If your bones are the skeleton – the girder, the rebar, the forms, the I-beams – of your body’s bridge, then your muscles are the cement that holds it all together. If you want a nice-looking bridge, then you had better make sure that you are mixing quality cement.
I have always told my classes that form follows function. How you train is how you end up looking. If you want a saggy bridge, then pour soggy cement. If you want a strong, straight bridge, then get your hands on the best cement mixer out there!
Your workouts affect your muscles. Your muscles affect your posture. Your posture affects your organs’ function, your energy level, the way your present yourself to others, and your ability to age gracefully (i.e. without a hump-back). If you want to look tall and lean, then you need to exercise with tall and lean motions.
Pilates and Yoga are perfect examples of awesome cement mixers. These workouts tone your core and improve your posture. My personal style blends both of them together. I also provide my clients with a great deal of functional training and home workouts.
Our workouts should strengthen our bridges for the everyday flow of traffic that crosses over us. Our muscles should offer support to our bones and bodies as we bear up under all sorts of trials, physical and spiritual. If your cement is cracked or warped or saggy in the middle, it’s time to call an expert. And I am here to help!