Wayne L. Westcott, PhD

Wayne L. Westcott, PhD, a professor of exercise science at Quincy College in Quincy, Massachusetts, and a strength-training consultant for the American Council on Exercise and the American Senior Fitness Association. He is also coauthor of several books, including Strength Training Past 50.

Exercise Equipment

Supercharge Your Workout with a Weighted Vest

A weighted vest can help you get more from your exercise. Read on for the benefits and tips on choosing the right vest…

Routines

The Quick, Powerful Workout You’re Probably Not Getting

Until recently, fitness gurus have advised people to "take the stairs" mainly as a substitute for do-nothing elevator rides. Now:…

Exercise & Fitness

4 Dangerous Fitness Myths

Half-truths can turn your exercise regimen into an injury trap. Don’t believe everything you hear when you are trying to…

Exercise & Fitness

Heart Rate: Why It Matters More Than You Might Think

Most of us grew up in the days before gym teachers talked about resting heart rates and target heart rates.…

Routines

The Great Stair Climbing Workout

Climbing Stairs Can Take You to New Heights of Fitness Every year since 1978, a group of intrepid runners gathers…

Exercise & Fitness

How to Make Fitness Fun

Fitness Gadgets Get You Up and Going I don’t have much trouble motivating myself to exercise because it makes me…