Carol Dean Therapeutic Massage LLC - Therapeutic Massage Studio offering Advanced Bodywork Techniques
My Blog

Incorporating weight training to your workouts

Using light weights in your workout can be beneficial for many reasons.
Please notice that I said light weights!
Unless you are planning to compete in body building events, there is no reason to load your joints past the therapeutic level of weight training.   

Years ago, I worked as an aerobics instructor at the YMCA also and enjoyed workouts in the gym.   It was painful to see so many people picking up weights that were way too heavy for them and watching their form deteriorate, which meant pain and injuries were inevitable.  

Instead of that nonsense, you want to incorporate a nice, easy training program, there are many books and web sites that will show you a reasonable routine to follow. If it's in your budget, maybe find a reputable, certified trainer to help get you started and hold you accountable.
 If you start with working your upper body then just be sure to give yourself a day of rest in between.   So, it would go like this:  Day 1- arms, shoulders, chest,  upper back and core work   Day 2 - Lower back, glutes and legs and more core work.  The core work (abdominals) can be added daily, or at least each time you do the light weight program..  it's your choice.                                                                    
Repeat this cycle at least one more time during the week..   no heroics or crazy long workout sessions..   slow and easy and then you will begin to notice that you are standing straighter, feeling stronger and hopefully you are hooked!
This way you can prevent excessive inflammation and soreness, which in a lot of instances will stop people from  returning to their weight workouts, and that is a shame.    Weight training is beneficial to our overall strength and balance, especially when you include a solid core workout to the mix.  One of the most important benefits is the potential increase in your bone density.  This is very good, because as  most of us know,  two  common issues we face as we age are lack of core strength and losing bone density.  So, good news!  Incorporating a weight program to your workouts, even if it's only 2-3 times a week will increase your odds for a stronger, more toned body.

So, how to get started?    It's the same advice as we discussed in an earlier post.   Start slowly and maybe only add ten minutes extra to your existing program.    Increase the duration of the workout over the following weeks.

The most important advice is to just get started, use a reputable trainer or an online web site or a good old fashioned book that you find in the fitness section of a book store.    Slow and easy will have you enjoying your next step to healthy muscles and tendons!!

P.S.    Dont forget to schedule your massage sessions to help you get the most out of your new routine,  massage can ease the soreness---a good therapeutic session will address the attachments and insertions of your muscles (tendons), helping to keep them supple and healthy.




16 Comments to Incorporating weight training to your workouts:

Comments RSS
uk services review on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 7:28 AM
Keep posting such experiences it really keeps us going. You don't know how many people you motivate by such great blogs. Thank you so much.
Reply to comment
 
assignment writing help on Monday, October 29, 2018 2:05 AM
An important aspect of any weight-loss strategy is exercise. Exercise normally means aerobics and other cardio workouts. But experts say that adding weight training to your exercise regimen will allow you to lose weight and build muscle at the same time. There is no need to lift heavy weights. It is enough to keep it at therapeutic levels. The outcome, after a few weeks, will surprise you. It's normal to feel pain. A massage session will relieve those aches and pains.


mrhami on Monday, May 14, 2018 11:49 PM
You don't know how many people you motivate
Reply to comment


ukbestessays on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 10:42 AM
I will try this method soon. I hope it will be effective for me. At least it sounds cool.
Reply to comment


superior papers reviews on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:34 AM
I try to use weights in my training. It's pretty effective. And you know that.
Reply to comment


nice on Sunday, June 24, 2018 6:54 AM
good
Reply to comment


lin on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 12:05 AM
nice
Reply to comment


sdfs on Monday, September 03, 2018 8:43 AM
rt
Reply to comment


Anonymous on Thursday, October 04, 2018 3:00 AM
You ought to be a part of a contest for one of the finest websites on the internet. I most certainly will highly recommend this web site! Orthopedic Injury Frankfort
Reply to comment


alpha 2 macroglobulins qn on Thursday, October 11, 2018 2:34 AM
This site is excellent and so is how the subject matter was explained. I also like some of the comments too. Waiting for the next post.
Reply to comment


Disc Herniation Frankfort on Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:28 AM
Been reading this site for awhile now, always has really good posts and topics please keep it up! loads of blogs are going under lately from lack of new posts etc!
Reply to comment


regeneration stem cells on Saturday, October 13, 2018 2:56 AM
Great information, you have a wonderful blog and an excellent article.
Reply to comment


Chest Wall Pain Frankfort on Saturday, October 13, 2018 5:39 AM
Pretty cool post. It’s really very nice and useful post.Thanks for sharing this with us!it’s my first visit.
Reply to comment


alpha 2 macroglobulin test on Friday, October 19, 2018 2:28 AM
This is really great information found here, I really like your blog. Thanks very much for the share. Keep posting.
Reply to comment


stem cell regeneration on Monday, October 22, 2018 2:37 AM
Great information, you have a wonderful blog and an excellent article.
Reply to comment


$1 Web Hosting on Saturday, December 15, 2018 4:54 AM
I want to say thanks to the writer for sharing this blog.
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
RSS

Recent Posts

Thank you for the responses to my posts!
Incorporating weight training to your workouts
How does exercise help me and how do I start?

Categories

enhancing the benefits of massage sessions
powered by

Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint