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February 28, 2018

Build Muscle even with a Bad Knee

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Building muscle when you’re over 60 is tough enough. It gets even harder when age-related issues like arthritis get in the way. This begins as a personal story.I got some bad news recently. I’m going to need a knee replacement surgery. I’ve had a bum right knee, bone-on-bone, for nearly 40 years. Arthritis finally got […]

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February 12, 2018

Myths about Muscle: Reality vs the Freak Show

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There are a lot of crazy myths about muscle.Women in particular seem to be negatively affected by it. Have you ever heard a woman say she wouldn’t touch a weight for fear of looking like a man? To be certain there are women like my wife who know differently and hit the weights with gusto and […]

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February 7, 2018

Beginner Dumbbell Workout Program


Here’s a 4 day per week plan using only adjustable dumbbells and an adjustable bench. It should take only 30 – 45 minutes per workout. It’s ideal for the beginner or someone who has limited amounts of equipment available.If you’re just starting out, take it easy at first. Your very first goal is showing up […]

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January 25, 2018

Resistance Bands: Full Workout

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If you’re not already familiar with Resistance Bands, you should get to know them.They are an inexpensive but great source of smooth, constant tension on your targeted muscles. And they are very versatile. Below, you can see a quick video I put together that takes you through a 4 day Full Body workout in less than […]

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January 23, 2018

Muscle Building Inspiration: Matt Parisi

Need a little inspiration? Check out Matt.He’s the guy pictured on deck this past summer, fishing for tuna off Gloucester, Ma. He’s got a great build. Check out those traps, delts and arms.Would you believe he’s 68 years old and has only been training for a couple years? There’s even more to Matt’s story.Matt Parisi […]

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January 21, 2018

Don’t Give Up on Yourself

Don’t give up on yourself. Easy to say, but how? They say that last week (mid January) was the most depressing time of the year. Holiday fun was over, the bills started coming due and all the talk about looking back on life got us all a little down-hearted.Those things are especially true for people […]

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