Best Workout for Women Over 50
4 MINUTE WORKOUT (AKA NITRIC OXIDE DUMP)
What is nitric oxide anyway?
Your body produces nitric oxide for ”vasodilation, meaning it relaxes the inner muscles of the blood vessels, causing them to widen and increase circulation. Nitric oxide production is essential for overall health because it allows blood, nutrients and oxygen to travel to every part of your body effectively and efficiently.”
The genius of this 4 minute workout utilizes simple moves done quickly and correctly with purpose. Bursts of easy-to-remember movements are done rapidly, focusing on form, technique, and speed. Best of all, it’s convenient! From the kitchen to the airport, it can be done anywhere. The perfect easy workout!
Please note: This 4 minute workout may not be right for you. Always contact your physician prior to beginning any new workout.
Dr. Zach Bush leads you through and demonstrates his 4 minute workout. Working 16 muscles in 4 minutes, you follow him through proper squat technique (check yourself in a mirror to be sure you have this important basic move), arm swings, arm circles and overhead presses. Dr. Bush also gives modifications, for as you can see in the video of this easy workout, every age group is represented.
The 4 minute workout does not replace flexibility and weight training. Stretching (a must as we age) and adding sessions of Pilates, yoga and before and after workout breath cycles will complete your exercise routine.
So, in less time than it takes the barista to concoct your venti latte, you can surge fresh oxygen through your body and brain, build and shape muscle and rev your metabolism.
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