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.
#239 ‒ The science of strength, muscle, and training for longevity | Andy Galpin, Ph.D. (PART I)
“The atrophy of fast-twitch fibers is the almost exclusively the problem with aging and muscle.” ‒Andy Galpin
#228 ‒ Improving body composition, female-specific training principles, and overcoming an eating disorder | Holly Baxter, APD
“You will always lose muscle mass when you attempt a fat-loss phase, but the leaner you get, the greater the risk of that muscle loss because you no longer have that caloric cushioning to support that.” —Holly Baxter
#223 – AMA #39: The Centenarian Decathlon, zone 2, VO2 max, and more
“Time, intensity, and specificity are going to be necessary components to give you the optionality to be able to be as physically active as possible when you’re in the final decade of your life.” —Peter Attia
#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.
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