Dads: Would You Rather Be Short and Tight or Saggy and Weak?
On a recent party bus, with great friends, a question came up about keeping the butt from turning to mush.
Yes, guys sometimes discuss this stuff too, but not necessarily for the same reasons.
Well, this question got me to thinking about an old article I wrote for one of my books (Discover How to Unlock Your Inner Strength).
That article highlighted what happens to muscle group as we age.
In short, the muscles on the front of our bodies become short and tight, mainly the hip flexors, quads, chest and biceps.
This means that you need to stretch these areas, and often.
The muscles on the back of our bodies, our posterior, get weaker and shrink as we age: the glutes, triceps, mid-back and upper back, etc.
These areas must be trained often, even if it's at home with some deep bodyweight squats and a lot of pushups.
These are the muscles that allow you to be powerful, to sprint, jump, run and hang on. As we aged throughout history, these muscles became less essential and a dip in hormones certainly doesn’t help.
So, the answer to the question is that you don’t have to have either.
Start stretching your front side and training your backside and you will feel boatloads better with your overall health.
Be Unconventional - Kyle Newell
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