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PULLING for Longevity

LONGEVITY (as I define it) is all about aging successfully and gracefully. Meaning when we improve our HEATHSPAN, we can then be truly CAPABLE for our life. It’s about being ABLE to do what we want to do and love every day.


Being strong in the gym for just the sake of being strong is the same as exercising for just the sake of exercising. And after a certain age, it just doesn’t cut it anymore because it can cause more harm than good. Remember that our bodies are different, and we constantly change as we age. So, developing and maintaining the ability to perform certain activities to live our life is crucial for the aging process. When we move with INTENTION, it will play a huge part in our quality of life.


Performing SMART EXERCISES that closely resemble the movements we use daily, we will strengthen our muscles and improve our coordination. And when practiced with SMART INTENTION, these “specific” exercises will help us reach our daily goals and ensure that our bodies are prepared for whatever tasks we may encounter.


What I have for you today is one of those movements. It’s a PULLING move.


This practice is important because this allows for an interplay between expansion (think “mobility”) and compression to occur where we need it…the back and front side of our body. It also helps us stay upright and moving forward against gravity all day.


Just think of how often we have to move stuff, pull stuff, and even get ourselves up from tricky places. It all takes physical dexterity and endurance that should not be taken for granted.


With all that…let’s get started!


Check out my video below. 🔊 Sound ON!


Here’s what you’re gonna need: -Clear/Comfortable space. -A door -Sturdy door handle

-Beach/Long towel Here’s what you’re gonna do:

-Wrap towel around a doorknob (Top to bottom)

-Feet flat. Knees unlocked. -Safe/confirmed grip. Trust fall back.

-Should be tension in the towel. No slack in your arms.


🔑BREATHING Sequence:

-Low tension EXHALE…followed by a SILENT NASAL INHALE to prepare to move -FULL MOUTH EXHALE forcefully and simultaneously as you PULL (Elbows stop at sides of rib cage!)

-NASAL INHALE as you return to start in a controlled manner

-12-15x 💥If your grip begins to FAIL…STOP!


Practice 2-3x/week as part of your SMART strength routine and enjoy feeling better afterward!


Dedicated to your health and longevity,

Mike


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