Invigorating Old Muscles

I’m not sure I’m fond of the phrase aging muscles but, I suppose some of us are there already, and others will be there some day!

The main point that I get from this study is that if you do fairly intense exercise (i.e., interval cardio training plus weights or other “robust” exercises) it may actually reverse the aging of older muscles. This study discovers that older muscles respond to intense exercise more effectively than younger muscles!

Our past Link articles have established the health benefits of weight lifting and this study establishes the value of intense exercise, especially interval training. 

So, maybe consider adding intervals into your workouts at least two times a week.

What do you think?


The Best Exercise for Aging Muscles by Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times, March 23, 2017.

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