Strength Training For Older Adults
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!