June 19, 2015 - Posted by
While browsing the internet the other day I came across an article that caught my eye: The Benefits of Pumping Iron in Later Life. I recommend you read the whole article but to sum it up for you if you’re short on time, here is a great quote “It’s way more dangerous to not be active as an older adult”, from Miriam Webster, professor at Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston. I just love that quote. I remember working with older clients, in their 60s and late 70s years ago and I had them training with weights (or bodyweight) three days a week and after 12 weeks, they had all gotten stronger and were using heavier weights and they felt great, no injuries.