Many people believe that the rapid deterioration of the human body as we reach old age is inevitable. While this is partially true, most of this is the result of a transition to a sedentary lifestyle.
Recent scientific studies show that muscle can actually be maintained quite well all the way up to the age of 85 years old.
So how do you maintain muscle and body composition through old age?
Resistance training puts stress on the muscle to that it can be repaired to become stronger and if your diet is right, you can actually gain muscle volume which makes you appear decades younger.
How do I get started?
Well first you will want to join a local gym or build a home gym that can suit both the upper and the lower body. Then you need to construct a workout program that can target important muscles that will develop into the new you.
There are many different programs and rep ranges to work with so my advice is to pick one and stick with it for a period of time before you try another one.
You will also want to work in the 3-5 rep range for strength and the 6-10 rep range for gaining muscle. So keep that in mind when choosing a program.
If you are a beginner, I recommend a 5×5 program. 5 sets of 5 reps for each exercise. However, there are many other programs that work very well for beginners.
If you are interested you may want to check out this Old School New Body fitness system review. It is a diet and exercise program developed by an older couple who have managed to completely take control of the aging process:
The key to success with any workout program is consistency. Actually use the workout routine as a routine part of your lifestyle. Like brushing your teeth every day, you should take care of your health everyday.
If you find working out routinely a huge challenge for you, try just taking a walk every day until it becomes a habit. Once you see the results, you will naturally want to start increasing the intensity and adding a solid weight training program into this routine.