We are currently very busy with preparing to move from Red Bluff, California, to Vancouver, Washington. We expect escrow to close on April 14, 2017.
I will be exploring options for training in Vancouver in taijiquan, weightlifting, yoga, and walking. All new physicians will be chosen.
With all the changes, and moving workload, I expect I will be reducing some of my fitness activities until April 20, 2017.
My fitness goals and objectives for 2017 are outlined on a webpage. I need to review my goals and objectives on a weekly basis to stay on course.
Last night, I watched an inspirational documentary about senior athletes. It was called "Impossible Dreamers" and released in 2016. I highly recommend this documentary.
The New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle
By Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove. New York, Avery Penguin Group, 2006. Index,
301 pages. ISBN: 978158333389. VSCL.
"1. The best
muscle-building exercises are the ones that use your muscles the way they were
designed to be used. The Basic Exercises: Squat, Deadlift, Lunge, Push (Bench
Press), Pull, Twisting, Combo Moves.
2. Exercises that use lots
of muscles in a coordinated action are better than those that force muscles to
work in isolation.
3. To build size, you must
4. To build size and
strength, you must train hard but less frequently, with plenty of recovery time
5. The goal of each
workout is to set a record.
6. The weight you lift is
a tool to reach your goals. It is not a goal in itself.
7. Don't "do the
8. A workout is only as
good as the adaptation it produces.
9. There is no magic
system of exercises, sets, and reps.
10. Don't judge a system
by the physique of the person promoting it.
11. You'll get better
results working your ass off on a bad program than you will loafing through a
12. Fast lifting is not
more dangerous than slow lifting.
13. A good warm up doesn't
have to make your body warm.
14. Stretching is not warm
15. You don't need to warm
up to stretch.
16. Lifting by itself may
increase your flexibility.
17. Aerobic fitness is not
a matter of life and death.
18. You don't need to do
endurance exercise to burn fat.
19. When you combine
serious strength training with serious endurance exercise, you body will
probably choose endurance over muscle and strength."