No Barriers To Body Betterment

No Barriers To Body Betterment It doesn't matter how young or old you are, weight training can have a positive impact on your physique. Consider the results of a study recently published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Scientists recruited 78 female volunteers aged 61 through 73 and had them engage in 24 weeks of progressive resistance training. Subjects trained all major muscle groups 3 times a week.

For the first 4 weeks, load equaled 60% of one rep max (1RM) and participants did 12 reps per set. Load was increased to 70% of 1RM for the next for 4 weeks with reps decreased to 10 per set. For the final 8 weeks, load was 80% of 1RM and subjects did 8 reps per set. After 24 weeks, these weight lifting seniors showed significant increases in strength and fat free mass.

True Strength Moment: It just goes to show that it's never too late for self-improvement. The seniors in this study enjoyed renewed vitality along with an improved figure, and probably had a lot of fun in the gym during their journey.
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