How much muscle do we naturally lose as we age?

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The average sedentary person loses about one-third of a pound of muscle every year after the age of 35. After losing that much muscle yearly for a decade, you will have lost just over three pounds of muscle, and that number will keep growing over time unless you do something about it. With less muscle, you burn fewer calories and gain weight. That’s one place where significant middle-aged weight gain comes from.

On top of that, the muscle mass remaining becomes less potent and less powerful.

If you don’t use it, you will lose it.

But you can turn this around with strength training! Using the proper exercises, variation, order, and progression, you will get the most out of the time you put in while achieving your ideal weight and lowering your risk of disease.

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