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Some of my athletes have heard me using an elaborate "cue" lately. I've told some of them to think of the descending (eccentric) phase of the squat or the press as if they're simultaneously fueling and lowering a rocket onto the launch pad. At the moment the missile is...

June 28, 2017

(Last week, we published the YouTube profile of Greysteel athlete John C. linked above. Here is a more detailed profile of this amazing man by our friend Andrea Bassett, who interviewed John in early 2017.) 


In his 87th year, WW2 vet John C., decided it was time to pre...

 Hey all, I just published our newest installment on the Greysteel Channel. This is not one of our produced videos, but rather the lecture I gave at George Washington University on April 7. 

A plea to our website subscribers and people watching--if you like the v...

Last week, we lost the peerless poet, songwriter, novelist, and performer Leonard Cohen. Aged 82, Cohen was battling cancer and looking frail, but it turns out the proximate cause of his death may have been a fall

May have been. Cohen may have fallen as a result...

After decades of dominance by aerobics and "cardio," strength has made a comeback. Even some doctors have begun to catch up with the literature on the value of resistance training for health. Unfortunately, even when doctors do prescribe strength training, they usually...

Back pain is ubiquitous in humans. Nine out of ten will experience back pain at some point in their adult lives. In a small minority of cases, back pain is a sign of something sinister--pneumonia, heart problems, infection, even malignancy. If  your back pain is severe...

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As we age, we lose fitness—power, stamina, flexibility, endurance, and balance. But the most important of all fitness components is strength. In our fifth decade and beyond, we can lose muscle tissue rapidly, and we lose precisely those muscle fib...

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