John’s Blog


What works in a squat?

Hi John – I was looking through Shape magazine online “for fun” and came across this from David Kirsh – some trainer to some stars….. WHAAATT?? Worried about “bulking up your quads”…… not to do a “traditional squat”…. Well, when I do a traditional squat I feel mostly my hams and adductors and glutes. Hams […]

How do you work the backside without building up the quadriceps?

Question out of a magazine: Here’s another butt workout question. How do you work the backside without building up the quadriceps? Michele’s answer: If someone is worried about bulking up their quads, they’re not going to do a traditional squat. They’re going to do a wide-stance squat or a plie squat, which is second position […]

The National Senior Games

Every state has a Senior Games competition similar to the Olympics with over 20 sports to compete in. You must be over 50 to participate. The top two winners in each category may compete every other year in the National Senior Olympics. In 2009, I participated in the games held at Stanford University in Palo […]

Master’s Pan American Games

I had wanted to compete in the 2009, UCI Worlds in Austria but I just couldn’t make it happen. Instead, I chose the Master’s Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic. I left on Friday, October 30th but with my layover in New York, I didn’t arrive until Saturday afternoon. It seems there aren’t many […]

Amanda Vogel’s article “Weighing in on The Biggest Loser.”

I would like to commend Amanda Vogel on her article “Weighing in on The Biggest Loser” which was recently published in the IDEA Source Magazine. The article was informative and she did a good job of presenting both sides of the story. I, on the other hand, don’t need to be so diplomatic I think […]