You know how to push yourself— jumping from class to class, workout to workout, absolutely crushing it and we totally dig your need for speed, explosive movements, loud music, and variety in your workouts.
All those bootcamp, met cons, and gym classes don’t feel like enough anymore.
Something’s different. And now, for all your efforts, for all those hours spent each week, you’re seeing less muscle and more body fat.
So you try the old “move more and eat less” approach. And now you’re tired but wired all the time and the aches, pains, injuries are accumulating.
But most infuriating of all, the body fat seems to just keep creeping up and you feel weaker by the day.
Maybe your metabolism is slowing…
Maybe it’s your hormones…Maybe you’re just getting old.
You’re frustrated with your body and long for the good ole days when you felt fit … and your clothes fit.
After all the effort you put into your health and fitness over the years, you’re now feeling hopeless— like there’s nothing you can do, and this is how it will be for you from now on.
It’s not all in your head. It’s true—your body IS changing.
In the years leading up to menopause, 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 a different hormone composition. Every system in the body is affected
Dynamic Dynamo, since since high-rep, fast-paced conditioning is already your jam (go you!)…
To get better results, we encourage you ease up a bit on the group classes and metcon workouts to make some room for the following in your training:
This leads to undesirable body composition changes, a loss of strength, 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 heavy weights regularly, you’ll see improvements in:
Plus, when you add low intensity active recovery work to your week, your create more polarization in your training.
Adding “easy days” helps you avoid the common mistake of trying to go hard every day only to end up tired and going “medium” most days. You want to avoid that because those “medium” efforts are not enough to stimulate gains (a recipe for frustration), and they’re too hard to be easy enough for recovery and proper physical adaptation (a recipe for injuries).
So by integrating heavy lifting and easy recovery days, you’ll not only build strength and muscle mass, you also lower the cardiovascular and nervous system load on some days so you can go HARD AF on the hard days and make those gainz baby!
And finally, studies on women in midlife have shown…
Adding some heavy lifting improves body composition better than high-intensity interval training alone.
With Stronger365 at your fingertips, you’ll: