New research from the University of Michigan Medical School has shown that through regular strength training over a five month period subjects were able to add 2.5 lbs. of muscle mass. The study looked at 39 different strength training studies than included more than 1,300 individuals who were age 50 or older.
Let me ask you a question. If you knew you were losing muscle mass as you age and that this negtively effected your balance and overall functionality and that a magic pill - strength training - would stop it from happening...would you try it? Source: NPR Health, Seniors Can Still Bulk Up On Muscle By Pressing Iron, by Patti Neighmond