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MIKE CAMPBELL


I am a graduate of Resistance University and the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research. Since 1996, I have been training clients of all ages and fitness levels. I have worked with teen athletes, senior citizens, executives, post rehab patients, and those with special needs, such as cerebral palsy.
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It’s funny, in my 21 years as a trainer, I tend to think of clients ages’ as the age they were when I started with them. Over the past two days, I have been reminded that is not the case – and that’s not only a good thing, it’s an amazing thing. In one client’s gym, he has a picture of his 60th birthday celebration last year. This client not only doesn’t look 60, he plays a high performance sport, and is one of my strongest clients. I client I saw today reminded me that she is 74, and I don’t believe it. Not only is she very active, doing additional exercise activities other than training with me, she takes care of two young grandchildren on occasion, and that takes stamina. I am not taking the credit here. That goes to the clients and their drive to stay young. And it’s clearly working. So today’s tip is to stay active, keep doing everything you can to preserve what you have, and defy your age. Age is just a number, and it’s a useless one.

If an attacker pulls you towards him, one of the best moves you can make is to go with him, towards him, only faster. Add in a hip turn, and it will be hard for him to control you from the side. Be prepared for your body to strike his. He will end up disoriented since you disrupted the “expected distance”.

– Be healthy and safe,

Mike

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