A Different Fit

Resistance exercise for older adults?

Posted in Uncategorized by A Different Fit on February 1, 2012

If you are wondering if you are too late to join in the game of getting fit?  The answer is NO!  The American College of Sports Medicine suggest training protocols for increasing muscle strength and hypertrophy in older adults include the use of free-weights & machines.  The performance of 8-10 multiple & single joint exercises that cumulatively address the major muscle groups.  1 to 3 sets per exercise with 60% to 80% of maximum resistance, 8 to 12 repetitions per set, with 1-3 mins of recovery between sets, 2-3 non consecutive days per week.

Often people think I can’t weight train, well what do you think you are doing when you lift that bag of groceries or pick up the kid?  It is all related.

I train several clients that fall into the age brackets of 50+ to 70+ and they are all meeting this recommendation and more!  Honestly the difference is the “client” has to want it.  If they want to make a change in their everyday functional ability then they really put in the effort and they get the benefit.

Here are a few of the accomplishments my clients have achieved:


Awesome, right??  I am very proud of my clients regardless of age but this is so awesome, I love it!!

So I say pooey on age and lets get started with a fitness program for you!!