Category Archive for: ‘Conditioning’

Ask Well: Squats for Aging Knees

Ask Well: Squats for Aging Knees By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Ask Well I’m looking for exercises to strengthen aging knees. I’m in my late 60s, and I take part in dancing, weightlifting and yoga. All this makes me feel good, gives me plenty of energy and helps me control my weight. But my knees hurt enough to make me wonder how …

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For Older Runners, Good News and Bad

Sometimes it’s good news when a study’s hypothesis is not proved. That was the case, certainly, with a new study of older runners, in which researchers assumed that athletes over 60 would be noticeably less efficient than their younger counterparts. For the experiment, published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, researchers at the University of New Hampshire and …

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For Amateur Golfers, A Bad Swing Can Be A Real Pain

By DALE ROBERTSONHouston ChronicleOct. 19, 2008 The empirical, which is to say observable, evidence suggests many amateur golfers don’t think they need to be physically fit to hit the links every Saturday morning after a week of wheeling and dealing from behind the desk. Nothing could be further from the truth according to physical therapist Russ Paine. As a five-handicapper, …

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