Strength Training For Older Adults

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Building muscle mass for Seniors is the same as it is for younger adults: hypertrophy is possible by working muscles to failure and by rotating muscle groups. It is important to remember that in a post-rehab setting or when working with frail seniors that “failure” will come earlier and can increase the risk for re-injury. Proceed with caution but provide clients with enough challenge so that their muscles grow.

This is a fine line for trainers for sure!

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