For those of you interested in barbells and lifting heavy, I've got a very simple, hopefully inspirational video for you today. It's a string of clips of me squatting over the past 6 months or so, and making some pretty decent progress in my squat strength. As you'll see if you watch to the end, I didn't always hit my goals, but that's part of getting strong and part of the sport of powerlifting. Click to watch. I hope you find it inspiring enough to make some progress yourself.
I know lots of guys who lift weights regularly, and have for years. Some want to be big and strong, others simply want to feel better. Despite these differences, almost without exception, they have one thing in common. Nearly all of them, myself included, started their weight training journey with the goal of getting "jacked", "shredded", or "huge".
Most diets are far too restrictive to continue long-term, especially in this era of so many delicious, high calorie foods. So what’s the solution? I think I‘ve finally figured it out, and I’m going to share it with you in this article. Here are four tips for losing weight when you’re lazy.
The funny thing about winter is that it seems to divide people into 2 groups. There are those who calmly accept it with grace and poise, and those who rail against it and complain at every opportunity. As time goes on, I'm sad to report noticing more and more of the latter sort, and less of the former. Here's a video I made discussing this in more detail.
I recently asked the guys in my Facebook group, Strength North of 50, to share their favourite inspirational quotes and mantras. These guys are all over 50, and committed to a strong, fit, and healthy lifestyle. If anyone knows how to reject age as an excuse for inactivity, it's these guys. I liked the quotes they shared, and I think you will too. Keep reading for a list of 13 quotes shared by strong, fit men over 50.
Ronald from Missouri writes: "Hi Robert, I'm a big fan of your site and Facebook group, and love your content for men my age (57 this year). My wife laughs at me because she figures I'll never actually take any of the advice I read. The sad part is she's probably right. It's not that I don't want to get stronger – I just don't have time."
The ability to fix things when they break is always valuable, especially when you've bought something useful but in some disrepair. This was my situation exactly when I purchased a high-end used leather powerlifting belt from a friend of mind. It was in great shape, except for a few rivets that held the leather together. Click here to watch a video on how I repaired the belt to be at least as good as new.
Don McNamara is a man I came to know through my Facebook group for men 50 and up interesting in strength and health. Don is 62, and is the 4th strongest powerlifter in his division in the USA. He hopes to be the second best before year end. Thing is, Don doesn't come across like a typical, proud athlete. He's incredibly humble, down-to-earth, and casual about his accomplishments.
The ideal man should have a broad range of skills that come in handy in life’s practical challenges. Without these, he and his family will certainly find themselves in a sticky situation at some point, without the ability to solve it themselves. Here are a few of the skills I feel should be in every good man‘s arsenal.
I recently received an excellent question from longtime Man Factory reader Phil. Click here to read his multilayered question, and my full, detailed answer about improving health and fitness when you're over 60.