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Over 40? lift weights

As a specialist in training men and women in their 40's and beyond I see the benefits of weight training every day. Improved posture, strength, body shape on top of reduced body fat, increased insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes clients and very often a reduction or disappearance of lower back and joint pain! Does this sound like something you would like to experience? Read on and I will tell you how.

If you would like to remain feeling strong, mobile and full of vitality through your 40's, 50's and beyond then resistance (weight) training is an absolute must.

Resistance training has been shown to improve brain function, bone health, metabolism, blood flow and a general reduction in the risks of osteoporosis, chronic heart disease, type 2 diabetes and elevated blood pressure.

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So, how does resistance training help you?

Stay injury free

Consistent training using manageable weights will improve the quality of your joints by increasing the stability of ligaments and tendons and building strength in the surrounding muscles. Personally, I have improved a long standing shoulder injury by using less weight and more reps and I am now pain free for the first time in about 15 years!

Training variety

Introducing or improving your knowledge of resistance training will open up a whole world of training variables for you to enjoy. I believe enjoyment is the key to the success of any body transformation. There are so many different exercises and variations that you can do with resistance training that I can guarantee that you will enjoy at least some of it! Once you have that enjoyment everything else falls into place for a long term happier and healthier you.

Improved Stabilisation and mobility

Using weights in your training will make you stronger, improve the quality of your lean muscle mass and strengthen your joints and posture. All of this will enable you to move faster and complete every day tasks with greater ease and less pain. Some of my clients report that their early morning stiffness and back pain is completely erased after a couple of weeks of their new training and nutrition plan.

Improved body composition

Weight training is essential if you are looking to improve your body shape. Whether you want to lose body fat, increase your lean muscle mass, train for a challenge or competition - you should be lifting weights. An increase in lean muscle mass will increase your calorie expenditure through your normal day to day life, it will also improve the quality of your joints and improve your aesthetics when you strip the body fat away.

Reduce risk of disease

The risk of diseases such as osteoporosis can be reduced by resistance training. Putting the skeletal system under loaded pressure will increase bone density over time.

Risks or symptoms of other diseases such as CHD can be reduced through resistance training.

If you have any questions or you would like to discuss how I can help you get the results you want feel free to send me an email at neil@drive-pt.co.uk and follow my Facebook page here for loads more hints and tips.

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