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October 8, 2020

Strength Training at Home

Bicep Isolation Training

Isolation Training

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If you are doing strength training at home, isolation training is important. Isolation training means that you are training just one specific muscle group and really focussing on that muscle during a particular exercise. An example of an isolation exercise is the bicep curl. This is a move that targets the biceps specifically and allows you to build muscle tears and metabolic stress in that region without it spilling out in other areas.

This can be contrasted with compound movements, such as the squat. The squat is not an isolation movement because it challenges too many muscle groups all at once. This works the quads, the calves, the hamstrings, the core and even the lower back to a degree. Put all this together and it is a ‘bigger’ exercise that challenges more muscles and one that is more akin to the way we move in the real world.

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October 22, 2019

Senior Exercise Routine: Videos 11 – 20

This is a set of 20 videos that comprise a senior exercise routine.

Each video showcases a different exercise that should be within the capacity of most seniors to do.

Little or no equipment is required.

If you want to record your progress for each exercise over time, fill in your name and email address below. I'll email you a link to download the Exercise Record chart.

You'll find this is wonderful motivation, as you record the increase in the number of repetitions you achieve for each of these senior exercise routine videos.

This post covers the second 10 videos. The first 10 can be found in Senior Exercise Routine: Videos 1-10.

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Senior Exercise Routines Video 11: Seated Foot Circles

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October 19, 2019

Senior Exercise Routine: Videos 1 – 10

This is a set of 20 videos that comprise a senior exercise routine.

Each video showcases a different exercise that should be within the capacity of most seniors to do.

Little or no equipment is required.

If you want to undertake any or all of the senior exercises in this routine, you should create a table in Word or Excel (actually, I'll give you a link to one I'll create for you in the next post Senior Exercise Routine: Videos 11-20) and record your progress for each exercise over time.

You'll find this is wonderful motivation, as you record the increase in the number of repetitions you achieve for each of these senior exercise routine videos.

This post covers the first 10 videos. The second 10 can be found in Senior Exercise Routine: Videos 11-20.

Senior Exercise Routines Video 1: Bent Knee Push Ups

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