17 Feb Torque Fitness functional trainers help people of all ages strengthen muscles
Getting regular cardio exercise is great for you.
Whether you walk at a good pace, run, ride a bike, or do something else to get your heart beating faster on a consistent basis, it’s a great way to enjoy better health.
However, just about any doctor or trainer will tell you simply doing cardio isn’t enough.
It’s also important to perform strength training exercises several times a week. This will help maintain and even build muscle tone and even helps increase bone density. Although cardio exercise is great for heart health, it does not do a lot for muscle building.
As we get older it can become harder and harder to keep good muscle tone. Starting at age 40, people lose an average of eight percent of their muscle mass per decade. So yes even senior citizens should be performing strength training exercises, albeit with lower weights and higher reps.
It doesn’t have to be that way, though, if people of virtually all ages perform regular strength training exercises they can improve muscle tone and even strengthen bones.
A Home Gym or Functional Trainer is an excellent way to get good strength training workouts.
I really like these two functional trainers from Torque Fitness:
Torque F2 Functional Trainer: This trainer features a compact footprint that doesn’t dominate the room, giving you more choices for room placement
Convenient onboard storage for grip handles, leg boot, squat harness, straight bar, universal adapter, workout manual, and water bottle give you all that’s needed to perform countless strength training exercises.
AHF Sale Price: $2,099, save $900
Torque F7 Fold Away Strength Trainer: This is a dual weight stack gym that offers true independent functional training packaged in a small fold-away footprint. With two adjustable swivel pulleys – each with 30 positions – and two different widths, the F7 accommodates users of all sizes in performing unlimited exercises.
AHF sale price: $3,099, save $1,050
At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at email@example.com