Month: December 2016

My Golden Rule for Senior Athletes

  72 yo male in very good aerobic shape (swimmer)… I started weight lifting to maintain strength. I started with enough weight in each exercise to just make a set of 10 reps. Ended up with generalized soreness and achy feeling all over. What is the proper way to back off enough to avoid the negative after effects while still getting some benefit from the lifting routine? –Terry The first thing I like to get out of the way when speaking with seniors that exercise is to consider yourself an athlete. What? I am 75 years old! How can...

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Best Exercise to Stay Fit into your 80’s

Hi! Thank you for your site and information. My father is 85 years old and is having difficulty with circulation (resulting in swollen legs), bone on bone knee issues/arthritis, weakness/shakiness when walking and occasional dizziness. His arm muscles are getting smaller – he was always a healthy strapping man he had bypass surgery several years ago and is on no drugs except Coumadin. What type of exercises and advice can you recommend that would help him gain arm strength and leg strength considering knee pain and stiffness is a problem. He uses a rollator and the only place he...

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