Month: June 2017

Strength training helps older adults live longer

Have you noticed that your strength is not what it used to be? Getting out of that chair, going up those stairs, lifting up the dog for a kiss. As we age, muscles just become less efficient. I was quoted last month in an article by Erin Arvedlund in the Philadelphia Enquirer about strength training for seniors. She asked what I thought of a new study by Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. In this study researchers found, “Older adults who strength trained at least twice a week had 46 percent lower odds of death for any reason than...

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Tim Caso: Weight Training for Older Guys

Tim Caso has more than four decades of weight training and competitive weight lifting experience. He has represented the United States in International Olympic Lifting Competition, and was the weight lifting coach for a New Jersey High School. He is proud to say that his training partner and two of his fellow lifting teammates were members of the U.S. Olympic Weight Lifting Team. Tim currently teaches Olympic Lifting at various Crossfit gyms throughout the Philadelphia region. Weight Training for Old...

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