We need strengthing and conditioning. It is so much more simple than this.
Stage One: B.A.R. – Strength.
We must possess essential strength for baseline framework structure and balance. Working for removal of; power leaks, chronic/acute pain, body control dissociation, and muscle/connective tissue weaknesses.
Stage Two: Conditioning.
Without being in shape you will not be healthy. We are not to become deconditioned. The slow moving, untoned, soft body is first a precursor of cardiovascular degeneration. Stroke volume, resting heart-rate, capillary refill, lymphatic pooling, swelling/inflammation, blood pressure, all are controlled with conditons of aerobic exchange and arterial viscosity.
Stage Three: Straight Line Control.
The body must be: lean, pliable, long lasting, quick moving, absolutely relaxed and deeply hardened. So we go beyond understanding, practice and past training into best living.
Posture, Posture, Posture!!!
Stage Four: Breath Control.
Mind, Body, Spirit Integration/Separation.
Stairs – grinding
Swim – lengthing
Run – pacing
Sprint – breaking
Jumping – enduring
Gymnastics – strengthing
Weights – stretching
Breathing – vitalizing
And so on…
*pictured one of many seniors (mr. chung 85) working for best quality of life using Body Alignment Rejuvenation (B.A.R.) techniques.