Most adults will lose between five to seven pounds of muscle every decade (Westcott and Baechle 1998).
After women reach the age of 30, decreases in muscle density and increases in intramuscular fat are found in cross-sectional areas of the thighs (ACSM 1998c).
There is almost a 30 percent decrease in overall strength between the age of 50 and 70 years, with dramatic losses after age 70 (ACSM 1998c). To emphasize this point, research from the Framingham Study shows that 40-50 percent of women 55 to 80 years old could not lift 10 pounds (Jette and Branch 1981).
Over the years, the result is less functional ability and a higher percentage of body fat, which contribute to a declining metabolic rate….
The good news is you can offset changes to your body with the right workout program. It’s time to get in motion and live a stronger life, healthier lifestyle. Schedule your complimentary session in PSC’s Adult Group training program by calling (330) 487-0810 or visit www.pscfit.com. Better Everyday.