I discovered the joys and challenges which come with strength training several years ago…at a mature age!
It is now an integral part of my life and I have participated in a number of competitions. I hold CAPO National Records in my age/weight categories in deadlift, squat and bench press.
Because I can see the fantastic effects that strength training has had on my body and mindset, I have studied further and now am a qualified personal trainer. I want to spread the word to we more mature men and women that ageing doesn’t mean getting old and frail. We can maintain strength and confidence.
The benefits derived from strength training are numerous and so empowering.
Here’s a list for you.
• Makes you stronger.
• Burns calories efficiently.
• Decreases abdominal fat.
• Can help you appear leaner.
• Decreases your risk of falls.
• Lowers your risk of injury.
• Improves heart health.
• Helps manage your blood sugar levels.
One of the other benefits, not listed here, is that it may delay the onset of dementia. My mother, her sister and my father’s mother all had dementia/Alzheimer’s disease and I’m doing my darndest to avoid it!
You don’t have to lift really heavy weights but need resistance work to reap the benefits. If you would like to find out more about how you can treat yourself to strength work, I would love to chat to you about it. Or, I could train you!