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The older you get, the weaker your body becomes. An adult
over age 40 should start to experience a decrease in muscle size,
strength and recovery time. Bones becomes increasingly more fragile and
more prone for injury.
Testosterone levels begin to decrease and the ability to build
quality muscle decreases greatly. Joints begin to ache after a hard days
work. However, there is an easy way to slow this aging process down.
Simply follow a good diet with a good routine and you can slow down this
decay on your body.
* Monday: Chest / Triceps
* Tuesday: Rest
* Wednesday: Back / Biceps
* Thursday: Rest
* Friday: Shoulder / Traps
* Saturday: Rest
* Sunday: Thigh / Calves / Abs
Do 5 minutes of light cardio before workouts to get the blood flowing
through the body. Do 30 minute of moderate intensity cardio after
workouts. Be sure to stretch before and after workouts. Allow 2 to 3
minute rest periods between each set.
Before the Internet I used to read books. It sounds funny to say
that because I probably spend a couple of hours a day reading stuff
online. I’m pretty certain that is why my list of favorite books have
only 2 that were written this century.
- Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman
I have read this book 5 or 6 times and have given it as a gift once. My
brother gave it to me after my girlfriend was killed in a car crash. It
was my first experience with death and grief and it really threw me a
downward spiral. I honestly believe that Des giving me this book kept me
alive. There is so much wisdom in it that I will read it every couple
of years to refresh my understanding.
- Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
I have read this book three times and given it as a gift twice. It’s
another recommendation from my brother and I’m still coming to terms
with the significance of the lessons Gladwell offers. It an easy book to
read and the real world examples are keenly relevant and very
illustrative. It gave me the reasons why I should trust my gut. It is an
important book for those of us who still engage people in real-space.
- Feeling Good – The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns, M.D.
My dad suggested this one to me. Reading it was an awakening for me. I
had never considered the act of thinking before I read it. After words, I
developed an interest in the science of thinking. It’s just too bad I
read it in the last 2 months of university.
- A Day In the Live Of Ivan Desinovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
I have read this book 6 times. During my first year at Ottawa University
I took a half year English class to satisfy one of their requirements.
We were placed according to some criteria. I am convinced that they
placed me in the wrong class because I didn’t know the difference
between a noun and an adjective. English literature was what they gave
me and it’s what I did. This book and a C- are all I took out of it. I
read this book at night when the job I’m doing at the time is getting me
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
I have read this book once, in grade 6. But I’ve probably seen 4 or 5
different movies / TV versions of the it. I loved the story and liked
that the kids were doing all these cool things. I guess I wanted to be
Tom or Huck because they didn’t let the rules get in the way of their
- Speed Trap: Inside the Biggest Scandal in Olympic History by Charlie Francis
I have read this book 3 times. I bought it because one of my high school
teachers coached Larry Cain during those Olympics and his description
of the Canadian athletes shock and disbelief after the positive result
was released was intense. Charlie Francis tells a compelling tail of
what it took to be the fastest man on earth. The chapter titled “The
Running” captures the entire 100 meter race with complete clarity. It’s
the best chapter of a book I have ever read.
- Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt
I have read this book once. McCourt seems to write from the perspective
of a 5 year old boy. You feel sorry for the life he’s living, but
grateful that he’s too young to know just how bad he has it. Tis, the
follow-up book was also very good.
- The Regulators and
- Desperation by Stephen King under the pseudonym Richard Bachman.
I have read each of these books once. They tackle the same story from 2
completely different perspectives, one from the suburbs and one from a
desert town. I’m sure King could tell it another 10 different ways and
all would be best sellers. It’s hard to go wrong when you’re starting
- Getting Things Done by David Allen
I have read this book once, but some parts of it 2 or 3 times. It’s
another one Des recommended. It’s a time management book. The biggest
tip I took out of it was about adding the next physical step you need to
for each item on your to-do list. Doing so allows your brain to
consider the loop closed for now and divert effort over to the task at