Kettlebell Dead lifts Helped Her Ditch Her Walker – imagine what strength training can do for you

If there’s any chance you’re hesitating to begin strength training because of your age, your arthritis, or other maladies, think twice. Here, from today’s New York Times, article, “A Chiseled Bodybuilder, Frail Clients and a Fitness Story for the Ages”, meet trainer Martin Luther King Addo who opened a gym near senior housing and changed lives.Continue reading “Kettlebell Dead lifts Helped Her Ditch Her Walker – imagine what strength training can do for you”

How Much Body Fatness Do You Have? Calculate Your BMI here.

(Link to this calculator below)   Here’s a link to a BMI calculator. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person’s weight and height. BMI provides a reliable indicator of body fatness for most people and is used to screen for weight categoriesContinue reading “How Much Body Fatness Do You Have? Calculate Your BMI here.”

Spinning, cycling is great for the knees! How’s your pedal technique?

    As we age, spinning/cycling at the gym or outside is a great way to get that aerobic high we used to get from running when we no longer want to pound those joints. Another good reason to get on the bike is to help alleviate knee pain. Bad knees need strong glutes, quads, hamstrings,  andContinue reading “Spinning, cycling is great for the knees! How’s your pedal technique?”

Girl Goes from Scrawny to Muscular in 100 Days

The power of daily practice. Here’s another inspirational video from the Give It 100 (giveit100.com) website. This young woman started with a poor body image feeling week and ashamed of her scrawny body. Watch this time lapse video is see where she is a 100 days later. Ok. The woman is YOUNG, but I’m not andContinue reading “Girl Goes from Scrawny to Muscular in 100 Days”

Strength Training, How to Get Started

Ok, you’re convinced you want to strength train, but need a nudge or ideas to update your gym routine? Begin by identifying WHY you want to get stronger. Do you want to enhance your performance in running, golf, tennis or turn back the clock, and get as fit as you were when you were anContinue reading “Strength Training, How to Get Started”

81 Year Old Hottie is a Marathoner, Strength Trainer

If you don’t know who Dr. Metzl is you should find out about him. His book, The Athlete’s Book of Home Remedies: 1,001 Doctor-Approved Health Fixes and Injury-Prevention Secrets for a Leaner, Fitter, More Athletic Body! expounds on his belief that humans are meant to move. Every day. Even (safely) through injuries. He explains howContinue reading “81 Year Old Hottie is a Marathoner, Strength Trainer”

Nuts!

Nuts are good for you! No news there. But it seems they’re really good for you. Research shows that if you eat them regularly you’ll live longer says Dr. Bill Elliot (see the link to his article below referencing a study by the New England Journal of Medicine). In short, consumption of nuts (all kinds)Continue reading “Nuts!”