A funny thing happened on our way to developing the space for our STRENGTH Gym. While grappling with the many challenges that come with creating a new training space that all of our members would find inspiring, fun, and effective, we stumbled across an interesting observation: Many of the functional exercises used to restore strength and mobility post-injury are amazingly similar to the movements and activities that high-calibre athletes use during training.
At The Adelaide Club, we know that everyone benefits from better joint stability, an increased range of motion, a stronger core and more strength, agility, and power overall. All of these training goals lead to better performance on and off the field and a better quality of life.
With this in mind, did you know that muscle mass starts to deteriorate at a rate of about 3-8% each decade after we turn 30?! Well, it doesn’t have to be that way. Strength training (especially with the heavy stuff!) reverses aging in human skeletal muscle and increases strength and muscle mass. In some cases, the significant gains occurred within months of starting this kind of training. For those of you who get excited about these things (like I do), you might also like to know that strength training improves cognitive function.
Training in the new STRENGTH Gym will help you nail a new PB on your deadlift, remain upright when you slip on the ice, help you explode through the trails on your skate skis, and toss your kids and grandkids up in the air. Plus, training in the STRENGTH Gym is fun. It’s no longer a gym: It’s a playground! So: Bend. Lift. Think. Reach. Balance. Run. Remember. Jump. Twist. Breathe. Laugh. And don’t age!
For some, it’s obvious how to tackle and optimize your strength. For others, it's not so clear. Please reach out to us for advice - we’d love the opportunity to take you through a workout and show you which area or equipment to use and get you moving so you feel confident. Book an hour with one of our experts – on us!
Post by Meg Sharp, Director of Personal Training.
Contact her here at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sources: Flack et al., 2011; Melov et al., 2007; Parise et al., 2005; Westcott 2012; Holviala et al., 2006; Hagerman et al., 2000; Singh et al., 2016; Liu-Ambrose et al., 2010.