Do you struggle with balance or flexibility?
No matter what your age, you may struggle with this, but as a person ages, balance, flexibility, bone density, and strength are four things that naturally decrease, unless you do something to counteract this decline.
Today, I would like to cover the topics of balance and flexibility and show you a few simple tests you can do to see where your balance and flexibility ranges are.
In this short video I invite you to take your own balance and flexibility tests…
Stork: Poor (0-10 sec), Average (10-40 sec), Great (41 plus sec)
Single Leg Deadlift: Poor (0-5), Average (6-15), Great (16 plus)
Quad Stretch: Poor (Can’t grab foot), Average (Grab foot butt heel doesn’t touch butt), Great (Heel can touch butt)
Trunk Rotation: Poor (Noon-2:30), Average (2:30-4:00), Great (4:00 or greater)
Squat Test: Poor (Above parallel), Average (Parallel), Great (Below parallel)
Once you complete these 5 simple tests you will have a good idea of where you stand (or fall over). That was my attempt at a joke.=)
Stay tuned for next blog post I will provide you with some exercises and stretches you can do to improve these important balance and flexibility tests.
We recently launched Fit and Fabulous Over 55 in Madison. These specialized small groups will be 45 minute sessions and will focus on balance, flexibility, strength, and fat loss. We will provide you with an eating plan and nutritional coaching designed for post menopausal women that will give you more energy, more strength, and help you keep up with your grand kids (current or future)!
Spaces will be very limited so to get more information and be the first in line ->-> CLICK HERE <-<- to fill out a short application and our FM4L team member Anita will follow up personally with you. Click here to let us know you are interested in our new Fit and Fabulous Over 55 program!
If you don’t live near Madison and are looking for a joint friendly or 50 year old + workout, my Boomin Bodies DVDs are a great option! The DVDs contain two, short total body workouts that are extremely joint friendly.