According to research 44 million people in the U.S. are living with low bone health! Add to this that each day for the next 19 years 10,000 people a day are turning 65. Osteoporosis is a silent disease that slowly robs us of the structure of our bodies or our bodies foundation. In fact we are losing 1% of our bone density every year after 25. That means that by the time we reach 65 years old we have lost close to 30-40% of our bone density. Living with low bone density puts us at risk of bone fractures, spinal degeneration and even death. To live well in our older years we need to have strong bones and muscles. The only real difference between old or young is strength. Strong is the new young!
We just returned from a great visit and training at the New Gainesville Abstract Bodyworks!! What a great time we had. Robin and Ken had just installed the new Synergie Cellulite reduction machine and we went in to help them with training and install. It is so nice to have such a great group to work with. Not only are they superb trainers but they are so excited at putting forth a true exercise program that brings 50% better results in 1/10th the time. Their clients have already seen a 2 size drop in their clothes and stronger more firm abs, legs, arms etc. All this in as little as 15 minutes a week. Not a bad return on investment!
You have discovered (because you have a mind to) what I discovered years ago. I was training 1 1/2 to 2 hours a day 6 days a week, thats almost 12 hours of exercise a week. This did not include drive time and showering and changing. I had modest improvement at first but gains always slowed and I saw very little in strength or muscle. I did this for around six years. Then one day we recieved a new chrome line of Nautilus into our club. I laughed at it with the other muscle heads. stating of course that this is for the weak and not for serious lifters. Oh how wrong I was.
In my last blog on personal training I have attempted to show that exercise has and needs definition. Not all human movement is exercise. Most exercise pursuits today are recreation! I am sorry to be the one to tell you this but running or jogging or body pump etc. do not fit the definition of proper exercise. A true, well designed and safe program will, after each exercise session, stimulate the body to respond, at rest, with new lean muscle, stronger bones and an increased metabolic rate. Exactly how does running increase lean muscle or strengthen the bone structure?