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WHY DO STRENGTH BASED TRAINING? last updated - Aug 20, 2021

After you turn 30 you lose 3 - 8% muscle mass every decade. This is mainly due to hormonal changes. So building muscle is where it's at!

THE BENEFITS OF THIS ARE HUGE:

  • More support for our skeletal frame
  • Greater metabolic rate leading you to burn more at rest
  • Being stronger - enhancing functional fitness and posture
  • Increasing bone density and health

WHAT WE NEED TO DO:

  • Lift heavy - we need to push ourselves to get the response we desire. You need to work hard!
  • 30-45 minute strength-based workouts - max three per week. No long workouts - we want to keep cortisol (stress hormone) levels low and results high.
  • Do High Intensity Training - add some plyometrics (jumping) if appropriate for your body. Get out of breath with effort.
  • Keep rest periods short during your workout. But have good recovery in-between sessions.
  • Add mobility and brain work. Vary your workouts and mix up the equipment used. re:ab has a great variety of other classes to keep your brain engaged as well as your body.
  • Do less volume and more intensity in your training. Fit an hour's workout into 30 minutes.
  • Fuel properly Eat adequate protein and adequate calories.
  • Prioritise sleep
  • Increase NEAT non-exercise activity thermogenesis (move more).

WHY DO THIS AT RE:AB?

  • Small classes, individual attention - you are not part of a crowd.
  • We can modify exercises specifically for you, classes are safe and well-structured.
  • We have beginners' classes to get you started.
  • Wide range of class times, days and instructors.
  • We have a variety of equipment and many other complementary classes for your cross training - pilates, stretch, barre, spin.
  • Physiotherapists on site to work with you when needed.