Uncharted Waters.

Wow! The world has just turned upside down! Almost no-one who will be reading this will ever have experienced anything remotely like this. Our website promotes health in later life through strength and fitness. The people we have met and interviewed over the years are already living a life that goes against conventional wisdom about being older - so they are thinking outside the box in the first place. We know therefore that all SGSC athletes will take on this challenge as imaginatively as they approach life in general.

We ourselves are sticking to a daily routine which involves running outside and doing strength work in the house. We are also making sure we do plenty of stretching to keep ourselves as supple as possible. It seems to us that regularity is the key.  

We realise more than ever how lucky we usually are to have so much freedom to live, train and do the sports that we love. In the future when all this is over, on days when we don’t want to push ourselves so hard we will be aware of how fortunate we are to have that choice.

Maybe the lock-down will even bring new people to experience the benefits of exercise and hopefully they will continue the habit once this crisis is passed.
Stay strong, stay healthy. Life’s a Game - Keep Playing!

The oldest base jumper


One of SGSC's missions is to promote continuing strength and fitness throughout the whole of life. We believe that maintaining your physical condition enables you to maintain the maximum possibilities for yourself, both in the physical and mental arenas. We haven't any idea about what Dorothy Custer does in the way of keeping strong by going to a gym or anything like that, but we can tell you one thing, even if she does nothing she has certainly maintained her adventurous frame of mind.

Not our usual thing, but....

We don't usually promote other people's advertising campaigns, and especially not for underwear, but....


Exercise and the Brain - it just gets better

Following our report on Dr Michael Merzenich's work on brain plasticity - the process of the brain whereby it builds neural pathways as a response to learning - there is news from the University of Edinburgh that exercise helps to protect the brain against age-related changes.

Ironman World Championships 2012

The Ironman World Championships took place as usual in Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i on October 13th. For those who don't know, Ironman is an extreme version of Triathlon, in which competitors complete a 2.4 mile ocean swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile (marathon distance) run.

Brain Training

On this site we generally concentrate on physical training to, on the one hand, continue to pursue the extreme and adventure sports and activities that we love for far longer in our lives than perhaps previously imagined and, on the other hand, enjoy the benefits that the results of such training bring us in our lives outside the actual sports. Well, in fact such training is not limited to the physical sphere according to Dr Michael Merzenich, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Posit Science.

You Must Keep Active

The US Government Agency Centers for Disease Control has published a feature on the importance of regualr physical activity. Read it here or read our digest here.

Sports Performance and Ageing

Here's an interesting article about Sports Performance and ageing. No-one seems to be in any doubt where it will all end, but what happens between now and then can be strongly affected by the effort you put into maintaining conditioning.

Push the Limits

And here's the opposite … sort of.

Don't worry about winning, just enjoy the ride

Here's an interesting article from the Health Journal of the Wall Street Journal.