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Consistency and Perseverance

February 15th, 2016 at 4:33 am » Comments (0)

Tweet It’s been a long time since my last post on The Iron Game blog. I have just turned 63 which marks a mile stone for me-50 yr. of weight training. Starting at age 13, my hands have gripped the bar for at a minimum of 10,400 workouts, i.e. 50 yr. at 52 weeks times […]



New Post Up at BuckeyeLeaves.net

March 8th, 2014 at 3:59 am » Comments (0)

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Update

November 19th, 2012 at 11:18 pm » Comments (0)

Tweet This past year has been a year of transition and hard work for me. Having worked two jobs for over a year, I finally quit one and am full time now in my new career. Because of this I was not able to update The Iron Game like I wanted to. I am able […]



The Sanctuary of The Gym

April 22nd, 2012 at 11:51 pm » Comments (0)

Tweet Over the course of the last several months I have been entrusted with opening up a few times a week for King’s Gym in Bedford, Oh. Being that I live an hour east of this great facility, my waking time is around 2 am. I would like to share this past week with you […]



Use It or Lose It! Welcome to 2012!

January 1st, 2012 at 8:36 pm » Comments (1)

Tweet Do you have goals to improve your life in 2012? The Iron Game is a good start to get you going and achieving whatever your goals or resolutions may be for this coming year. It all begins with getting physical! Let me explain-New year’s resolutions are a defense mechanism, or excuse for achievements that […]



Ebb and Flow of The Iron Game

May 20th, 2011 at 2:08 am » Comments (0)

Tweet As a member of The Iron Game for most of my life, I have noticed an ebb and flow at the gym where I train.  Why do some people go to the gym and barely break a sweat and others train their butts off?  Then there are those who used to train hard yet […]



About Self Discovery

February 22nd, 2011 at 1:24 am » Comments (0)

Tweet This activity is about self discovery, there is no one way to train just as there is no one way to cut a cake.  For seasoned weight lifters who are not competing in organized power lifting or body building events, but compete with themselves just for the love of training and the benefits you […]



Tis The Holiday Season! Don’t get stuck in a rut, try these aerobic alternatives….

December 8th, 2010 at 10:38 pm » Comments (0)

Tweet Sometimes we feel like we’re stuck in a rut with getting bored with our regular aerobic routines.  Here’s how I solve getting out of that rut with a sound aerobic alternative to the traditional running on the treadmill, using the step climber or peddling on the stationary bike.  I do high volume reps, 16 […]



Revisiting A Time Tested Old School Movement

September 12th, 2010 at 10:37 pm » Comments (0)

Tweet This message is for those of you who have been disciples of the The Iron Game for literally the better part of their lives.  I’m directing this to those folks who may have started their weight training in their teens and have continued through their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.



Old School Training Is Best

July 31st, 2010 at 5:03 pm » Comments (1)

Tweet Fundamental weight training movements are your basic tools. That is a formula for success, whether you’re baking cookies or building a house. When it comes to muscle it’s never a bad time to return to the basics. If you’re a newbie looking for the best place to start, or you’ve been at it so […]



Slow and Steady Wins The Race

May 16th, 2010 at 3:57 pm » Comments (0)

Tweet Remember the story of The Tortoise and The Hare? Both were engaged in a race with one being much faster and quicker, the hare, while the other one was much slower and not very quick at all, the tortoise. When the race began the hare got off to a quick and easy lead while […]



Value of Focus-Simple may be the best way to go!

April 11th, 2010 at 8:37 pm » Comments (1)

Tweet For us seasoned lifters, continued gains can be made by reducing the number of exercises performed per body part per workout. I’m currently finding out that less is best in terms of the number of exercises performed per workout. So here’s my story: Over the last several weeks I have redirected my attention to […]



The Confusion Principle-Growing by Resting!

