I just returned from the gym to get inspired to choreograph a workout for my Healthwise Exercise TV channel workout and have a swollen tongue from gnawing it! Not in the literal sense but I had to bite it from offering advice as it is my nature to want to help people.
I glance around and see such a significant number of individuals doing the moves too quickly to gain any measurable results. With each lightning speed lift, they are putting themselves at an immense hazard for injury. I catch somebody who has sore knees and I wince when I see what she is doing to her joints.
I see the person lifting so much weight that their back sways. Not everyone appreciates unsolicited advice and so I bite my tongue. At the exercise center, nobody realizes that I’m a rehab therapy clinician with 30 years of experience. Although my PBS series runs 2x a week in my hometown, they wouldn’t recognize me. I’ll be the first to concede, make-up, great lighting and dress truly make a difference.
Why a slower workout is better
Most exercisers feel that the way to a powerful performance is to attempt to move the body quickly while doing their repetitions or cardio. The truth of the matter is when it comes to working out, reinforcing muscles, expanding adaptability, and shedding pounds, practicing in a controlled and slow pace will get you quicker outcomes.
Why? Raising and lowering the weight slower consistently applies power so you keep the weight loads in position longer. The result? Your muscles are compelled to contract longer making them adjust by building strength which makes your body tone and firm at a more rapid pace.
Women, don’t stress over getting huge massive muscles, you don’t have the testosterone required for that.
Lifting loads more slowly may look like you’re not doing much, however, in reality, you’re muscles are getting a much more effective workout. The benefit of working out at a slower pace is that you don’t need to do endless sets either, so a brief exercise session is effective.
And if you’re busy, this is very good news. Simply lift the heaviest weight that you can do accurately and securely with good form.
Try using heavier weight
How would you know whether you’re lifting the perfect amount of weight for your capabilities? The first time you lift the weight it will feel easy, however by the last rep, you can scarcely lift it. At the point when the last rep starts to feel light, simply add a little more weight.
The additional advantage of having more lean muscle is that muscle tissue makes your body develop a faster metabolism and if you’re over 50 a faster metabolism, lifting weights slower is a safe and effective way to speed up your metabolism.
Have more energy
Since I have a thyroid issue that really slows my metabolism, (making it hard without a doubt to shed pounds), I’ve discovered this procedure truly works and has the additional advantage of expanding your vitality and causing you to look and feel more youthful.
Rather than feeling completely exhausted after a super-relentless workout, you’re left with enough vitality to enjoy your day and have a faster metabolism to boot. If you do this slower workout in the morning, you’ll really notice a difference throughout your day.
It’s also less painful
In addition to using this slow method, you’re bound to stay with a program that doesn’t leave you feeling that you got hit by a truck! You know the kind of workout that requires you to jump up and down as fast as you can or do moves that only a contortionist can do.
By progressively improving your skeletal muscle, you’ll increase your lung power, improve your blood pressure, speed up weight loss, decrease pain, and injury risk. These variables joined with the general improvement in body tone, are how Functional Fitness exercisers will make you feel more youthful.
You’ll see the difference in your results
As a medical professional in physical rehab, I and my Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy colleagues utilize this slower workout method to get the quickest results. Since the client insurance co-pays are expensive and insurance doesn’t want to keep paying for visits it’s important to get the client better as quickly as possible.
Additionally, insurance only pays for licensed therapists to demonstrate evidenced-based exercises. Meaning exercises that have been tested and medically proven to work. So whether the client has a sore back, arthritic knees, frozen shoulder, balance issues, etc, the focus is slower exercise and faster results.
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Functional Fitness with Suzanne Andrews, exclusively produced by Healthwise Exercise, made its debut on the PBS TV schedule in 2010 and was a hit nationwide with at-home exercisers looking for an exercise program that offered modified medically-based exercises that gets your entire body strong and flexible with easy to follow functional fitness moves specifically paced to get you maximum results in minimal time.
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