January 1, 2019
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Happy New Year!
Here we go. The first day of January kicks off the greatest gym membership drives of the year. Health club signups will be on like gangbusters, as people resolve to get fit and live healthier lives. Some who make the fitness commitment will actually stick with it. They deserve praise and admiration. Unfortunately, if history is our reference, many, however, will soon lose heart and drop out.
Which beginners will enjoy long-term success? And which ones won’t?
One determining factor in whether a resolution truly results in long term success has to do with the method and venue one chooses when starting out. My suggestion for starting out (or starting over) is this: don’t jump into the deep end of the pool before learning to dog paddle. In other words, resolve to get (or stay) fit — but don’t do too much too soon. Always push forward, yes, but push gently. We are seniors after all.
Do you enjoy group activity? People who like groups usually do well in
workout classes, such as aerobics programs. Others get more out of training solo or with a training partner or two. Speaking in generalities, more women tend to gravitate to group exercise classes. While men more often pump iron on their own or with a buddy or two.
Think about your personality and preferences, generally, when deciding what kind of program is most likely to lead to your success. If you like groups you’ll have to join a health club or find some other venue where classes are held. Those who train alone or with a partner or two may join a gym or workout in home gyms.
Regardless of where you go (or stay at home), remember that balanced training must have some degree of each of three ingredients. They are:
Some forms of circuit training can include all three elements in a single workout. Interval training can be an all-in-one format, too, though senior beginners ought to start out easy before going all out with high intensity (HIIT) sessions.
It’s a New Year. Here is to making it a great one! For senior beginners, one good place to start is right here.
Pair your workouts with good nutrition and you’re well on the way to good health
Happy New Year!
Senior Exercise Central
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