Benefits of Weight Training at Any Age

 

Weight training has shown to be beneficial across every age group, including seniors and even those with chronic illness. Some of the most noteworthy benefits include decreased fear of falling and diminished age-related declines in muscle mass, strength, and muscular power.

 Resistance training can enhance muscle mass and function even in 90 year old subjects (McComas 2005). Individuals over the age of 90 have been shown to make significant strength gains on a weight training program (Fiataron et al. 1990). Furthermore, long term involvement in weight training appears to increase absolute strength capabilities and slow down strength loss.

Muscular power improved significantly in the elderly (average age of 77 years) when performing high velocity resistance training. The largest power improvements were seen on leg press exercise, performed with 60-70% of body weight. The power improvements were associated with significant improvements in walking ability.

Lakeway Aquatic Physical Therapy is committed to helping seniors of all ages gain strength.  Visit us at www.lakewayaquatics.com

 or call for more information how physical therapy can help you.

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North Austin: Anderson Mill & 183        West: Bee Caves/Lakeway   

13450 Research Blvd #106                  900 Ranch Road 620 S. #A103

Austin, Tx 78750                                     Lakeway Tx 78732

(inside Retro Fitness)                            (Next door to Spa at the Lake)

 

10700 Anderson Mill Rd #207              15506 D West Hwy 71

Austin, Texas 78750                               Bee Caves, Tx 78738

 512 261-0620                                         (inside Nitro Swimming)

            

 

                             300 Medical Parkway

                              Lakeway, TX 78738

                                 512 261-0620

                                                                   

 

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