Discover how to build strong muscles for life
A special report from UCLA explains why you need strength training—and how to do it right
You exercise a few times a week. You eat a balanced diet. You maintain a healthy weight. But there’s one thing you’re probably NOT doing for your health—and the consequences could be devastating.
The missing element? Strength training! The latest evidence reveals that strong muscles aren’t just for young people. Strength training is essential for older adults too, giving you more power, better balance, lower risk of illness—even a greater chance of a longer life. By neglecting your muscles, you risk a faster onset of sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle tissue that can lead to fractures, weight gain, and diabetes, while keeping you from the activities you enjoy most.
Introducing your go-to guide for strength training
Fortunately, you don’t have to get started with strength training on your own. The experts at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine have just published Easy Exercises for More Strength & Power the one resource you need to boost your muscles, safely and effectively. This comprehensive guide covers all muscle groups, with a special focus on the core and leg muscles—the muscles most likely to shrink with age, and the most essential for getting around and staying active.
11 ways to boost your strength and power
More Strength & Power gives you 11 options for fun, effective workouts, including cuff weights, stability balls, home exercise equipment, resistance bands, interval training, and more. In addition, you get expert opinions on the pros and cons of each option, and what the equipment for the exercise can cost.
More Strength & Power is packed with useful information. You’ll discover:
- How strength training may reverse age-related cellular damage
- The difference between muscle strength and muscle power
- Two easy exercises you can do at home to test your lower body strength
- A handy checklist of low, moderate, and high intensity exercises
- The one exercise that covers the most bases—lower body and core strength, power, flexibility, and aerobic conditioning
- New findings that strength training may improve emotional wellbeing
- How lowering a weight to the starting position may actually be more beneficial than lifting a weight
- 17 sample exercise goals to help you think about your own fitness objectives
- 11 ideas for upping the intensity of your workouts
- The four components of a resistance exercise session
- The number of reps you should perform before adding more weight
- A helpful chart indicating which size stability ball to use, based on your height
- How new research links strength training with increased bone density in older women
- A daily strength & power exercise log to track your progress
With 55 exercises to choose from, your strength training goals are within reach
More Strength & Power takes the hassle out of planning your workouts. Rather than come up with strength-training exercises on your own, simply choose from the guide’s 55 exercises, which are grouped by workout type (for example, kettlebells, barbells, and resistance bands) and the area of the body the exercises target (the core, and the upper and lower body). Each exercise includes a full-color illustration and detailed instructions on how to perform the exercise safely.
Dive right in with these 15 workout programs
In addition to the 55 individual exercises included in More Strength & Power, you also get 15 complete workout programs, each with a variety of exercises. Just choose a program based on a workout type—such as stability balls or dumbbells—and then select an area of the body you’d like to work on, such as the upper body, lower body, or core. Some of the programs use a mix of equipment and address the full body. Whatever your particular fitness goals, these programs have you covered.
Top tips for taking your fitness to the next level
Achieving your strength and power goals isn’t just about the kinds of exercises you do, but how you exercise. More Strength & Power shares the latest research on getting the most out of your workouts. For example, you can crank up the intensity of your exercising—the guide gives you tips on how to do so safely. Progressively adding more weight is important, too, as is working your muscles as you lower weights. You can also increase the frequency of your workouts, remembering to focus on different muscle groups each time you exercise. Keeping up with your workouts over the long term will help you remain at your new, higher strength levels.
Are you ready to stand up to sarcopenia and stay active for years to come? Are you looking for strength training that you’ll actually enjoy? If so, you need More Strength & Power. Order today!