We see you out there going the distance, chipping away at the miles, conquering challenges with a plan, and being energized by the process, repetition, and routine.
Something’s different— your body’s changing.
All those miles don’t feel like enough anymore.
Maybe your metabolism is slowing, maybe it’s age-related changes in hormones, but without any noticeable changes in your diet or activities you’ve noticed gaining more body fat and you’re losing muscle and strength.
You’re tempted to follow the advice that says “move more and eat less” but that doesn’t sit right with you. Meanwhile the aches, pains and injuries are accumulating.
Your midlife and retirement plans include hiking, running, cycling, exploring, and being active for your entire life.
The last thing you want is to spend the second half of your life sidelined and spending all your time in your doctor’s office.
But right now, it feels like all roads are leading that way and you’re feeling frustrated and defeated.
It’s not all in your head. It’s true—your body IS changing.
In the years leading up to menopause, your estrogen and progesterone levels fluctuate and, post menopause, they flatline.
And since these hormones do so much more than just regulate your menstrual cycles and reproduction, your body starts to shift and adjust to the different hormone composition. Every system in your body is affected
Cardio Crusher, since endurance is already your jam (go you!)…
To get better results, we encourage you ease up a bit on the long slow distance volume to make room for the following in your training:
This leads to undesirable body composition changes, a loss of speed and power output, and increases in baseline blood glucose levels.
These changes, if left unchecked, not only mean losing your ability to stay active, but may also lead to a loss of independence and autonomy as you lose the ability to do simple day-to-day activities easily…like carrying groceries, playing with kiddos/grandkiddos, and climbing the stairs.
By lifting weights regularly, you’ll see improvements in:
Plus, when you add plyometric exercises and power training ex. explosive movements, bouncing, hopping, skipping, jumping, and bounding, you’ll see big improvements in:
And finally, studies on women in midlife have shown…
Adding HIIT or SIT intervals to your weekly training schedule (along with lifting heavy) improves body composition better than low or moderate intensity cardio alone.
With Stronger365 at your fingertips, you’ll: