‘Resistance training, when done regularly and consistently over time, has profound effects on staving off the potential for osteoporosis and even building bones, particularly when you’re younger.’ – Dr. Brad Schoenfeld
In this engaging conversation, Dr. Brad Schoenfeld, a leading expert in muscle adaptations to strength training, provides valuable insights on the benefits and practical aspects of resistance training for time efficiency, body composition, and maximum hypertrophy.
He highlights the importance of resistance training in maintaining overall health, improving bone density, preventing osteoporosis and enhancing body composition.
Table of Contents
- Resistance Training for Health Maintenance
- Combining Resistance Training with Nutritional Restriction
- Revisiting Repetition Beliefs
- Role in Osteoporosis Prevention
- Late Starters Can Benefit Too
- Advantage of Early Start
- Multi-Joint Movements for Bone Density
- Importance of Building Muscle Reserve
- Resistance Training for Women
- Safe Start at Young Age
- Impact on Body Composition
- Recomposition Possibility
Resistance Training for Health Maintenance
Resistance training is essential for maintaining overall health as it not only promotes muscle strength and hypertrophy but also improves bone density.
Its importance increases with age due to natural loss of muscle mass and bone density.
Combining Resistance Training with Nutritional Restriction
For effective weight loss without muscle degradation, it’s important to combine resistance training with an energy deficit created through nutritional restriction.
Without such training, 25-30% of weight loss will come from muscles.