Strength Training and Older Age

A lot of people think strength training is just for ego meat heads, who grunt while lifting extremely heavy weights. That simply is not true. Strength training doesn’t have to be about getting huge muscles, or lifting as heavy as possible. Weight/strength training can be done in many different ways.

Strength training isn’t just for young people. Around the age of 30 people(especially women) tend to lose muscle mass and bone density. Strength training can help retain muscle mass and can help reduce osteoporosis. Retaining and keeping muscle helps protect your body from injury and helps with bone and joint health. Especially for women entering or already are menopausal.

People with arthritis have also been known to improve joint pain by incorporating a strength training routine. It helps decrease joint pain and stiffness.

If you are unsure of how to get started. Don’t be afraid to ask. I myself would be more than happy to answer any questions. Remember we all have to start somewhere. And you don’t have to go to the gym to start strength training. There are tons of videos and programs you can do from home.

IMPORTANT: Always remember to clear any exercise program with your physician.

Coming Soon! I will be posting a beginners workout routine for strength training.

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