While some patients are in their 90s, some patients are in their 50s. Heck, occasionally some are younger. Some have had strokes. Some haven’t. Some have heart disease. Some don’t. Most have injuries, but not the same kind. One guy has Alzheimer’s. Another lady has dementia.
One has MS. One has Parkinson’s. Some had cancer. Each person is unique.
What do they all share in common? They don’t lift. They don’t have lower body strength. They can’t produce force with the hip, lower limbs, and core.
This is not a coincidence. There are several solid studies (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fnins.2018.00336/full?utm_source=G-BLO&utm_medium=WEXT&utm_campaign=ECO_FNINS_20180607_leg-exercise) now showing that allowing the legs to get weak amplifies the deterioration of the brain and all the systems (everything) your brain runs.
Stretch. Go for walks. Be active. Not enough. You’re training to be in a nursing home and counting on good fortune to keep you out.
Squat at least 1.5 times your bodyweight. Deadlift at least twice your bodyweight. You’re training to stay out of the nursing home.
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