Quads-- Check. Glutes-- Checking!
I started focusing on building one body part — and may’ve gone overboard.
At least that’s according to a trainer I talked with recently.
A year ago I began working my quads harder and more often.
Now apparently, I’m quad-dominant.
I don’t regret it. The front of my legs looks stronger-- and more importantly—they feel better. But I have some catching up to do behind the scenes—so to speak.
The trainer tells me I could have a really good booty if I concentrated more on my glutes and hammies in the gym. Isn’t that sweet of him?
Hey, really. I don’t mind. After all, we have the ability to improve all the time if we listen to a bit of criticism—even if it does sting a little!
Aesthetics are important to me—sure, but what’s even more critical is alignment. When we’re dominate in one area it can throw our bodies out of whack.
If quads are doing all the work, we end up with misalignment, muscular imbalance & faulty movement patterns. That means we’re more likely to get injured and have pain in the hips, knees and low back.
Here are just a few things I do now for legs/glutes:
1/Weighted walking lunges
3/Elevated, weight split squats
5/Squat rack squats, close stance, too
6/Dumb-bell sumo squats
8/Leg cables and more
I’ll ramp up the workouts on the hamstrings, glutes and abductors & adductors.
Coming up in “Lynda’s Day” I’ll tell you about the moves I’ve added in order to help my imbalance and grow other areas.
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Fitness, Foods, Feelings!
Three of my favorite things to work on and write about.
So, today---drum roll please---a new, cozy home for my incredibly informative & highly entertaining posts, she said modestly!
This is it, you’re on it right now: FitOver50Plus.com
I’ll have this “free” section that you’re reading currently. This is where I’ll share some of my information and fun, interesting stories about others. I also have a pay section---ONLY 9.97 A YEAR!. This is where I’ll share exactly what I do in my diet, in the gym and in my mind as I work to be a stronger, better, kinder and more successful person. I’ll hold nothing back—you’ll get the truth—the good, the bad and the ugly. Writing about my struggles, I know will help me—and hopefully you, as well.
My goal is to help and inspire others.
My blog & Web site is for anyone who wants to know what I do, to try and stay fit:
1/Gym Stuff—exact exercises
2/Diet Regimen-exact foods, including recipes
3/Positive Prose-how I work to be stronger mentally—which is a huge part of staying fit
One reason I’ve started the site? Inquiring minds. I have been asked what I do—how—at the age of 57--do I stay lean. There’s no magic pill, as you know. I’ve found that a simple comment or question can be life-changing. For me, a curious, caring person can generate positivity and spur me into action.
“Hey, why do you do you eat that? Why do you get up so early? Why do you Intermittent Fast? Do you take drugs to get lean? Have you always been short?
Yeah, some things I can’t do anything about. But mostly I do love my queries—no matter the topic, whether positive or negative. Questions are thought-provoking and help me be a better me.
I also hope to be able to help and inspire you!
This is an interactive site, too. Please ask questions, send me requests on what you’d like to know more about, and comment---good or bad.
I do hope you’ll enjoy FitOver50Plus.com and please share with friends and family. Although I’m gearing it toward people over 50—I do believe anyone can learn from my experiences.
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Someone asked me what I do in the gym for upper back.
The answer: Not a lot.
I’ve always been broad shouldered— even as a kid.
But I also swam competitively— butterfly was my stroke.
Wow, I just made that sound a lot more impressive than it was!
I was only on the Berwick Beach Swim Team in the summer at my ‘hood pool in Columbus, Ohio.
And when I swam the butterfly 50 meter at meets I always came in dead last or second to last!
So—no-- I was never good, never fast enough to be a contender. But, I wanted to be.
My best friend, Treva Spires, got close to making the US Olympic Swim Team. We were inseparable so I did everything she did. And what she did was practice her ‘fly.
So, I’d train in the lane right beside her, despite my much weaker and slower stroke. Treva was incredible and I wanted to be just like her.
But it wasn’t to be and that’s okay. Because you see, it was the “struggle” with the stroke that made my back stronger.
Guess that’s a metaphor for life that we hear all the time. The challenges, the hard times make us better, stronger.
These days for my back: sitting cable pulls & pull downs— twice a week. That’s about it.
So, question—and you might have to think about this one:
What’s the one thing you did as a kid—with which you struggled and never really mastered—that made you stronger in life today—in the gym, in the classroom—anyplace?
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