Boom Generation Fitness

Mind - body fitness and health strategies for powering thru later years

The blog is aimed at the generation that was born between 1946 and 1964 - the so-called Baby Boomers.

We are now into our middle-age and very interested in staying fit and healthy until well into our senior years.

This blog provides some of the tools to do just that. You can find posts here and lots more by clicking on the links to THINK FIT and THE FITNESS PAPERS (see left side column).

These pages are about any and all matters concerning wellness, mind, body and spirit and, of course, physical exercise of all sorts. A special feature is an emphasis on individuals who can provide examples for us all of a healthy, energetic and positive life.


Geoff Quartermaine Bastin

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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Muscle strength in adults ages 40 to 80

As you age you lose muscle. The technical term is “sarcopenia”, the loss of muscle mass that occurs naturally — and inevitably — with age. Sarcopenia loses a fifth of a pound of muscle a year, from ages 25 to 50, and then the rate of loss picks up, subsequently taking up to a pound of muscle a year, a loss a man is unlikely to notice until it's too late.

This is a critical reason for considering resistance (another less painful name for weight) training as you get older. Research into this subject is excellently described in a Special Report called “Fight Age with Muscle” by John Brandt (check out the post on our THINK FIT page and the link to msn's Health and Fitrness site) and provides a powerful set of reasons to get in the gym and start sweating!
PS: The heads up for this post was provided by Eddie Vernon (see FIT PEOPLE)

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