After reaching middle age, most people will likely see a decline in their physical abilities over an eight year span. That is not unavoidable. At Austin Personal Training and New Orleans Fitness trainers we present our clients with challenges they hopefully can achieve. If you give someone a goal that is not achievable why bother attempting it? If you have a goal that is not really challenging there will be little in the way of improvement. A good trainer will know where to set the bar.
Timothy is a one of our trainers, and Leif is one of his clients. One of the challenges Timothy gave Leif was a static hold on the chin-up. Timothy had Leif hold himself with his chin above the chin-up bar with his knees bent and held as high as possible for as long as possible. This requires tremendous effort and toward the end it requires every fiber of your being just to maintain that position. This exercise works the upper-back, chest, arms, and abdominal muscles.