New advice on adding strength training

whoof
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New advice on adding strength training

Postby whoof » 7 Sep 2019, 11:52am

Chief medical officer now advising doing some form of strength training twice a week in addition to aerobic exercise.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49609597

I regularly duo some press ups, sit ups together with dead lift and squats. Nothing heavy (~35 kg), doesn't take very long or require gym membership or any equipment other than a bar bell which I got for free.

ANTONISH
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Re: New advice on adding strength training

Postby ANTONISH » 8 Sep 2019, 9:14am

whoof wrote:Chief medical officer now advising doing some form of strength training twice a week in addition to aerobic exercise.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49609597

I regularly duo some press ups, sit ups together with dead lift and squats. Nothing heavy (~35 kg), doesn't take very long or require gym membership or any equipment other than a bar bell which I got for free.


You are right to maintain your strength. I go to a gym partly because it means I have more motivation - but the basic thing is to maintain strength as one ages.
I think we've been saying the same thing as the Chief Medical officer in this forum for some time.