HIT and seniors

Strength training is important as we age. Beyond the age of 35 our muscle mass decreases by 5% per year without intervention.

Specific benefits of High Intensity Training for senior citizens

  • Regained muscle strength and function
  • Increased muscle strength and size
  • Enhanced walking endurance
  • Reduced bodyfat levels
  • Increased metabolic rate
  • Reduced resting blood pressure
  • Improved blood lipid profiles
  • Increased gastrointestinal transit speed
  • Enhanced glucose utilization
  • Alleviated low-back pain
  • Increased bone mineral density
  • Eased arthritic discomfort
  • Relieved depression
  • Improved post coronary performance
  • Independence and liberty
  • Reversal of age signature for many genes (specific genes function as they would be expected to in a much younger person).
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