Fitness Over 40

At 45, It’s More About Functionality

As much as I look on social media and see these dudes all ripped up and shredded and want to look like that, I have learned my body well enough to know that keeping it strong and injury free has to take precedents in my exercise routine.  Today was lower body stability work after my 2000 meter row, finishing with 4 high intensity intervals on the treadmill.  Why functional training is so important, and especially to me, after a knee surgery in my teens, I have had continuous knee problems in my left knee, resulting in an atrophied left quadricep which creates a imbalance in my movement system.  You will see in the video when performing the TRX lunge with the left leg, it is much harder to maintain balance.  For this reason, I need to be focused on functional strength and flexibility.  This morning I completed 3 sets of 2-3 reps per leg on the TRX and then 3 sets of TRX stretches to finish my lower body workout.  I ain’t no spring chicken anymore!

Have a great weekend!  Stay healthy and happy!

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