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Lifting weights after 60?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine

In brief: Are you asking

If you can and should lift weights after 60? If so, both yes and yes.
Resistance training can help stave off bone density loss and muscle mass loss. Remember, the types of exercises and intensity with which you do them will be greatly different from someone in their 20's, as you'll like have different goals. You best bet is to get the "ball rolling" with a certified personal trainer.

In brief: Are you asking

If you can and should lift weights after 60? If so, both yes and yes.
Resistance training can help stave off bone density loss and muscle mass loss. Remember, the types of exercises and intensity with which you do them will be greatly different from someone in their 20's, as you'll like have different goals. You best bet is to get the "ball rolling" with a certified personal trainer.
Dr. Stephen Southard
Dr. Stephen Southard
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Dr. Stephen Camacho
Family Medicine

In brief: Older exercise

The only harm in lifting weights is when you try to lift beyond your physical capabilities.
If you have maintained your physical health then you have some awareness of your limitations. If you are just starting to workout, you need to go slow to find your limits, but no exercise is off limits if you start slow.

In brief: Older exercise

The only harm in lifting weights is when you try to lift beyond your physical capabilities.
If you have maintained your physical health then you have some awareness of your limitations. If you are just starting to workout, you need to go slow to find your limits, but no exercise is off limits if you start slow.
Dr. Stephen Camacho
Dr. Stephen Camacho
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