Age is only a number!
But, that doesn’t mean you should sit back and let it happen. Beauty, freedom, wisdom and wonder come with age, but so does flab and loss of muscle mass. You naturally lose almost 30% of your muscle mass after 50 years old! Unfortunately, being inactive will speed this up.
Starting to sound familiar? I’ve been there. But after seeing how my body transformed thanks to weight training, I’m never going back! That’s why it’s so important that, as a 50 year old woman, you’re combatting this with weight training.
It’s your one-way ticket to feeling and looking strong! By using weight training to build muscle mass, you’re able to burn more calories while resting. To help you see the best results, here are three commandments you should follow!
#1 Work Every Muscle
Although today’s trends may focus on your belly and booty, you need a full-body workout to combat muscle mass loss. Try to focus on specific muscle groups each workout, but make sure to include one full-body session a week! Your muscles will take longer to recover, so make sure to include rest days in between.
#2 Engage Your Core
You need to make a concerted effort to use your core muscles in every exercise. If you don’t, you risk damaging your spine and causing your back to round!
To engage your core, focus on pulling your belly button up towards your spine and don’t hold your breath. This way, you’ll see the best results – and work off that belly flab too!
#3 Right Amount Of Resistance
The biggest mistake women make is thinking that weight training will have them Hulking out! But, trust me, you can’t bulk up like a bodybuilder without trying (very hard). So, using extremely light weights won’t help you. You need to use weights that’ll challenge your muscles to change!
Choose weights that you can use for 12 to 15 reps, with the last three being tough. This way, you’ll wake up and shape up your muscles. If you’re not feeling the burn – they’re not the right weight.
Weight training is worth it for every 50 year old woman! As a 50-something-year-old woman myself, I’ve been there, gotten the tight-fitting t-shirt and flaunted the results. And if you follow my tips, so will you!
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