Tyler Robbins Fitness

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3), USA Weightlifting Level 1

Day 27 - Tyler's Book Club

Well, not really. But I do need to give a quick review of a book that I am a big fan of. It is called "Younger Next Year." There is actually a version for guys, and a version for the gals.

The book is written by Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge. The original version is aimed at guys that are either at, or approaching retirement.

"Announcing the paperback edition of Younger Next Year, the New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller, co-written by one of the country’s most prominent internists, Dr. Henry "Harry" Lodge, and his star patient, the 73-year-old Chris Crowley. These are the books that show us how to turn back our biological clocks—how to put off 70% of the normal problems of aging (weakness, sore joints, bad balance) and eliminate 50% of serious illness and injury. The key to the program is found in Harry's Rules: Exercise six days a week. Don't eat crap. Connect and commit to others. There are seven rules all together, based on the latest findings in cell physiology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and experimental psychology. Dr. Lodge explains how and why they work—and Chris Crowley, who is living proof of their effectiveness (skiing better today, for example, than he did twenty years ago), gives the just-as-essential motivation.

I have personally read this book cover to cover a few times now and seem to pick up a few new insights and pieces of advice every time I read it. In fact, this book was one of the inspirations to begin my own blog (hence the tagline "A Better You, to Grow Younger Every Day!"

Crowley is a 73 year old patient of Lodge's, so by spending time together, these two have become friends and obviously co-authors of the book.

They take turns, alternating chapters throughout the book, giving you life rules that you should live by. As I said, these 'rules' are technically aimed at guys edging towards retirement, but I assure you that these rules can be, and should be applied to all!

Crowley has a very funny, down-to-earth way of writing, giving you advice in more layman's terms, followed up by a chapter written by Lodge who then gives you the scientific background and information behind what Crowley previously discussed.

One of the best aspects of this book, in my opinion, is the fantastic outlook you will see for yourself. One of the major themes of this book is that most people dread the idea of getting older, and that the aches, pains, illnesses, and diseases are "just part of getting old!" In fact, as Crowley and Lodge teach you, it is entirely possible to age gracefully and be active and healthy for the rest of your life...just follow their rules!

Great book, great price, I highly recommend this one!

Quote of the day:
"One thing you can’t recycle is wasted time."
-Harold V. Melchert