Author: David Crist

Strength Training for Seniors; It’ All Mental

Attractor Patterns

When we talk about starting a fitness routine for seniors, we have to realize that its as much mental as it is physical. This awareness is key, and will ensure you success, as you embark on this path back to fitness. Being aware that the mind forms beliefs based on patterns that its formed from information that its been bombarded by from the outside world. These patterns are usually what the majority of people believe, and are often wrong.

The Habitual Mind

Our Minds are thinking machines, they never stop thinking 24/7, and what a lot of people have come to realize is that 85-90% of our thought are repetitive and often problematic. Once, Mind has accepted an Attractor Pattern of ideas it will keep thinking about them repetitively until it eventually becomes a belief. For instance how many times have you heard the statement, ” in order to be successful in society today you need a College Education”. Enough times that for a majority of people, this has become a belief. But its a dis-empowering belief that has caused whole generations of people to become Debt Slaves to Big Finance by chasing this false belief, that a College Education will get them success in society today, its simply is not true

Getting Fit is Hard Work is a False Belief

The idea that getting fit is hard work is an Attractor Pattern created by The Fitness Industry. They have a vested Interest that you believe this, in order to justify their existence. It’s ludicrous that we believe its appropriate to pay someone (a trainer) a $100.00 an hour to watch us workout and maybe give us some advice and encouragement while we do it. The whole supplemental and vitamin industry is built on claims that have been proven false time and time again. It’s all been designed and marketed by the Fitness Industry to make money.

Past Failures

Buying into to these false beliefs has caused millions of people especially Boomers, to become disillusioned with the idea that they can get fit. Not being able to relate with a routine, designed by a trainer who is usually in their 20s or 30s and who has their own ideas on what it takes to get physically fit has caused,people to just give up, thinking that its just too hard and certainly not fun to get into shape.

Getting Fit Is Easy and Fun

I’ve developed a routine that’s easy and fun. That can be done in under an hour and if you just consistent doing it every other day or three times a week you’ll be amazed at how fast you’ll start getting you muscle tone back, while improving you balance coordination and overall sense of well-being.

It’s all About Attitude

I know what you thinking but before you just dismiss me let me again remind you that I’m 67 years old and have developed this routine over the last thirty years and I’m stronger now than I’ve ever been. I know for fact that if you listen to a few of the things that I’ve come up with, you’ll not only find working out enjoyable but you’ll look forward to doing it.

Conclusion

I’m not talking about building Hugh muscles, I’m talking about building muscle tone. I’m specifically talking to the Boomer Generation, people that are my age and want to enjoy the next ten or twenty years of our lives, by being able to do the things we want to do, and maintain our independence for as long as we can. If you feel like its time you started doing something for yourself, but are inherently lazy like me, than this will be perfect for you. You can have the best years of you life, and all it takes is making a choice, about what and who you going to believe.

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Everything You Believe Is Wrong

Getting Fit after age 50 is easy. The experts “Trainers” would like you to belief its

hard, because their livelihood is based on your belief, that strength training for seniors is hard and time-consuming. The Fitness Industry has flooded Mass Media with false information about

Bodybuilder Eugene Rapin from behind flexing biceps

what it takes to get into shape, build muscle mass and improve our overall sense of well-being, by insinuating that it takes guidance and supervision by trained professionals and a laborious and difficult workout regime, and that only through months of dedication, can you hope to achieve any fitness goals.

We are constantly told how we must sacrifice and strive in order to get back into shape. As, we are beginning to understand how our minds work. We’ve come to realize that our two basic operational faculties, reason and feeling, are both inherently unreliable. Although we ascribe our actions to reason, we in fact operate primarily out of pattern recognition, the logical arrangement of data serves mainly to enhance a pattern recognition system that than becomes truth.

But nothing is ever “true” except under certain circumstances and than only from a particular viewpoint, characteristically unstated. In other words simply because we have seen information from multiple sources, that strength training for seniors takes dedication, hard work, and can only be successful, under the benign supervision of trained professionals. This has created a pattern that we recognize as true and is in fact an illusion. An illusion created by the fitness industry in order to generate business.

Develop a Few Good Habits

By developing a few good habits, anyone can get physically fit and build muscle tone no matter their age. I can show you how a routine of exercizes, that take less than an hour, done every other day or a minimum of three times a week, can not only restore muscle tone, but improve coordination, balance and an overall sense of well-being. The most amazing thing about this is its simplicity. While the “experts” would like us to belief getting in shape after 50 is baffiling and complex, I have found that true answers to supposedly complex problems, have the hallmark of simplicity.

