Weight training is not something to leave to the young. Starting in the early thirties, the body begins to experience small losses of muscle tone. Weight bearing exercises increase muscle tone and mass and can also help significantly with bone density. Even in middle age and beyond, proper weight training can result in strong muscle gains as well as other benefits. Weight training helps with things like balance, endurance and even overall well-being. No matter your age, weight training should be part of your weekly routine.
- Muscles atrophy as one ages, so strength training is great way to maintain and build those muscles
- After age 50, one’s muscle loss starts to gain momentum peaking in their 70s
- Improvements in joint pain, walking ability and decreasing a risk of falls are all benefits of weight training as one ages.
“By helping you maintain your muscle mass and strength, strength training can, quite literally, give you the ability to keep on living.”