There are three important ways to improve your anatomy and these are strength training, cardiovascular training and flexibility training. Ideally, I would aim to include all three of these into your exercise programme. Bearing in mind that your exercise programme must to be both tailored to and functional for your own health and injury status and current physical abilities.
Resistance Training and Core Strength - Creating Strong Anatomy
If you don't have a resistance-training programme by the time you reach 35, you really should get one ASAP! At around this age your muscle tissue will begin to decrease (this is termed muscle atrophy). Happily however, muscle atrophy can be reversed with a resistance training programme.
Many of my previous clients imagined that resistance training is age-limited, but this is not the case. Building and maintaining muscle can start at any age, even into your 90s!
Regular resistance training will not only make you stronger but it will also speed-up your metabolism, assist fat burning, enhance your cardiovascular exercise performance, strengthen your bones, prevents injuries, improve posture and, ultimately, give you more personal independence.
I would love to design a personally tailored resistance-training programme for you ASAP so you can enjoy all the benefits of stronger and better-performing anatomy!
Building Strong Heart and Lung Anatomy - Cardiovascular Training
There are many ways to challenge both your heart and lungs, for example running, cycling, running, boxing or team sports. Building both cardiovascular strength AND cardiovascular endurance requires different training approaches. However, all of these involve monitoring your heart rate, thus ensuring safe, effective and efficient cardiovascular progressions.
Both cardiovascular strength and endurance can be enhanced at any age with a safe and effective exercise programme.
Creating Flexible Anatomy - Stretching
Poor flexibility decreases the range-of-motion (ROM) in your joints and this can impact negatively on all sorts of activities. Building and maintaining flexibility can also start at any age and will enable your joints and muscles to work throughout their entire ROM. Bearing this in mind, it becomes obvious why good joint flexibility contributes to optimum strength.
I can assess your flexibility and create a flexibility programme, which addresses your personal anatomy.
Combining all three types of training (muscular strength, cardiovascular strength/endurance and flexibility) will lead to better insulin sensitivity, increased capillarisation, fat loss and better sleep patterns. What's not to like ?