Boost Your Brain with Weightlifting

weightlifting and the brain

Your Brain and Weight Training Tests showed that seniors who trained with free weights, dumbbells and weight machines just once or twice a week improved their cognitive ability by almost 13 percent after working out for a year. What’s interesting is that a similar group of women who did toning and balance exercises actually regressed in their decision-making abilities and focus. Lifting weights, it turns out, slows older women’s cognitive decline. The study was published in “Archives of Internal Medicine.” Tests showed that seniors who trained with free weights, dumbbells … Continue reading

Game of Thrones Actor Breaks 1,000 Year-Old Weightlifting Record

Hafthor Thor Bjornsson

Breaking a world record is impressive, but when a bodybuilder takes it upon himself to shatter a record from myth it’s something that gets people’s collective attention. That’s why Game of Thrones Actor Hafthor Bjornsson, an Icelandic power lifter who competes under the name of Thor, drew so much attention when he accomplished a feat even the heroes from the sagas couldn’t manage. What Did He Do? According to legend there was a great Viking hero who had the mast of a longship laid across his shoulders. In the myth … Continue reading