What does it meant to have an able-body?
This is of course different for different people. Everyone has different expectations of what you want out of your body. Depending on your age, your approach to training will most likely be different to someone younger or older than you. To have an able-body should mean that you are able to move without hinderance in your daily life.
- Go to the groceries store and carry home a bag of groceries.
- Be able to go out for walks without getting pain.
- Be able to do some sort of exercise.
- Not getting in pain from your work,
- Be able to play with your kids and grandchildren.
- Walk up and down stairs.
I speak about consistency with my personal training clients all the time. Having a consistent training regime is key to getting able-bodied. It is not necessary to train 7 days a week and be completely spent after each session, that is not realistic! Having an able-body means you need to think long term and longevity. If you are new to training then start slow, you should want to do it again after finishing a session. If you are a person that over trains and falls in to the trap of quantity over quality, then be disciplined and have a look on how to make the most out of your time.
Sustain an able-body.
Gwen Jorgensen an Olympic triathlete that who took up marathon running said ‘It is better to be 10% under trained than 1% over trained’ even though this comes from an olympic athlete it applies to everyone. If you don’t enjoy it most days then you won’t be able to keep it up for the rest of your life. Off course there will be some day when you just need to get the job done. Since we are talking long term, your regime will have to change for it to stay fun, for your your body to change and prevent plateau.
I hope this gave you some encouragement. If you don’t know where to start or just simply want some advice then I would recommend to speaking with a personal trainer.