Mature Athlete

Strength training veteran Charles Staley is here to answer our readers' questions about life and lifting.
Strength training veteran Charles Staley is here to answer our readers' questions about life and lifting.
Here are the two essential questions you need to answer when planning your deload week.
This week I worked on my weaknesses and took some advice from a friend about varying my squat stance.
As the new year approaches, think about your average daily habits and look for opportunities to improve them.
I challenge you to explore your personal system of training and assess what's most important to you.
One of the advantages of weight training is that it allows for quantification of your body's response to stressors.
After a five-year hiatus, I’m going to do a weightlifting meet in May 2015.
After about two years of not doing a snatch, I hit 85% of my all-time best result this week. How is this possible?
If you aren’t already doing so, start documenting and tracking your daily, weekly, and monthly volume.
Whenever you’re about to perform a difficult physical task, a big part of you will want nothing to do with it.
I'm experimenting with high-frequency training, and also added a few new exercises into the mix this week.
Last weekend I competed at the Masters World Championships. Here's some footage of how it all went.
Traveling across the world has its ups and downs, and my recent trip to Copenhagen was no exception.
This week I set a bench press record for 2014. I've also shared my ideas for scheduling your workouts.
After thirty years in the fitness industry, I'm amazed at how many of the same mistakes I still see. Here are three to avoid.
Your mental climate during workouts is one of the most significant factors for success. Here's how to optimize it.
Specificity is both necessary and problematic. Not enough and you don’t make progress. Too much and you’ll fall prey to stagnation.