What's the Best Exercise for Your Age?
If your typical workout routine never changes, you're missing out. Here's what you should be doing at the gym, based on your goals and your age
If you're in your 20s ...... and you want more definition.
Your fitness fix: Work on your posture.
"Women in their 20s generally have a much different goal than older women," explains Trink. "They're going out, and they want to look good in their clothes." He says that correcting your posture will automatically make you look longer and leaner -- and help you work out better. "It is the fastest way to improve body composition," he says. "You want to identify dysfunctional movement patterns -- very few of us move optimally." A personal trainer can evaluate how your body moves or holds itself incorrectly and teach you how to fix your posture before developing a workout that's ideal for you.
Trink also suggests learning the basics of the gym -- like squats, lunges, presses and pull-downs -- when you're in your 20s. He emphasizes that if you have these in your wheelhouse, you'll be more successful both on your own and in class situations.
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