Blog Posts - Strength Training



Dumbbell Biceps Curl Standing on a BOSU

I believe in working as many muscle groups as possible in one exercise because your body is dynamic in every activity you do.  Using a BOSU as a part of your strength training program is one of the best ways of hitting all your muscle groups in...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Dec 17, 2016

Pullups, One of The Best Overall Upper Body Exercises

A properly executed pullup is one of the best exercises for strengthening and developing your upper body.  Pullups strengthens your arms, upper back, and your core, it's one of my favorite exercises when I want to get a good upper body workout i...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Dec 11, 2016

Fitness Over 50, You Can Be Stronger Next Year

Lately I've noticed a lot of fitness videos and programs aimed at those of us over the age of 50.  It seems that these programs have good intentions, however the exercises and fitness routines they recommend are more geared toward people in r...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Aug 27, 2016

The Benefits Of Protein As You Age

 Protein is one of the most important resources for the body, and is considered a "macronutrient," a nutrient which is necessary in large amounts to maintain a healthy body. Protein is found in every cell of the human body, and almost entirely c...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Aug 26, 2016

TEKS T - REX [FAST TWITCH]

Buy –TEKS T-REX is the ultimate training system for fitness and conditioning. A multi-functional High Speed tm isokinetic athletic training "circut" - consisting of ( 5 ) FAST TWITCH isokinetic machines mounted on a steel base platform. Each device...
by Sports items of great need on Aug 22, 2016

TEKS T - REX [FAST TWITCH]

Buy –TEKS T-REX is the ultimate training system for fitness and conditioning. A multi-functional High Speed tm isokinetic athletic training "circut" - consisting of ( 5 ) FAST TWITCH isokinetic machines mounted on a steel base platform. Each device...
by Sports items of great need on Aug 22, 2016

Dead Wedge (TM) - Deadlift Jack Alternative for Your Gym Bag - Raises loaded barbell and plates for effortless Loading/Unloading - Perfect for Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Crossfit, Home Gyms, or anyone performing heavy lifts such as the Deadlift

Buy –Loved by thousands from gym owners and elite athletes, to average gym rats. The Dead Wedge fits in your gym back and saves you the precious energy needed to smash Personal Records. The Dead Wedge is simple, superior to other solutions, an...
by Sports items of great need on Aug 21, 2016

Health and Strength Over 50, Cardiovascular Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise known as cardio by most in the fitness profession is associated with numerous health benefits; therefore, it is an invaluable part of any fitness program. Cardio exercise is any activity that increases the work of the heart an...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Aug 12, 2016

Strength Training Over 50, You Must Lift Weights

As you age strength training is the best thing you can do to improve your health and fitness level. Strength training is important because around age 40 you start to experience muscle loss. “If you don’t do anything to replace the lean muscle you...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Aug 3, 2016

Strength Training Over 50, Age is Only a State of Mind

Many people believe that once you reach the age of 50 your health and fitness start to decline.  That's an urban myth and here's why.  People who perceive themselves as old and feeble are more likely to stop participating in the activities...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Jul 29, 2016

Strength Training Over 50; The Benefits

While I can personally attest to the benefits of strength training in my life, below is additional information from the Fitness Professional's Guide to Strength Training Older Adults by Thomas R Baechle, and Dr. Wayne L Westcott.  After reading...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Jul 24, 2016

Strength Training Over 50; Exercise Reduces Low-Back Pain

Here's another great benefit of starting and staying on a regular strength training program.  Medical professionals estimate that four out of five American adults experience occasional or chronic low-back discomfort.  Low-back pain is respo...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Jul 17, 2016

Sharon Simmons, Former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Hopeful, Gives 8 Lessons On Aging Well

Sharon Simmons, Former Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Hopeful, Gives 8 Lessons On Aging WellA very inspiring article from the Huffington Post written by Anthonia Akitunde.  Below is an excerpt. Last year as hundreds of beautiful and talented women a...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Jul 11, 2016

Strength Training Over 50, Three Exercises to Strengthen Your Back

Performing a regular strength training program is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your muscle mass and strength as you age.  Below are three of my favorite exercises for developing and strengthening the muscles of your up...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Jun 24, 2016

Strength Training Over 50, Three Exercises to Build Strong Legs

Having strong legs is the foundation of having a strong body, and if you are over 50 it's even more important to build and maintain your leg strength.  As a personal trainer I see a lot of knee and hip surgeries that probably could be prevented...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Jun 18, 2016

Build Your Fitness Program Around Strength Training If You Are Over 50

I'm in my 50s and I've spent over 20 years in the health and fitness industry as a personal trainer so, I believe I'm qualified to say this "If you are over 50 and you neglect to make strength training the major emphasis of your fitness program you'r...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Jun 10, 2016

Competed In My First Powerlifting Competition

I just competed in my first powerlifting competition last Saturday, the 2016 USA North Carolina Powerlifting Championships.  It was a really big show with over 100 of the state's best lifters competing.  When I checked-in and I saw all thos...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Jun 7, 2016

Are You Investing in Your Health and Fitness to Prepare You For Independence as You Age?

Many people put aside the necessary funds for retirement but they neglect to invest in their health, and fitness for physical independence as they get older.  How much can you enjoy your retirement years if you are physically broke?If you are ov...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Jun 3, 2016

3 Days Until the Big Powerlifting Event

Okay, it's only 3 days until I compete in my first powerlifting competition and I'm a little nervous.  Just had my last workout before the event this Saturday and I'm feeling pretty confident that I will do well.  Although, I have to admit...
by Forever Fit and Firm on Jun 1, 2016

The Daily Strength Training Challenge

Get even healthier with the free green smoothie booklet >> I received so much positive feedback from my Walk Every Day Challenge (it’s so nice to hear that others are in a similar situation!) that I decided to share with you a... The...


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