Is Cardio Useless Or Harmful? Will It Make You Fat?

Lots of Cardio Makes Your Muscles Waste Away and Makes You Get Fat? Hmmm... what about "Ultramarathon Man" Dean Karnazes? The "Too Much Cardio is Harmful" Controversy I promised, in my recent post about shorter more intense┬átraining, to talk more about controversies over excess cardio. Much of the discussion is about too much volume of … Continue reading Is Cardio Useless Or Harmful? Will It Make You Fat?

A Nice Find- More on Heavyhands Pioneer Dr. Len Schwartz

I recently discovered a book I highly recommend: Strength Endurance: Reflections on the Legacy of Dr. Leonard Schwartz  by Chuck Huckaby, on Amazon. Like me, Chuck is a long time fan of the late Dr. Schwartz's work and the "heavyhands" approach of simultaneously exercising the upper and lower body with hand weights (which I described … Continue reading A Nice Find- More on Heavyhands Pioneer Dr. Len Schwartz

Another Side Effect of Covid19- A Proliferation of FKTs

Trail runners and hikers like to set the fastest known time (FKT) on various routes, some of them quite elaborate. More famous ones include through-hikes on the Appalachian trail, and rim-to-rim (or rim-to-rim-to-rim) in the Grand Canyon. Because of Covid19, a lot of formal races and other events have been postponed or cancelled, so FKT … Continue reading Another Side Effect of Covid19- A Proliferation of FKTs

Take the “Strongpath” for Successful Aging

I just finished the excellent book Choosing the StrongPath: Reversing the Downward Spiral of Aging, by by Fred Bartlit, Steven Droullard, and Dr. Marni Boppart. Fred is 85 years old, and vigorously pursues various athletic activities, including downhill skiing. His story alone is inspiration enough to make it worth reading the book. Stephen is closer … Continue reading Take the “Strongpath” for Successful Aging