In following with the theme of my first post to this blog I'm back again to share my latest insights. Lately I have noticed a big draw to body weight exercises. Such exercises can be done anywhere, great for coordination, balance, more functional in my opinion and can modified to fit either muscular strength or endurance. My latest read, "The Naked Warrior" by Pavel, had a lot of insight on breathing, force production and tension. All the time I see fellow trainers tell their clients to keep their core tight or to push off that leg.
This challenge has been floating around for some time now. Would be a could wait to ring in summer, don't you think? It will take up a minimal amount of your time, needs to equipment and can literally be done anywhere. No excuses. And no, we're not starting tomorrow. Start TODAY! Who's up for it? Post your progress in the comments section.
April was truly a month of blossoms' and I was able to enjoy yet another wonderful Pilates workshop. We focused on connecting arms and torso while rounding out the practice with barrel exploration, from spine corrector to high barrel.
IT'S MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE..................... All those popular gadgets, gizmo's and over hyped exercise programs focus on the muscles you can see like you the six pack. But in my opinion it what's you cannot see that's important. The inner deep muscles of your core. Let's call them the body's seat belt. When their tight and strong so are you. Do this for a strong core today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cQgNwkoMiY
Functional Fitness Classes.... What is that???
Functional fitness is nothing new, really, it's just basic calisthenic style exercises that help to improve strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, stimulate brain memory, create happy hormones for improve mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and aid in fall prevention, reduce injuries, and identify signs of dehydration... and this is just a few of what my LIFT 2 THRIVE Super Seniors learn about in my on going classes.
http://issuu.com/pjcc/docs/connections_jan_2014?e=1653604/5899816Sneak these three effective moves into every workout for a coveted core. (Original publication in the Peninsula Jewish Community Center's in house magazine, Connections. Issue January 2014.)
Our core is pretty much the brain of our human movement system. A strong core allows you to achieve optimum performance during training and helps prevent you from getting injured during exercises and activities and betters your balance during training. A weak core could lead to predictable patterns of injury and insufficient movement through out the body. So remember, if you're looking to improve your over all functional performance during your work out keeping your core tight will allow you to have a more productive workout.