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Push/Pull Split Training

Posted on June 3, 2018 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)


For many in the over 40 population, fitness activity is undertaken for the sole purposes of making significant improvements in functional ability to offset the physiological challenges that occur with aging. Adopting a regular fitness program has shown to decrease the risk of conditions such as: obesity, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, depression, anxiety and diabetes. However, a small perce...

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If You're Tired of Starting Over, Stop Giving Up

Posted on January 7, 2018 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)


The new year is the time when many flock to the gym resolving to improve their health and fitness through exercise. While I welcome any catalyst that helps foster personal improvement, it's no secret that the majority of these new year-fueled-enthusiasts will aban...

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Still Sexy at 60

Posted on December 11, 2017 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (1)


 

Had I the good fortune to receive compensation for every time I heard the statement "I used to be able to (fill in the blanks)," I'd be a millionaire right now. There is a commonly held assumption that age dictates one's capacity to perform physical activity and improve or maintain body composition. Clearly, the body as any living organism, has a finite existence and will eventually complete the natural life c...

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Increase Flexibility and Strength Through Yoga

Posted on July 31, 2016 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)



Over age 40 symptoms of self-neglect such as weight gain, high blood pressure, poor digestion, stiff and achy body, insomnia, and anxiety begin to manifest themselves. By aiding in detoxifying the body and stimulating and balancing the endocrine system, which among other things regulates aging, he...
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Strength Training for Older Adults

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (9)


 

Strength training becomes even more important as we get older. As we age, our metabolisms tend to slow down, acompanied by a loss of muscle mass and bone density. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, bone loss usually speeds up for both men and women during midlife. For most women, bone loss increases after menopause when estrogen levels drop sharply. In...

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Incorporating Training Variety to Prevent Overuse Injury

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)


As I noted in a previous post, much of the decline in fitness capabilities we typically associate to aging is the result of our decision to adopt a more sedentary lifestyle. My personal fitness philosophy to ward off father time and remain injury free is to incorporate a variety of different activities in my fitness plan. Through strength trai...

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The Importance of Recovery for Runners

Posted on July 26, 2016 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Running is done for a variety of reasons: to lose weight, to control stress, or simply to fit exercise into a busy week. Convenience is one of its most appealing aspects, as there's no fancy equipment involved and one need not be a skilled athlete to participate. Although most adults experience a decline in fitness performance around age 40, research shows that much of the age-related loss of fitness we take for gra...

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Fast or Far?

Posted on July 25, 2016 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (0)

  

There's a fitness analogy I've been using lately: Do you choose to go fast or far? The fast, represents the throw caution to the wind route, that is willing to risk injury and long-term health, in pursuit of greatness. Bodybuilders who jeopardize their future health for jaw-dropping muscular hypertrophy are an obvious example. Others include: the NFL Hall of Famer living with a concussion related brain injury, the ...

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