Four Buckets

Four Buckets

We need to keep filling all our training buckets. While ideally trying to keep them somewhat even.

Strength – for the majority we’ll do just fine by focusing mostly around the 8-12 rep range. Ideally, 2-3 times a week.

Cardio fitness – short high-intensity efforts with a full recovery in between bouts. Once, max twice a week. Moderate intensity “traditional” cardio at a conversational pace as often as possible. Parrot sticker for those who do this daily. I don’t.

Mobility – do whatever it takes to achieve and maintain a deep squat, toe touch and connecting your fingers behind your upper back (shoulder scratch test). At least.

Power – the bucket most people ignore. Which is a real bummer. As we age, we lose power faster than we lose strength. Training power could be kettlebell swings, or various jumps. But it could be as simple as performing some strength exercises faster. Or even taking a quick step. Depending on the person.

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