I get told by some people that say “I’m too old to exercise or “its too late for me” and what I say to them is that they are wrong. You are never too old to strength train and in fact its quite the opposite. It becomes even more important to incorporate strength training as you get older because your body starts to metabolically slow down and below are some potential consequences for being inactive:
-lower bone density
-loss of balance and coordination
-increase risk of injuries associated with falls
-loss of muscle
-increase amount of body fat
and many more but you get the idea right?
I’ve got great news for you though. By strength training you can help prevent everything you just read above!!! Seriously!
Studies have shown from time to time that there is a strong association with longevity and those who do or do not strength train.
My general recommendation is for people to strength train at least 2-3x/week for any fitness goal no matter how old you are. I’ve trained people that are as old as 90 years of age and the results they get are astonishing. They are able to do physical activities that they once struggled with or couldn’t even do. They are able to continue to live independently for the years to come. Most importantly, strength training helped them feel confident in their body.
I cannot stress enough the importance of strength training especially for older individuals. If you don’t know where to start, feel free to reach out to me and I’ll gladly assist you.
Dedicated To Your Success,