Strength and power workouts have always been my favorite (see the video below). I love feeling strong and, I admit, I’m a fan of big muscles.
At the ripe old age of 47, I’m still feeling strong. Actually, I feel stronger than I have in a few years. In this video I dead lift 300lbs. That’s the best I’ve done in years. It took me 5 weeks to accomplish. Now I’m working on my next goal – one rep at 350lbs.
Setting and reaching goals like this has been a part of my routine since I started. Competing with myself is a source of motivation. I strive for continuous improvement and track all my workouts. Being able to monitor my progress over a long period of time is very helpful.
The older I get the more motivated I am to keep training. I’m inspired by people like Clarence Bass and others who continue to look great and stay strong well in to their 60′s and beyond.
As we age, we do experience a natural reduction in some aspects of our physical abilities, and there is a natural loss of lean muscle tissue, but we don’t have to settle for that. While we can’t stop the aging process, we can certainly slow it down and lessen the negative effects.
I believe my best years are still to come.
P.S. Any of you young guns are welcome to come to a boot camp class and try to keep up with me.