The Habits

  1. Establish and maintain a healthy diet. Again the “Diet Experts” have all kinds of advice and recommendations on what constitutes a healthy diet, that also include books, vitamins and supplements. They have gone to great lengths creating pattern attractors to make us belief in what they say. But if you have made it to age 50 you have seen fad after fad come into popularity only to be disproved and often ridiculed only a few years later. I will not insult your intelligence by going through a litany of diet advice, this website isn’t about that. Let’s just agree that a Human, that has lived for five decades knows inherently what constitutes a healthy diet. And what they need to eat to feel good. So Let’s leave it to three meals a day, consisting of the basic food groups, taking in moderation. That should be just fine.
  2. In order for the Body to rejuvenate itself its important that you get sufficient sleep. 6 to 8 hours a day is usually sufficient. We will be going over a few things that help sleep, like listening to Aura Cleansing vibrations, and reading in latter articles, but for now Let’s just keep it simple. Problems with sleep are usually caused by the simple fact that the body is not tired. You will be amazed what a simple weight lifting routine will do for your sleep. Another thing I strongly encourage and again, we will get into it, in more detail at a later date, is a 30-45 minute power nap, mid way through you day. You will find that it rejuvenates you either before or right after a brisk workout.
  3. Proper hydration throughout the day. Believe me that I’ve been real late in coming to the understanding of how important proper hydration is, to the functioning of the total body. If you want to start an exercise routine it becomes even more important. Later on we will go in depth about some things I’ve uncovered in my research but trying to drink eight 8 oz. of water a day has always posed a challenge to me and I still find it hard to do consistently.

The Promise

Most of what we belief has been formed by the creation of attractor patterns created by industries that have a vested interest that we belief in a certain way in order for us to need and desire their products or services. Just because we have a belief doesn’t mean its true. Strength training for seniors doesn’t have to be complicated or hard. As,a matter of fact just the opposite. We know that the Human Body is remarkable and its rejuvenating capabilities are miraculous. My website is devoted about talking about common sense solutions to what a lot of you may think are complex problems. Simply because Hugh Industries have evolved in pushing certain ideas and beliefs and using sophisticated physiological techniques to convince us of their viability, doesn’t mean there’re true. I’m here to tell you its all an illusion, an illusion created to make money, not to benefit you. Stick with me as I go down the many Rabbit Holes, surrounding what it means to be physically fit as a senior citizen in society today.

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

 

 

 

 

Getting Fit when your over 50

Fitness for the over 50’s

When people over 50 hear the words physical fitness they immediately think of only the physical aspects of fitness. True physical fitness encompasses much more than that. It must include, in addition to the Body, the Mind (thoughts) and the Spirit (emotions). To get truly fit a person, especially if they are over 50 must work on all three aspects. Working on the Physical aspect while ignoring our Thoughts and Emotions is not going to get you the results you looking for.

It’ a three-pronged approach

Working all three aspects the Body, Mind and Spirit, is going to be one of the goals of this website moving forward. By ignoring your Thoughts and Emotions about fitness your setting yourself up for frustration and failure. If we don’t prepare ourselves Physically, Mentally and Emotionally for what we are trying to accomplish we’ll end up getting frustrated and quit, before we’ve even started.

Realizing that getting fit at any age but especially when you over 50, is going to take a life style change. And change at any age is hard for most people. The important thing here is to be patient with ourselves and to develop a routine that challenges us but isn’t so difficult that we dread it. Consistency, setting and accomplishing goals and being committed is just the beginning.

Consistency is doing your routine every other day or three times a week. In order to do this you have to develop a routine that you can do in an hour. Start to finish, one hour. You can exercise every major muscle group within 30 to 40 minutes. And it doesn’t have to be hard and arduous work, as a matter of fact it should be fairly easy and fun. You can establish goals for each muscle group, and monitor you progress each time you do your routine.

Commitment, something has made you want to get into shape. It may have been a Doctor, a Spouse, or just you looking in the mirror, it doesn’t matter what got you to this point. What’s important is that your here now. I have developed techniques that have enabled me to stay with a routine for over thirty years, and if it’s worked for me I know it will work for you. In subsequent articles, I will share with you, everything I know, about developing a routine that has not only been effective in maintaining muscle tone, well into my sixties, but has been fun and enjoyable as well.

 

Where to begin

You will be amazed how easy it is to get back into shape, no matter how long it’s been, or how bad of shape your in. If you’re are aware of a few things about yourself, your Mind, Body, and Emotions, you’ll be amazed on how fast you can regain muscle tone. Your muscles actually like to be worked out. I’ve read all kinds of material about this and suffice it to say that a healthy body enjoys exercise and works at it’s optimin level when it gets it. We were not designed to be sedentary, and our body show us it’s displeasure in numerous ways when we are.

The hardest thing about getting fit when your over 50 is starting. But the fact that your reading this shows your ready to start. You have had the thought that something has to change, if you want to have the life and do the things you dream about. We aren’t talking about becoming a world-class athlete, we are talking about feeling good, building muscle tone improving our coordination and balance and adopting a healthier life style.

You may have all kinds of doubts a fear about being able to do this, but if you trust me and follow some of my suggestions, I can guarantee that you’ll be better off, than you are now. Once you start getting you muscle tone,confidence and self-esteem back, all kinds of opportunities will start to present themselves to you.

