Over 40? You need to change your run training program
If you are a past 40 runner you need to listen to this.
Older runners need to incorporate strength training into their training program because:
As you age you lose muscle mass unless you are specifically counteracting it - usual is around 200g per year. So by 70 you can have lost 30-40% of your muscle.
This can lead to a higher body fat percentage and less stability in your body's key running muscle groups
Running is also a catabolic form of exercise meaning it tends to eat muscle mass, which leads to even more muscle loss.
Weight training is anabolic and means you are building muscle mass
As we age our natural hormone levels also decline compounding the issue.
Anabolic steroids include growth hormone, IGF1 (insulin growth factor), insulin, testosterone, and estrogen.
Catabolic include cortisol, glucagon, adrenaline and other catecholamines.
In this short video Run Coach Lisa explains why then it's more important for the older runner to change up their programs and to include weight training.
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