Strength Over 40s

Restore Strength offers personalised strength training services to individuals looking to maximise their results in the least amount of time

Be strong stay strong

A majority of adults over 40 are not meeting the UK physical activity guidelines. The WHO identifies physical inactivity as a major risk factor in global mortality, leading to 3.2 million deaths globally. There is a direct link between physical inactivity and low cardiovascular fitness, and the presence of chronic health conditions.

Restore Strength is a unique exercise concept. We aim to shift the paradigm of traditional gym training by minimising exercise barriers for clients of all ages, providing clients with a safe and supportive environment in which to improve their strength and physical function.

 

Improving muscle quality

Muscle mass decreases approximately 3–8% per decade after the age of 30 and this rate of decline is even higher after the age of 60. This involuntary loss of muscle mass, strength, and function is a fundamental cause of and contributor to disability as we age. However, these changes in muscle mass can be counteracted by resistance training, which increases muscle protein synthesis in both younger and older adults.

Strength training can also improve blood pressure: Recent studies have shown that a program of regular weight training decreased blood pressure in middle aged hypertensive men, which reduced their risk of heart disease and stroke by nearly half.

ReducinG aches and pains

We need muscle strength for everything we do – whether it is laughing, gardening or taking the dog out for a walk. But the muscles that we are often not aware of in everyday activities are especially important. These muscles are crucial in supporting our overall posture and stability. If they are weakened, the body looses its most important supporting pillar, resulting in what are sometimes very series aches and pains.

At the start of training, the strength of the muscles are frequently less than optimal due to having been “distorted” by monotonous everyday stresses. In the long term, this increases the risk of injury and causes wear, tear and pain. During the first training sessions, you will adjust your strength with the aid of our “correction programs”,

Improving bone density

A common myth for clients with osteoporosis is that resistance training is unsafe and can lead to fractures. However, numerous studies have shown that progressive resistance training is actually one of the most effective forms of exercise for clients with osteoporosis due to the dynamic and rapid loading of bones which induces bone strains. A consistent strength training program is important for the maintenance and improvement of bone health.

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