As I continue to work at the Ludlow Senior center with the seniors, it becomes more and more apparent they all have individual goals. The most common of them is wanting to be able to continue to move around without any assistance or pain. Incorporating the suspension trainer and rip trainer is much more appropriate for them than adding load and power movements. They will go through the same grueling workout if they perform these focused movements correctly. Making sure they are happy, safe, and confident in themselves to take on the day is the biggest goal.
As for the in betweens - everywhere from teens, thirties, amputees, athletes, pregnancy, over the hill, you name it. Training completely depends on your lifestyle, condition, and objective. Are you exercising to lose weight, run a marathon, become more flexible, get better at golf, for the NFL, or to simply stay healthy? The list could go on forever, I could talk about this forever, and that’s why I combined such a vast age group. They are all so specific to the individual. Take an athlete training for his/her competitive season and a 40 year old who has had ACL surgery. They need completely different attention and programming, just as you need your own fix or program, to find out what gets you toward your goal. Allow yourself to reset and really consider how effective your last exercise was. If you feel the need to go do 100 burpees, squat a shit ton of weight with terrible form, or run until you have shin splints, ask yourself why. What are you really gaining? Stop looking around the room and comparing yourself to someone else. Everyone’s body has developed, grown, and been through a different story. PROGRESSION, REGRESSION. Find out what works, what doesn’t, and where to improve. If you’re unsure, that’s where we come in.