We’re back with Steve Saxe, trainer to the executive athlete discussing Part 2 of the ‘Angi-Aging’ workout tips today. How can we prevent the effects of getting older so that we continue to feel vital and alive and enjoy life? Check it out:
So many people associate aging with losing strength, lower energy, more joint pain, etc. which lets all face it – it does take a lot longer to recover from injuries than when we were 18, BUT there’s still hope!
#1 STRENGTH TRAINING – the more LBM (lean body mass) you have the better (to a certain point of course). You’ll go through every movement easier, support your frame better, keep that body fat down, and look better! Hit the resistance training at least 3x/week including body-weight only workouts.
#2 INTENSE CARDIO WORKOUTS – It’s absolutely a fact that smartly programmed short-burst Tabata sessions throughout your weeks can dramatically improved your vitality & add years to your life. Google Tabata.
#3 – JOINT MOBILITY – Take the time to weave in joint mobility work into your sessions as rest periods and especially on recovery days; check out one of my favorites for shoulders & low back health:
#4 – BALANCE & POSTURE – In order to prevent injuries and decrease chronic pain, we all need to stay balanced – get a FMS assessment from an Evolution Trainer if you haven’t already & check out Esther Gohkale in Palo Alto (http://gokhalemethod.com/) for one of the best in the world on posture.
#5 – FUN & VARIETY – You’ve got to look forward to going to the gym. If your trainer is a dud let’s face it the workouts aren’t going to do much. The workouts should have music, stimulating activities for your body & brain, and on track with your individual goals throughout the year.
#6 – STRESS REDUCTION – Not only can proper workouts lower your blood pressure and resting HR, but should also improve the efficiency of all your bodily systems.
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