Clean Fuel

Becky Holman

Clean Fuel

Feeling tired and lethargic during your workouts? Maybe it’s your gym. Is it cluttered, overcrowded or just plain messy? A mess can stress you out, and clutter distracts the mind, making it difficult to concentrate. If you train at home, organize your home gym. If you train in a commercial gym, talk to the owner about shaping up the place—or find a better-organized gym.             

How and Why Older Iron Enthusiasts Get Better With Age

How and Why Older Iron Enthusiasts Get Better With Age

by the Editors

 Look around. When most people reach middle age, they appear to have given up—or at least settled in for a severe beating from Father Time. It doesn’t have to be that way—physical collapse after age 40 is not, repeat not, inevitable.

To prove it, we’ve gathered the owners of a few over-40 physiques, pictured on the next few pages, and asked them to reveal their beliefs, secrets and regimens for maintaining that youthful appearance and exuberance (that’s “staying stoked” for you young whippersnappers).

Olympic Moments

Randall J. Strossen

Olympic Moments

 Olympic-style weightlifting burst out of its usual conservative, low-profile shell in the United States this year—first with a major role at the mediagenic Titan Games in San Jose, California, and then with its debut at the Arnold Fitness Expo in Columbus, Ohio. Weightlifting is the only iron game activity on the Olympic program, which automatically gives it very special status, but it has a relatively small following in the U.S., usually assuming a quiet role far from mainstream interest. All that changed this spring, though, as the sport moved from the wings to center stage with those two big-time events.

Bulletproof Lower Back

Bill Starr

Bulletproof Lower Back

Last month I went over the many reasons that aspiring strength athletes need to include at least one specific exercise for their lower backs in a weekly program. For young athletes or those just getting started on a strength routine, the lower back forms the foundation of all future progress in the weight room and success in any sport.

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