THE RIGHT TYPE OF MIDLIFE EXERCISE
The workouts I recommend don’t require any equipment. You just use your body weight. The strength work (also called resistance training) is performed slowly. It does involve taking your muscles out of their comfort zone, challenging them and making them hurt a bit. That way, you are “overloading” the muscle and it then adapts to become denser, stronger and firmer. You will not look like a bodybuilder, but you will become more toned. Those toned muscles will tap into your fat stores to keep your muscles in their new state. The cardio work we do in the Blast workouts is short and sharp, and is also known as high-intensity interval training (HIIT). To someone new to exercise, 20 seconds of mountain climbers is going to feel very intense, whereas to someone else it might feel like a warm-up. The HIIT work compounds what we’ve done in the strength sections. In short, this is the bit that at first you will hate, then later you will find ever so slightly addictive.