Can my age make a difference in a weight training program?




I am not sure if this question is asked in relation to being young or older, therefore, I’ll address both ends of the spectrum. (Of course, it’s always best to get the approval of your physician before embarking on any radical changes in dietary or exercise programs.)

With respect to being too young to do weight training effectively, many authorities think that it is unwise for people younger than 16 to do weight training (since their bones have not matured.) If you are younger than 16, it would likely be best never to go below 5 repetitions on any single exercise and to ensure that your exercise technique is perfect.

With respect to being too old to do weight training effectively, in 1991 the book BIOMARKERS stimulated a revolution in the thinking of many physicians. It seems that we are never to old to benefit from proper strength training–and there are many, many benefits to doing it. If you are older than 50, it is particularly important to get a thorough warm-up and to use perfect exercise technique. It may be safest for you also not to go below 5 reps on any single exercise or, at least, if you do heavy singles, be sure you know exactly what you are doing.

Popular Posts

Fullbody Workout For Beginner

Fullbody Workout For Beginner

Workout SummaryMain Goal:Build MuscleWorkout Type:Full BodyTraining Level:BeginnerDays Per Week:3Equipment Required:Barbell, Cables, Dumbbells, EZ BarTarget Gender:Male & FemaleAuthor:M&S WritersWorkout Description This workout was created by TitanCT, a member of the Muscle & Strength forum. Do this full body split 3 times a week. The goal is to get your form down pat on the most basic [...]

Using Exercise to Lose Weight

Using Exercise to Lose Weight

When I finally got fed up with being rotund, the first thing I did was clean up my diet. However, this wasn’t enough to help me lose weight consistently. With the amount of fat I needed to lose, nutrition alone just wasn’t going to cut it; so I started an exercise program to keep those [...]

Different type of causes- hip and knee pain

Different type of causes- hip and knee pain

Both knee and hip pain are very common ailments, experienced by a lot of people at some point or the other. Very often, people feel pain affecting their hip and the knee simultaneously. The reason for that could be that both, the hip as well as the knee are located in fairly close proximity and [...]

Nutritional powerhouse- algae!

Nutritional powerhouse- algae!

Lobsters eat it. So do crabs and salmon. If you find yourself consuming these types of food, then chances are you are also eating a special nutrient which can help you stay healthy for a long time.   What is this mysterious nutrient? Well it is not really a mystery anymore! Astaxanthin is one of [...]

Easy ways to burn more fat

Easy ways to burn more fat

Your body CAN be a fat burning machine.   Unfortunately, your body and a lot of others are not that.   Right now, that is!   Decisions you made throughout your life may have started your weight gain.   And dieting MAY not be the answer you are looking for.   Changing unhealthy behaviors, watching [...]

Recently Searched

Q&A

Popular Article

Leave a Comment


Refresh