Monday, November 10, 2008

Training with a bust foot.....

I am getting addicted to these mountain athlete videos!

1 comment:

Charles R. said...

These are great, for sure.

When I first started watching these, I was thinking that I was bummed that when I was younger (I'm 57) and I could really work out this hard, this kind of functional, primal training wasn't on the radar.

But the more I think about it, and the more I do this kind of training, the more I realize how much better this is on my joints. And it's clearly the most efficiently effective way to work out.

A few months ago, I finally got a single kettlebell. And after a couple of weeks, I got a couple more. Now I have 7 in various weights. And I'm in the best overall shape I've been in ever, because I'm doing this kind of functional training, strengthening the whole body, particularly the core, all at once in short, intense sessions. And when I started this, I was coming from a long way down in terms of fitness.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you aren't a spring chicken anymore, this kind of training, adapted for your level of fitness and level of joint damage (from years of abuse in various sports) is much better than the old, go-to-the-gym-and-crank-out-the-sets approach. I ALWAYS used to hurt myself in one way or another doing that, if from nothing else, than from the repetitive stress injuries.

So keep putting these up. They are inspiring, and give me great new ideas for dragging myself around and throwing and lifting odd things.