What exactly does Power Aging with Exercise mean? Well, for starters, when I look around I see two things.
- People that have no connection with their bodies and muscles as they age.
- People that are headed down a path to obesity and injury as they age.
My parents are 80, and 81 years youthful. I train them together in our gym MichiganKettlebells.com two times per week for one hour.
I use functional strength techniques when we work out.
Moves that mimic every day life. Pushing moves, single leg balancing moves, core and back strengthening moves, pulling, lifting, reaching, sitting, getting up, getting up with a single arm and ANYTHING that requires muscular power.
With this type of exercise, we are warding off sarcopenia. Age related muscle loss.
So, I ask you.
What are you doing to get stronger as you age and to avoid age related muscle loss that will ruin your life?
If your answer is walking, that will not make you stronger. Sure, it might clear your head, but power aging with exercise is the ONLY way that you will make it through the next 10 years, or 20, or 40 without falling, injury ,or putting on weight.
Do you have a retirement plan but not an exercise plan? GOOD. Then you will be able to afford a better nursing home! Did you know that even the slightest bit of additional muscle on your frame will make you burn calories and not store them as fat! AND, if you cut out the sugar and the bad foods, when you lose that extra flab…you will also keep it off!?
If you are over 30, then you are in a state of muscular decline. If you are an exerciser that only does cardio, as in running, walking, spinning or cycling, then you are NOT building muscle. You are breaking it down making your body deteriorate.
The Wall Street Journal is writing about how we now know that cardio is not enough anymore, and that actually too much cardio is bad for heart, adrenal and thyroid health and can cause damage to joints.
Strength training has won hands down in many “battles” of what is better…cardio or weight training.
If you don’t want to join a gym, but want to add some strength, and balance, and sculpt your body so that you can look better than ever…
Your friend in fitness,
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