Strength Training Blog

These articles are geared toward strength training because we normally lose about 8 percent of muscle mass per decade beginning in our forties, and even more in our sixties.

Golfer for Life?

I live in a golf and tennis community in Estero, Florida half of the year; golf is a major activity as well as a major topic of conversation. If asked how long they want to be able to play golf, … Continue reading

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Why Use a Trainer?

I’ve found that, no matter how much I say that I won’t, I end up primarily doing the same exercises when I’m working out. I’m comfortable with them and feel that they’re helping. The problem is that my body gets … Continue reading

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Funtional Fitness: Why Do We All Need It?

A friend of mine plays golf five days a week and does little else for exercise. He defends his inactivity and relatively poor diet by extolling the longevity of his parents. His mother lived into her late nineties, his father … Continue reading

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Strength Training: When Is It Too Late To Start?

I recently read about a man who lost his wife after many years of marriage. He also lost a daughter at about the same time. He was at odds as to what to do with his free time so he … Continue reading

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Strength Training: Is It Good For Golfers?

The 1970s, 1980s and 1990s produced a lot of terrific golf instructors: Bob Toski, Paul Runyan, Davis Love, Jr., David Leadbetter, Peter Kostis, Jim McLean and many more. They made a huge contribution to the abilities of professional and amateur … Continue reading

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Strength Training: Heavy or Light Weights?

A friend initially questioned my recommendation that he lift weights “to fatigue,” meaning to the point where he couldn’t do another repetition of an exercise using proper form. Once he confirmed the accuracy of the recommendation, he said that it … Continue reading

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No Braces, No Canes: Strength Training Changed His Life

I’m sure there are individuals who’ve had more health problems than Bob, but I’ve never met one. Bob, now 70, has had hyperthyroidism, ulcers, chronic kidney disease and a heart attack that required two stents. That’s just for openers: Three … Continue reading

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Strength Training: How to Maintain Muscle Mass as We Age

Repeating an exercise to the point where you can’t do it any more is often described as doing it “to failure,” “to exhaustion” or “to fatigue.” Considering the power of words, I prefer the latter. Performing a strength training exercise … Continue reading

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