For years and years (most of my adult life) I have been a chronic exerciser…running/riding/swimming too hard for too long, under the age old conventional wisdom idea that if a little bit of hard exercise is good, that a lot must be better.
How wrong I was.
Now after becoming a health coach and learning that most people exercise too hard for too long without adequate rest and recovery and are over stressing their bodies, their organs and could be doing more damage over the long term than good.
The best way to exercise is –
To get up and move around every day making sure you aren’t sitting for more than 20 minutes without standing and walking around.
Majority of your exercise is at or below your aerobic heart rate (which is 180 – minus your age) . ie for me I am 46 years old so 180-46 -134 beats per minute.
Undertake 2x body weight strength training sessions a week for a maximum of 20 minutes. This includes squats, planks, pullups and pushups
And finally to include an occasional all out sprint session – 6 sprints for a maximum 10 to 20 seconds – once every 7 to 10 days. This can be running sprints, or if you are not a runner can also be done on a stationary bike or swimming in a pool.
Always consult your medical physician or doctor before attempting a new exercise program.
And now with this I feel stronger and fitter than I have ever felt in my life.
I am Rod Bucton. This is Sports Adventure.
I offer private online health coaching to feel great, get fit and bring back the energy to do the things you love to do.
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