"I think I have found a fountain of youth, and it flows out of a barbell."

"at present there is absolutely no solid evidence that strength training—or any other exercise or dietary program—will substantially prolong our life spans. But the preponderance of the scientific evidence, flawed as it is, strongly indicates that we can change the trajectory of decline. We can recover functional years that would otherwise have been lost."

This is why I lift!! This is why I'm passionate about encouraging other people to lift weights. It's not just all about looking good or building a nice set of biceps, or having 6 pack abs- it's about quality of life. There are so many good things in this article. If this doesn't make you believe in the power of strength training, I don't know what will:  http://startingstrength.com/articles/barbell_medicine_sullivan.pdf



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