Category Archives for Strength & Muscle

How to Rejuvenate Your Legs

There’s some disagreement about when “older” happens but just about all the experts agree that after the age of 65, most people will experience shrinking muscles and those who haven’t

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Let’s Hang On

I didn’t think too much about getting older until about 60 years of age. Then my sense of time changed. Suddenly, it feels as if there’s not enough time in front of me to do some of things I want

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Until It’s Gone

Yard work seems so innocent. After all, you only pull a few weeds, maybe mow the lawn and rake leaves or grass clippings. I finished about an hour’s worth of raking leaves and stuffing them into

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Exercise Rule #2

I was in the gym standing next to a guy doing a “bicep curl”. Every time he bent his right elbow (dumbbell in hand) his head snapped over to the right, sideways, like he was ducking a bullet. Every

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How to Age-Reverse Your Body

I used to eat a lot of pies. By a lot, I mean 4 or 5 in one sitting. I don’t remember this. My dad told me about it. He said one time Mom Niles had spent all day baking pies and had set them out

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What Elon Musk Can Teach You About Your Bones

Elon Musk is convinced that humans will travel to Mars within seven years. I don’t doubt that he and his company SpaceX will solve the technological issues to get there. But, no one is talking about

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To Maximize Strength and Minimize Injury Risk, Follow This Rule

Estimated read time: 3 to 4 minutes The Champions tour used to be known as the “Seniors” tour but apparently “seniors” wasn’t the best description. Me either. When does that happen

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Why Do We Grunt More As We Get Older?

We’ve all had something like this happen. You drop something on the floor. Something small, insignificant. Like a pen. So you bend down to pick it up and as you return to upright, a primal, monosyllabic

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The Day I Hit a Surgeon

“A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.” – Gertrude Stein I stood in the hallway of my office having a conversation with an orthopedic surgeon. We had just finished giving a lecture on

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The Exercise Mistake That Nearly Everyone Makes

  “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” – Voltaire When it comes to exercise, moving with proper form is important. Proper exercise form helps reduce the risk of

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