Regular exercise is a big part of the strategy to living fit, happy and healthy into old age. That’s my goal. Exercise helps your body stay strong and your mind sharp.
It’s easy to get lured into fancy new exercises you see on the Internet. New exercises are fun and can help target weak areas you may need to build up.
But, it’s important that these exercises don’t replace the basic movements that have been proven through time to make you strong and fit.
Primitive movements that mimic the way we used to exercise (if we still had to hunt and build shelter) are key to maintaining your strength and mobility.
It’s more effective to choose exercises that COUNT and divide them up on different days rather than COUNT how many exercises you can cram into each workout.
Here are 10 movements to help guide you towards a balanced workout:
- Push (dips, push ups, shoulder press etc)
- Pull (chin ups, rows etc)
Another important point, when training for a “super life”, is to try your best to avoid injuries. You can do this by making sure you are using good form, focusing on recovery methods and not lifting weight your body can’t handle.