7 Exercises to Strengthen Your Hamstrings

That people who spent 30 to 60 minutes strength training each week had a 40% lower risk for premature death, 46% lower risk for heart disease, and a 28% lower risk for dying from cancer.

This analysis of 16 studies including nearly 480,000 people from 18 to 98 years of age proved the value of strength training as we age.

]“Between 40 to 50 years of age, the average person loses more than 8% of their muscle size,” he says. “This loss increases to 15% per decade after age 75.

Those who lose the most muscle are usually the least active, exercise the least and are the ones who die earliest.

Older people who lose the most muscle are four times more likely to be disabled, have difficulty walking, and need walkers and other mechanical devices to help them walk.”

“Every muscle in your body is made up of thousands of muscle fibers just as a rope is made up of many strands,” Mirkin explains. “Every muscle fiber is innervated by a single nerve fiber.

“Beginners should start with a resistance or weight that they can comfortably lift and lower at least 10 times.

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