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You’re Not Too Old

You’re Not Too Old

We’ve all seen it. The Facebook post or video clip of an 80-something-year-old deadlifting or squatting her bodyweight. While so many people see this person as an exception to what the human body was meant to do past a certain age, I see it as a challenge to us all.

 

“I think I’m just getting too old” is probably the number one line I hear in my practice. It usually comes on the heels of listing a litany of symptoms. I used to let this talk slide, until I realized just how much “feeling too old” was interfering with people’s healing.

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Are These 3 Exercise Myths Preventing You From Making Progress?

Are These 3 Exercise Myths Preventing You From Making Progress?

In the spirit of April Fools, let’s play a game. Which one of these sentences is true?

  1. You must train hard every time you work out and feel sore after or you won’t benefit.
  2. Pain or an injury will go away if you stretch or foam roll enough.
  3. You must avoid moving into the position where you got injured.

You might be surprised to find that all of these are false. Let’s break down these commonly held exercise myths.

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