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!
In this section is an online workout menu, comprising videos of exercises, with written instructions, which combine to make an all-over workout.
The training exercises are all very traditional-style exercises, very effective and which can be performed at home or in a gym. Many of the exercises are body-weight exercises, but a few use some wieghts. Always start with a weight that is too light for you and work up to heavier weights gradually.
There are several exercise programmes which have been designed as a General Conditioning work-out, a Lower-Body workout, an Upper-Body workout and a Cardio workout. Or you can choose to follow your own programme and combine the exercises as you see fit.
There is also a whole series of "warm-down" stretches to be done after exercising to minimise aches and pains, and to increase flexibility and suppleness.
Also in this section are articles about training for Silver Greys. These will provide help getting fit, and keeping fit, how to avoid injury, etc.
If you are new to training and working out, you might find it useful and informative to read our Guide to Working Out.