What happens when you work out with weights? Well, that depends. If you go with very heavy weights & a lower number of repetitions, then you will build bulk, aka muscle hypertrophy. However if you work with lighter weights & a higher number of repetitions, you get what we call muscle endurance. Muscle endurance, by definition, is the ability of the muscle to perform repeated contractions, against a resistance, over an extended period of time.
Why is this important?
Because as we age, our bodies begin to change, especially in the areas of muscle mass, bone density, and metabolism. But all is not lost, because you can change all of that? Did you know that with strength training you can reverse the hands of time?
How, you ask? [Read more…]