November 29 Midlife CrossFit with Deborah Moore
Midlife CrossFit with Deborah Moore
CrossFit can look intimidating. It can leave many of us in middle age thinking throwing heavy weights is only for privileged people who exercise, and that if you try, all you’re going to do is hurt yourself! Or, if you’re anything like me, you might walk by a Crossfit gym and get intimidated by the people there throwing heavy weights and whispering LOL. But really, Crossfit is just another type of functional fitness—and it doesn’t have to mean any of those things! What is functional fitness? Functional fitness is fitness that is accessible to everyone and involves movements that help us in our daily functions. And everything related to Crossfit is subject to development. You can use lighter weights if you are in this place!
Everyone’s menopause experience is different, even if menopause has some commonalities. I loved Deborah’s mantra/advice for people: Don’t get carried away! Don’t settle for anything hormones, or even injuries, or life events hand you. Because if you settle, you give up, and you start to slide backwards. Choose to fight a little bit instead! Experiment and find pivots, mods, and whatever you can do.
Science confirms that by the age of 50, we can lose about 10% of muscle per decade, and this is This is why many people once they reach middle age can gain an extra 10-15 pounds for what seems like “no reason” – like this! Not necessarily age, but muscle loss that comes with our age! But it doesn’t have to be like that! We can work to combat the rate of muscle deterioration by doing strength training and taking the progression of your workouts, doing what is intense for you!
Crossfit instructors can help you learn proper form, and we can promise you that simply lifting weights won’t make you “ripped.” There’s a lot that goes into looking ‘bodybuilder’, so don’t be afraid to step it up…even though it might be a new concept of what we midlife have learned 😉
Deborah has over 25 years of international business, marketing and training experience that has developed an effective, energetic and passionate coaching practice. Her added experience as a competitive age group athlete and CrossFit coach gives a unique perspective on viewing life’s challenges and solutions. Now a midlife women’s health coach, she has a logical and scientific approach to nutrition (macros), mobility, strength and fitness, stress management, guiding women through the challenging menopausal years, and leading them to a stronger functional and healthier future.
In this episode you will learn:
- How functional fitness can help you build muscle and have more freedom
- Why your age does not determine your ability to add muscle
- Why menopause is hard but not the end