Learn to exercise efficiently
Learn to exercise efficiently to save energy, work the right muscles in the correct manner, and spare yourself injury.
Kathryn has been teaching strength and balance classes to people over 50 years for over four years. Now she teaches all of her classes on Zoom.
Kathryn says, “I continually give global instructions to the class, but I wouldn’t want to embarrass someone by calling them out on their form. That would be counterproductive, for sure! I want them to love my classes and continue to exercise with me!”
Kathryn gives a few specific tips for exercising injury-free in the following video. Watch the video, then check yourself in the mirror!
- Biceps strength is important, but it’s not necessary to lift heavy weights or to have a heavy grip on the weights. When working biceps, apply elbow pressure to your waist and you will work your muscle strength even without weights!
- When working triceps in a staggered stance, lean shoulders forward and square them, keeping wrists straight.
- When working elbows to knees, stay upright. It’s okay if the elbows and knees don’t actually connect. You are still working your leg muscles as you’re lifting knees as high as possible.
- When doing lateral leg lifts, keep toes forward, not out toward the side. You’ll feel the difference! Always use a chair for balance as you’re learning something new.
Everyone needs to workout safely!
Would you like another way to exercise efficiently? Try out Kathryn’s One-Minute Exercises!
Please leave your thoughts in the comment box below…
What do you see when you look in the mirror? Are you able to correct your form?
Are you looking for online exercise classes? If yes, just contact Kathryn@AgingGracefully.tv for more information!