Aging gracefully and successfully is no easy task. Achieving this requires HARD WORK, but it can be done…just performed SMARTLY;)
Moving intentionally, with purpose and focus, plays a large role in maintaining physical and mental vitality. Successful aging means taking charge of your health TODAY.
And exercise is an important part of fostering STRENGTH, but just going to the gym isn't enough. Building functional strength takes PRACTICE and repetition. If you want to stay strong as you age, you need to focus on REAL WORLD skills that will help you in everyday life.
But before I move on, a lot of us want to improve our daily routine… but might not know where to begin. I recommend starting HERE: http://eepurl.com/ied42n What I have for you today is the ANGLED PRESS. It is an amazing longevity move, and if you have “CRANKY” shoulders (like me), it just feels good:) And when performed as demonstrated, this whole-body exercise is healthier than a push-up and more useful than a plank.
Performing this press (in this particular manner) is a great way to move your body weight with your arms. This is crucial for everyday transitions and movements like getting in and out of bed, getting off the floor, and for those of you interested…maintaining torso bone density.
Here’s what you’re gonna need: -Clear/Comfortable space. -Sink/Countertop/Sturdy Upright Check out my video below. 🔊 Sound ON!
Here’s what you’re gonna do:
-Surface should be approximately belly button height
-Firm/secure grip onto surface
-Step back until your hips are straight
-Make the best straight lines possible from your hands to shoulders and ears to feet
-FULL MOUTH EXHALE and get a SUBTLE REACH without crunching to start
-Knees and elbows remain unlocked always
-Look about 10 feet ahead of you
-SILENT INHALE: LOWER yourself slowly towards surface. CHEST stays parallel to surface
💡The goal is NOT to touch the surface…if you can…great…if you can’t…also great
✔️As the arms lower, they form an “ARROW”…aka remain slightly off your rib cage…NOT against it or flared wide!
-FORCEFULLY EXHALE:as you PUSH AWAY from the surface
✔️Elbows remain UNLOCKED at the top of the press
Practice: 2-3rds x 12-15 reps
💥Rest as and when necessary!
Moving intentionally, with purpose and focus, plays a large role in maintaining physical and mental vitality. Successful aging means taking charge of your health TODAY. Be intentional and make sure your exercise routine includes activities that are practical and relevant for LONGEVITY! Practice 2-3x/week as part of your strength routine, and enjoy feeling better afterward! 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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