Why you should be strength training like your life depends on it.
Below is a graphic illustration of how our bodies can change over time.
The top picture is a cross-section of the thigh of a 30 year-old who routinely works out.
As expected, looks strong and healthy given their age and lifestyle choice to take care of themselves.
Next, we have the 75 year-old who lived a sedentary life and appears noticeably weak, frail, tired and overweight.
You could say this is the status quo of aging.
But it doesn't have to be that way!
The bottom picture represents someone late in age, at 70 years old, looking robust and healthy - like the top picture.
The difference is strength training.
The idea that age comes with a sentence of weakness and loss of capability simply isn't true.
With muscle, we either use it or lose it.
Maintaining your muscle mass via resistance training is good for us in so many ways.
✅ maintains your metabolism to control weight
✅ keeps you energized
✅ supports athletic performance (keep up with the grandkids!)
✅ preserves independence
✅ keeps you looking younger and better
If you want to have a high quality of life (not just a long life) from middle to end, then challenge the status quo of aging and focus on getting strong or staying strong.
Do it as if your life depends on it.
Be strong and be well 💪