Staying fit over 50

A little known fact, before I started this photography website I had a Wordpress blog dedicated to fitness journey my running adventures. It was actually starting to gain a following and to tell the truth I kinda miss it.

So as any of you who have read my blogs can tell I like to write on many varied topics but I never went back to one of my biggest passions in life, my pursuit of fitness and longevity hacks.

Since I travel so much I have a lot of spare time on my hands. Time that I spend reading articles and listening to podcasts. If I had to guess I’d say I’ve logged thousands of hours learning about running, lifting, nutrition and to use the term Dave Asprey coined Biohacking.

So with all that said I decided to start up my fitness blog again to fill in the space between photo sessions. What I hope to achieve is to spark discussions and questions from those of you that read this and want to know more and learn from my successes and failures. What I have found to work and what is complete horse shit, such as,

I would love to discuss and share any knowledge I have gathered over my many years of training, learning and experimenting with different techniques, strategies and supplements. I certainly don’t consider myself an expert nor do I hold any degrees but I think my years of experience count for something.

I thought I would start simply with a day in the life of my fitness journey.

Cold.jpg

5:55 am the alarm goes off. 6:04 the alarm goes off, 6:13 the alarm goes off 6:15 I get out of bed. I think this paints the picture well enough that I am sooooo not a morning person.

After completing two of the three s’s I take a cold shower just about as cold as I can stand. I’m hoping this fact stirs up some questions but I will cover why in another post. By 7:30 I’m dressed and making my buttered coffee. This is the only calories I will have until around 1 or 2 pm unless I’m forced to have a noon lunch like I was yesterday. The reason I don’t eat until one or two is because I give myself an eight hour window to eat, which is called intermittent fasting. There is a lot of debate whether the butter will kick you out of the fasting benefits but I believe it won’t because it has no effect on your insulin , but that is up for debate. I will also discuss fasting in another post but would love any questions you have.

7:45 I’m out the door and walking to work no matter the temp or weather. So by 7:45 I’ve had 32 oz of water and a cup of buttered coffee now I’m walking at a brisk pace and getting my metabolism kick up a notch for the day.

One or two pm it’s time to eat. I’m experimenting with a couple different products to see how they work and fit into my keto lifestyle. Without going into brand names the first is a MCT oil and butter coffee packet, the second is a keto meal bar (which is delicious and being delicious is very rare for a meal bar) and a fiber supplement.

meal bar.jpg

.


The reason I have added a fiber supplement is because with the keto lifestyle you don’t get a ton of fiber. You do get it from high fiber veggies but not enough and you need the fiber to help clear out the bad cholesterol from your body. We will go through the whole cholesterol lie in future posts as well.

By 3:30 I’m off work (in the winter only 5:30 in the summer) and I’m off to the gym where I focus mainly on compound movements and cardio work. I find that compound movements target all your major muscle groups and also limit your time in the gym. I’ve also minimized my cardio to help with my muscle growth and to help with my testosterone levels. These days I’m spending no more than 20 minutes on the treadmill. A typical workout looks something like this.

Sunday

Run 15 min 1.75 miles 7.0 mph 

Chest

Incline 15x100 8x150 7x150 6x160

Bench 15x113 8x188 8x188 6x223

Dips  15xbw 8x10 lbs 8x10 lbs 6x210

Bar pullover 15x40 8x60 8x60 6x70

Hammer strength crunch 50lbs x 30

Yin yoga variable time

As you can see I finish off with yoga. I find yoga to be a must have addition for a healthy lifestyle. Yin is what I have been practicing lately..

Sometime between 7:00 and 8:00 pm I eat a keto (ancestral) friendly meal.

Without filling in all the other boring details of my day that about sums it up.

I hope this stirred up some questions and or concerns that you would like to talk about or debate. Don’t be shy, even though you do fit within the keto and paleo plan I will not bite. If you would like to debate something I would be more than happy to talk to you about whatever it is in a mature reasonable nature and will listen and value your opinion even though I may not agree. Please give me a like, give me a share , sign up for my email list so you won’t miss a post but most important participate in your own health journey I’d be happy to help you if I can.

