Tuesday, June 14, 2011

“Strength and Fitness for a Lifetime: How We Train Now” - Review

Almost a year ago now you might remember that I interviewed Fred Fornicola.  Fred is a great guy - straight forward, not bound by dogma but interested in what works to get results for the average person.

He has been around the training world for some time now and has begun to reflect a little on the lessons that those years of traning have taught him. 

Rather than just sit there and think about these things, Fred has recorded his experiences into a useful little book that is highly recommended.

In  “Strength and Fitness for a Lifetime: How We Train Now” - Fred has brought together a series of short interviews with a group of strength coaches and trainers generally in their 40's and 50's to detail their :
  • goals;
  • approach;
  • training schedule; and
  • sample workouts.
We often get bowled over by impressive routines on fancy websites and it is refreshing to see some basic information from guys that have been training successfully for years....AND ARE STILL AT IT.  These guys have survived and have a lot to teach us.  It is good to see how goals change towards health as people age, but that there is still an excitement about training and hitting the gym.

There are some well known names here (Clarence Bass is always a good read and has been an inspiration for years;  Dan John is in there too) - but there are also some guys of whom I'd never previously heard but who have some great experience and good ideas.  People like Dan Riley and Dennis Rogers    have some real wisdom to share.  It is interesting to read something more from Dan Martin - I've read his stuff on the Dave Draper site before.

Of course anything that includes Bill DeSimmone is always worth reading!

A great little book and well worth the $10.

Order here

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