What Can Your Body Do?

Once you joint the “Fitness Over Fifty” club, you need to realize the human body is actually quite impressive.   All the things it can do is nothing short of a miracle.   But, for purposes of this writing, we’ll stick with the physical stuff, ok?

The human body can run, jump, stretch, flex, bend….just to name a few things. So what does that mean for you, the fitness over fifty person?

Simply put, if you truly do understand the power the human body has, then you would know it is important to develop and improve those traits as much as possible.

I’m not going to talk about which workouts you should or should not be doing. Why, because just about everywhere you turn, another website is popping up telling you to lift this amount of weight or do this exercise instead of that one, and stuff like that there. Continue reading

Workout Mistake by People Over 50

When people over 50 start working out, they tend to make workout mistakes.  Oh sure, everyone makes mistakes in all walks of life, that’s just nature.

But, if you can avoid a workout mistake before you start working out, isn’t that a good thing?

Today, I’m going to discuss one workout mistake people over 50 make when starting to workout.

One of the biggest workout mistakes is not balancing the muscles when working out.  Let me explain a bit…. Continue reading

Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat?

The question, “Does Muscle Weigh More Than Fat” is one for the ages!  In the fitness world, the “muscle weigh more than fat” argument has gone on for a LONG time and I’m sure it will continue.

BUT, I’ll add my thoughts on this “muscles weighs more than fat” argument.  Lately, I’ve been reading quite a bit about muscle and fat and this weighs this much and that weighs that much and bla bla bla. Oh, believe me, if you’re into numbers and how everything breaks down into grams and centimeters and how 1 gram of fat burns 9 calories and….well, you get the picture, then it’s truly fascinating. But let’s face it, how many of us really like to understand that kind of stuff? Not a whole heck of a lot of us, right?

Now, if we were competing in body building or figure, that’s a whole different perspective and everything little ounce and gram needs to be accounted for, that’s just the nature of that sport. And if you compete in that sport, you know what I’m talking about.

But, for the person who wants to workout to be fit and healthy, getting that in depth with Continue reading