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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...

On October 28, 2017, at Kratos Strength and Conditioning in Evanston IL, Greysteel Athletes Ann and Carson competed in the US Strengthlifting Federation's Fall Classic. This event is held simultaneously all over the country, and is open to everybody. Contested lifts ar...

Recently I published an article on Starting Strength on the use of volume in strength programming for Masters. In this article, my colleague and Barbell Prescription co-Author Andy Baker and I discuss the concept of volume sensitivity in the Masters Athlete, which we h...

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...

May 15, 2017

 A senior citizen uses barbell training to reverse the life-limiting affects of weakness. 

For 4 years, Ann B., a 75-year-old retired nurse, hardly talked about what her son Brad, an Associate Professor of classical studies, was doing in his shed in Virginia. Ann did...

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...

About a year ago, I called up this guy I know, a Master's Athlete, very strong and knowledgeable about lifting, to discuss a few business matters. 

"Just a moment, Sully," he said. "I'm all wrapped, and I need to go do my set." 

So he put down the phone, and I could he...

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...

YOU CAN GET STRONGER!
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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