Jim is 78 years old. His friends no longer exercise. One friend who couldn’t get out of squat position, asked him if he could still squat. He responded, “Hell, I can do it with weights”.
John is a psychologist. He is 75. One of his patients is the same age and lives in a senior care facility. John lives at home.
Both Jim and John have been coming to our Austin Personal Training location for once-a-week 30 minutes exercise sessions for the past eleven years. Had John or Jim not exercised the past 11 years it is likely they’d be in the same physical state as some of their contemporaries.
One session a week has been shown to be optimal for strength gains for seniors. It is not how much exercise you can withstand it is how little you need to produce positive change. Do a little more each week, and over time, it will be transformative.
If you do nothing you’ll be weaker, have less energy, and more prone to sickness and injury. When injuries do occur the outlook for recovery will not be encouraging. With proper strength training you will: