Weightlifting & Exercise/Exercise & Aging


QUESTION: I am 35 and feel terrible all the time. I feel so weak compared to when I was in my 20s. What can daily exercise do to improving energy, balance, and sense of strength? Will it likely defy age or will I never again feel as strong as I once felt? I really need perspective on this.

ANSWER: James,
Exercise (weight training) will make you feel great. However as we age our recovery from such work may take a day or to longer then when you were younger. DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness)is very real, so you may do a workout one day and two days latter you'll be sore from that workout. At 35 you're still young enough to see huge changes in how you look and feel.

God Bless

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QUESTION: Can a person improve their health enough that even delayed soreness doesn't catchup to them because they've trained themselves that well and avoided at all costs a sedative life?

When you start looking for short cuts you stop making improvements. If you want to avoid DOMS don't weight train.Health and fitness are two totally different things. You must first define fitness for yourself because there are many different types. Once you find what type of "fitness" you want, get back to me.


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Questions I can answer: Use of the Olympic lifts in sports specific training. Use of resistance training in sports specific, fat loss, body composition improvement. Motor pattern corrections via proprioception improvements. Fundamental uses of free weights, medicine balls,stability balls, etc.


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