- With our program you do NOT have to go to the gym every day! If you exercise large muscle groups and utilize whole body movements, you only need to perform resistance training 2-3 times per week. In fact recovery time is equally important.
- Your time in the gym (or at home or at the playground – wherever you choose to perform resistance exercise) is focused. You will be done in 30-40 minutes at most.
- Resistance training has been shown to increase muscle mass in all age groups and it increases growth hormone levels. This can slow the aging process and yield beneficial results in many areas of life such as weight loss, appearance, sex drive, sleep, energy, and immunity.
- One of the most effective ways to prevent the development of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and ultimately type 2 diabetes is to exercise large muscle groups with resistance training.¹
- Resistance training has many benefits such as improvement of cardiovascular function, weight control, prevention of osteoporosis, and prevention of injury.²
- Resistance exercise is a human genetic requirement for health and the prevention of illness. Deficiency of resistance exercise makes you sick and reduces your quality of life.
- In addition to daily aerobic exercise, people should engage in resistance training and flexibility exercises at least twice a week. This will maintain lean body mass, improve muscular strength and endurance, and preserve function; all of which enable long-term participation in regular physical activity and promote quality of life.³
- In a trial in which elderly patients with type 2 diabetes performed a strength conditioning program, muscle strength increased by 31%.4
- If your muscles are weak or deficient prior to an injury that results in a period of immobilization, the acute loss during the recovery period might mean that return to normal function may never occur. For example, greater than 50% of women older than 65 years of age who break a hip in a fall never walk again.5
¹ Chakravarthy MV and Booth FW. Eating, exercise, and “thrifty” genotypes: connecting the dots toward an evolutionary understanding of modern chronic diseases. J Appl Physiol 96: 3–10, 2004.
² Dinubile, N.A. (1991) Strength training. Clinics in Sports Medicine 10, 33-62.
³ Blair, S. The evolution of physical activity recommendations: how much is enough? Am J Clin Nutr. 2004 May;79(5):913S-920S.
4 Brandon LJ, Gaasch DA, Boyette LW, Lloyd AM. Effects of long-term resistive training on mobility and strength in older adults with diabetes. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2003: 58:740–745.
5 Cooper C. The crippling consequences of fractures and their impact on quality of life. Am J Med 1997;103:125–75