You may have noticed that as you are getting older, certain body parts that were perhaps firm are starting to lose their tone.
The good old “tuck shop” arms are starting to feature throughout your day where perhaps you wish they were not. I get it. To be honest, I personally know how you feel but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Here are some things that you need to know if you are ready to take back control and live a long life on your terms in a body that you can feel confident in.
Why this happening?
As we get older, our muscles become smaller and weaker. This is a completely natural part of aging as our muscle physiology changes. The problem is because we are living longer we are more likely to experience the effects of sarcopenia. We are also moving less which doesn’t help…
But the good news is that we can do something about it.
What is the solution?
We need to move more often throughout the day and we need to challenge our muscles with enough appropriate stimulus to create a muscle response. The muscles adapt to the work placed upon them so the type of training you do (Principle of Specificity) and the amount of tension (Principle of Progressive Overload) you use are important factors to consider.
Strength training is more effective than chronic cardio or endurance training in improving muscle (and hence longevity). Having stronger muscles allows us to be independent for longer and improves our metabolism, which also slows down as we age.
Need a training plan that incorporates the strategies need for muscle growth (or at least reduce the effects of muscle loss)?
My FeelGood 4 Week Momentum Program can help.
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