I'm Mark Lowe
Although I became a regular gym go-er in my 40s and getting reasonably fit, I found I plateaued as I hit 50. I wasn't getting the results I was looking for and I was gaining the 'wrong' weight. At 51 I was introduced to barbell training and that transformed everything for me.
I'm curating tips, tricks, general information, and learnings from my own experience for anyone looking to be fit at 50 plus.
Learning to Squat over 50
What does it mean to learn to barbell squat when you are over 50?
I share my experience going from absolute beginner to becoming an enthusiast.
As we age, it's important to maintain our physical health, and strength training with a barbell can be a great way to do so. Not only does it help to improve muscle mass, but it can also increase bone density, which is especially important for those over 50 who may be at higher risk for osteoporosis. Here are some great barbell exercises for people over 50: Squats Barbell squats are