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Fitness Success Stories (16)
We've heard many success stories over the years, and here are some of them that are especially noteworthy and inspiring.
 

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Two Middle Aged Men

Meet the Challenges of Aging

In the Pool:

Good Morning Mr. Bass,

Today marks 10 years since I rediscovered (I had followed your columns in Muscle and Fitness in my twenties) your writings and had emailed you asking about the use of the Tabata Protocol for my Masters Swim training.
 
Your response that day and article suggestions from your website led to a complete revamping of my training, eating, fitness and health philosophy and practices. I have never been more dedicated and passionate about training than I have during the last decade. I anticipate the first of each month for new fitness articles on your website and routinely re-read sections of my copy of Great Expectations for ongoing planning and motivation.
 
I would like to thank you for your influence, writings and example of what a healthy active lifestyle can be for any individual at any age.
 
Best wishes to you and Mrs. Bass and continued success in your training for 2018.
 
PS: As requested, here is a photo taken this morning at swim practice.
 


Photo Courtesy of David Margolian


 
I also noticed from reviewing all your other Success Story articles that many of your readers included workout and diet information. Here is mine if you wish to use it:

I am 54 years old, 5' 10" and weigh about 147 pounds with 6 - 7% body fat (I have been fortunate to have maintained these levels since April of 2008).

I currently train and compete year round as a Masters Swimmer. I train for 9 months of the year in an indoor pool (it is currently 10 degrees Fahrenheit outside as I write this) and for 3 months in an outdoor pool when it is warmer. I swim train 3 times per week consisting of two interval workouts of varying lengths and recoveries on a 12 week cycle and one technique swim. Sessions are short with the emphasis on quality, not quantity. I do two full body weight workouts per week focusing on compound movements and progressing to momentary failure. In addition, I add 3 short stationary cycling or run or walking sessions for recovery and enjoyment on non swimming days.

My eating plan consists of fresh or frozen vegetables and fruit, whole grains, lean meats, fish and almonds or cashews. I am also partial to natural peanut butter for extra oil. I eat meals and snacks 5 times per day, watching my portions but never being restrictive (I consume about between 2500-3000 calories per day depending on my activity level) Each Sunday, I take the day off from formal training, maintain my eating plan, but treat myself to a homemade sundae for dessert at dinner. 

I have been able to modify and adjust this plan over the last 10 years. It is sustainable, measurable and enjoyable. Thank you for your guidance in helping me achieve (and set new) fitness goals.
 

David Margolian

Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada

February 1, 2018

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On the Mountain:

Dear Clarence

I am just writing to you to say thank you.

I have been reading your work since the 1980s, and you have had a significantly beneficial impact on my health and life. This has many aspects, but for the sake of brevity I will name two.

First, you helped me disengage from the all too common cycle of over training, with the deleterious effects of injury and poor health that went with it.

Second, in more recent decades, you have helped me meet the inevitable challenges of aging with a positive mind. I attach a photo of me alpine climbing in New Zealand eleven months after having my right hip replaced (Iím fifty five in a few days). I send this not in any way to brag, but rather to emphasize that it is possible to live full and rich lives despite the inevitable process of getting older. You have been a significant figure in helping me maintain a sensibly optimistic attitude toward what I can do as the years go by.

    
Photo courtesy Rob Leach



I wish you all the best, in life and in training, and I look forward to reading your work for many years to come.

Rob Leach, Melbourne, Australia

February 1, 2018


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Ripped Enterprises, P.O. Box 51236, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87181-1236
 or street address: 528 Chama, N.E., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87108,
 Phone AND FAX (505) 266-5858 , e-mail: cncbass@aol.com ,
 Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8-5, Mountain time

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