Is Strength Training for you?

Old gym interior with equipment

Were you born in the early 1960s or earlier? Do you do much exercise throughout the week? Have you ever tried strength training?

When most people think of strength training they think of Arnold Schwarzenegger in his early bodybuilding days, playing Conan or the Terminator. Hench guys standing in front of mirrors (watching his form) hitting set after set and rep after rep, making the gym equipment sweaty will often come to mind but strength training has a place in all of our lives.

That “gym beast” is onto something that could really benefit you if you’re an older person and will surely benefit you while you’re in your youth growing up and here’s how. Strength training helps a person to maintain and increase muscle mass, so how does this help you in old age? This will help you to hold your own weight getting up from a seated position, walk from the market with your shopping, pick up your grandchildren and raise them up into the sky, all things that show you and the world around you that you still have a level of independence.

As we age our muscle mass reduces which is known as sarcopenia. Strength Training with a personally prescribed gym plan will help you reduce if not halt the effects of this and even increase muscle mass. The gym is not a place for the youth alone and once the gyms open again, post-covid, I hope to see more elderly people getting after those weights.

If you would benefit from our personally designed gym programme, designed to help you maintain muscle mass as you age, leave me a message [Here].

1 thought on “Is Strength Training for you?

  1. Thanks for raising awareness of the need for older people to maintain their health and general well being through strength training. As an older person (70+), the thought of doing weight training seemed ridiculous, however your clear and succinct article has helped to clarify for me the benefits of this form of exercise for older people in ensuring that we maintain a good physical and mental well being in our later years of life.

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