Strength over 50

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...

Fool Proof Method For Developing Great Technique in the Squat

I had thought of calling this a technique to get "perfect form" but decided there was no such thing as "perfect" form for any lift. We just try to get as close as possible to perfection. This is a drill you can do 2-3 times a week as part of your warmups. It is called...

Realizing Your Full Potential as a Lifter – Part 1

Over many decades I have observed that when lifters go through a workout, they may or may not get much out of their effort. Specifically, they may or may not get much (or any) benefit from the workout to improve their performance. People put a lot of time and effort...

Weight Training at Home: Getting in Shape after 50

Weight training at home is a great option for men and women who want to lose fat, build muscle and get back in shape after 50. However, there are questions that you should answer before you buy equipment. Your personal bottom line is that you want to get the best...

What is holding back your weight training?

Whats holding your weight training back? Most people training in gyms work on their own or with a training partner. My observation over 60+ years of working out in gyms is that the vast majority of people working out make minimal improvement after the first few...

Getting maximum value from your workouts

Getting maximum value from your workouts is something that all of us want to do. We bust our butts in the gym and would like to believe that all thats work is getting us what we want. Over several decades of my own training and coaching plus watching others in the...

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...