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Resistance Training

From slowing age related decline, to playing sport, running, or improving body composition – resistance training is something everyone can benefit from in one form or another. Any kind of pushing or pulling against a resistance which challenges the muscles can be beneficial, such as weightlifting, bodyweight exercises or pilates.

Resistance training has a range of benefits and is not only about building muscle. Some of the health benefits of resistance training include increased bone density, slowing of age related muscle loss (sarcopenia), stabilising and protecting joints from injury, improve posture and balance, aiding weight management, improved body composition and improved mood.

Muscle mass decreases approximately 3–8% per decade after the age of 30 and this rate of decline is higher after the age of 60, and even higher for women than men. Given that muscle mass in older adults is closely linked to health and longevity, it is really important that some form of resistance or strength training forms part of your regular routine.

My aim is to ‘demystify’ resistance training and get you feeling confident in challenging your muscles, whether that’s at home or in the gym.

If you are gym shy or a complete beginner you may choose to resistance train from the comfort of your own home in East London, where I will travel to you. Or if you want to learn how to use gym equipment then you may choose to resistance train in a studio gym in Stoke Newington, Dalston or Shoreditch.

Get in touch if you think you could benefit from resistance training with a personal trainer. I will happily recommend what option I think is best for you and your circumstance and fitness level.

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