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Benefits of Strength Training for the Senior Population

Benefits of Strength Training for the Senior Population

By Geoff Robison | In Fitness | on January 3, 2019

Benefits of Strength Training for the Senior Population


We all know how important it is to stay active as we get older. But we have to do more than just stay active if we want to stay healthy and strong, we have to lift weights.

Lifting weights isn’t just for athletes or bodybuilders, it’s for all of us, especially older adults. It’s by far one of the most important things you can do for your body.

What are the benefits of strength training for older adults?

So, what exercises should you do and how do you get started? The ACSM/AHA Physical Activity Recommendations for Older Adults suggest a program that includes:

  • 8-10 exercises involving the major muscles of the body: The chest, back, shoulders, biceps, triceps, legs,  and core.
  • 2-3 nonconsecutive days a week – Rest days allow your muscles to change and grow stronger while also allowing your body to recover.
  • Using enough weight to complete at least 1 set of 10-15 reps of each exercise with the goal of building up to 3 sets.

So how do you get started and set up your strength training program? Hire a personal trainer! Proper form, safely executing exercises, and making sure the workout you are doing is tailored to you and your specific needs. Every “body” is different, every need is unique. At Custom Kinetics we provide personalized, attentive one on one personal training services to all of our clientele to ensure a safe and effective workout and that goals are met. Contact us to find out more about our programs and pricing!



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