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Don’t Forget To Work On This!!

I want to talk about something a little different today. I know over these last few months we didn’t really have much of a choice in how we exercised. We basically walked and used whatever equipment we had at home to get some kind of training effect.

We did this to get our heart rate up, to reduce stress, to maintain some level of general fitness, to maintain some level of mobility, to feel like we did something positive for ourselves.

Hopefully you didn’t allow yourself to get too tight or achy, although there were times it may have seemed a little out of your control.

You can do a lot this way and it is very important to do that. Especially when you don’t really have any other options.

The one thing it can be very difficult to work on under these conditions is strength. From a logistical standpoint, you need a few things to do true strength training. Namely, things you can use to increase load. That can come in many forms. Heavier weights and ways to use more of your own body weight are just two.

The key is that whatever you use, you use it with the goal to progress.

I don’t want to make this a very long post today but if you’ve read much of what I’ve written in the past, you know the value I place on strength training.

Let me leave you with a quick list of things strength training does for you:

  1. increases strength

  2. improves bone density

  3. improves mobility

  4. improves metabolism

  5. reduces stress

  6. improves confidence

  7. makes you a heck of a lot more awesome!

The moral of the story is don’t neglect your strength whether you’re working out at home or not!

Take care and stay safe!

Mitch Rothbardt, CPT, Pn2, Egoscue PAS Castro Valley Fitness 2861 Grove Way 510-755-9191 mitch@CastroValleyFitness.com

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