As we age, the threat of osteoporosis becomes increasingly realistic. One of the ways we can delay the process is by resistance training. Most people know this, but do they know what TYPE of resistance training they should perform?
Any resistance training is going to be beneficial. However, training that compresses the spine will have a greater effect on fighting the bone aging process. This type of training greatly increases bone density and the restructuring process. Movements like the deadlift and squat are some of the best choices. Also, using roughly 65-70% of your one repetition max is the best way to load the spine safely AND use a challenging weight at the same time.
Fight osteoporosis and have some fun doing it! Lift smart and eat your veggies!