By: Alicia Weber, Fitness Expert with YourHealthUpdates.com
I listened to a very captivating free show on Natural News with Host Jonathan Landsman interviewing Peter Ragnar. I thought I would share some of the exciting and uplifting strength tips I received as Peter Ragnar shared his knowledge on strength that he gained from his education and from being a disciplined martial artists for over 50 years!
The # 1 problem with many people is negative, false conditioning. If you feel arthritis setting in or get a back pain, some assume that it means they are getting old. That’s negative conditioning. How about asking yourself if you are stressed or if you have exercised lately? Those two can be the answers to the problem. Erase false conditioning! How? Get up and get moving!!! Get the endorphins going and increase your energy level. Even the simplest movements can be a start in the right direction – push the vacuum or just start with chair exercises.
It is a negative mindset that decays the body of strength. As a person can get older muscle mass is lost, not because it should be lost. It is lost because a person programs their mind that they should be weak because they are getting older and they don’t push themselves in strength exercises anymore. Their muscles disintegrate at an alarming rate! Deconditioning leads to decay=decrepit body=disease
Some may say,” I am elderly and I am afraid to move because I may break a bone! Why should I build strength?”
Building muscle tissue produces body heat, which is important to elderly. In general at any age, blood flow becomes sluggish with lack of exercise and people will not get nutrients to organs in a timely manner. Building strength builds bone density, which builds strong bones. It’s not about heavy lifting. Building strength is about being capable of doing many daily activities with ease (i.e. hiking, climbing stairs, moving furniture, opening jars, carrying groceries, walking the dog, bicycling long distances, pulling weeds, and gardening, etc). If you pull a weed and are worn out, then you are withering away and need to get your strength program revamped!
Are you struggling to exercise and unable to move forward in a strength program?
Your priority should be to become all that you can be in the gym and out of the gym. When you take control of your body, you are empowered and that is motivation to get moving!
What should my goals be in an exercise program to build strength?
* Never compete with anybody except yourself.
* Understand how stresses can effect your body. If you have the right motivations- that alone will keep stress away. * Rest between each exercise session.
* Don’t look in the mirror and notice how fat you are (if you are fat), but look in the mirror and visualize what you want to become and take note of positive changes like toning up.
* Relax, take your time with exercise and you will get benefits and results. Exercise + Rest = Body Growth
Strength TRUE or FALSE
1.) A little exercise is good, A LOT is better – FALSE
2.) Strength is needed in the heart, legs, arms, mind, and lungs to do anything – TRUE
3.) Strength expands enjoyment in life and strengthens muscles, bone, tendons, and ligaments – TRUE
Learn more on Peter Ragnar and strength or get his book Serious Strength for EVERY Body