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Muscle Strength And Mental Stamina Are “Essential” In 2020!
I was concerned about my older strength & balance or yoga students losing their strength and endurance when senior centers were forced to close in March, but older adults have impressed the heck out of me! These hero students, between the ages of 60 and 94 years old quickly figured out how to use Zoom and continued attending classes online with me.
Make Or Break Time?
As gyms shut down, some people stopped working out, some started working out at home, and others decided to try alternate forms of exercise.
It became “make or break” time for adults. It was the perfect excuse to stay home and become weak. If you are reading this, then please know this…
You MUST Work To Get Stronger This Year!
Allowing yourself to weaken will take you down as fast as any speeding virus. I urge you: Do NOT let that happen!
Three Reasons To Get Stronger
- Reason #1: When I challenge myself physically, I feel empowered. My accomplishments in physical strength carry over to everything else I do.
- Reason #2: I know that exercising builds brainpower and that’s important to me, too. I want to continue to have intellectual power; to be able to speak and write intelligently.
- Reason #3: Building new physical strength is a spiritual exercise. It takes humility to recognize that I am absolutely unable to do this new “thing.” It takes faith to persevere anyway.
Try Something New
Learning anything new is hard! But stay motivated as you remember that it’s GOOD for you!
I Hope My Story Helps YOU Get Stronger This Year
I started working out with gymnastic rings in my home just six weeks ago and I can’t even explain how difficult it has been. I started with “zero” capability.
My first ring setup was in the doorway of my office where I could work on pull-ups or chin-ups, but going upside down was difficult since the space was too cramped.
My youngest son insisted that going upside down was too dangerous there. He said, “Mom, if you promise not to use the rings there anymore, I promise I’ll mount them safely in the garage for you in the next week.”
It was an awesome deal! And what appreciation I have for his concern for my wellbeing!
At the end of April, my gymnastic rings were secured safely from the garage ceiling and the real training began.
I searched online for beginner ring exercises and got started. It’s the most challenging workout I’ve ever done. After six weeks, I can still only do 15 to 20 minutes at a time. Bodies adapt when practicing the same type of exercises, but change it up… and you’re a beginner again.
You’re Never Too Old… It’s Never Too Late
I compiled this video of my struggles learning to use gymnastic rings to encourage YOU. People of all ages can learn new ways to build strength. Hanging around on gymnastic rings might not be your thing. That’s okay!
I teach people to use their kitchen counters, chairs, canned goods, or whatever they have at home for strength building. Please check out my one-minute exercises for ideas!
Go Ahead. Make My Day.
If you are compelled to challenge yourself or work a little harder at building strength by the end of this article, I am happy that I could motivate or inspire you, if even a little bit.
Please share your thoughts in the comment box below…
How can I help YOU get stronger? What else would you like to see on this website/blog?
PLEASE brag! Tell me what YOU are doing to get stronger this year?