Peter Attia on the importance of preserving strength and muscle mass as we age
“If you have the aspiration of kicking ass when you’re 85, you can’t afford to be average when you’re 50.” —Peter Attia
Can a new drug mimic the effects of exercise on bone and muscle?
Researchers have recently discovered that a new drug called locamidazole may help to prevent loss of bone density and muscle mass during periods of inactivity, but it’s no substitute for all of the benefits of exercise.
#235 ‒ Training principles for mass and strength, changing views on nutrition, creatine supplementation, and more | Layne Norton, Ph.D.
“Most 40 year olds, 50 year olds, they have pain anyway. So I’d rather be strong and have pain than be weak and have pain.” —Layne Norton
Muscle Mass and Cognitive Function
A recent narrative review hypothesizes a key role for myokine disruption caused by physical inactivity.
#217 ‒ Exercise, VO2 max, and longevity | Mike Joyner, M.D.
“The idea is to live a long time and then die quickly with minimal disability.” —Mike Joyner
Avoiding Injury Part II: Grip Strength
Not enough can be said about the importance of grip strength as you age. It’s one of the strongest physical associations with longer life.
Avoiding Injury Part I: Eccentric Strength
Accidental injury is among the leading causes of death in the developed world, and even when an injury itself is not directly responsible for ending one’s life, the associated debilitation can hasten the onset and progression of other health concerns.
Exercises After Shoulder Surgery (Post-Op Week 9)
As many of you know, I had shoulder surgery in March 2022. I was recently given clearance to expand my…
Why do we lose muscle strength with age?
Researchers have explored numerous contributors to loss of muscle strength with age, and it appears to boil down to two major factors: muscle quality and neuromuscular innervation.
Strength and stability are essential for longevity
Envision yourself at 90 years old. What do you want to be able to do, physically? Perhaps it’s as simple…
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