One of the main responses I hear when I talk to someone about the great benefits of strength training is: “I do yoga”!, “I ride my bike!”, “I don’t like the gym, I prefer the outdoors!” Another good one is “I just love to dance!”.
Does that sound like you?
Hi, Let me introduce myself. My name is Batista Gremaud. I am a professional dancer with 40+year experience in the field. I grew up on a farm in Switzerland and I too, love the outdoors. As a dancer, I have engaged in many dance and fitness activities, including ballet, flamenco, yoga, Pilates, work-out home videos, swimming, I’ve joined multiple gyms and even hired personal trainers. I am older now, I have chronic injuries due to my lifestyle and profession and I am also gaining weight uncontrollably; my hormones are getting out of control and I am definitely on a downward spin, as a dancer I have been on diets my whole life, I can’t do another diet; this is the end of the road for me, for sure; I’ve tried it all! The only thing that could reverse all this is A MIRACLE”.
Fortunately I also have 20 years in metaphysical studies, intuitive healing, hands on healing, science of mind and comparative religion involvement and I know I have the power to manifest a miracle.
So I have manifested my miracle and now I’d like to share it with you.
There is hope. A little education and an open mind goes a long way though.
What happens during the aging process?
Your decline begins as of age 30, depending on your lifestyle, you could be losing from 1/2 % to 2% muscle mass yearly, from age 30 on, as well as up to 2% testosterone production for men.
This progressive deterioration is not obvious at first, because from age 30 to 40, you are on top of the world, but it is one the main causes for the majority of our aging symptoms such as hormonal imbalances, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis, weight gain, to name just a few.
By age 50, a man could possibly be down 50% of his muscle mass and testosterone production level. Research shows that 90% of women will have osteoporosis before dying. These are perfect examples of this terrible decline, without talking about all the other illnesses now going rampant.
Furthermore, the loss of muscle size and strength results in postural dysfunction and misalignment of the vertebrae, which leads to herniated discs, sciatica and other chronic pains.
It is astonishing to know that a good majority of these ailments could potentially be avoided!
One of the most dependable approaches to slow down the aging process is to engage in activities that reverse its progression.
We now know that we need to rebuild muscle mass and that weight loss is a secondary condition.
Yes, you heard me right; weight loss is a secondary condition. First, you need to address the cause of the decline, then slowly the symptoms will take care of themselves.
So here we are at a crossroad, having to make a decision of which method will give us the most results with the least amount of effort!
YOGA - AEROBICS - STRENGTH TRAINING
Which to chose? Find out some facts.
ANTI-AGING CRASH COURSE White: slow twitch - Red: fast twitch
There are two broad types of voluntary muscle fibers associated with exercise:
Those muscles contract for long periods of time but with little force (isometric contractions); they develop static strength and muscle endurance. However the muscle gains strength only at the angle it is used in the exercise. Another downfall is that during such exercise, the blood flow to the muscle stops, raising blood pressure and slowing down the blood flow back to the heart. That could be dangerous to a person with heart problems.
This type of training is not enough on its own.
These muscle fibers contract quickly and powerfully but fatigue very rapidly (concentric and eccentric contractions). Simply put they shorten and lengthen the muscles while exerting force, thus strengthening musculature throughout the entire range of movement. Concentric and eccentric contractions have been found to produce greater force than isometric contraction, thus generating increased lean muscle mass
Yoga uses primarily isometric contractions. Because fast twitch muscle action (strength training) builds more lean muscle mass, it increases BMR, basal metabolic rate, the amount of calories you’ll burn if you’d stayed in bed all day, and is therefore a more powerful fat burning activity. It also provides maximum impact in the battle against osteoporosis. Unlike popular believes, bones have the power to regenerate as quickly as they degenerate in response to weight-bearing movements.
Long duration of aerobic activities primarily engages slow twitch muscle fibers as well. Further more, studies show that it actually increases the total amount of oxidative stress thus breaking down muscle tissue and suppressing the immune system.
According to the American Heart Association, strength training also improves cardiac function and lowers blood pressure, dispelling the myth of having to perform aerobic activities for a healthy heart.
Weight lifting lowers cholesterol levels, reduces fat stores, improves glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity. It is also used for conditioning, reducing fatigue, preventing injuries, rehabilitation and is associated with high levels of athletic performance ability. Additionally it improves nerve and brain function and assist in the prevention of neurodegenerative and neuromuscular disorders like Alzheimer’s and MS.
Research continues to find more and more benefits to strength training; it is now proven to be the number one anti-aging sport.
And ladies, you do not need to look or act like an overstuffed bodybuilder to enjoy the process. Women do not have enough testosterone to produce these types of results without taking drugs. However, to make a dent in your body, you will need to lift some serious weight. I speak from experience!
It is important that all three-muscle actions be included in a workout routine for better muscle training.
Ladies, you do not need to look like an over-sized bodybuilder!
Which ever your sport or your hobby, you will greatly benefit from strength training.
Science is discovering more and more benefits to training with weights, and it is now proven to be the number one anti-aging activity.
All this is good, you’ll say, yet you don’t like smelly gyms and hanging out with over-sized, stereoided-out individuals. You prefer the outdoor!
If you knew how to independently maneuver the gym environment as confidently as the outdoors (or your favorite activity); more so, if you knew for a fact that this process was reconstructing your whole being from the inside out, thus improving the quality of your life by a thousand folds, what would you say?
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