The Project: Kuwait

The Latest from Meg, Haya and Mahdi on who is a "Goldner", Powerlifting steps to Competing, Women's Strength, Differences of clients in Kuwait and the US, New Goals and Getting the Mechanics of Workouts Before Attempting New Moments

August 04, 2019 Season 1 Episode 61
The Project: Kuwait
The Latest from Meg, Haya and Mahdi on who is a "Goldner", Powerlifting steps to Competing, Women's Strength, Differences of clients in Kuwait and the US, New Goals and Getting the Mechanics of Workouts Before Attempting New Moments
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The Project: Kuwait
The Latest from Meg, Haya and Mahdi on who is a "Goldner", Powerlifting steps to Competing, Women's Strength, Differences of clients in Kuwait and the US, New Goals and Getting the Mechanics of Workouts Before Attempting New Moments
Aug 04, 2019 Season 1 Episode 61
The Project Kuwait
Meg, Mahdi, and Haya talk on this episode of the Project Kuwait podcast about what they have been doing recently in the gym, the differences they have noticed between trainers and clients in Kuwait and in the US, and Haya’s competition coming up in the fall. This episode is packed with vital information for anyone looking to set and achieve new goals and especially for those individuals in their later years who want to remain or become more active.
Show Notes

1:46 – Meg talks about how the training game is different in the States and tells Mahdi and Haya about her new client base, those in assisted living facilities who are 70-90 years old.

5:20 – Mahdi tells about his grandmother and how her health deteriorated after she had a bad fall.

8:18 – Social health also has an impact on physical health.

10:00 – Meg says that the initial goals of most of her clients are very conservative and they are shocked by how much more they can do than they thought.

11:57 – A comparison between “Goldeners” in Kuwait and the States.

14:48 – Meg talks about a client of hers who learned how to swim at age 61 and a family member who is doing triathlons in all 50 US states after the age of 50.

16:41 – Meg and Mahdi talk about the tendency of trainers in Kuwait to just give every client the same blanket program.

18:08 – In other countries, best practice is for trainers to personalize programs for each client and adapt their programming based on their clients’ current situation.

20:57 – Haya and Mahdi talk about ways to gauge your progress and work your way up by starting with the basics.

24:40 – Meg and Haya talk about their love/hate relationships with pull-ups, dips, ring rows, and negatives.

26:53 – Mahdi brings up the point that many guys try to do certain exercises or weights just because they saw some guy on Instagram do it.

29:14 – Getting the mechanics of workouts down takes the longest and it is important to have the right mindset in order to make the biggest gains as well as know when you need to slow down or rest.

32:48 – Haya’s coach often has her load up her goal weight for a movement and just hold it to get a feel for it before she starts working up to it. They also talk about the importance of you and your coach knowing where you are in your hormone cycle.

35:17 – Haya talks about the stigma surrounding being a female weight lifter.

 

Links: 

“Dynamic Aging” book: https://www.amazon.com/Dynamic-Aging-Exercises-Whole-Body-Mobility/

“The Brain that Changes Itself” book: https://www.amazon.com/Brain-That-Changes-Itself-Frontiers/

 

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