THE BARBELL PRESCRIPTION

BARBELL TRAINING IS THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD

Fitness after fifty is possible, and strength is the key.

BARBELL TRAINING IS BIG MEDICINE (at Starting Strength)

Jonathon M. Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC

If I could get you under the bar, I could change your life.

YES, YOU CAN.

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Most of the reasons you have for not training are actually your best reasons to START training.

YOUR PRESCRIPTION IS AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD

Whether you're a relatively fit 52-year-old man who wants to get still stronger, or a 75-year-old lady who wants to arrest muscle loss, or a 90-year-old WWII vet who knows he's not done yet, the prescription is a program.

TIME IS TISSUE

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Preserving muscle tissue also helps preserve heart, brain, and bone tissue.

SQUAT EVERY DAY. FOR REAL.

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

We train these movements because they are the building blocks of human physical performance. We have to use them.

SHOULD YOU DO THE OLYMPIC LIFTS?

Jonathon M. Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

You can and should do Olympic Lifts, IF you meet the three criteria.

COPD AND THE ATHLETE OF AGING

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

Adults with COPD need strength training for all the reasons everybody else needs it--only more so.

TRAINING PARTNERS, KITTENS, AND PUPPIES

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC, PBC

The coach-athlete system may be complete. But it may not be completely ideal.

THE ARROW OF TIME, THE ROOM OF SHAME, AND THE ATHLETE OF AGING

Jonathon Sullivan MD, PhD, SSC

It's not about the weight on the bar, it's not about how you look. It's not even entirely about health. So what is it? Why do we train?