Reverse aging? What? Is this guy a snake oil salesman?! Yes, you can go back in time. Don’t believe me? If you do what I tell you, I guarantee that in about 3 months you will look and feel younger. And if you stick with it, you’d actually grow younger on a cellular level.
Look, I‘m not blowing smoke, I’ve witnessed clients turn the clock backwards and look years and sometimes decades younger. And how I have research to prove it.
Scientists say that when people 40 and older do supervised resistance and strength training exercises for just six months, they reverse close to 200 aging genes and show reversal of aging gene expression. This is so incredible because this means that weight and resistance training can and does actually reverse aging on genetic level.
Do you worry about new wrinkles on your forehead? Stop it. What you need to worry about is loss of muscle and strength. Typically, these changes begin at around age 40. Are you with me?
Working with a qualified professional trainer is essential to your success because it’s the best way to train safely effectively. I’m sharing with you my top 5 tips to training to reverse aging.
5 Reverse Aging Training Tips
1. Check Your Ego.
You are not 25 anymore, so don’t think you are going to charge back into the gym and lift the same weights you used to. Pretend it’s new to you and start light and progressively increase your weights over a period of months. Trust me, you’ll still get plenty sore.
2. Don’t Push Through.
Look, if an exercise hurts, even if you think you like it, don’t do it. You are not supposed to push through injuries. You’re supposed to work around them. You or we can find another way to work that muscle.
3. Proper Breathing.
This is more important than you think. I encourage you to exhale during the challenging part (the “push” or the “action” part) of the exercise. Holding your breath during resistance exercise may elevate intrathoracic pressures dangerously high, placing undue stress on the heart. You could pass out or worse.
4. Keep an Eye on the Clock.
No, I don’t expect you to be a clockwatcher like your slackest employees. What I mean is your weight training portion of your workout should take about an hour. Less if you’ve been sedentary for a while and you can go a little above if you are a master-level trainee, but an hour is the optimal benchmark even then. This doesn’t include your cardio.
5. Do Cardio.
I kind of gave it away on #4 above. Your heart, lungs and slow-twitch muscle fibers need exercise too and cardio is the right tool for that. It also burns fat. BTW Cholesterol is fat , and cardio burns that too.
I’m looking forward to working with you and designing a custom workout for you to look, feel and become younger.
Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but it got me thinking about heart health. Specifically, what can we do on a daily basis to improve our cardiovascular health and well-being. The American Heart Association, Mayo Clinic, National Institute of Health and pretty much every other medically oriented organization all have guidelines for heart-healthy eating and exercise. There are plenty of fitness trackers and calorie counters available on the market today to track steps, food intake and activity levels. On-line resources abound in every aspect of heart health.
Heart Health Essentials
So what are the key ingredients to a healthy, happy heart? Lower your inflammation, Lower your cholesterol, lower your blood pressure, adopt a heart-healthy diet, lower your sodium intake, increase your cardiovascular exercise and keep your stress levels down. Sounds like a great recipe to me, actually.
If you know me, or follow my blogs, you know these are all of the things I support and implement in my workout and nutrition programs. When my team and I create a nutrition plan for you I cut out most dairy (it’s too fatty and increases cholesterol), I cut out fatty meats, I cut down on sodium intake and increase green, leafy vegetables, heart healthy oils and fiber. All of these work to help increase your heart health, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels and help you lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way.
When it comes to creating an exercise program I’m a firm believer in weight training for both men and women. I always add a cardiovascular component to every training program as well. However, I feel you need to have a strong body as well as a strong heart, because the heart isn’t just an organ, it’s also a muscle. Think about what it takes for your heart to pump blood and recirculate it throughout your body. Like every other muscle in your body, your heart becomes stronger through exercise. Your heart rate will increase when you’re working out, but as it becomes stronger, your resting heart rate will become lower since less effort is required to circulate your blood. There’s also a key correlation between increased exercise and lower stress levels. Honestly, the more you workout, the less stressed out you are and the better you sleep. What could be better than that?
You can also reduce stress with acupuncture – go to acupuncture in Santa Monica
Better Heart Health Via The High Performance Lifestyle
Ever since I started thinking about the relationship between nutrition and exercise, it became crystal clear to me that in order to be healthy, you can’t just workout and eat poorly, or eat well and never workout. You absolutely have to combine both of these to be able to look, feel and perform at your best. Most personal trainers will be happy to create a workout program for you, but many don’t understand the underlying principles of nutrition for heart health and weight loss. That’s where my team of High Performance Personal Trainers and I come in. We work with you to help you meet your dietary and fitness goals, start to reverse aging and achieve your optimal health.
Anti Aging Tip:
Anti – Inflammatory = Anti – Aging.
- Omega 3 (fish oil)
- Blood sugar controlling supplements like: berberine, chromium, gymnema – best to use Glucose Optimizer by Jarrow
- Zinc (not too much)
Contact me today to set up a one-on-one consultation. We’ll work together to create a program that’s right for you.
Online Personal Training
Personal Training without the Trainer
More and more people are turning to the Internet for workout guidance. I was one of the first trainers out there who started providing online training and I believe that the biggest advantage of this option is its affordability and flexibility.
My clients know when they travel, they can achieve the same results with my custom online workouts. Online training is also great for those who live outside of LA or don’t have time to drive to Santa Monica to train with me in person. Being my client through High Performance Online Training program is no different than training with me. Well, there is one difference. It costs less.
“How does this work?” many ask. “How do I stay motivated?” “I’m not good at following anything online!”
What you get:
When you enroll in the Jason Kozma Online Training program, you will get everything all my clients get: my custom designed workout planned especially for your needs. You will get both cardio and weights program, plus a nutritional plan that evolves and changes as your body changes. You will also get a booklet that will not only explain how your body works, but also outlines the whole program. My online demo website has photos of every exercise so you do then correctly for optimum results.
Since the sessions are not done in person, you can choose the best time for you to complete specific workouts. I can also design your workouts to make use of what equipment you have available.
We meet online and discuss your needs, desires and challenges. I monitor you online weekly and make all the necessary changes and adjustments. You take before, progress and after photos and email me your nutritional log every week so I can tweak things to keep you progressing. We will communicate via email and phone calls.
Of course, just like with in-person training, your motivation is the number one barometer of your success. What my clients love about online personal training is that I’m always just an email away to support and regularly check in with them. I also love to motivate my clients with a quote or a blog post.
It doesn’t matter what your level is but I noticed that intermediate to advanced trainees do better with my online training program. Although my online training is relatively low-tech compared to some programs out there, they are handcrafted and run by me and not a software algorithm or large company.
If you follow my program, I guarantee you ripped abs, sculpted arms and legs, more muscular back, or whatever your unique goal might be.
So what are you waiting for? There is no more excuse not to start working out and sign up today.
Note: All the client photos selected are online training clients only.