Fifty – The New 40
I remember when my mom turned 50. She was clearly over the hill but now I’m there and I don’t think I’m old.
That is …until I try to do stuff I used to do without a blink.
Could I still do a cartwheel without seriously hurting myself? I doubt it!
What’s a girl to do?
Each type of exercise adds its own part to the equation and when combined, they have the power to change your body, your energy, stamina, agility and flexibility.
If it sounds too good to be true – it isn’t.
It will take effort on your part but it will also safely bring your body back to life after years of sitting on the couch, in front of the computer or on the bleachers watching activities
So, What Are They?
Remember it’s a simple plan and it works!
There are three types of exercises that can help you feel 20 years younger:
- Biomechanical optimization
- Aerobic conditioning
- Progressional overload
When combined, they are a powerful ally!
Now, what does each of these things mean and how can you apply them?
The Goal of biomechanical optimization is Alignment.
This means we need to counteract some bad habits, bad movements and retrain the brain to connect with the body in a better way.
We loosen tight muscles and train them.
We strengthen weak muscles and optimize their movement for better alignment, which means fewer joint problems and less pain.
In short, your body stops having excessive stress and pain leaving you feeling younger and healthier.
We use aerobic conditioning like most training programs but we optimize the aerobic conditioning for better results.
At first, you may only be able to walk/run one or two times but if you stick with it you will see 30 – 100% improvements within a 4 – 6 weeks.
This is when you take the biomechanically optimized exercise and aerobic conditioning and then start adding more weight – a progressive overload to your muscles.
If you increase weight without biomechanical optimization, your form will be off; your alignment will cause additional stress on your joints.
You will get hurt.
Or the opposite will happen. You do not increase the weight and you will not make progress.
Obviously, neither of these scenarios will work for you.
You will make the most progress if your training is biomechanically optimized, you’re doing interval aerobic conditioning and you are increasing the amount of weight that you’re lifting.
If you do all this you’ll develop an aligned, strong body without joint pain and other issues. Your energy will increase.
You’ll feel amazing. You will feel 20 years younger!
I invite you to place your comments below and dialog with me, ask me any questions you want. I’m here to help you. 🙂
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