Yoga For Strength Training
The past few weeks, we’ve been digging into one of my favorite topics – strength training. (If you missed it, start here for 10 Reasons To Strength Train At ANY Age.)
But today, I want to dive into an element of strength training that you may not have thought about before…yoga.
Yoga is so much more than just a flexibility routine. Yoga’s an integrative practice that focuses on bodyweight bearing exercises that strengthens your entire body.
Here’s the difference…A classic dumbbell routine emphasizes concentric contractions (the muscle contracts when it shortens) whereas many yoga poses are held statically or isometrically. Transitioning to the next yoga pose requires eccentric or lengthening contractions, which gives your muscles a long, lean look.
Today, I’ll show you a 3-minute video with yoga poses that strengthen your entire body. Because these moves require you to hold your own body weight against gravity, you’ll feel the intensity and enjoy a stronger, leaner body…and a calmer mind.
I invite you to join this fun, 30-day Lift Weights To Stay Young experiment. When you purchase this 30-day program, I’ll send a day-by-day calendar to guide you through exactly what workout to do each day. I urge you to make a pledge to yourself to complete this 30-day strength training introduction, so that you can increase lean muscle mass and protect your bones.
This program includes 3 workouts:
Lift Weights To Lose Weight -Two 20-min upper and lower body tightening workouts to tone your entire figure and boost your metabolism!
Lift Weights To Lose Weight 2 – 50-Min workout that includes the best of weight training with a Pilates twist!
Ageless Staying Strong – Reset your body with four 15-minute workouts! This target-training DVD sculpts your arms, legs, glutes and core while using light weights. The progression of exercises are designed to give you maximum results in record time.
BONUS – 30-Day Digital Calendar – Take the guesswork out of exercise! This 30-day guide shows you exactly what workout to do each day.