It’s estimated that 10 million people in the USA have osteoporosis and 80 percent of those are women. Beyond that, it’s estimated that half of the women over the age of 50 will break a bone as a result of osteoporosis.
There’s a reason why women are more at risk of this than men. First, our bones are smaller and thinner. Beyond that, we experience menopause, which results in a loss of estrogen, which protects us against bone loss.
We don’t share this to scare you, but we think it’s important for you to know, especially because strength training is believed to be one of the most promising interventions to maintain and increase bone mass and density.
Why? We’ll spare you the technical speak for today, but the research overwhelmingly shows that in order to stimulate bone and muscle growth, you need to challenge your body with significantly more weight than you would in normal life or than what you can do with light resistance or bodyweight alone.
However, we understand that figuring out how to safely lift heavier weights can be challenging. This is why our program is designed to meet you at your current abilities. It bridges the gap between where you are and the skills you need to effectively build strength…and bone mass. 😉