No matter how old or how young you are, strength and power
training can offer benefits. Studies in children and young people, some as little as 8 years old, have found
improvements in sports performance (among athletes), body
composition (among those who are overweight or obese), and
physical and psychological well-being (across all categories).
And benefits continue across your lifespan, even into your 80s and 90s.
Some research has included subjects as old as 98 and
has shown that strength training helps the elderly stay
One of the reasons that strength and
power training are so potent, especially as you get older, is
their ability to curb muscle loss and build new muscle. Muscle
loss begins at around age 35.
On average, adults who don't do
regular strength training can expect to lose 4 to 6 pounds of
muscle per decade. Starting an exercise program is not hard.
All you need is some bands, light dumbbells and your own
bodyweight, it's that easy and you can workout in the comfort of
your own home!