I’m a big fan of low-tech, highly functional exercise training. No need to buy expensive equipment that doesn’t get used, no need to sit on machines-exercises done on machines doesn’t transfer very well to real-life activities. I’m a big fan of body-weight exercises. After all, isn’t your body what you need to be able to move around the rest of your life?
I also enjoy working out in my yard or garage or local park-it’s close, convenient, and saves time (I don’t have to drive anywhere). However, some people, like my wife, Cynthia, like the social interaction at the gym. The most important thing is to just do it, and keep it simple.
There are dozens of exercises with countless variations that can be done with body-weight alone, and which can provide you with all the strength you’ll ever need, unless bodybuilding is your flavor. (If you would like more info, you can respond to this blog. I’ll have some posted info soon either via a video format or a down-loadable pdf file).
Exercise is important to me for these reasons.
1. Improves my health
2. Gives me enough strength and energy to get me through my workdays
3. I have enough gas left over to enjoy whatever recreational activities I choose
4. I still have enough strength to meet any emergencies which might arise
Stay well, John R. Blilie, M.S.