KEEP your eye on the prize... your pain free, healthy, long life, of functional freedom. Do you know the NO.1 fear in older adults is losing their functional freedom. That's why in my classes my SUPER SENIORS ROCK IT HARD, and that's no lie.They got more stamina than some young people. They got drive, focus and determination to keep going as long as they can. My oldest SUPER SENIOR IS 89 years YOUNG. HOW'S THAT. ♥
Having exercised regularly throughout my life, I have gone through phases of weight training, swimming, biking, basketball and even running. My wife began working out with Deanett a couple of years ago. She would come home talking about how challenging the workouts were. I decided to go to the gym with her and do one of the workouts she had been given. The workout was much more challenging than I expected! I began attending classes and was hooked. I was doing exercises that made me sore from my head to my toes! I knew this was what I was looking for.
Fall is my favorite season, but the change in weather and daylight can throw your health and fitness routine out the window. Don't let the cooler season get the best of you. Lazy days of Summer are behind us and the busy hustle and bustle of Fall is here! Between work, the holidays, grocery shopping, errands, etc., it's easy to push exercise to the bottom of the list. It should be just as much a priority as any other appointment you have. Put exercise on the calendar!
I hear this statement all the time, “heavy weights with low repetitions will bulk you up while light weights with high repetitions will tone you up”. Is there a difference in these two types of training? The answer is yes – but it’s not about the way you look, it’s about the muscle strength vs. muscle endurance.
When purchasing bodyweight training equipment, purchase a product that allows you to move in all three planes of motion, not just two. Rotational movement is key to proper bodyweight training exercises and real life movement and this can be accomplished with the CrossCore180® Rotational Bodyweight Trainer™ www.crosscore-usa.com
The CrossCore® Lat Row Progression, or “Reverse 180”, begins as a single arm row, then progresses into a single arm row with hip rotation and then finally finishes as the “Reverse 180”. Both the CrossCore® Lat Row Progression and Chest Press Progression can be done with varying degrees of hip rotation by keeping the feet pointed straight ahead as you rotate the hips or pivot the feet to keep the spine more properly aligned. But no matter your foot placement preference, you gotta PULL THE PIN!