Tag: weight lifting

Age-appropriate training; why your muscles don’t build like they did years ago.

Age-appropriate training; why your muscles don’t build like they did years ago. Many of our patients train and go to the gym regularly to help them maintain strength, posture, and form. The only problem is, as we age, it seems like it takes more work to achieve the same goals as we achieved in our younger years. It is well established that weight training has its benefits in older people.  what is not often talked about is the age appropriateness of certain workouts. I found this great article about how 50-year-old muscles don’t train like they used to.   There is Read More »

Weight lifting and your feet; strengthening them can reduce injuries while making you stronger.

Weight lifting and your feet; strengthening them can reduce injuries while making you stronger. Many weight lifters visit our office after doing an improper lift with a bar. Lower back injuries are painful and many can be prevented by proper technique and properly toned feet. Weight lifting is dependent on the form which is dependent on your strength and your foundation, otherwise known as your feet. If you are built asymmetrically, you are already at a disadvantage because of how your body handles weight from the ground up. Imagine if you have an imbalance and you are unaware that these Read More »

Weightlifting at home? Here’s how to avoid mistakes courtesy of Cnet

Weightlifting at home? Here’s how to avoid mistakes courtesy of Cnet During the pandemic, with gyms closed, many people either ordered weights or used their home gyms to exercise and keep toned and fit.   Weightlifting at home is another trend courtesy of the covid-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, many certified personal trainers visit people’s homes instead of work in the gyms that were shuttered.   Working out with small groups is a good way to keep personal training sessions and reduce the risk of injury due to bad form or improper protocols. Some trainers are helping people using zoom chats just Read More »