Yes, I’m having a rant today. There are just some things about people exercising at the gym and other places that rubs me the wrong way. I mean, I want to be friendly and all, but sometimes, to borrow a line from “Family Guy,” certain things really “grind my gears.” I need my space One […]Read more "Building a House for My Pet Peeves"
Actually, I was surprised (though I shouldn’t have been) that so much literature and attention was being garnered by what I consider to be a normal consequence of working out: sore muscles. Remember how I told you that my legs felt like spaghetti after I ramped up my leg day workout? That was a few […]Read more "Is It Supposed To Hurt?"
The physical benefits of regular exercise for the older person (and everybody else) should be obvious, but what about your mental health? Can participating in a workout program do anything to improve your mood, lift depression, reduce anxiety, or help out other emotional issues? As it turns out, the answer is a resounding “yes!” According […]Read more "Why Exercise Might Be Better Than Seeing a Shrink"
As part of an overall body workout with weights for beginners, I’ve previously described in detail your very first chest, legs, and back workouts. Now it’s time to concentrate on your arms. Remember, you perform these lifting exercises all in a single session rather than on separate occasions. I’m just splitting up my descriptions so […]Read more "Your First Arm Workout"
I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the benefits of exercise and a healthy diet. I want to encourage older people (everyone, really) to improve their physical condition and promote longevity and quality of life. But those are pretty general goals and don’t speak very well to our day-to-day lives. Yesterday (Sunday) as […]Read more "Having a Grandson and Why I Go to the Gym"
As some point in one of my early blog posts, I promised to write specifically about women and weight training. It’s not that I’m any sort of expert. I don’t have any special knowledge about female weight trainers beyond what I read and what I experience at the gym. I do however, know how to […]Read more "The Myth About Women and Weight Training"
The accompanying graphic to the right is from a comic strip called Living with HipsterGirl and GamerGirl. I took a look at some of the content and it’s obviously targeting an audience much younger than I am. I just happened to find the specific strip I posted here by chance and it spoke to a […]Read more "The Myth of Genetic Unfairness"
I hope you don’t get tired of me talking about inspirational older people. Ever since starting this blog, I’ve come across some really remarkable folks. The latest is Charles Eugster, a 95-year-old former dentist who set a new world record for his age group in the 200-meter indoor sprint. Eugster isn’t a life long athlete. […]Read more "My Inspiration: Charles Eugster"
I previously outlined a full body weight training workout that the beginner could perform two to three times a week. A few weeks ago, I started to drill down into that workout routine by describing in more detail weight training for the chest, and last week, I talked about the beginner’s leg workout. Today, it’s […]Read more "Your First Back Workout"
I saw the B.C. comic strip below yesterday (as you read this) in the online Sunday funnies and I thought I’d share it with you. If you think your workout is tough, the Caveman Workout should send you over the top. Oh yeah, panel 8 is exactly how I feel about leg day. Enjoy. We […]Read more "Your Monday Morning Funny…From Sunday"