Over 50 Strength Training – My Interview On The Bear Essentials Podcast VIDEO BELOW
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Charles Wallace on his Bear Essentials podcast.
Charles had just turned 50 a couple weeks before we recorded the episode, and had recently been turning his health and fitness around by adding some serious strength training to his life.
On his show, Charles has a wide variety of guests discussing tons of interesting topics, only one of which is over 50 strength training. Definitely check out his show (if you haven’t already) on your favorite podcast platform or on YouTube.
Our episode was actually a follow-up to a previous episode regarding the importance of resistance training as we age. He had been doing some research on the subject and was looking to get some expert opinions about it, and I was fortunate enough to be able to connect with Charles for this discussion.
Here’s the Episode Description from Charles:
This episode is somewhat of a follow up to a previous episode regarding the importance of resistance training. Over the past few weeks I have been doing research and looking to get expert opinions on the subject. Fortunately, one of those experts agreed to join the podcast to help inform all of you. His journey into fitness started a very skinny kid at age 13 where he started lifting weights at home, doing whatever exercises he could learn in bodybuilding magazines or mail-order courses. Next came high school wrestling, where he got me hooked on studying human performance, sports medicine, and how to get strong. Along the way he has been a collegiate and NFL strength and conditioning coach for the Tampa Bay Bucs and Jacksonville Jaguars and he has been studying, practicing, and teaching these things ever since, and today he is going to speak to us about that journey. He has studied under some of the top strength training experts in the world, experimented with countless training methods, and come up with a training program that increases strength and muscle mass safely, with minimal time spent in the gym. His goal is to share these techniques with us to eliminate lack of strength as an excuse for not doing whatever it is you want in life.
Here are some of the things we cover in the video interview (below):
What inspired me to start Strength After 50 .com
Is strength training good for over 50’s?
The turning point that started my fitness journey at age 13
Can you build strength after 50?
How strength training affects testosterone levels in men over 50
Should you lift heavy weights after 50?
How I merged physical therapy with strength training to create the Stay Strong Forever program
And much, much more!
Hi Dave – I’m interested in enrolling in the Stay Strong Forever program but, I’m unsure of how the build your own workout program works. Are there suggested excercises based on the equipment that you have? Is your workout the same every time?
Hi Ken, yes there are suggested exercises based on the equipment you have. The exercises are categorized by movement, such as upper body push, upper body pull, lower body push, etc. You can, and should, change the exercises periodically to a different one that performs the same movement, for example an upper body pull could be a dumbbell row, machine pulldown, chin up, etc. You’ll also be adding some Rebuilding exercises for injury rehab and/or prevention, which are personalized for your situation, and you get an exercise menu to choose from for those. If you get stuck I’m always here to help.
Hi Dave: William Mullings here. I just listened to the podcast on the bear essentials. I had already been receiving your emails, so I am familiar with your work and approach to strength training. I am the same age as you are, just about to turn 60 on July 24th. I am a life-long exerciser, much like you in many ways–except I went the Exercise Science route and earned a M.S. in that field and worked in Cardiac Rehab before becoming a full-time caregiver for my aging parents. I am most interested in learning about your expanded home gym program—looking forward to that roll-out. I am in Savannah, GA–a bit too far to drop in and learn from you in person. Anyway, enough chatter–just a note to tell you how much I appreciate your work!
Hi William, great to hear from you! Thank you for the kind words. I too had to care for my aging Mom and Uncle so I understand how challenging that can be. I love Savannah, my wife and I were just there this past November, too bad we didn’t know each other then 🙂 The Over-50 Home Gym Workout Program has had some delays, hopefully I can get it completed soon, if you’re getting my emails you’ll be the first to know when it’s ready!
Hi Dave. Just wanted to say that I enjoyed the podcast. Very specific and informative. I ‘m looking forward to your home gym program.
Best regards, Jay
Thanks Jay, glad you enjoyed it. I’ll let you know as soon as the home gym program is ready!