Here at Strength Ambassadors, we are big advocates for the many benefits of strength training for older adults. In fact, we advocate strength training at any age.
We are excited that the mainstream media is starting to spread the word about how regularly training with weights can combat the loss of muscle strength, muscle mass and bone density associated with ageing.
We welcome people of all ages to our strength classes, but often hear similar concerns from older potential members.
They are attracted by reports of increased independence, reduced risk of osteoporosis, improved sleep, reduced depression and potential reduction in the signs and symptoms of many chronic illnesses. But they are understandably concerned by some widespread misconceptions.
With this in mind, we’ve put together a short list tackling the common myths you might have encountered about strength training for older adults. Read More
The best training for fat loss is the kind that makes you forget about your body hang-ups and enjoy what your body can do.
What if instead of hating your thighs, you marvelled at how much they can squat, or how strongly they carry you up that hill?
What if you stopped worrying about a wobbly belly, and got carried away by the joy of mastering a pull up? Read More
Here’s a new way to look at new year’s resolutions.
If you have trouble sticking to your goals, this could be the answer! Read More
I’ve just competed this weekend after a long break from competitive lifting. It was fun to be back on the platform.
It was also cool was seeing so many people do their first strength competition.
More and more folks are getting involved in competitive strength sports. It’s not always to win shiny trophies. Most of the time, it’s to test yourself, to see how you can perform under pressure, and to have fun in an adrenalin-fuelled atmosphere with like-minded people. Read More
Strength training can improve life for everyone.
It will improve your physical health and ability; make you proud of your body and what it can do; help you feel braver and more confident in a world of increased anxiety and stress.
This will have a positive effect not only on you but on the people close to you. I believe strength training has such a great impact that it will help you move forward in your career, have better relationships and be a more positive influence in the world.
The internet is awash with ‘reasons why women should lift weights’ type articles that focus on sexy butts, toned arms, looking hot and not being bulky.
So I really don’t need to jump in on this one.
Anyway, that shit bores me. Sorry, but it does. I moved on a long time ago. Read More
Sally gives you a couple of neat mind tricks that will get you to the gym or out on the pavements on those days when motivation is lacking and you feel like slacking off! Read More
Have you ever set yourself a target body weight – and then failed to maintain it?
Have you ever set yourself a body fat goal and then struggled to reach it? Did you feel like you had failed or settled for second best? Read More
Getting a good night’s sleep of 8-9 hours a night is vital for fat loss, muscle gain, health and sanity – but it’s often the aspect of our lifestyle that feels the least under control.
But before you reach for the sleeping pills or a bottle of scotch, make sure that you have tried these simple tips for improve quality and quantity of sleep:
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"The process has been really fun, I've enjoyed pushing it a little bit more every week"
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