Doing strength exercises is essential at any time in our lives, but it becomes an obligation as we age. When we turn 60, it is important to comply with a low-intensity training routine, but one that helps us keep our bodies healthy and active.
For this reason, the Harvard Medical School carried out an exhaustive study and determined which exercises cannot be missing from your training routine if you are over 60 years old. These exercises are focused on strengthening the core.
The core muscles of the body are involved in all movements: walking, bending over, turning, getting up, etc. You must take care of the central part of our body, that is, the axis by which everything is controlled, so it must be strengthened.
This is a basic exercise to exercise the glutes without much difficulty. This muscle is a fundamental part of the core and helps maintain balance when walking. There are several variants of the exercise, each with different difficulties depending on your level of experience.
Modified front plank
This is a variant of the plank that seeks to reduce the difficulty of the exercise a little since you can have your knees on the ground. For older adults just starting with strength training, this is a very useful exercise. As your strength increases you can begin to lift your knees and increase the intensity.
The main objective of this exercise is, in addition to exercising and strengthening the core, to help prevent lower back pain and improve your posture. The Bird dog exercise helps you to activate the buttocks, the legs, and the lateral part of the abdomen.