Sunday, February 25, 2024

Building Muscle As We Age

Good evening! I hope everyone is doing well. Just had a great time at the gym. Nothing much to report except that I'm feeling pretty good about my upper body strength. I mean, rock scrambling still intimidates me, and the Alps can be pretty unforgiving, but it is what it is and I can't overcome my genetics so I do what I can do and leave the rest with the Lord. 

I may be wrong, but I think I've got my arms dialed in. 

This means I'll concentrate on leg strength for the next month. Can I improve and get stronger even though I'm aging by the month? Everyone LOSES muscle as they grow older. The loss begins in your mid-30s and continues for as long as you live. This is probably one of the more challenging aspects of aging, because without muscles you can't move (or at least move very well). So our actions can make a difference. 

Friend, I hope you'll choose, as long as you're able, to exert control over your personal fitness. One of my mantras is, "It's never too late to start, and it's always too early to stop." So use exercise to enhance your life. We may not be able to climb that Alp, but we are the better for trying. If we sit on the sideline, we can only wither away.

Thanks for stopping by!