May 2, 2017

Member Profile – Meet the World Traveling Murphy’s

It’s with great pleasure that we introduce our good friends, Bill and Connie Murphy. The Murphy’s are longterm residents of Westborough and have members with us at ACCELERATED since early 2016. It’s been an absolute pleasure getting to know them and to work with them! Both Connie and Bill are natives of our Commonwealth. Bill was born and bred in Hudson and Connie in Blackstone and Uxbridge. They’ve been married for 33 years and are blessed with four sons.   Bill served in the US Navy, as a flight deck crew on the carriers USS Intrepid and USS Oriskany during […]
May 2, 2017

How Much Weight Should I Lift?

I am often asked the question… “How much weight should I be lifting?” As with many topics related to strength training and fitness, there is confusion surrounding this subject as well as many persistent myths out there.  And as with most such questions, the answer can be really straightforward and simple or it can be frustratingly complex. One such myth is that older people should never lift heavy weights. I often observe, you might even say “catch”, some of our older members working with weights with which they do sets of 25 or more reps. When I suggest that after […]