Each of us is getting older right now, minute by minute. But the good news is older doesn’t have to look older. If you could look 10-20 years younger than you actually are, you’d be all for that correct?! Okay, well there’s no question that a healthy and fit lifestyle guarantees a more youthful appearance.
You should have these memorized by now but here are the five critical areas to an anti-aging program:
1. Aerobic cardiovascular exercise
2. High-intensity anaerobic cardiovascular exercise
3. Muscle strength and conditioning
4. Flexibility training
5. Balanced nutrition and lifestyle
In addition, today’s exercise specifically will have an anti-aging effect. As we get older, we lose muscle mass and this loss is predominantly in our fast twitch muscle fibers. This seriously impacts our reaction time, speed, power, agility and overall ability to move our bodies effectively. If you don’t use it, you lose it! However, if you continue to train in a way that forces your body to move quickly, it will help you preserve these fast twitch muscles and maintain that youthful ability to ‘spring’ into whatever it is you’re doing.
“Rectangle Drill” – Place 4 cones in the shape of a rectangle or square with each cone about 30 feet apart from each other. Start at one corner and sprint to the top of the square. Then shuffle across the top of the square. Then back-shuffle. Then laterally shuffle back to the start. Do this 5x one way. Take a break and go the other way.