After I turned fifty I decided to make a fitness comeback. I liked the idea of being in the second half of my lifespan and yet being in the best shape of my adult life. I wondered, what would it be like to feel better than I ever have before? As this new goal … [Read more...] about How to Plan Your Fitness Comeback
Human understanding of physical movement is reaching a new level of maturity. Science is helping us understand what techniques produce healthy results in the shortest amount of time.
Professional coaches and exercise kinesiologists are also contributing to the field with their practical, hands-on experience working with athletes. This section of Over Fifty and Fit reveals evidence-based fitness techniques that improve strength, symmetry, posture, agility, balance, mobility, and appearance.
The glutes are meant to be strong in human beings. The gluteus group is built from three muscles – maximus, medius, and minimus. The maximus is intended to be among the most powerful of our body's muscles. The gluteal muscles that comprise a person's buttocks are … [Read more...] about Glutes! 13 Exercises for Firm Buttocks and Symmetrically Developed Legs
Health protocols can help you to feel better, look better, improve your health, lengthen your lifespan, and experience a higher quality of daily living. Hugo Rietveld, Age 56, is an inspiring example of what can be accomplished when strategic health protocols are … [Read more...] about 10 Health Protocols that Will Help You Look Better Naked
Metabolism is a process within the human body that occurs as the food a person eats is converted into energy. Some people's metabolisms operate more efficiently than other's. Generally, you want the food that you eat to burn as energy instead of being stored as a fat … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to Turn Your Metabolism into a Fat-Burning Furnace
Becoming physically fit after age 50 is more challenging than getting into shape at age 30. What would it be like if you were an even stronger person than you are right now – mentally, emotionally, and physically?Would being stronger create more positive outcomes in … [Read more...] about 10 Counterintuitive Ways to Become More Physically Fit After Age 50
Try this complete upper-body workout using a resistance band to create strength, shape, and definition in your torso. I am an enthusiastic fan of the resistance band, particularly when training the major muscle groups of the upper body. The genius of a resistance … [Read more...] about Resistance Band Workout for Upper Body
The Pinterest discovery engine makes it easy to save images and videos onto Boards and Sections – to help you remember those interesting new exercises the next time you workout. My least favorite part of exercising is not the doing of it, it's the planning of it – … [Read more...] about How to Program Your Workouts Using Pinterest
Try this 20-exercise functional-fitness training workout with sprints to help your body reach peak conditioning. You can burn more calories with sprints. Get lean and strong! Sprinting is an excellent way to wake up a sluggish metabolism so that it can burn fat … [Read more...] about Sprints and Cone Drills for a Trim Body
Plyometrics is a type of training that produces fast, powerful movements. These 12 jumping exercises – when done properly – give you stronger thigh muscles and firmer glutes. Jump Your Way to a Trim Physique The word plyometrics is basically just a fancy way of … [Read more...] about Plyometrics! 12 Jumping Exercises to Help Give You Great-Looking Legs
Get firm and flexible! This 17-exercise mat program requires no equipment or gym membership. The best workouts are the ones that make you functionally fit – not just isolating the major muscle groups but also engaging the smaller, stabilizing muscles, too. Mat … [Read more...] about Mat Exercise Program for Strength and Flexibility – A No-Gym Workout