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Strongat40 is a complete health and performance platform for individuals over the age of 40. Our goal is to educate, engage, and challenge you to think about performance as you age. Strongat40 was founded by Olympic Champion Adam Nelson. When Adam retired from Olympic competition in 2012, he struggled to blend his passion for physical excellence in this new reality as a retired professional athlete. He saw many of his peers jump headfirst into training programs for a specific event like triathlons, marathons, and crossfire. The problem is that training for a sport isn't the same a training for health and wellness. His friends may have finished the competition, but at a huge costs. Strongat40 will redefine performance for the aging athlete. It will share the science of training online and in live events and encourage and reward performance through a series of online and live competitions.
You might be wondering why there’s a picture of me half-naked in my bathroom. I’ve started a new training program and this is way of holding myself more accountable. You can train along with me too. It’s a 40 day program. I’ve already written the workouts, but the key is to make sure you do[…]
Do you remember that thing called a warm-up? Maybe you had a coach who used to tell you run two laps and stretch out? Things have changed a lot in the last 40 years, so here’s a simple routine for you before you workout. It takes five minutes. You will notice the cumulative benefit in[…]
I first read about the FORTY DAY WORKOUT on Dan John’s website. A simple concept that reinforces the notion that consistent effort over time will produce remarkable results. It’s not rocket science. So I’m going to put the 40 day workout to a test. I will be posting my workouts so you can follow along as[…]
This is the first part of a 6 part series of proper movement. What if I told you there were 5 lifts you could do right now that would improve the quality of your life for as long as you live? Well, that’s a bit misleading. There aren’t five lifts. There are five fundamental movements[…]
I have to admit. I didn’t know what lifting boots were until after I arrived in college, but I didn’t feel the need to use lifting boots until much later. In fact, from 1992 until 2003 I relied primarily on running shoes. As a bigger guy there was no more durable shoe than the gray[…]
I am an athlete. I’ve been competing in organized sports since I was 4 years old. For the past 20 years, I competed as an Olympic hopeful and, eventually, 3 time Olympian winning the silver and gold medal in 2000 and 2004. Most recently I made my SIXTH Olympic Trials finishing 7th in my event[…]
Okay, so one of the benefits of being an Olympic champion in track and field is the network of sports apparel companies that I have access too. Let’s face it. Shoes are expensive. Shoes for big guys – lets call it over 225 pounds – must have different capabilities than shoes for little guys. […]
I recently read “Tri-Phasic Training” by Cal Dietz and Ben Peterson – http://store.xlathlete.com/product-p/triphasictraining.htm. So few fitness books delve into the true science of training, that it’s nice to find one written by someone who genuinely understands and practices exercise science. It’s also great that they shared actual programs as most of us don’t want to think[…]
Let’s Break Down Barriers I remember sitting at a bar in Estonia after a throws competition listening to two young American throwers complain about the lack of funding for throwers. They were convinced they would have to quit after graduation, to give up on their dream because there was no way they could train and work. At some point[…]