Does your exercise support real-world demands?
Much of the time people exercise to accomplish an outcome, a result or even just for the sake of it, because it’s healthy, to burn energy, calories or time!
Whilst just working-out is fine, wouldn’t it be awesome if our exercise endeavours actually prepared us for the physical needs of an active life?
Having bigger muscles might seem like an ideal, but really, when you’re getting old, no one will care how much you benched, how big your guns were or how many insta-likes you had. “What’s instagram”? They’ll ask!
What really matters is how well you will function.
Can you balance, carry heavy ‘stuff’, climb, step up, crawl, run and jump? Can you get to the ground and back up effortlessly?
Strength training with machines, bars and dumbbells and kettlebells are great tools. They will build specific strengths, but they don’t always carry over to the real world apart from building general resiliency. The human skills to move and age with strength, power, purpose and fitness is something that takes a different form in the gym – if indeed a gym is even needed.
At FitStrong we practice all the usual strength exercises from squatting, deadlifting, pushes and pulls etc but we back these up with heaps of practice of natural movement, real world strength and fitness skills that will support you during the weekend gardening spree, house renovations, that big weekend hike and much more over the coming years.
If you’d like to chat about this and how it fits your lifestyle – let’s catch up.
I can design you and your family a routine I can take you through at FitStrong or the local park, or make you a follow-along at home routine, with any variety of things you may have lying around. Traditional gym equipment is not a requirement!
Even though gym restrictions are lifted (and hopefully will stay that way), I am happy to meet virtually with video conferencing, in the park or of course, at my outdoor covered training area in Albany Creek.