Weight Training Over 50

Health Span and Weight Training

Health Span and Weight Training This past week an article in the New Yorker noted that while Americans seem to be living longer, the years beyond 65 are often ones of very poor health. The health span of the US population has not increased much while people stay alive...

Golf and Powerlifting: Some Surprising Similarities

Golf and Powerlifting: Some Surprising Similarities To achieve a high level of performance in both golf and powerlifting excellent balance is required. This is an underappreciated training requirement for both sports that is rarely discussed in the literature on...

Dont Get Old Before Your Time!

Dont Get Old Before Your Time! How many people have that OMG experience when they suddenly become aware of how lousy they look and feel at an age when they should be in their prime? They feel ancient and look ten or twenty years older than they actually are. When a...

Perfecting Mistakes: The Impact of Learning by Rote

Perfecting Mistakes: The Impact of Learning by Rote Like many of you I often observe people working out in a gym and wonder how the hell they can manage to blunder through so many exercises with such atrocious form. Mostly I ignore what others are doing, but often...

Train for Durability: Maybe Your Biggest Payoff

Train for Durability: Maybe Your Biggest Payoff The idea of training for durability is probably not a front line notion for most power sport enthusiasts. Ill suggest that over the arc of your life durability may turn out to be the best workout investment you ever...

Can You Get Stronger When You are Over 80? My experience.

Can You Get Stronger When You are Over 80? My experience. At the tender age of 82 Im still lifting weightsoften heavy weights. I have been working out regularly for roughly 67 years. I have emphasized different sports or training approaches during that time, but...

The Velvet Coffin Where is your fitness journey taking you?

The Velvet Coffin Where is your fitness journey taking you? We are all familiar with making decisions about weight loss, training cycles, and workout programs. These are the routine decisions we make all the time. Few of us ever pause and think about the long game....

Two unusual exercises: big benefit zero popularity

Two unusual exercises: big benefit zero popularity Over many decades working out in gyms, I have noticed that the value of an exercise is often inversely proportional to how often people do it. The exception would be the deadlift which seems to be relatively popular...