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The Limelight At 80. NSG Week. Dreaded Burpees.

March 09, 2024 1 min read

The Limelight At 80. NSG Week. Dreaded Burpees.

March 9, 2024
Stories That May Interest You This Week

 

1. Finding the limelight at 80.

Sam Barnabas was 80 before he entered competitions. 80! He thought he was 20 when he jumped into the Empire State Games.

“Like a fool, I decided to enter too many events. I pulled a hamstring a week out and couldn’t do track, but managed to play tennis and badminton.”

Sam eventually found his groove. From The National Senior Games website, the story of a diplomat's son getting a late start and excelling.

2. The remedy for exercises you hate.

“No one likes to do things they aren’t good at,” said Crystal Fasano, a Brooklyn-based personal trainer and Pilates instructor. But “change happens when we get a little uncomfortable,” she said. The secret: Every exercise can be modified, and any version of an exercise counts.

This article is from the New York Times on those dreadful exercises Marines and sadistic football coaches love, like burpees.

There's a way to live through it.

3. National Senior Games Week starts Monday.

I didn't know this:

"While 70% of adults played sports as youth, only 20% of adults aged 50+ reported playing sports in a 2015 poll by NPR/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation."

Many Senior Games participants did not start competing in sports till their 50s, 60s, 70s or beyond. Now that they do, they are better for it.

Here is scoop on National Senior Games Week. 


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