In this comprehensive 45 page guide, we look at everything you need to know about exercise at 50 and beyond.
Much of what we think about exercise and ageing is inaccurate and may even be counterproductive to the goal of ageing well.
The focus on aerobic exercise in health guidelines doesn’t address the single biggest issue that over 50s face, sarcopenia.
Sarcopenia is the gradual loss of muscle that begins past 40. Left unchecked it will result in loss of strength and function, and eventually chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes.
There’s now a significant body of research to suggest that resistance training can slow and even reverse many of these undesirable changes at any age.
Inside we cover:
• Why exercise guidelines mainly focus on aerobic activity and why this shouldn’t be your priority.
• How resistance training can reduce the loss of muscle that occurs with age and protect you from cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, pain and reduced bone density.
• Why things like repetitions and sets don’t matter and what to focus on instead.
• Why you should avoid stretching and passive approaches like massage and foam rolling.
• The equipment to look for if you join a gym and what you need to train at home.
Whether you’re new to resistance training, or want to learn how to apply it more effectively, this guide will give you the information you need.
Don’t waste time, discover what works and why and start getting stronger whatever your age.
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“Paul Argent shares some of his experience and insight, with words of wisdom about the importance of appropriate exercise, and how to achieve significant health gains without injuries and damage. Paul presents a clear, sensible, easy to follow approach that I can wholeheartedly endorse.”
Mr Ian McDermott
Consultant Knee Surgeon
“I found it very hopeful to find out that age does not automatically mean muscle atrophy. It now seems obvious that strength through resistance training will keep the body from deteriorating. The guide makes sense, it is backed up with a breadth and depth of research that proves the case. Just check out the bibliography at the end of each section to be confident in that. The focus is on not overtraining but on moving within a range of motion that will avoid injury. Throughout my life, I have done precisely the opposite, gone from 0 to 60 straight away and have been plagued by niggling injuries throughout because of it. This guide advocates a considered and intelligent approach to training which is the opposite philosophy to most personal training I have encountered in the past.”
“As a 64 year old man who has not done anything like enough exercise over the past ten years I read this guide with great interest. I found it to be extremely useful. It’s clear, very well written, free of unnecessary jargon and thoroughly sensible – ‘resistance training as medicine.’ I want a realistic approach to getting fitter and this is exactly that, ‘a framework to get one thinking, rather than a specific programme.’ I thoroughly recommend it.”