Super excited to share today’s episode with you all. Dr. Kaye Cussen (70) and Janet Cussen (60) are Melbourne-based sisters.

Kaye approached me over 4 years ago and asked me to teach her handstands. A year later her sister Janet joined in for the ride.

They are now doing handstands and other impressive bodyweight skills like skin the cat and chin-ups.

What’s most impressive about both Kaye and Janet’s success is the level of strength and skill they have both attained is higher than many men in their 20s!

If you are interested in hearing more about building long-term strength and skill into your 60s & 70s this is an episode to listen to.

09:20 πŸ’ͺ Both Kaye and Janet have seen significant improvements in their upper body strength and endurance over the past few years, even achieving goals like chin-ups and wall handstands.
18:06 πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈ Regular mobility work, especially exercises like Jefferson curls and the couch stretch, has greatly improved Janet’s flexibility and hip mobility.
22:46 πŸ’‘ The program is recommended for individuals who prefer functional fitness over traditional gym workouts and for those who may need customized training due to injuries or specific needs. It may not be suitable for hyper-flexible individuals.
26:04 πŸ”₯ Many people may initially be skeptical about the effectiveness of this type of training, but consistent practice can lead to significant improvements in strength and fitness over time.
26:30 🚫 Stopping training completely after an injury is discouraged; it’s better to adjust exercises and work around injuries to maintain progress and prevent long breaks in training.
27:26 πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ For those in their 50s, 60s, and beyond, it’s never too late to start improving strength and mobility. Start gently and progress slowly.
28:06 πŸ’ͺ Even one session a week can yield benefits in terms of flexibility and strength. Consistency over time is key to building muscle and strength.