It’s more than building bigger muscles

Sooner or later, father time will eventually catch up to me but I will try to prolong it for as long as I can.

The saying goes there are two certainties in life: death and taxes. But men should also add loss of muscle mass to the list.

Age-related muscle loss, called sarcopenia, is a natural part of aging. After age 30, you begin to lose as much as 3% to 5% per decade. Most men will lose about 30% of their muscle mass during their lifetimes.

Less muscle means greater weakness and less mobility, both of which may increase your risk of falls and fractures. A 2015 report from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research found that people with sarcopenia had 2.3 times the risk of having a low-trauma fracture from a fall, such as a broken hip, collarbone, leg, arm, or wrist.

Resistance training is not just about building big muscles 💪 but preserving it.

References:

https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/preserve-your-muscle-mass

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