What are the benefits of strength training and lifting weights?
Oh let me count the ways.
To help you be the best version of you at any age. This goes for men AND women.
You can also sculpt your body naturally, challenge atrophy and build bone density. Win-win-win!
The more muscle you have, the more calories are burned at rest = less fat.
Like cardio, it reduces depression.
Stronger muscles helps with sports and activities of daily living.
Reduces diabetes risk by regulating blood sugar.
Decreases blood pressure.
Builds confidence and endurance.
Boosts mitochondria and longevity.
Clothes fit better and you look better in the right places.
You will look and feel bettering a bathing suit or naked.
Ready to get started lifting?
There is a simple plan under the Get Lean tab you can use.
Let me know if you need help on getting started safely.
Does your back, knees, IT band or piriformis give you pain when you run?
If so, you may be depressed you can’t run, or run easily. Right? Been there.
It’s time to get back in the game.
First, let’s check your form.
I learned how to eliminate running injuries and related misery with good form.
We learn how to run short and long distance. To do speed-work and hills. To hydrate. To eat well. To supplement. But form? That must be an ancient secret for the Olympians.
Tip of the day. Start with better posture.
Look in a mirror or have someone videotape you standing.
Great posture is the foundation. We instructors spend a lot of time on posture!
Get tall. Imagine you are being pulled up by the crown of your head by a little angel. Take a breath.
Get aligned. Align your shoulders, arms and feet parallel.
Get relaxed: Drop those shoulders if tense. 🙂
Level pelvis. Engage lower, stabilizing abdominals.
Now get outside for a walk with this grand new posture.
Have someone videotape you so you can see how you move more smoothly.
Feel better? Keep walking. Faster you go get arms up to a right angle.
When ready….begin an easy run this way by falling gently forward.
Tall, aligned, engaged and relaxed.
Let me know how you do!
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