WHY MUSCLE MASS IS ONE OF THE KEYS TO HEALTH FOR MALES OVER 50
Muscle mass is now seen as an endocrine organ and is therefore the biggest organ in the body! It accounts for 40% of your total body mass.
When males reach 50 years of age we start to see physiological changes that start to occur to the human body. One of the main issues is a steady decline in skeletal muscle mass (sarcopenia).
Recently more and more new research has come out showing the importance of skeletal muscle, especially in males as they age. On average per decade males lose 10 pounds of lean muscle tissue after the age of 50 and this is a huge change that not only affects your physical health (as previously thought), but your metabolic, mental and neurological health!
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUILD MUSCLE AFTER THE AGE OF 50?
Your body is still highly responsive to strength training at any age you just have to train smarter and progressively overload your body to avoid and injuries along the way
Here are some of the benefits of building muscle mass below:
Increased lean muscle tissue (looks good aesthetically!)
Increased metabolic rate (you burn more fat at rest and post exercise!)
Increase in strength and power (you will feel energised!)
Better body composition (you will feel more confident!)
Increase in insulin sensitivity (more likely to store in your muscles rather than store as fat)
Increase in injury resistance (less likely to get niggling or acute injuries)
Not to mention it will totally change your perspective on life and the things you can and will achieve!
"Remember it is my job to EMPOWER & PRIORITISE YOU!"
WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU JOIN THE GET STRONG GRANDAD'S TODAY!
I take the guesswork out of how you reach your goals with individualised strength training programs.
You have my daily support with any questions you may have and you have my knowledge and experience to draw upon.
You get nutrition advice to help you optimise your results.
We have monthly check-ins to track your progress and to tweak your programs so you are constantly moving in the right direction.
We will have a conversation so I can get to know you a bit more and vice versa.
We will work out if this is right for you and the goals you have.
If we are both in agreement that this can have a major impact on your life and you are ready to commit, we will talk on how we get you started on your journey to a better stronger you!
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