key to consistent progress It aint what you dont know that gets you in trouble, its what you know for sure that just aint so - Mark Twain Somehow Mark Twain must have known about the fitness industry. Just about everyone seems to be an expert. Many are...

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...