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Where Did The Muscle Go

Sarcopenic Obesity                                                                                                                     

“Never eat more than you can lift” -Miss Piggy

Never eating more than you can lift is a nutritional strategy, but probably not the right one.  Americans lead the world in excess fat.  It is estimated at least 60% are considered either overweight or obese.  Not good.

The term sarcopenia can be defined as the age-related loss of muscle mass, strength and function.  The degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength with aging is about 0.5-1% loss per year after the age of 25 if you do no training.  Strength training and exercise have been shown to be beneficial in offsetting sarcopenia.  It is important to get strong and stay strong.

Decreased physical activity as you age has appeared to be the key factor involved in producing sarcopenia.  Recently, it has been found that an excessive amount of adipose tissue may also contribute to muscle loss.  Excess fat may even accelerate the loss of muscle mass and strength with aging; an unwanted, but related synergism.  Hence, the term sarcopenic obesity‘ now graces the literature.

Increasing your strength is tough; keeping your strength as you age is tougher. Managing your body composition goes a long way in helping keep you strong. Professional coaches that deal with aging athletes must be cognizant of the roll of adipose tissue and muscle.  Managing your weight as you age is critical.  Get lean to stay Strong.

Pendulum Hip Press




The bench press is performed in multiple ways; a variety of grip widths, feet up, feet on the floor, different speeds of movement, variable ranges of motion, various percentages of 1RM and more. All affect muscle activation during the pressing...

All Five Fingers

Using a Power Grip on the Pendulum Rope Pull The hand has its greatest gripping strength when utilizing a ‘power grip’, that is squeezing with all five fingers. When the thumb is negated, grip strength has the second greatest capability...

Hip Engagement 

There are an abundance of techniques utilized and taught to target the hips when squatting. Ankle, hip and thoracic mobility, posture, quad dominance, bar weight, bar height, stance and form adjustments are just a few of the things coaches address....