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Many Baby Boomer readers contact us each week seeking information about designing a resistance training program that takes into account their special needs.  Far too often, our readers are discouraged by twenty-something-year-old “trainers” with perfect physiques that have never experienced age-related metabolic slowdowns and/or injuries and impingements that are often part of daily life for those of us born before the 1960’s.  So, what’s a Baby Boomer to do that wants to achieve a high physique goal at a gym that only employs young clip-board trainers?  Follow our Legendary Fitness advice to create your own legendary physique!


Richard and Diane each present their favorite beginning workout routines in their latest Bodybuilding for Baby Boomers article on Bodybuilding.com.  Click here to read this current column.




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Richard is enjoying one of the benefits of academia as he only teaches during the first session of the summer semester.  While on vacation, he’s working to improve his college classroom website and our baby boomer website, www.legendaryfitness.comTake a look and send us your comments about our rapidly expanding website.  Currently we are expanding the bodybuilding section, but plans are in place to also grow the weight loss and training sections in the near future.  So, be sure to check out our website on a regular basis.


Diane participated in a national teleconference with dozens of representatives in the fitness industry working hard to determine the parameters for the first National Board Certification Examinations for personal trainers.  Dr. Sal Arria of International Sports Science Association is a moving force in the creation of the National Board of Fitness Experts to bring industry wide standards to fitness training.  To learn more, check out www.nbfe.org.


Baby Boomer Quick Tips and Facts

Aspirin once again is hailed as a wonder drug.  New research supports the use of aspirin for pain relief, fever, inflammation and to forestall cardiovascular problems.  The September 2003 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine reports the study of over 55,000 men and women where low doses of aspirin (81 mg, daily) reduced the risk of a first heart attack by 32% and the second by 15%. 

Medical College of Wisconsin.  MCW Heathlink.  http://healthlink.mcw.edu


Aspirin use for women.  The American Heart Association recommends an individual approach for aspirin use among women according to risk factors.  Low risk women (less than a 10% chance of having a heart attack within 10 years) is not recommended.  Intermediate risk (10-20% chance) women can consider aspirin providing they have controlled blood pressure levels and benefits outweigh the risks.  High risk women (greater than 20% chance) and those with documented cardiovascular disease should use aspirin therapy according to the AHA. 

American Heart Association Journal Report.  February 2004.  www.americanheart.org



How much do baby boomers spend on anti-aging cosmetics?  American Baby Boomers are spending more than $1 billion annually, with demand increasing in response to longer and healthier lives of the baby boomer generation.  But, at a recent New York City conference, experts from the American Federation for Aging Research and the Gerontological Society of America, reported that anti-aging products are growing at a much faster pace than the scientific evidence to support these new anti-aging products.  Dr. Miller from the University of Michigan states that longevity can be improved through exercise and sound nutrition.

WebMD.  June 2004


Limit diet soda to no more than two cans per day.  According to nutritionist, Tara Mardigan at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the sweetness in the diet sodas create cravings for sugary foods.

Vitality Magazine.  July 2004.


Eating out in restaurants more than three times per week increases total caloric consumption by 33% when compared to people that eat out only once per week.

Tufts University Research Center


Dentists get into the weight loss business.  Scientific Intake of Atlanta designed a retainer like device that promotes weight loss by making users of the custom fitted mouthpiece take smaller bites when eating.  Taking smaller bites requires more time to savor a meal and provides time for the satiety signal to engage.

WebMD.  May 2004


Train hard, train smart and make it a legendary week!

Richard and Diane








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