LONGEVITY and improving our HEATHSPAN is all about how CAPABLE we are for our life. It’s about being “ABLE-BODIED” to do what we want to do and love… EVERY DAY. See, being strong in the gym for just the sake of being strong is the same as exercising for just the sake of exercising. It’s great momentarily, but for long term results, it just won’t help us age gracefully.
Our bodies constantly change as we age, despite our best efforts. So, developing and maintaining the ability to perform certain activities to live our life is crucial for the aging process. And moving INTENTIONALLY plays a huge part in just that. What I have for you today is one of those movements that truly impact our ability to move and ultimately feel better long term. The SQUAT.
💥Today’s movement is a squat progression: START HERE.
I continue to have great success with this particular version of the squat, with folks who either:
✔️feel like their hips and lower back are constantly "pushing forward.”
✔️feel like their hips and lower back are constantly “arched”…like me:)
FUN FACT: Moving and feeling better takes CONSISTENT PRACTICE on your part…especially as we age.
So, let’s get started!
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Here’s what you’re gonna need: -Clear/Comfortable space -HIGH Chair/Bench -Book/Block/Towel
Here’s what you’re gonna do:
🌟Keep depth HIGH (Hips above knees!)
💥Start the exercise with an easy, relaxed EXHALE!
🧍Be an ESCALATOR throughout! Stay “pitched forward”
👀Keep your gaze on the furthest point in front of you
-RIGHT FOOT elevated on block, book, folded towel (1in)
🔑If you feel a “pinch” in your RIGHT hip, remove elevation!
-Both FEET TURNED OUT slightly
-INHALE: Sit hips back/down. Knees stay present over center foot. Pause momentarily. -EXHALE: Forcefully. Drive foot contacts into the ground. Keep knees unlocked at the top. Practice: 2-3rds x 8-12 reps/2-3x/week
💡Practice as part of your regular strength regimen. Be consistent for 2-4 weeks, and notice how you move and feel afterward. Better? Same? Different? Dedicated to your health and longevity, Mike New to my approach to strength and longevity? Check out my practice for reducing overall body tension and engaging the relaxation response FIRST. Then sign up for a Complimentary Assessment & 1 Free Orientation Session! I promise, no gimmicks, no pressure… just a discussion about you! Let’s get you moving better and feeling stronger. CLICK HERE to learn more.
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