Looking into and starting a proper exercise program is essential in the control of the disease of Aging! (Osteoporosis, Fat gain and Type II Diabetes to name a few symptoms of the aging disease). There’s the rub. How do I choose or compare what is a proper program of change for me? What are the most important things I should be looking for?
Glad you asked! Exercise needs a definition. A word that means everything really means nothing. Not all movement is exercise! Ken Hutchins, the developer of the Superslow exercise protocol and now of renaissanceexercise.com, has said it best: ” Exercise is a process whereby the body performs work of a demanding nature, in accordance with muscle and joint function, in a clinically controlled environment, within the constraints of safety, meaningfully loading the muscular structures to inroad their strength levels to stimulate a growth mechanism within minimum time”.
What this all means and has to do with the topic of personal training will be addressed in my next blog entry. Suffice it to say that very little of the personal training out in the market place would satisfy the definition of what exercise is.