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, smaller muscles means less strength, quicker fatigue, less overall ability, and more fat on your body. One of the reasons this happens is that the blood flow in your legs, for example, slows. […]

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 utterance slips out of your mouth. You grunt. Now, picking up something heavy like a tractor tire, well, yeah, you would expect a bit […]

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 rotator cuff surgery and physical rehab. The audience was a mix of physical therapists, a few physicians, and some athletic trainers.  I thought the […]

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 injury and maximizes the benefit of the drill. But, could perfect form be a mistake? And when is the form you use good enough? And how do you know? […]

Two Exercises, No Gym Required, To Boost Longevity

As a “guru” I consider it my job to tell you things you need to know; things that can change your life or the path you’re on. You may not want to know what I have to share but that’s okay. I’m going to share it anyway. So, here  we go. Fact: The weaker you are, the greater your chances […]

Strong Men Live Longer

Cardio has been the centerpiece of a “healthy” lifestyle promoted by Conventional Wisdom. As long as you walk, jog, cycle, swim, or trudge on an elliptical or treadmill, etc you’re doing plenty for your heart, lungs and overall well being. You’re just fine. But, that’s only partly true. Yes, “cardio” can help your heart and lungs but it comes at […]