Mar 27, 2021
Strength is the ability of muscles to generate force against an external resistance. Strength training is often thought of as being for the young and fit, however, over the course of the aging process, the human body can lose up to 10% of muscle mass per decade and regular strength training can slow down age-related muscle loss. The research suggests that regular strength training can maintain and even add muscle mass as well as improve physical performance even in the later years of life.
Robert Linkul is a former NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year who works exclusively with older adults to help them achieve healthy aging. Applying the latest science allows Robert to help his clients add muscle and become stronger as they age. On this episode of the All About Fitness podcast, Robert talks about what he has learned about the benefits of strength training for mitigating the effects of aging and shares some remarkable success stories from his clients who are using exercise to maintain their youth no matter what the calendar says. This is an educational and enlightening discussion on the practical effects of strength training at any age.
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