Life At 60 & Knee Advice

I wrote “Age Re-Defined”, an eBook, in 2012, at age 56. It was published in 2013. I recommend it to anyone seeking to learn more about fitness, wellness, and nutrition, whether over 40, over 50, or 60+.  I also recommend it to persons interested in their first fitness certification, or in a refresher. “Age Re-Defined” is available from all major eBook retailers, for all devices.

 

"Age Re-Defined" Table of Contents

“Age Re-Defined” Table of Contents

 

In 2016, I turned 60. I continue to train, of course, and will likely put out some new content in the future specific to the age 60 theme.

In March, 2016 I added Sports Nutrition to my certifications, bringing the total to 5 certifications in fitness, wellness, and nutrition. CSCS-NSCA and Certified Wellness Coach are the two certs I covet the most. I also hold BA and JD degrees. As for the CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist), my own training favors conditioning more than strength, but not to the exclusion of strength. Oh, and I also happen to be an attorney, a jet pilot with thousands of flight hours, and a real estate broker, but I digress. (Proof positive, though, that you can have other interests and other obligations and still be true – committed – to your health and to fitness.)

July, 2016

July, 2016

 

Hours till 60. Last workout of 50s.

April 29: Hours till 60. Last workout of 50s.

 

 

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59. A couple of days before my 60th birthday.

60th birthday

60th birthday

 

KNEE HEALTH: Training Tips

Recently, I was on a treadmill at Gold’s Gym Venice. A woman, probably around late 30s or possibly 40-ish, was next to me. We began to talk. I mentioned that I liked to cross-train, described my plyometric and outdoor cardio regimen, and hinted that I was older than I looked. She said “Wow, you must have good knees.” This got me thinking: Do people automatically assume that 40+, 50+, 60 means knee issues?

I then passed these points along to her, which are basic but which she seemed to find enlightening:

1.) If doing a jump, land with knees bent.

2.) Leg Presses: Don’t lock out the knees. I once saw a guy celebrating the amount of weight he was pressing (seated, decline leg press). I didn’t say anything, but I noticed that he was locking his knees on every rep.

3.) Take the exercise surface into account: athletic surfaces are best (e.g., indoor basketball court surfacing); even grass can be preferable to a hard, non-athletic surface such as concrete. (People often overlook proper exercise surfaces when performing “one size fits all” exercise program DVDs, etc.) If you do a lot of stair work, consider wood rather than concrete.

4.) Consider taking a quality joint supplement.

These 2 I am adding for this post:

5.) Quality nutrition is important to joint health as much as it is to other aspects of health.

6.) Adequate sleep enhances recovery and tissue repair.

So, there you have it: I’ve still got it at 60, thank you. “Age Re-Defined” is still a great read. And tips for knee health. Stay Fit!

 

Robert holds 5 certifications: CSCS (Strength and Conditioning Specialist), Personal Trainer, Wellness Coach, Fitness Nutrition, Sports Nutrition. He is available for online coaching. He is also selectively available for speaking engagements. Inquire using the “Contact Robert” tab.

His eBook, “Age Re-Defined”, is available from all major eBook retail sites.