Scott



Mr. Mitzel

Mr. Mitzel

To see this guy coming at you can be intimidating. I’ve had a good time watching him from the sidelines and on the court over the last few years, I sure feel sorry for the guys that go up against him under the basket or standing across from him on the line.

Read More

Italy Part 2

Italy Part 2

I’m sure I was walking around looking like a dumbfounded tourist with mouth agape at the amazing scenery. I was both in awe and humbled by the beauty and history of this country.

Read More

Italy Part 1 of 3

To say we had fun would be an understatement. From the time we landed in Milan to the time we flew out of Rome it was one adventure after another. The views, the food, the people, the smells, the art, it was the trip of a lifetime.

Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting the images I captured during the trip. This weeks pictures include the people of Italy, the Bridger High Students and parents along with our new friends from the City of Angels and street performers. Next week will be landscapes the third week will be art.

For reference the first 6 pictures were in Milan (Milano). The next 9 were in Venice (Veneziana). After Venice there are 18 pictures from Florence (Frienze), 1 from Assisi then the rest are from Rome (Roma). The last 4 was in the lobby of our hotel in Roma with our new friends from LA, our bus driver Mario and or tour guide Giuseppe. I almost had the LA seniors talked into coming to Montana to get their school pictures taken and if you guys are reading this the offer is still open : ) Enjoy the pics, sign up for my email so you don’t ever miss a post and I’ll see you all next week.

Scott

Tristan

Tristan

This post has been a long time coming. As we all know once the holidays hit things turn upside down, sideways and get a little crazy to say the least. Just a heads of for the two of you that read this haha, this will be my last blog until after the new year. Along with the holidays my family and I are taking a trip to Italy, so my priorities are going to be elsewhere, but enough about me.

Read More

Grady

Grady

This session was a little different than most. We broke it up into two separate sessions, one on the Beartooths in the Spring and one after harvest in the fall.

Read More

They Played With Heart

They Played With Heart

This past weekend I had the pleasure of watch the Bridger Scout girls volleyball team compete in the Class C State Volleyball tournament.

Read More

Monochrome Montana Ep. 4 October

Monochrome Montana Ep. 4 October

It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve had a Monochrome Montana post so while I’m editing my latest senior shoot I thought it would be a great time to show you some of the images I captured around the state in October.

Read More

Coy

Coy

We couldn’t have picked a better day to photograph this future rock star.

Read More

Sweet 16

Sweet 16

A couple weekends ago I was hired to do a sweet 16 birthday session. So on Saturday morning we loaded up the car with photography equipment, the lady of honor and two of her closest friends and headed over the hill to Red Lodge.

Read More

Monochrome Montana Ep. 3 Absarokee

Monochrome Montana Ep. 3 Absarokee

This week my travels took me to the Absarokee, Red Lodge and Bridger areas. Whether it’s old buildings or landscapes there is so much visual interest around this great state of ours.

Read More

Monochrome Montana Ep. 2 Shelby/Devon

Monochrome Montana Ep. 2 Shelby/Devon

Hello all,

Last week I was up North again working along the highline in the Shelby area. I have heard a lot of people complain about the North country, that it’s not very scenic, that’s it’s too flat, etc, etc.

Read More

Monochrome Montana EP. 1 Havre

Monochrome Montana EP. 1 Havre

I love black and white photography so I thought ( yes it was painful) as my job takes me all over the state why not document what I see in B&W, everyone photographs this beautiful state in color so why not be a little different and original.

