Today is my final day this week to talk about strength. I am back to the firehouse again tomorrow. I will be off line except for a possible Fit Bit over the weekend.
Let’s wrap up Strength;
1. We established our true strength come from the Lord. When we increase our strength we are increasing our abilities.
2. In order to get stronger, we have to work to fatigue, rest and recover and then work to fatigue again. We have to push our selves, get out of the comfort zone.
3. Our core strength is first from God; physically, core strength refers to the muscles in our abdominal area. It is important to keep our cores strong.
4. Work all your main muscle groups.
In addition to working our core muscles we need to strengthen our other main muscle groups;
When we work these main muscle groups we also work the supporting muscle groups. A good strength-training regime will include working each of these groups at least once a week, optimally three times a week. (Start out easy and work up.)
A standard rule of thumb in conditioning/strength training for beginners is to do 1-3 sets of 8-15 reps. Push ups, sit ups and lunges can strengthen these three main areas and can be done at home easily. Some people cannot do these because of neck, back and knee issues. Fatigue is a good kind of pain; if you experience joint pain or sharp pains, stop. I recommend consulting a trainer to establish a strength-training workout. I am happy to help you with this on a personal level.
John 15:2 “Every branch in me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.”
Be fit and be blessed,