Says Dr. Arun Karlamangla: “Rather than worrying about weight or body mass index, we should be trying to maximize and maintain muscle mass.” Muscle Mass Index as a Predictor of Longevity in Older-Adults Preethi Srikanthan, M.D., M.Semail, Arun S. Karlamangla, M.D., Ph.D The American Journal of Medicine, 2014;
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Now we know why we should strength train, but how?
In conclusion, slow tempo weight training appears to be more effective than the common resistance training mode in: 1) Replacing connective and adipose tissue by muscle tissue 2) Maintaining muscle mass 3) Increasing aerobic capacity in both type I and type IID fibers 4) Positively affecting lipid metabolism The slow method of training appears to be an effective and safe approach to increase aerobic capacity without suffering the loss of muscle strength thus reducing the risks of falls and injury and significantly contributing to a better quality of life in older age.
20 minutes, 2X a week Research demonstrates that resistance exercise training has profound effects on the musculoskeletal system, contributes to the maintenance of functional abilities, and prevents osteoporosis, muscle loss, lower-back pain, and other disabilities. More recent seminal research demonstrates that resistance training may positively affect risk factors such as insulin resistance, resting metabolic rate, glucose metabolism, blood pressure, body fat, and gastrointestinal transit time, which are associated with diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Research also indicates that virtually all the benefits of resistance training are likely to be obtained in two 15- to 20-min training sessions a week. Sensible resistance training involves precise controlled movements for each major muscle group and does not require the use of very heavy resistance. Prev Med. 2001 Nov;33(5):503-13 Potential health-related benefits of resistance training.
Strength training improves: Muscle size and strength Endurance Flexibility Aerobic power Joint stability Prevents falls HDL Blood pressure De-ages you at the genetic level Controls blood sugar Improves mood, anti-depressive
Make your muscles stronger in the safest and most efficient manner possible.