" Fitness Finesse"
PROFESSOR FRED'S Ticket to a Fuller Life
With various titles that could appear after his name: B.S. from M.I.T., M.A. from Harvard, M.S. in Applied Math. from the University of Colorado, M.S. in Statistics from Stanford and Ph.D. from Stanford today Professor Fred also claims these: SilverSneakers® Instructor, Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor certifications from ACE (American Council on Exercise)
Boomers and Post 50 Bodybuilders
Some people (regardless of age!) have the genetic potential and the personal motivation to pursue competitive bodybuilding. The major objective in bodybuilding is to develop larger muscles. The benefits from this include increased metabolism (since muscle cells burn more energy than fat cells) which makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight, more vitality, and increased appeal to your partner or potential partners.
The workouts to achieve this goal can be very demanding, and might include (among many other exercises) pushups and curls, such as the gentlemen pictured here are doing.
Bodybuilders typically perform 4 to 6 sets of 8 to 12 repetitions each, with only a brief rest (15 to 45 seconds) between sets. In addition, they'll perform between 3 and 5 different exercises for each muscle group. Since bodybuilding routines are very demanding in terms of time and energy, a bodybuilder might follow a six-day training schedule.
For example, they might train their
legs, low back, and abdominals on Mondays and Thursdays, their chest,
shoulders, and triceps on Tuesdays and Fridays, and their upper back,
biceps, and neck on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This would provide ample
rebuilding time for each muscle group.
YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BE SPIFFY AND FIT
CHOOSE AN ENGAGED LIFESTYLE