are you too old to workout?



Is it okay for seniors to workout? Don't ever tell me that I'm too old. I've been doing this for over 40 years and can't think of stopping. This is the section I've wanted to tackle for a long time. Why? Because I carry an AARP card too.

I know they're aren't alot of guys my age who've continued to train as long as I have. When I go to different gyms around the country, the first thing I notice is there are quite a few older men still pumping iron. In fact the next time you go to a gym early before the doors open, check out the ages of the guys that are first in line. They probably all have a little grey in their hair.

Acutally my inspiration for creating this site has to do with guys my age. I can't tell you how many times I've overheard so called "personal trainers" giving advice to those members that desparately need their help. They never ask if they've had surgeries or if they have any limitations. Instead they seem mostly concerned with getting them in and out. Problem is, some of these members become discouraged or hurt so much after a workout that you never see them again. Now don't get me wrong. There are many qualified "trainers" sprinkled about the land who give great advice. On the flip side, I've seen gyms where many young kids wear shirts that say PERSONAL TRAINER on the back and all their knowledge lies between the pages of an instruction manual.

The most important thing I can tell you is this...All the training routines that you'll come across in this site, have been tried by me personally.

You can now click here for an introductory workout. The one thing I never get tired of is training with guys half my age and lifting the heavier poundages. Maybe at my age it's an ego thing. Whether it is or not, I still feel pumped when I finish my workout knowing that I left nothing behind. Sometimes I find it hard to believe that my workouts are still intense and leave me gasping for air as I walk down the stairs. I often wonder why I continue to put my body through these stressful training sessions. After all, I don't compete anymore, although I have been seriously considering entering some Masters events, so what is my motivation. All I know is that when I skip a workout for whatever reason, I feel a little guilty. Don't ask me to explain because I don't have an answer. One thing for sure is that I get a better nights sleep when my body is taxed and needs rest.

Something I can promise you is that I will answer any question that you may have regarding training, nutrition, etc. The whole purpose of my writing is to pass along my knowledge and to convince you that your never too old to workout forever...