Benefits of Resistance Training for Older Adults*

Friday, 24 May 2019, By Shaun Burn

The answer is absolutely! The benefits of a progressive structured weights program are quite impressive. Research suggests resistance training can reduce the chances of developing osteoporosis, Sarcopenia, type 2 diabetes and depression. The added benefits of hypertrophy and increased bone density are essential for the older population. Adaptations within the neural system also occur. The ability to generate force quickly and react to a fall can hugely benefit an older person. The body adapts to its environment, thus training in a powerful explosive way will translate to power adaptations such as: faster rate of force development, quicker reaction time, improved co-ordination.

The risk adds up when people aren't currently engaging in a structured weights program. The effects of ageing are multiplied when we are sedentary and our muscles are inactive. It is very important to incorporate resistance and cardio forms of training into your lifestyle if you are to live a great quality of life.

If you are just starting out with weights training or are looking for a structured plan. At Vision Personal Training we are the experts when it comes to effectively and safely delivering exercise programs catered specifically to you. I would highly recommend seeking the assistance of a Personal Trainer to help you on your health and fitness journey.

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