Length and Type of Warm Up before a Strength Training Session

Dale rain and bike

Prior to your training session, you should warm up on a cardio machine (i.e. treadmill or elliptical) to increase your body temperature according to the following:

• Under 50 of age: 3-5 minutes

• Over 50 years old: 10 minutes

After your 5 or 10 minutes warm up, begin a low-intensity set of your planned exercises with light weight to properly prepare your muscles and joints.

Source: Renato Barrose, Ph.D. student at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil: author of the strength-training study
  • Recipes

    image
    Spicy Califlower and Chicken Stew

    Cooktime: 25 minutes
    Serves: 4

    Testimonials

    I’m moving next month to Calgary and I will miss you and the group of great ladies (Osteofit group).  They all made me feel so welcome. Mel, can you clone yourself and move with me?  I enjoyed all your classes and did feel so much better.  Your spirit and attitude was so positive that it rubbed off on the rest of us. I’m feeling sad but I’m willing to tackle a […]

    - Beth M.,

    Osteofit: Melanie takes her work very seriously and gives to her classes more than 100 per cent. She keeps up with the latest changes and makes sure we have individual attention with regard to our personal health issues. I love our class. We enjoy ourselves as well as work hard to maintain our different fitness levels. Thank you Melanie for your kind and caring ways with your clients.

    - Jodi W.,
Menu