The Mirror Workout
Our muscular system is one of the 12 systems of our body along with lymphatic, respiratory, reproductive and other. He is responsible for every move we make. From spreading our hand and lifting a glass of water to drink until we run to save from a danger. A “bad” muscular system is the beginning of a poor quality of life in old age and possibly poor health.
In front of the mirror we may not ask “which is the most beautiful”, but to become more beautiful with the exercises proposed by Mrs. Katerina Siouka certified Pilates Yoga, Pilates Swing and Prenatal Fitness teacher.
The human muscular system and good health. A very great truth that few of us perceive.
The more we use our muscular system, the more we improve it. The less we use it the more we make it useless. If we lie down on a bed for 6 months in complete restraint, it is most likely never to ever rise again.
You will have destroyed your health.
However, we need to clarify some things that are overwhelmingly overwhelmed and there are too many myths about our muscular system.
Below we list some of the misconceptions, myths or excesses associated with gymnastics, muscles, diet and so on for younger ages like 20 and 40 but also larger ones such as 50 and 70.
The biggest myths about weight training
No one was born out of work. Our body is made to serve us in our everyday life. If our everyday life is sedentary without much movement, our brain will adapt our muscular system to serve our everyday life and Nothing above as it would be waste of energy and resources.
Mirrors, coaches and feedback at CrossFit gyms.
No one was born athlete or bodybuilder. We may have a body type or a somatomy (high legs, open backs etc) that favor sports and sports.
But if our daily lives are sedentary and work, we love our couch, laptop and smartphone, we will never have a body or a physical state that will envy anyone.
If you start weight training you will automatically turn your body into a terrible bodybuilder. Someone who systematically weights with a system and method, a proper exerciselist and a similar diet can annually increase his muscular mass from 3 to 5 pounds. This applies to both men and women.
Without too strict a diet, you are most likely to lose 3 to 7 pounds of fat (if you have them) which means you will change 1 to 3 numbers in your clothes down. In other words, it is most likely to “dry” rather than “inflate”.
After 40, no weight training can be done. Our body has the exceptional ability to adapt to the conditions it faces. Weight training is a whole new condition. In the beginning we will catch and we will hurt.
After 3-4 workout
After 3-4 workout our body begins to make neuromuscular adjustments. At 8-10 workouts, transformation has already begun. In 3 months you will have a completely new physical condition and in 12 months a new body.
The same will apply if you start at your 50s but also at your 60s. It is scientifically documented and proven the beneficial benefits of exercise with weight and physical fitness throughout the age range. There is no excuse.
If you have extra pounds and start weights, the fat will shrink and become muscles and become an ugly bodybuilder. The above view is based on the belief that we will cook potatoes and become meat. No comment …
If I stop the exercise, the muscles will hang and become fat. Follow-up of the previous comment: If it cools the cooked meat will turn into potatoes. No comment…
I have a lot of extra pounds to lose. First I have to diet and then start weighing, because if I start weights first I will tighten and I will bite. Muscles are the “engine” of the body in which burns are made.
Our muscle system spends about 18% of the basic metabolism when it is completely calm. When we use it the combustion increases. When we weigh the combustion is ejected. Unnecessary fat “burns” to the muscles. So to put things and processes in a row.
The nonsense ends. Let’s go seriously.
Would not it be better to fix the technique in front of a mirror?
CrossFit requires full concentration and looking at ourselves in front of the mirror can distract us. Professional athletes such as weightlifters and organizers do not have mirrors at training facilities that means there is no need for mirrors when we train.
Owners and coaches use every centimeter of space to plan the workouts. The walls are part of them. They are used for Handstand Push Ups, Wall Ball Shots and others. If there were hanging mirrors on the walls, they would need to be changed at regular intervals.
Support for intuition.
A move as complicated as Snatch or a pull butterfly needs a lot of attention. Beyond the mechanics of exercise there is also feeling in it. Momentum between sinking and pressure in a Jerk is not a move we can portray in a mirror but rather meaningful while we do it.
The mirror will not help us keep the weight and will never tell us how much power it takes to pull the bar off the ground. In these cases, diathesis is the best ally to effectively measure the next move.
Coaches for Feedback.
Aesthetically, there is no perfect technique. The position of a snatch can not be judged only by how it looks, because the chances of receiving the bar in different ways are infinite. Ideally, we look for the basics to be met. Coaches are best suited to assessing these issues.
Whenever we load or make a Muscle Up we look to get close to the perfect position, we may not have time to finish the Workout within the time cap.
Instead of concentrating on the final goal, we focus on the repetition by looking at our coaches, a teammate or videogame our effort.
Focus on performance.
During training, there is time for rehearsals, debugging, and feedback from coaches.
Mirrors have no place when we’re going to run fast and break times and record. Although it seems to be beneficial for heavy lifting, this is not the case. The right angle is from the side or diagonal. Standing in front of a mirror will not help us in anything.
All we can do is learn to trust our instincts, coaches and process.