The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40

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The Barbell Prescription: Strength Training for Life After 40 directly addresses the most pervasive problem faced by aging humans: the loss of physical strength and all its associated problems – the loss of muscle mass, bone mineral loss and osteoporosis, hip fractures (a terminal event for many older people), loss of balance and coordination, diabetes, heart disease related to a sedentary lifestyle, and the loss of independence.

The worst advice an older person ever gets is, “Take it easy.” Easy makes you soft, and soft makes you dead. The Barbell Prescription maps an escape from the usual fate of older adults: a logical, programmed approach to the hard work necessary to win at the extreme sport of Aging Well. Unlike all other books on the subject of exercise for seniors, The Barbell Prescription challenges the motivated Athlete of Aging with a no-nonsense training approach to strength and health – and demonstrates that everybody can become significantly stronger using the most effective tools ever developed for the job.

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Authors:  Jonathon M Sullivan & Andy Baker

Product Details:
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: The Aasgaard Company
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-0-9825227-7-6
ISBN-10: 0-9825227-7-0
Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.5 x 1 inches


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Dave Bowen (Tucson, AZ) - August 14th 2018
This was the first "Starting Strength" type book I purchased, and it has become the foundation of my program. I continually go back to it as a Masters Athlete for information on nutrition, programming, and physiology. The specific information it offers for older athletes is simply great, and its comprehensive nature means that I can return to it for additional information as I implement the lifts and programming it recommends. After reading it cover to cover and highlighting so much th [ more]