“Getting ‘old’ is a choice, until it’s not a choice anymore. I have always had the attitude that my body is my body, and I will make it do what I want it to do, not what my age ‘allows’ it to do. …I am going to rage against the dying of the light. Pick up the bar. Grab the rings. Squat heavy, and often. Look aging in the face and laugh. I will not go gentle into that dark night.”
With these workouts from coach Tom Kelso (pictured below), aging can be an opportunity to get stronger and fitter than ever. Tom has written over 110 weeks of workouts for athletes who want to age with strength. That’s over two years of free workouts to keep you busy.
Meet the Coach
When it comes to strength and conditioning, Tom is a veteran. He received his Master’s Degree in Physical Education from Western Illinois University in 1984, and since then has worked in a variety of prominent positions in the strength and conditioning field. He served as Head Coach for Strength and Conditioning at Saint Louis University (2004-2008), the University of Illinois at Chicago (2001-2004), Southeast Missouri State University (1991-2001), and the University of Florida (1988-1990).
Currently, Tom works as an Exercise Physiologist with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and trains clients at Pinnacle Personal & Performance Training in Chesterfield, Missouri. Read all Tom’s articles here to learn more about his approach to strength and conditioning.
Tom has covered all the bases with these workouts. Whether you want to get stronger, swim in a Masters competition, or finish a 5K with your best times ever, you’ll find a cycle to meet your needs. And if you don’t, let us know what you’d like to see in the future!
Click the Cycle Names Below to See Each Program
Photo 2 courtesy of Jorge Huerta Photography.