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Age Better With Power Exercise

As an older adult, you’ll see benefits from training for power more than strength. What is “power”? Power is explosive strength training; it’s when you move weight fast. Jumping, punching, or simply a fast bicep curl is training for power rather than strength. Power exercise develops strength but also functional movement and balance better than strength training. It uses your energy systems differently, as well, often making it seem easier, although a well-design power workout is anything but “easy”! Mostly, power training feels awesome! There is more variety among my older clients than among my younger clients. That happens due...

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Question – Can I go to the gym with my wife and achieve different goals with the same workout?

Question – I want to build muscle mass by quite a considerable amount whilst also keeping my fat low, my partner wants to tone and lose weight. We have both been doing weight lifting exercises for some time now and wondering if we can achieve these goals with different diets but the same workout routine? Answer – Yes! Keep working out together. Keep strength training together. It is a myth that women will “bulk up” by lifting heavy. It is also myth that men will get big from lifting heavy. Men will get bigger than women, for sure, but men...

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Question – What is the best strength training that complements a diet and jogging for losing weight?

Answer – Your question sounds like your goal is weight loss, not simply gaining strength or muscle size. Assuming you have a good diet (low carb so that you don’t limit protein by limiting overall calories and so that you do limit the amount of insulin in your blood which is a building hormone and prevents burning fat) and assuming your jogging is not overdone (chronic aerobic exercise will actually cause muscle loss, “chronic” meaning low to moderate intensity that lasts too or long too frequently so that your body remains inflamed with cortisol), then strength training can help with...

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No Time to Exercise – Excuses and Solutions

My teens are dual-enrolled, so I drive back-and-forth to the junior high 6-8 times every day. I teach them three subjects at home, so I prepare and discuss algebra, Latin, and history daily. They have a German class at the homeschool assistance program weekly, as well. I provide personal and small group training every day with a flexible schedule that changes every week, and I create my own work outs for both 1-1 and groups. There is research and writing to maintain my training business. My kids and I take piano lessons which require daily practice and a weekly lesson....