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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Strength training is Very Important if you want a sculpted body-
Imagine if you will, some of the famous statues . Let’s take Atlas, or David for
example. How would it be if there bodies were represented as a slab of flab?
Would they look sculpted. Of course not, and yet many endurance athletes
insist that “ All I have to do is run.” Like the story of the Emperor With No
Clothes, they can’t see that their upper body looks like a set of
toothpicks. This is aside from the fact that it is functional, and healthy to be
The medical term for muscle atrophy is sarcopenia. As we age our muscles
gradually atrophy, resulting in frailty. Strength training staves off sarcopenia,
and extends the curve.
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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…