Building muscle strength:
I think those are some pretty damn good reasons why you want to preserve the muscle you have as well as inspire you to even build more muscle.
I have always done some form of working out my whole life. I did some working out with weights when in high school. But my first real love of the gym and weights came when I was in college.
Having played sports my whole life, I just figured I would play them in college too. But I decided not to. So in the Fall before I started college, unlike the past 4 Falls prior, there were no grueling 3-sessions-a-day field hockey practices in the sweltering heat of August. I also didn't do much during the Fall of my freshman year of college. Guess it was just all so new, and I was settling in to college life. Hence, I gained the freshman 8....and 8 pounds for me was a lot on my little 5'3" frame.
So during winter session, I started going to the weight-lifting room at the college gym. I loved it so much that I ended up joining a local gym in the town. Hence to say I was hooked and weight-lifting was now a part of my life, until yoga teacher training.
The yoga teacher training I took was quite intensive and with all the additonal yoga practices and studying I did outside of the actual 'teacher training' hours, I found it hard to find the time, and the energy, to lift.
Then after I became a certified yoga instructor, I eventually found my way back to the weights. And I found other new interesting equipment and gear out there in the fitness world so I slowly began creating a little home gym. I worked out from home for years and then I eventually signed back up for a gym membership about 2 months before the corona virus hit. It felt good adding the gym back into my training routine, but I'm also happy that I have a lot of gear to work with at home, on top of using my body weight, to keep the muscle mass I have and build some more, since the gyms closed down for a bit due to the virus.
Speaking of building muscle, about a year ago I decided I wanted to attempt to build more muscle. Now, over a year later, I feel stronger than I ever have, and I'm in my second half of life.
Think you can't build muscle as you age? Well, as I always say, give it a shot and have your own damn experience around it instead of believing what others say.
And if those reasons up above aren't good enough for you, here are a few more I have personally experienced:
If you'd like to start feeling some of these benefits, I'd like to invite you on a journey with me.
It's a 4-week challenge called the MIND~BODY CHISEL CHALLENGE and you can find out all about it here.
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