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You can attain a lean and fit body after 40! I have a found a program that will improve your fitness level! This program will give you an incredibly lean body after 40 (or at any age for that matter!).
In early 2016 I was in my mid 40’s, after moving to a different city, starting a new job, I was feeling overworked and under exercised. I had gained some weight and was not happy with myself at all! When I looked in the mirror and lamented that I would ever have a lean and fit body again! It was all about to change!
In spring 2016, I began doing Tracy Anderson’s Precision workouts at the behest of one of my favorite nutritionist co-workers! Her secret was the Tracy Anderson method. She opened my eyes to Tracy Anderson’s magical work outs. The Precision program, which is Tracy Anderson’s beginner program, is the one that I started. This is a beginner program in which Tracy Anderson is much more instructional in describing the movements.
Tracy Anderson is a fitness guru to the stars who has made her fitness program available through online classes, DVD’s and she also has in person group sessions at major cities. With her background in dance her movements are very graceful and she uses dance/ballet terminology for her instructions. She has dance work outs and diet advice as well, but I do not use those programs and will not speak to them in this blog. Her goal was to help people obtain long lean muscles, and she is successful! Her clients and followers attain and maintain lean and fit bodies!
Don’t worry if you have no dance background, like me, it is still easy to follow along. She changes the routine every 10 days as to not allow for muscle memory to develop. She uses no weights or maximum of 5 pounds to develop long and lean muscles rather than bulk.
The primary reason that I love using Tracy Anderson programs as a primary part of my fitness program is that the movements are within the normal range of motion movements for each limb. As a middle-aged woman, I became very aware that I was losing strength and at higher risk for injuring my joints. Above all, I also knew that strengthening my muscles can also protect my joints. Her movements strengthened my arms and shoulders without the fear of damaging my joints. My arms became amazingly sculpted, lean and toned to boot! I now had my lean and fit body back!
Her work-outs are generally 30 minutes in length, she has background music, but I mute it and listen to my own mix! Her work-outs target specific areas that women struggle with and calls them abcentric, hipcentric, glutecentric and omnicentric.
The workouts spend additional time focusing on these areas. I personally purchased the hipcentric.
Her work-outs are incredibly challenging and it took me 8 weeks of performing her Precision arm video before I could comfortably complete the whole 14-minute work out! After, I progressed through her beginner work outs on YouTube I purchased her DVD’s from her website. I purchased her 2.0 and 3.0 versions.
I highly recommend this type of workout for middle age people as it offers movement that will build strength, improve joint mobility and make you look awesomely toned in about 30 minutes most days of the week.
It is not a burden to pop that DVD in and start! It is a part of my day that I look forward to!
Click on Tracy Anderson and begin your journey using a safe and effective method to attain a lean and fit body after 40 (or any age).
This is one of the programs that I recommend in my ebook called Second Chance at Health- Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating!
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BBG (Bikini Body Guide)/ SWEAT by Kayla Itsines is a fabulous work out to attain and maintain fitness and improve tone after 40 (or actually any age!). This program improves strength, stamina, and tone! Let me give you a bit of back ground on this program!
What is BBG/SWEAT?
Kayla Itsines is a personal trainer from Australia that provides a variety of workouts that are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels! I began using her work out programs in 2017 and have experienced astonishing results with regards to my tone and my strength and my overall fitness! My youngest daughter started using one of the programs called Bikini Body Guide or BBG as Kayla Itsines calls it. Don’t let this title scare you! It is appropriate for people whose goal isn’t a bikini body! If fitness is your goal then this is your program!
BBG workouts are available in PDF as well as in an app format. I used the PDF initially, but then progressed to the point of using her app. She has a variety of programs, however, the one that I am familiar with and use is her basic BBG program on her SWEAT app. She does have guidance for gym work outs that incorporate free weights and weight machines as well as yoga, but I do not use those work outs so I will not speak to those in this recommendation review. She also has a nutrition guide that I do not use and will not review here.
What Does the BBG/SWEAT Program Consist of?
The BBG PDF and the SWEAT application that I use provide a list of exercises with instructions, recommended weights if any, and repetitions for each exercise.
She has four exercises per circuit. Each circuit is 7 minutes long. You repeat each circuit twice with 30 seconds to 1-minute rest between making the total work-out is 30 minutes. The program consists of resistance training, cardio, recovery and a weekly challenge. There are three resistance work outs are divided up into legs, abs, and arms.
Beginner circuits are more total body and as you progress through the program the work outs are more focused. Kaila also recommends cardio 4 times per week. Her cardio recommendations include 3 Low Intensity Steady-State (LISS) and 1 High-Intensity Interval training sessions per week.
Her recovery recommendations include two stretching type activities. She also includes a fun, short and intense weekly challenge! These are fast moving and higher rep work out of the familiar movement that were done during the week. So essentially this plan is for exercising daily.
I found that the program exercises are easy to modify! For example, I have a difficult time with completing the full push up, so I modify with knees down and my strength is still improving and my tone is still fabulous!
Who Do I Recommend This Program For?
I have personally been using this fitness program for over a year and I love it!
In keeping with the theme of my ebook, Second Chance at Health-Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating, this is one of the BEST movement plans for me. Why is it the BEST? Because I DO IT!
Follow the link to her website and start your journey! She offers some great discounts!
In my ebook, Second Chance at Health-Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating, I can help guide you to the eating plans, and movement plans that will benefit you.
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