It’s important to vary your exercise program to prevent boredom and to get the benefit of different types of activities.
Be creative. Regularly include endurance, strength, balance and flexibility exercises (etc) in your routine.
Squats are a full-body exercise.
Many guys skip out on squats because they mistakenly believe that squats are just an exercise for your legs. But nothing could be further from the truth.
Your body uses over 200 different muscles when performing squats. And getting stronger on squats often has the somewhat “magical” effect of making you stronger on other exercises.
For example, it’s not uncommon for guys to add 50lbs to their best squat and suddenly discover that their bench press went up 15lbs as well.
Advantage Of Group Exercises and Others
Group exercise is typically described as exercise performed by a group of individuals led by an instructor. A variety of group exercise formats exist, including (but not limited to) aerobics and dance choreographed to music, BOSU, core conditioning, Pilates, yoga, muscle conditioning, step, indoor cycling, kickboxing, sculpting, fall prevention and boot camp. Your choice of classes depends on the club or studio you attend, the expertise of the instructors, and the amount of time you have.
Group exercise offers a variety of benefits you might miss out on if you choose to work out on your own. Some of the benefits include exposure to a social and fun environment, a safe and effectively designed workout, a consistent exercise schedule, an accountability factor for participating in exercise, and a workout that requires no prior exercise knowledge or experience. Let’s take a look at how these benefits might apply to you.
1.Endurance exercises: Endurance exercises increase your breathing and heart rate and help improve your overall health and fitness. Brisk walking, swimming, and hiking are excellent endurance activities. Activities such as these can make daily activities, such as mowing the lawn or climbing stairs, easier. They also can help you:
- Keep up with your grandchildren during a trip to the park.
- Dance to your favorite songs at the next family wedding.
- Rake the yard and bag up the leaves.
2. Strength exercises: Strength, or resistance, exercises increase muscle strength. You can use weights or resistance bands for these exercises. Even small improvements in muscle strength can make a big difference in your ability to perform everyday tasks. Strength training also will make it easier to:
- Lift your carry-on bag into the overhead bin of the airplane.
- Carry groceries in from the car.
- Pick up bags of mulch in the garden.
3. Balance exercises: Balance exercises can help prevent falls, a common problem in older adults. Some lower-body strength exercises also can help improve your balance. Tai chi is another example of a balance exercise. Balance exercises can help you:
- Turn around quickly when you’re walking and hear a bicycle bell behind you.
- Walk along a gravel path without losing your balance.
- Stand on tiptoe to reach something on a top shelf.
4. Flexibility exercises: Stretching can help your body stay flexible and limber, giving you freedom of movement that helps with your regular daily activities. Yoga is a great example of a flexibility exercise. Flexibility exercises make it easier to:
- Bend down to tie your shoes.
- Look over your shoulder as you back out of the driveway.
- Stretch to clean hard-to-reach areas of the house.
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