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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!

21 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Stretching for Boomers

In a recent Tweet I said June would be the month to focus on stretching tips.  Well we are still in June, so this is just in time.   Summer is the time we think about getting to the beach or the BBQ or the County Fair – so we want to work out and get […]

17 May 2009 ~ 1 Comment

The Power of Slow

I like the quote from jacket: ”The Slow philosophy is about giving each task the time and focus that it deserves so that you do it better and enjoy it more.” It got me thinking about the power of slow in relation to training/working out.   And as in previous blog entries, I aim my comments […]

10 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Always Learning Something New

Today I am sore. I am excited. I used muscles I had been avoiding; and at least I am admitting that here. When it comes to body-building, I love sharing, and I love learning – and this week it was learning. Because I had a recent birthday, my Gym offered me a session with a […]

19 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

The Fit Boomers

Seems we are a fit lot in general  –  and many of us making great strides to get there. (Us being the Baby Boomers.  My goal:  “Buffed-Boomer Queen”).  How about a few quotes from posts/articles I recently came across: “68 yr old female bodybuilder – definitely not a senior” – from a woman asking for […]

12 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Brown Fat – What is it and how do you get it?

What a concept – if you have lots of brown fat you are a calorie burning machine! Wait a minute – let’s look at all the facts. Scientists have known about brown Adipose tissue (“brown fat”) for many years.  Didn’t think adults had it, until they recently found it in specific areas of the body.  […]

04 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Train with your Brain

Sipping my electrolyte infused water between exercises, I glanced around the gym.  Couldn’t help but notice the woman on the adductor machine – staring into space as she rapidly worked her inner thighs – or at least intended to.  However, her mind was definitely elsewhere, likely anywhere but in the gym.  Then there was the guy doing lat […]

02 April 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Arms and the Woman

I had to check the date on my LA Times newspaper  –  figured I must have come across an old one I had somehow stashed.    Yes it was definitely 2009, and in the photo the first lady had dark hair and dark skin.  So was I really reading that “many women still believe that if […]