If you look through the muscle magazines you will see some of the worlds top ranked bodybuilders of the day and yesteryear and you are going to see them in one setting or another doing some form of a rowing exercise. They all do it because it will make you grow more lean muscle mass. Now, before I lose anyone who may be thinking they do not want to grow or get big muscles let me stop here and explain something.
Using the word grow is relative to what you are looking to do. You grow in many ways and the control of what type of muscular growth you get is going to be related to:
- What type of moves you use
- What you eat
- How much you eat
- How much weight you use
- How you implement your rest
- Supplements you take or don’t take Continue reading
With a one-arm bent over dumbbell row you will strengthen key rhomboid muscles that support rotation and retraction of the scapula (shoulder blade).
As you have been reading the last few weeks of my newsletters you see that this is a series of ideas and suggestions for those who are just getting started on a fitness routine later in life.
Remember: no matter what your fitness level happens to be at this time, you can take any of these exercises and tips and modify them to work for you in the beginning, intermediate or advanced levels. It’s all about getting started and sticking with it.
This week we will add another exercise into your walk time. As you are moving along the way in your walk, look for a place to stop that is level and of course safe, if there is a place, if not, then do these as soon as you get back home. If you are in a gym and walking on the treadmill, stop half way into your walk and do the exercises I have shown you. The benefits will speak for themselves. Continue reading
This week we are power walking again and along the way we are stopping to do some ab work. And while you’re at it, throw in the Squat Press I showed you a while back, then resume your walk. Enjoyable, relaxing and fun, and the weather is just right for taking your workout outdoors! Here’s to Getting Fit the Wright Way!
If you have been reading the last couple of newsletters you know I have been talking about helping those who have aged a little and are wanting to start on the road to fitness, feeling better and enjoying the latter years with a higher quality of life. It is never too late to get started and it is always too soon to give up. Continue reading
The smallest move, the lightest pace is a better start to an exercise program than you might think. This week I am going to demonstrate how you can turn your walk into a WORK OUT by adding just a few extra moves along the path. Adding these simple exercises to your daily walk will increase your fat burn and stoke your metabolism.
When you think of the things you want to do in your latter years, doing 20 push-ups in 60 seconds probably doesn’t come to mind. I don’t think 20-25 sit-ups will be squeaking onto that bucket list either. I think that might have something to do with the fact that for many of us, sit-ups and push-ups used to be handed out as some kind of punishment from a P. E. teacher or a coach. These exercises may not be the most glamorous in the exercise stable but they sure perform like a thoroughbred on the track of life and staying fit. There are as many benefits to sit-ups & push-ups as there are variations of doing them. Continue reading