A few years ago, I stepped on the scale and saw the highest number I had ever seen. It was not a pleasant experience. Maybe you've been there.
By that time, I was already in my mid-40's and I thought it might be too late for me. Not wanting to just give up and accept my fate, I decided to hit the gym. At first, it was just getting on the treadmill for 30 minutes at a brisk walk. Gradually, I added a little bit of jogging. Eventually, I started lifting some weights.
It quickly occurred to me that I really didn't know much about what I was doing. Rather than wasting a bunch of time doing useless exercises, I decided to learn more about how to train effectively. I found the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) and decided to try their program. A few years later, I have several certifications with ISSA and plan to get a couple more.
Not content to stick with only one source, I branched out and started finding other knowledgeable people in the strength training industry and started reading books and blogs, listening to podcasts, watching YouTube videos and everything I could to learn as much as possible. What can I say? I'm a bit of a research geek that way.
Now, I recently hit 50 years old and I'm in the best shape of my life and ready to share what I've learned. I know that not everyone is interested in all the reading and research, so I do the academic heavy lifting (pun intended) for you so that you can benefit from it, too.
Let's get started!