Moving Well for Seniors – Regaining Ability to Move Well – How Seniors Can Move Better
In this lecture, Tom Furman discusses healthy aging from toddler to senior years: What will it take to maintain your easy movement ability? Which movements should be given priority, and how much time per week do they need to age gracefully? Whether for yourself or your clients, these important movements can make life-long changes if given a few minutes each day.
“Even with a pullup, it’s a power-to-weight ratio thing. The stronger your arms and upper back muscles are and the leaner or lighter you are, the easier it is to do pulling. If you can’t do a pullup or a chinup, you’re either too heavy or too weak.
“When we run, we’re moving across gravity. However, we’re moving our body a single leg at a time, so we’re also moving against resistance. We can get very efficient when we move across gravity.” ~Tom Furman
• 5 Movements: Squatting, Hinging, Pushing, Pulling, Carrying (2:30)
• Work Your Weaknesses (8:30)
• Slow vs. Fast Movements (11:20)
• Starting the Process (14:35)
• High Level Athletes (16:50)
• Focus on a Few Things (19:30)
• Do them Frequently (24:45)
• Work Hard (26:15)
• Focus on Improvements (28:55)
• Small Steps (30:50)
Tom Furman has been involved in athletics and martial arts for 40 years, and has watched the fitness environment change from the York atmosphere to today’s infomercials. He does private and online training, and has written a book and starred in DVDs, which you’ll find on his website, physicalstrategies.blogspot.com.