I used to think that building muscle was only for the young. That you did it just for looks. To look good in a bathing suit or just look good in the mirror.
Today I know that muscles are so much more.
What are muscles?
Muscles are tissue that contract to move parts of your body. Many stretchy fibers make up your muscles. You have more than 600 muscles in your body. Different types of muscles have different jobs.
Muscles play a role in nearly every system and function of the body. Different kinds of muscles help with:
- Breathing, speaking and swallowing.
- Digesting food and getting rid of waste.
- Moving, sitting still and standing up straight.
- Pumping blood through the heart and blood vessels.
- Pushing a baby through the birth canal as muscles in the uterus contract and relax.
- Carrying groceries and lifting your grandkids.
Can you build muscles after 50? Absolutely! With proper nutrition and exercise.
Your diet will need the proper amount of protein. Not only does protein build and repair tissue it also regulates metabolism, boosts energy levels, and aids in weight loss. Most notably, it plays a big role in building, maintaining, and regenerating muscle.
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There is plenty of information out there that is meant to confuse you and make it look like there is some secret recipe to getting fit. Or that you achieve the perfect figure in just 8 short weeks (if only it were that easy)
But I’m here to be real with you.
BUT YOU CAN DO IT!
And you don’t have to give up the foods you love or do any crazy concoction of exercises.😜
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What happens to muscles during and after exercise?
Many people have sore muscles after working out. The soreness results from tiny tears (microtears) that happen when you put stress on a muscle. Usually, muscle soreness sets in a day or two after vigorous exercise. This is what we call delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
(This feeling only lasts a day or 2 and may decrease or go away with some stretching or foam rolling )
As the muscles repair themselves and the tiny tears heal, the muscle tissue becomes inflamed. Within a few days, your muscles recover and the inflammation goes away. With continued exercise, the muscle tissue tears and rebuilds again and again. This process causes muscles to get bigger.
And this can happen at any age. This is how your body is made. That doesn’t stop with aging, its a natural process.
The difference is that in your 20s and 30s your muscles are at their peak, but in your 40s and later you have what’s called sarcopenia and muscle atrophy. A decrease in the size and number of your muscle fibers causes sarcopenia. With muscle atrophy, there’s a reduction in the size of the fibers, but the amount of fibers stays the same.
There are ways to slow this down
1 A healthy diet rich in protein
2 Resistance training
Regular visits to your health care provider.
With total body reset, I teach you to eat properly and without giving up all the yummy food you love, and to work out progressively, Building strength as you go.
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For more information on Total Body Reset. Click here.