The Theater of Exercise

I’m sorry to break this to you,but if you think you can do this alone, in you garage or in front of the TV in you living room, I’m here to tell you that won’t work. Everyone I know, who has tried this, has some exercise equipment, either in their garage or in the corner of their house, that is just gathering dust or being used to pile stuff on.

My experience has shown me that if you serious about getting fit in your 50s it’s going to take a community. I’m not talking about getting involved in some organized training program. What I’m talking about is having a place to go where you can exercise. I know this is going to sound strange, but going into an environment, where everybody is working on getting and or staying in shape, helps you mind and emotions get with the program. Your mind sees it, smells it, and hears it and even if you don’t feel like working out when you walk in,sometimes just being in the Theater of Exercise is enough, to get you into your routine. The psychological power of the theater is real, don’t discount it.

I can’t tell you how many times, I’ve been totally unmotivated to do anything, but by simply going to the Theater of Exercise,I’ve found myself doing my routine almost as though I were in a trance.

This theater can be a Gym in you complex, a YMCA in you community or a HEALTH CLUB or SPA near where you live, it just can’t be in you house. The most important thing besides being out of the house, is that it has to be convenient. If it is to far away or a pain to get to, it won’t work for the long term. No matter how nice the facility is, if it’s a hassle to get their, you’ll quit going within a year.

Benefits of going to the Theater

The other reason I stress a Gym or Club, is that you have examples and a lot of resources, to learn the proper techniques and positions, on whatever equipment you choose to use. We will be talking later about equipment and while a number of people swear that Free Weights are the only way to go, I have always preferred Weight Machines. They are easier to set and adjust and safer to use. But what really is important here, is learning the proper techniques, having someone check you out in how to adjust the equipment and the proper form to use is extremely important. I can’t stress enough, that in order to see benefits in any routine, technique and form are key. It doesn’t matter what equipment you prefer, there is a right way and a wrong way to use them. Save yourself a lot of frustration by learning the proper way to use whatever equipment you select for you routine.

You’ve already started

You’ve already started getting into shape by looking for a Website that might help you. I decided to do this Website to help people, especially seniors realize that there is a lot of misinformation out there on what it takes to get in shape and stay in shape. I want to share my experiences, of over thirty years of exercising,so you don’t make the same mistakes I’ve made. Developing an easy program, that is both effective and fun, is key to being able to do it, well into you senior years. The Theater of Exercise has become a Billion Dollar business, that often is just interested in the bottom line. You are capable of designing a routine for yourself, you don’t need a trainer or task master, watching you and pushing you, for that last rep. Taking your time, and realizing that progress is achieved through consistency and having fun, and that no matter how good something is for you, if it’s not fun you simply won’t do it for very long.

As always, thanks for visiting. Dave

 

 

 

 

 

An brief welcome to your site (1 paragraph) YOUR STORY

Hello, my name is Dave, and welcome to my smartfittness website. I’ve been a fitness enthusiast for 35 years give or take. And over that time I’ve belonged to all types of Gyms and Health Clubs across the country. I’ve seen the industry change both with regard to the role of trainers and the equipment.

I’ve had numerous trainers over the years, and over time, have developed a workout routine that I’ve been able to stick with for years, because it’s both short, and has been able to evolve as I’ve gotten older. I want to share what I’ve learned over the last 35 years. Dispel some myths about what it takes to get in shape and stay in shape. And how you can accomplish this, in less than 4 to 5 hours a week, no matter how old you are, or what kinda shape you are in now.

My story

I’ve always been an average athlete with an average body. I was not blessed to have the genetics to grow large muscles. And working a white collar job forty to fifty hours a week since graduating in 1974 never left a lot of free time to spend in a gym, even if I wanted to, which I didn’t.

I realized real early that in order for me to stick with a program two things were necessary. Any routine I did would have to be under an hour and it would have to be something I could look forward to doing, otherwise I would’nt. It had to cover all the major muscle groups, with the goal being muscle tone not muscle size.

Doing countless reps, with a slave master looking over me, wasn’t my idea of fun. So I developed a routine that was not only effective but quick and fairly enjoyable. That I could do easily by myself.

Why do I want to help people

I want to share with my fellow boomers how you can get muscle tone. Create and or maintain the body you want, without a trainer standing over you or feel like you killing yourself. Because I know this for sure, if we don’t make working out an enjoyable experience, we simply will not do it over the long term. No matter what anyone says.

The goal of this site

No matter what you age or shape, it’s not too late to start. By following some simple techniques and utilizing technology (hint the name), you will start to see results. You will realize that getting and staying in shape doesn’t have to be a full time job or something you dread. That it can be something that can easily be done in 4 or 5 hours a week.

So, for you boomers out there, that think it’s too late or too hard to get back into shape, I’m here to dispel those myths, and show you how you can do it and even have a little fun doing it.

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Dave

dave@smarterfittness.com

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