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Tips for Older Athletes

Tips for Older Athletes

Today’s article is a quick one, with the goal of providing several tips for the Over 40 Athlete. This applies to both men and women and is supported by ample scientific evidence.

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Impact of Strength Training on Aging

Impact of Strength Training on Aging

The purpose of today’s article is to look at several recent studies that give us some ideas on how to age well.  I believe strongly in the old mantra “you’re only as old as you feel.”  If you are strong, mobile and healthy at 50, 60, 70 or 80, then you are not old.  Chronological age means nothing.  So what are some good tips to ensure that you age well?

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Lift Until You’re 100

Lift Until You're 100 Years Old

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.

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Effects of Exercise on Aging

Effects of Exercise on Aging

Today’s article is about the effects of exercise on elderly folks. It’s a shame that a lot of older people still have the mindset that exercise is dangerous, or that all they should do is walk to keep their hearts healthy. I find it disturbing that our medical community perpetuates this nonsense.

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Perfect Squat for Your Health

Perfect Squat for Your Health

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.

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5 Training Reasons You Don’t Achieve Your Strength Goals

5 Training Reasons You Don't Achieve Your Strength Goals

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.

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Fasted Cardio

Fasted Cardio

Should you do your cardio on an empty stomach or should you eat first?  There are a lot of divergent opinions on this topic.  Here is what the research says and my opinion.

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Tips for Better Deadlifts

Tips for Better Deadlifts

The purpose of today’s article is to provide 2 simple tips to make your deadlift training more effective.  The purpose is not to suggest that you should be deadlifting, because that should be quite obvious.  Everyone should absolutely be deadlifting!

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Holistic Healing

Holistic Healing, Acupuncture, Chiropractic

Over the past couple of years, I have tried out several holistic healing modalities while recovering from injury.  Today’s article will focus on 2 of those modalities – chiropractic and acupuncture. There are many people in the western world who believe that both chiropractic and acupuncture are pure quackery. I say they are wrong and this article will explore this topic.

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Recovery for Athletic Growth

Recovery for Athletic Growth

Today’s article is for the athletes out there. Most athletes know that recovery is important for performance, growth, etc…but most do a poor job when it comes to recovery.The reasons, I believe are twofold: impatience and fear of performance degradation.

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