A year older one would expect to be doing less not more. A year later Marcus was doing dramatically more. He would play 18 holes of golf, and the next day, he would play 18 holes again. He was hitting the ball farther and enjoying golf again. Others have had similar results with the right strength training program. Marcus had added quality years to his life, and it took just minutes a week.
Minutes a week? How could that be? Every time Marcus exercised he would do a little more. Each week he gave himself ample time to recover, and because of that, each week he would improve. 52 weeks of continuing improvement add up.
Of all the bio-markers of aging the most important is the loss of strength. Strength training is by far the most effective exercise in addressing the bio-markers of aging that effect not only how young we look, but more importantly, how we young we feel. Loss of strength ultimately leads to life compromising conditions such as herniated discs, osteoporosis, arthritis, type-2 diabetes, weight gain, and heart disease. People aren't put in nursing homes because they're out of breath; it's because they're too weak.
Significant strength increases occur exercising as little as once a week IF it's the right exercise program. A properly designed circuit strength training program starts with the premise of not seeing how much exercise one can withstand but with just how little one can get away with doing and still have significant results. There is no magic bullet; the exercise will be demanding, but such a program will be brief, efficient, produce significant strength increases, and be one that people will stick to for life - a life where one feels better, looks better, is free to enjoy life more without endless hours in the gym. Is it worth 20 to 30 minutes of week? We think that it is. For more information about our personal training program go to http://kellypersonaltraining.com/ (Austin) or http://www.ultimate30.com/ (New Orleans)