Resistance Training: Not Just a Young Man's Game
The idea of a 70-year-old doing a front squat generally seems like an oxymoronic image. It is commonly thought that as we age we should accept frailty as our new way of life and cease all rigorous activity, especially the act of resistance, or strength, training. But lifting heavy things intelligently should not simply be a part of a young person’s workout routine. By continuing resistance training throughout our entire lives, we can improve our bodies’ ability to function, help our mental health, and extend the amount of time that we can live independently.