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Strength Training For 'Aging' Adults

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OLDER PERSON LIFTING WEIGHTS
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News flash: we are all aging! By the time we reach our thirties, we all begin to lose peak strength by approximately 10 percent per decade, increasing to 15-30 percent per decade by our sixties. Knowing that we are in a strength decline for roughly 75% of our lives, how is it that there are some 70, 80 and even 90-year olds running marathons, winning strength competitions and retaining the strength and power of their earlier years?

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