Whenever I write or speak about movement, fitness, exercise, etc., I want to rebel against the common refrain, “just move more.”
On the one hand, at a wide population level, it’s solid advice. Lots of people just need to move, period.
But on the other, especially when applied to individuals, it entirely misses the point that…
I had this conversation with a woman just yesterday. For probably the thousandth time.
“I need to get my exercise program dialed in. I just want to be more toned.”
“What does ‘toned’ mean to you?”
“You know, nice toned muscles, but not too big.”
“Right. So you’re saying that you want to be able to see your strong…