In my practice, the focus is on developing optimal muscular strength, bone density, heart strength, agility, and flexibility. As we age, these parameters diminish. My job is to improve these parameters so that the aging process has actually slowed or reversed in some ways, and as a result, you can continue or begin leading a productive, exciting life for many years to come.
As we age, our ability to exercise continuously at a challenging level decreases. In fact, our cardiovascular endurance decreases 10% every decade after around age 30. This is due to four key factors:
* A reduction in maximal blood flow to the heart (Coronary arteries narrow for many reasons)
* A reduction in heart muscle contractility
* A reduction in skeletal muscle contractility
* A reduction in the amount of skeletal muscle recruited because of the above three factors.
Further, as we age there is a deterioration in skeletal muscle amount and mass due to:
* A decrease in both type I and type II muscle fibers. Although the remaining type I muscle fibers keep their size, the remaining type II muscle fibers are smaller than there peak adult size.
What I do:
With over thirty years experience, I can improve on all of those parameters that diminish, over time. After getting a baseline on your muscular and cardiac strength, as well as flexibility, and agility, I devise a routine around what you need to make gains. I put together a lifestyle for you. I measure your improvements intermittently. Please read on.