I see some crazy exercise stuff in gyms, on Youtube and Facebook and I think “Why?”
Why are they doing that?!
Exercise can be simple.
It should be safe, play to your strengths and help you improve weakness so that you move better, feel better and get you stronger (and leaner and more fit).
For example, picture a guy standing on a stability ball doing a squat and pressing dumbbells overhead (yes, I’ve seen it!) This kind of stuff is just parlor tricks.
Simple exercises can get you stronger, leaner and healthier, and in my opinion, are better for women like you and me.
Let’s face it, you’re probably not looking to win performance titles.
I bet you want to be able to do LIFE better and easier so you can be the best version of YOU.
Yes, throwing barbells over your head that have chains attached to them and jumping up to 3 ft. boxes might look like fun to some people, but when I see a woman, who hasn’t worked out since her youngest child was born, doing that, I see debilitating injury in her near future.
And for what? That stuff just isn’t superior to simple movement based exercises.
Here’s what I mean.
Humans squat, lift, push, pull, rotate and do locomotion (crawl, walk, run). That’s what we do. That’s how we move.
So, does a mom who had 3 c-sections within 6 years time really need to stand on a stability ball and do a squat? Nope…a floor based squat while holding something that weighs at least as much as her little baby will do just fine:)
Don’t misunderstand me. I’m not saying that your workout should be easy or use light weights.
It should be challenging, it just doesn’t have to have crazy moves to be effective!
Don’t let all those crazy videos you see scare you away from working out! Think squat, lift/hinge, push, pull, rotate and locomotion.