When your younger and into train all you care about is muscle, setting pr’s and killing some workouts.
But as you get older or/and become a dad, these 3 other things are crucial to put into your traning.
So you can be healthier, live longer and live a high quality life.
It all about performing better.
That will mean different things for each person.
But, you can move and play with kids, can you get on the floor with them, and you have energy for them after tough week at work.
If that stuff is important to you , you will want to train these three things.
No ones likes stretching especially guys or mobility work like foam rolling.
But, mobility will create injuries, pain and ineffective workouts.
That will stop you in your tracts for all the things we just mentioned about performing as a dad.
Here some starter for better mobility
-Pay attention to your posture during the day
-Do a little foam rolling before you workout and have proper warm up
-Stretch post workout and off days
-Don’t train body parts tarn movements the squat, deadlift, push, pull and single leg exercise
Nothing may be more important than strength. Actually leg or grip strength have been linked life longevity.
Strength controls every almost everything we can do physically.
You wont have great mobility if your muscle are weak, actually muscles get tight a lot due to weakness not tightness.
Movement will always be hard if your weak, if you cant squat your body weight, getting up will always be a pain and you wont want to move your body.
Strength will limit your endurance too, all movement is powered or limit by our strength,i so things like walking, jogging or hiking etc depend on your strength. I’m not talking about body building, I’m talking about strength.
A few tips
Strength train 3x week
focus on the 5 movements I spoke of
It doesn’t have to be with weights, it can just be body weight stuff at home
Try to increase reps, or weight each week or decrease rest, to progress.
Cardio is often over used and abused. Done very ineffectively most of the time. It actually sucks as a main fat loss focus. But, that doesn’t mean it not important.
Good cardio program will
-Make you feel better mentally
-Helps you recover faster in between workouts and even your sets
-It will help destress and make you feel better, if done the right way.
Tips to get you started
-Do cardio you like or are drawn to , because you’ll do it more.
-Don’t always do intense cardio, there a lot more benefits to low intensity like walking, hiking or swimming
-If your morning resting hear rate is above 70, you need a lot lower intensity cardio and sleep more.
-Remember nutrition, sleep, mobility and strength training are more important for mos people. Those things are more important for fat loss too.
Hope this helped, If there is anything else I can do to help fellow dads, please let me know
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