Slo-mo is the way to go!!!
The Body Electric mantra has always been "slow and controlled." With my roots in ballet, I instinctively knew that correct form was the basis of all physical disciplines, including exercise. To keep making progress, I always encouraged my viewing audience to use heavier weights only when they could do so without compromising correct form. People who regularly exercise are often fickle, always seeking out the next big trend; health clubs and gyms subscribe to new programs to accommodate their clients. Buyer beware! Health club franchises such as Les Mills Body Pump use variable-weight barbells and feature fast jerky movements...a recipe for injury.
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Body Electric qualifies for three top 10 spots!!!
As it turns out we are right on trend!!! The top 10 Fitness Trends for 2018, according to Huffpost, include strength training (#5) and fitness programs for older adults (#9). I am so grateful that the Body Electric shows are now available as Video-on-Demand. The major theme of the program is resistance-type exercises for muscle tone and strength. Since most exercises challenge the muscles without stressing the joints, it's a great program for older adults. (I wish there were a better phrase to express our youthfulness and vitality. I'd rather be identified as a "Thriver".)
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