I asked people over 40, What is your intrinsic motivation to workout? Here are some of their responses:
EXERCISING IS A BLESSING NOT A CHORE. I WORKOUT BECAUSE I CAN.
To be a better me! To be able to enjoy life to the fullest for as long as I am able. To be an example to my son and grandbabies! I want to be able to enjoy my retirement when it happens not be laid up not being able to even move at all! I tell my baby all the time its not motivation anymore...its my way of life! I have to need to must work out and remain healthy! I'm 43, had a heart attack at 39, and have been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease in which they are functioning just under 30percent. I work out every other day.I feel like I'm in the best shape of my life and only getting better!. You asked. I've had a brain tumor which I survived and have been living with HIV for 18 years now (very well controlled). Mostly, I have an 82 year old mother that because of her being lazy has mobility issues, struggles to …
Richard A. Walters,Masters in EducationSpecializing in Mental Health,Bachelor of ArtsSpecializing in Psychology,ACE Certified Personal Trainer,Since 1998,ACE Certified Orthopedic ExerciseSpecialist,ACE Certified Fitness NutritionSpecialist,Owner of http://www.getfitwithrich.com/Personal Training Services for Men,Since 1998,Author of Stroke Survivor Success Story, 16 Minute Body Sculpting Kit,The NinJew, authored and illustrated 5 Children's Books,Completed nine half marathons and the14 Miles Polars Dash, Competed in two Senior Olympics Bike Races,Currently Training for Guinness Record for Trap Bar Deadlift. Available To Do Motivational Speaking! Richard Walters: ACE CECs
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Stretching need only be performed once a day in the hot shower.
The heat of the water warms the muscles, so they have greater elasticity.
Static stretching can also be performed immediately after vigorous cardiovascular exercise
as part of the cool down.
Usually, the second time your range of motion is better.
Should you stretch first, and then warm up?
The old theory was to stretch first, and then warm up. WRONG! Always
stretch a warm muscle.
That is why I always stretch in the hot shower. I let the hot water warm the
muscle group before I stretch it.
If you don’t have immediate access to a hot shower, or bath, then take at
least five minutes to gradually warm up first. This will slowly elevate your
core body temperature, and help prevent injuries.
Should you keep stretching through the pain?
No, when you stretch a muscle, go to a point where you feel mild tension,
and not pain. When you feel pain, your body is giving you a signal that you
went too far (or over stretched.) Be carefu…