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Strength Training After 40

The Benefits of Strength Training
  • Builds Bone Density
  • Reduces the risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduces risk of diabetes
  • Reduces risk of heart disease
  • Prevents Injuries
Strength training for people over the age of 40 also reduces the aging process by toning the muscles, improving posture and balance, gaining energy, stamina and achieves an overall revitalization in appearance - resulting in a more youthful looking you.

Some people also falsely believe that strength training will not help them to lose weight, or will make them muscle-bound - confusing weight lifting for bodybuilding. The truth is, strength training burns a lot of calories so it can be just as effective as cardio, but as you get older strength training becomes more important because some cardio exercises like hard running can be hard on the joints, including the knees and ankles. Thus for mature people strength training is a safer alternative as it is less likely to result in injuries.
It also makes your body look good after weight loss through training and a good diet has been achieved! Adding muscle promotes a healthier (and faster) metabolism, which will effectively de-age you as a higher metabolism increases the amount of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) in your system.

Even if you don't have any history in strength training, anyone can start, at any age! Just start small with a pair of 5 or 10 lb dumbbells. If you are not sure how to strength train, hire a personal trainer. Having a personal trainer, even for a few sessions to demonstrate exercises and create a program to follow on your own, will be very helpful to get started.
Once you're seeing progress then you will see all the benefits strength training can do for you.

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