Fred Bartlit presented “Reversing the Downward Spiral of Aging” on May 31, 2018, accompanied by E. David Crawford, MD.

How to cite: BartlitFred. “Reversing the Downward Spiral of Aging” May 31, 2018. Accessed May 2021.

Reversing the Downward Spiral of Aging


Fred Bartlit, a renowned trial lawyer with 60 years of experience, explains the science behind exercising to combat sarcopenia. During this discussion with E. David Crawford, MD, he summarizes the main points of his book Choosing the StrongPath: Reversing the Downward Spiral of Aging.

Bartlit became interested in fitness and physical wellness in his 50’s. During a gym session with his girlfriend at the time, she outperformed him, squatting 225 pounds for eight repetitions. Since then, he has dedicated himself to spreading knowledge about exercise physiology. Additionally, he is determined to flip the pessimistic and resigned outlook toward sarcopenia.

While he is not officially in the field of biology or medicine, he has first-hand experience on the subject. He recently turned 86, nonetheless, he still regularly skis, plays basketball, and endures high-intensity workout sessions.

Furthermore, Bartlit and Dr. Crawford discuss how clinicians can best persuade patients to follow this advice for reversing the effects of aging.