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The Important of Midlife Strength Training.

During peri-menopause and menopause a women starts to lose muscle mass. With this loss of muscle, our metabolism slows thus impacting the ability to lose weight.

Your hormones oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone are going crazy and regular strength training will help with these symptoms. Strength training also keeps bones strong, significantly decreasing the chance of developing osteoporosis. Combining cardio, strength training and a healthy diet is a great way to maintain your health if you’re over 40. WHAT TO DO: Focus on compound movements and functional movement patterns. Squats, Deadlifts, Chest Press etc. Do 3 sets of 10 to 15 reps. Mix up the movements. 30 to 45 minutes 3 times a week with a couple of long walks in between. Use a weight that is not to heavy that you cant finish the set, but you want the last couple of reps to be challenging...

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