Strength training so important
Thursday, August 15, 2013
For years I have tracked biking, hiking, walking and spinning in the fitness tracker! However, strength wasn't"t as easy to track unless I did strength videos! That is all changing along with my approach to strength! Thank you Spark!
I have done strength with a trainer combined with cardio and low calorie diets, but just felt exhausted. Now I train making sure to get the balance of good carbs, protein, and watching sodium! I have changed my mind set and I am doing strength where I am truly engaged. I am not just doing the motions, but really contracting the muscles. I am using my own body weight to engage muscles such as squeezing the hamstrings as I do seated leg lifts.
While we so often work to balance calories and food items, we too often forget to balance cardio and strength and strength that you are engaged in and not just doing the motions! Let"s rock cardio too! Having had a knee replacement, I now feel more muscles in my legs and shoulders than I ever knew I had. I am convinced it is the simple contractions that refine muscles more than the exercise!
Do your strength today contracting a muscle!,