You probably won’t be maxing out on your back squat when you are 100 years old. However, it’s not inconceivable to think that you might still be alive and kicking…..and training. I mean, why not? If you read my daily posts on Facebook and Twitter, read my weekly articles and implement most of what I talk about (using the 80/20 rule), then there is no reason to think that you can’t live to 100 and be health and happy.
Being a native New Englander, I obviously think the world of Tom Brady. While his nutrition regimen may be a bit over the top and not anchored in real science, I certainly respect the fact that he eats clean and healthy, with a focus on nutrient-density. His infamous avocado ice cream has received a lot of press over the past couple of years, which I find quite amusing.
Last summer, I read several books by Lyle McDonald about fat loss, which were extremely “sciency”, but I must say quite fascinating. I recently have been reading article from Dr. Mike Israetel about various topics and I came across an article that he published: “Thinking Clearly About Obesity, Belly Fat, and Weight Loss” By Dr. Mike Israetel, Professor of Exercise Science at Temple University.
I have written before about the importance of eating meat and how meat is a nutrient dense food. While it is possible to be healthy without eating meat, it is quite difficult. There is just too much evidence that clearly shows that most vegetarians are deficient in important micronutrients and all vegans are deficient. And the media-driven craziness about meat causing cancer is just plain ridiculous, because it’s a distortion of the science.
Squatting gets a bad rap from many non-lifters, with the most common negative thing being the myth that squatting hurts the knees. Here’s the thing – there are many different types and kinds of squats and not everybody is built for very heavy barbell back squats. So, if that is the image swirling through your head, then this article should prove enlightening for you.
Here are 5 training reasons why you may not be achieving your strength goals. As I’ve written numerous times before, it’s critical to strength train at least twice per week, regardless of whether you are an athlete or non-athlete. The benefits of strength training are well documented for aging well and for optimizing health.