I Lost that Muscle Tone, Can I Get It Back? | Exercise in Menopause

Have you too lost that muscle tone and want it back?

This episode is an answer in response to a listener question. It’s one I’m sure will resonate with many listeners, maybe you. Muscle tone, cellulite, and menopause often come up in the same conversation. 

The question

My arms, biceps and triceps, that used to have muscle have mysteriously lost that muscle. Seriously seems I looked in the mirror one day and I had muscle and the next I had cellulite. I have learned through all of your podcasts and reading that it is due to estrogen dominance. I am 51 years old right now, am I able to regain some if not all of that muscle, and especially get rid of this cellulite and fat on the arms?

-Michele

Estrogen dominance…

is caused by multiple things, one of which could be excess cortisol blocking progesterone. In this case it can be coming from a variety of sources, in fact, it could be coming from exercise. So, let’s consider all the other obvious sources of stress:

  • Sleep deprivation
  • Diet deprivation
  • Too much exercise
  • Emotional, work, relationship stressors

Then there’s exercise:

  • Too much
  • Too little
  • Wrong time of day
  • Too little recovery
  • Too little protein

If you lost that muscle tone and want it back, my thoughts:

Hell, yes! We have to believe it. Every cell in your body listens to your thoughts. Then, thoughts aside, is it possible? Yes. 

A multifaceted approach

  •             Stress – all sources
  •             Skin – for cellulite
  •             Nutrition
  •             Sleep
  •             Joy

Cellulite solution:

  • Warm up
  • Workout
  • Interval
  • Myofascial release or
  • Stretch

So, if you lost that muscle tone, can you get it back? Yes! With some special attention!

Resources Mentioned in this episode:

10 Day Hot Not Bothered Challenge

Flipping 50 TV Cellulite Episode

Magdalena’s Book on Estrogen Dominance

Other Episodes mentioned:

The Sneak Peek Book Intro

 

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