March 8th, 2010 at 11:27 pm » Comments (0)

Tweet In baseball a pitcher will confuse a hitter, keeping him off balance by mixing up the pitches. One moment the hitter might see a fast ball, followed by a curve ball, change up, knuckle ball to a slider. In order for the batter to be a complete player he needs to recognize each pitch […]



Perseverance-A Test of Will, Character and Common Sense

February 10th, 2010 at 1:51 am » Comments (0)

Tweet This message is especially for those who are long time veterans of The Iron Game. In your 20’s and 30’s, if your focus was on training real heavy, as mine was, you’re into benching, doing inclines and sit down behind the neck presses with some very serious weight! You’re rocked up and strong as […]



Get Serious Or Go Home-A Key To Build Muscle

January 18th, 2010 at 10:59 pm » Comments (0)

Tweet Welcome to a new challenge! Remember, we need to keep this great activity fun and sometimes a short term change can be a good thing! On occasion it’s a good idea to make a change from focusing on gut busting, heavy training for strength and instead focus on training to increase muscle size. Of […]



Quest For The Perfect Movement

January 2nd, 2010 at 8:35 pm » Comments (0)

Tweet Guys, I’ve been weight training for a long time, 43½ years and I am still learning, still discovering new things. What I discovered recently was a small subtle change involving one’s descent from an upright starting position down to the bar as you execute a sumo deadlift. This new found discovery goes something like […]



Take Your Training To The Next Level With “Pulse Reps!”

December 4th, 2009 at 1:18 am » Comments (0)

Tweet Want to take your workouts to another level? Well, there is a way to increase the stress level and benefit of certain exercises within your program by incorporating short 2” to 4” partial movements after you have completed your target number of regular full range reps per set. As a reminder, you’ve heard me […]



It’s Time To Invest In You!

November 4th, 2009 at 12:11 am » Comments (0)

Tweet A thought, a realization hit me, like a sledge hammer square in the middle of the forehead while training one day last week and it was this: With all of the turmoil, bickering and uncertainty about the state of our economy and the status of our current health care system, we now more than […]



The Value of Change

October 2nd, 2009 at 12:00 am » Comments (0)

Tweet For young people who participate in sports, maximum gains during your off season program are achieved by following a disciplined program in terms of your set/rep scheme as well as the order in which you perform your exercises. For you, it’s all about “sawing wood.” That is, working consistently hard and giving it your […]



Technique and Mental Pre-Set Approach

September 14th, 2009 at 9:17 pm » Comments (0)

Tweet It starts with your feet and focusing on the mid-point of the bar. You are your harshest critic, you expect and demand maximum results through maximum effort on every rep of every set you perform. So your approach must be disciplined, focused and everything must be correct before all Hell breaks loose as you […]



Attention-Exercises That May Be Hazardous To You!

August 31st, 2009 at 8:29 pm » Comments (0)

Tweet For seasoned folks who have been long time enthusiastic participants of “The Iron Game”, consider this a helpful guide of exercises that may pose as a hazard to you. As we get older we start to lose flexibility and will begin to experience joint discomfort. This doesn’t mean we have to quit training, rather […]



Summer Training

August 16th, 2009 at 7:01 pm » Comments (0)

Tweet Are powerlifting or body building the only two types of training? No! I say there is training during the hot months of summer and training during the cooler months which make up the balance of the year.



Training Without Your Training Partner

July 30th, 2009 at 9:53 pm » Comments (0)

Tweet It is quite difficult to match the intensity of training by yourself than what you normally have when your blasting away with your training partner. Often times, your partner is the spotter that you can trust, which affords you the luxury of focusing on maximum all-out effort for every rep of every set you […]



On Occasion Let Instinct Take Over-(Part II)

July 13th, 2009 at 8:55 pm » Comments (0)

Tweet Achieving your strength and fitness goals are a result of adhering to a consistent, disciplined program. Improvements in size, speed, power and endurance are a direct result of the body’s ability to adapt/adjust to the stress you place on it during your training sessions. We are talking about stress and adaption (through rest and […]



Stimulate Don’t Annihilate-I Say BS-Welcome to the routine called “Four Quarters.”

July 1st, 2009 at 9:22 pm » Comments (0)

Tweet Over the course of the last several months, I have had the good fortune of hooking up with a training partner who is on my wave length in terms of intensity, focus, heart, desire and competitive spirit. Scott Sharpless is a dynamite training partner. His job requires a lot of travel which causes him […]