Here are several articles related to triathlon training and planning for seniors that I came across over the past month. Several of these from this month’s finds should also inspire you to become and stay fit.
- Am I too old to build muscle? What science says about sarcopenia and building strength later in life
According to one study, the answer is a resounding ‘No, you are not too old”.
Through eight weeks of strength training, a group of 86 to 96 year-olds increased “mid-thigh muscle area , , , by almost 10% (which is equivalent to the amount of muscle typically lost over a decade) and leg strength . . . by about 180%.”
Despite being a promotion for Performance Lab Omega 3, this post is worth reading. For one, it contains information about non-fish sources of this inflammation fighting fatty acid.
Want to be a more competitive triathlon swimmer? This article lists the most common mistakes made by Masters triathletes in training for the swim.
To 102-year Dr. Gladys McGarey, love is the most powerful medicine. She also believes “You can become better as your body grows older”. Read her other tips for living in this article.
What advice do you have for making the most of your life and your abilities?
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