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Workout and Diet Advice for Women over 45 We are over 45, and as the Boomer generation we are not slowing down, because “we can still do it all”, right? We don’t like to admit that those ‘kids’ who can bench press more than we can, cycle harder and faster up the hills or can leap higher in dance class, are doing something that we likely wont do as fast/hard/heavy again. Hey we could do this 20 years ago, and we are sure we can do it again…

Privately, however, most of us realize that though we can still ‘do it all’, we have to do it just a little differently; set alternate fitness goals, take care of our joints and bones, Even for that crowd smugly thinking they missed the Boomer generation…… some have already reached 45 and the rest are right behind.

My blog is about and for the women who recognize themselves in this description. The blog addresses women and exercise – with an emphasis on weight-training and body-building – giving some advice, synthesizing relevant research, and mostly having fun.

I know I can still do it - why else would I be taking Break Dance classes!

31 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Women and Personal Trainers – Part 2 – Getting the Most from your Fitness Trainer

Now that you have selected your trainer, negotiated the price and number of sessions, how do you get the most for your money?  And as a reminder – this is a business relationship  –  each party has obligations to make the relationship function productively. I have had personal trainers for short periods occasionally over the […]

19 December 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Women and Personal Trainers – Part 1

Last week, my guest spot topic on Carl Lenore’s Super Human Radio Show was about Women and Personal trainers.  (The link to the show is posted at the end of this blog post.)  The topic is so broad and deep, and on the show we covered a small part, so I have this pent up need […]

07 December 2009 ~ 3 Comments

What do I do with this Machine?

Women have both an advantage and a disadvantage when starting out weight-training. The advantage is we have no expectation of having to prove we can lift heavy weights the first time we go to a gym; the disadvantage is that many of us are intimidated because unlike men we were not introduced to weights when we were younger.

28 November 2009 ~ 0 Comments

How much Protein to include in your Diet?

Boy what an emotionally charged topic – with opinions all over the map.  The idea for this topic came to mind after I saw, in the space of a couple of days, radically opposing views on animal protein as a source of human nutrition.  On the one hand, an online body-building coach encourages high levels […]

13 October 2009 ~ 6 Comments

We All Have Six Packs

The title of this post comes from a sentence in an article on abs from a guy with really great abs.  Yeh, I know there are a lot of hot guys with great abs – see the plethora of calendars, online and offline, making the rounds now that 2010 is in sight.  You haven’t seen them? Maybe I can find […]

27 September 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Follow up on Variety in Exercise Routine

A few weeks ago I blogged about “mixing it up”  –  changing and adding variety to your fitness schedule.   I made mention of some ‘Butt’ exercises I had found and planned to try.  Amazingly I couldn’t find that great set of exercises again.  Found similar but not the ones I was so excited about when I […]

27 September 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Mud Runs

It is just what it sounds like  –  a grueling run through mud (not by accident) and a variety of obstacles.  The annual Mud Runs take place all over the US in Summer and Fall.  Here is a link to the search I just completed using Bing.  Google brings up a similar result.  Some are 5 miles or 10K (just over 6 […]

25 August 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Variety is the Spice that Keeps the Motivation

I don’t know about you – but I have been working out with weights for a lo-o-o-o-ng time.   I really notice it when the workout routine comes around to the start of the cycle and I think “man I just did legs….  or so it seems”.   Does no-one else get that feeling?  Is it just mydays […]

10 August 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Looking Young and Fit is ‘Whack’* if you Act Old

Of course our objective in working out and bodybuilding is to stay healthy  –  but who are we kidding, it is also to stay looking and feeling young ( well at least a good deal younger than our chronological age).  So it seems ironic that  we give ourselves away, by acting old in oh so […]

13 July 2009 ~ 3 Comments

The Athletic Training Pyramid

I wish I had thought of this, the Pyramid, it makes so much sense.  Conditioning gurus view athletic training as a pyramid.  They use it for football players, surfers, runners, cyclists (I’ll bet Lance knows all about this) to make sure the athletes get to and stay at the top of their game.  The pyramid […]