Strength training is vital to maintain our functional fitness to remain independent as we age. However, for some, it can be daunting knowing what to do and how to get started.
In this episode, my guest, Julie Cates from discusses how to safely build strength after 50. During the conversation we discussed:
- Julie’s background and experience
- Critical principles to gain strength, flexibility, balance and avoid injury
- The framework to keep muscles healthy through 3 categories Move (Cardio), Build (Build resiliency of muscles, bones and joints), Restore (when injured or flare up, restoring muscle back to normal)
- Recovery might not be what you think it is
- Why strength training is a struggle for women over 50. The risk and the benefit.
- Julie’s 3 principles that apply to every time you exercise to make weight training safer and more effective
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Julie Cates has been a personal trainer for over 12 years. She began her journey in a large gym where she was the gal that all the people with “issues” were assigned. She quickly realized that all exercise, for those currently experiencing aches and pains, chronic disease, or not, should be making the body stronger, healthier, and more ready for life. It should never be making the body worse, achy, and sore, even though those are commonly acceptable outcomes in the gym industry.
She has used her knowledge from multiple advanced certifications in muscle function and biomechanics combined with her physiology and kinesiology degree to co-own her brick and mortar company, Muscle Activation Schaumburg, co-host the Exercise is Health Podcast, and co-create Exercise For Life Studios, an on-line exercise platform.
Julie is passionate about teaching women how to customize strength training to fit their biological needs so they can be living their fullest lives.
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I do have a free mini-series where I walk women through the key principles that I will be discussing that I would love to share. It is specifically designed for beginners or those that haven’t worked out in a long time.
Here is the link: https://www.exerciseforlifestudios.com/perfectly-fit-for-women-50