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

Get weekly updates and news straight to your inbox!

* indicates required
  • Recipes

    Testimonials

    I just want to let you know that this Active For Life class for 50+ was very helpful for me yesterday, after I fell down in my backyard. I am a 57 years old, single mother of 2 and I have MS for 21 years, and 3 herniated disks in my neck (and had as many operations on my neck because of that). Yesterday I was planting some flowers in […]

    - Francisca, from the Netherlands.,

    Mel, I wanted you to know how much I appreciate and enjoy your Online Friday chair yoga classes. It is so nice to see your smiling face and dedication teaching us. I hope that one day soon we will be able to return to the center to meet up again with all our friends.  Stay well and please keep your nice smile.  

    - Irmgard,
Menu