Read More

Playing With Macro

Playing With Macro

When ordering my new gear I decided to get a macro lens for my portrait photography sessions that require extreme closeups. . This lens allows you to get up close and personal with your subject like baby toes and fingers, wedding rings or flowers like below

Read More

Beautiful Butte

I was contacted for some product photography by Beautiful Butte and Beyond located at 21 N Main St in yup you guessed it Butte, MT. When I found out what products I would be shooting I grabbed my favorite model and hit the road looking for good locations to show off the new line of women’s shirts and hats that this great little store is carrying. These shirts were the ones I was given to shoot but by no means is this their entire line. Beautiful Butte is getting new designs all the time including Cat/Griz shirts and a Butte Girl shirt that I designed. I will be shooting all of their products in the near future but in the meantime you can find them at www.beautifulbutte.com reach them by phone at (406) 491-1534 with any questions or if you're ever in Butte stop by and say hi, Pat and Frank love to visit. Tell’em Scott sent ya.

Zoey

This photo session was bittersweet as it is the last time I will be shooting portraits with my Nikon D7100. I've upgraded to a professional camera with the mirrorless Sony A7RIII. In a world of Ford's and Chevy's, this is the Lamborgini of cameras.  The Nikon was a good camera but it was no longer meeting the needs of my growing portrait business. So as we say goodbye to the Nikon let's say hello to Zoey and welcome her into this big beautiful world. Here are a few of my favorites from this session. On another note, I am currently taking appointments for fall sessions. They fill up fast so contact me if you are up for a little fun, affordable and professional session I would love to hear from you. Until next time.

Your Friendly Neighboorhood Photographer,

Scott

Mothra

Mothra

This little fella, I guess that's sexist as it could be female came out to feed the other night as we were feeding at a new restaurant in Red Lodge, MT. 

Read More

Bridger Days 2018

Bridger Days 2018

As anyone who follows me probably knows I really enjoy taking candid images of people. When you catch people being themselves and not posing you can capture who that person really is and a lot of priceless images. 

Read More

Two Heads Of The Same Snake

So I was in the process of writing and researching The Year Was 1985 if you have been following along you will recognize this as a continuation of the blogs I have been doing. These blogs take a lot of time and effort to put together. I usually start on Sunday night after my 240-mile weekly commute and finish Tuesday or Wednesday after work. Well last night I got on-line to finish and it was gone. I don't know how or why but the blog was gone. So being that it was late and I didn't have the heart or time to start over I decide this week I will share another writer's blog.

This article is from a writer with the screen name Mandireiserra and covers a topic near and dear to most of our hearts, and covers it quite well, it's titled "A brief history of the two-headed snake called American Government"

Every day on social media and the news we see the same arguments. Dems are evil, Reps are evil, but what if I told you they are both evil and conspiring against us. Are we getting into tinfoil hat territory, I don't think so. There is so much deep state antics going on behind our backs if we knew half of it our heads would spin. Don't take my word for it read the article and do your own research. I try not to get into politics much because it is so disheartening what is happening to us and our country it makes me both very angry and very sad, but I don't bury my head in the sand either. God help us if we all came together and realized we have more in common with each other then our government would have us believe. One thing is for sure something needs to change in our political system, it really isn't the Democrat party or the Republican party anymore it's the Corporate money party. Here's the link to the article, and make sure to watch the video it explains a lot enjoy. https://steemit.com/politics/@mandireiserra/a-brief-history-of-the-two-headed-snake-called-american-government

Let me know what you think. Do you like articles like this and would you like to see more when I don't have a photo session to post? Or do you like The Year Was blogs better? I'm open to suggestions, I'm here for your entertainment so tell me what you would like to see Oh and please subcribe, thanks. Have a great rest of your week all. 

Your friendly neighborhood photographer,

Scott

Here's What To Do Next!!

Subscribe

 

Then 

Click The Affiliate Links Below To Find

Something You Can't Live Without!!!

GoPro HERO6 Black
GoPro Camera

Rustic Rails

Rustic Rails

A few weeks ago I was approached by the owners of Rustic Rails to do product photography.  I've never ventured into that area before but thought I would give it a try. After meeting with them and getting a feel for what they wanted I went to work. Before we get to the product images lets take a minute to meet these ladies and what they offer.

Read More