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Make a Strength Training Routine Part of Your Fitness Program

A strength training routine is an essential part of a midlife woman's fitness program but I expect you're wondering what it has to do with you?. Strength exercises are not necessarily about weight lifting and body building.

Maybe you are asking 'What is strength training?'Strength training is using your muscles to work against weights - either free weights or weight machines. This concept is called 'resistance', and it strengthens and increases the muscles in your body by making them work harder.

Free weights include hand weights, dumbbells, kettlebells and bar bells but don't confuse a strength training routine with competitive bodybuilding, powerlifting etc.

Weight machines are usually available in your local gym where they will instruct you in how to use them correctly and tailor a training routine to your ability and needs.

Why Should You Become a Strong Woman?

strength training routine

Strength training is of particular relevance to midlife women because by acting now - whatever age you are - you can benefit for the rest of your life.

Osteoporosis is a serious threat to women's health but you can prevent or delay it by starting a training routine now. Not only will you increase your muscular strength, your bones will become stronger and healthier too. Using free weights is considered to be more effective than resistance machines only.

If you still need convincing to include some form of strength training in your fitness program here are some more benefits:-

  • Energize and revitalize your whole body
  • Improves flexibility
  • Tones and trims your body
  • Improves posture
  • Helps control weight - muscles burn calories!
  • Improves balance - ability to balance declines gradually as we aged
  • Halt bone loss - maintains strong, healthy bones
  • Helps prevent bone fractures from osteoporosis in later life
  • Lower risk of heart disease by improving your muscle-to-fat ratio
  • Improved sense of wellbeing and confidence
  • May lift mood and depression

Whether you decide to use free weights or include weight machines at the gym try to do 3 sessions a week and your body will soon begin to benefit. The great bonus of strength training is that you can do it at home with minimum equipment.

I'm sure you want to know how to get started, so let's go!


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I'm Tiffany - fifty something midlifer - 20 years experience! This site is packed with advice and information to help you get the most out of life by becoming, healthier, fitter, happier and ultimately taking you to a more satisfying future. C'mon, let's do it together!

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