The 3 Commandments Of Weight Training Every 50 Year Old Woman Must Follow!

Age is only a number!

But, that doesn’t mean you should sit back and let it happen. Beauty, freedom, wisdom and wonder come with age, but so does flab and loss of muscle mass. You naturally lose almost 30% of your muscle mass after 50 years old! Unfortunately, being inactive will speed this up.

Starting to sound familiar? I’ve been there. But after seeing how my body transformed thanks to weight training, I’m never going back! That’s why it’s so important that, as a 50 year old woman, you’re combatting this with weight training.

It’s your one-way ticket to feeling and looking strong! By using weight training to build muscle mass, you’re able to burn more calories while resting. To help you see the best results, here are three commandments you should follow!

#1 Work Every Muscle

Although today’s trends may focus on your belly and booty, you need a full-body workout to combat muscle mass loss. Try to focus on specific muscle groups each workout, but make sure to include one full-body session a week! Your muscles will take longer to recover, so make sure to include rest days in between.

#2 Engage Your Core

You need to make a concerted effort to use your core muscles in every exercise. If you don’t, you risk damaging your spine and causing your back to round! 

To engage your core, focus on pulling your belly button up towards your spine and don’t hold your breath. This way, you’ll see the best results – and work off that belly flab too!

#3 Right Amount Of Resistance

The biggest mistake women make is thinking that weight training will have them Hulking out! But, trust me, you can’t bulk up like a bodybuilder without trying (very hard). So, using extremely light weights won’t help you. You need to use weights that’ll challenge your muscles to change!

Choose weights that you can use for 12 to 15 reps, with the last three being tough. This way, you’ll wake up and shape up your muscles. If you’re not feeling the burn – they’re not the right weight.

Weight training is worth it for every 50 year old woman! As a 50-something-year-old woman myself, I’ve been there, gotten the tight-fitting t-shirt and flaunted the results. And if you follow my tips, so will you!

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10 thoughts on “The 3 Commandments Of Weight Training Every 50 Year Old Woman Must Follow!

  • patricia ann gerrard

    Hi Schellea, loving the 14 day challenge I’ve completed day 5 and feel fabulous and more toned, maybe the next 14 day challenge could be with dumbells so we get to know how to use them correctly ?

    Patsy UK 🇬🇧

  • Barbara

    Hi Schellea, Just enjoyed reading this artical, not sure what weights to start of with. Really feel that I am getting a good workout with all your videos and certainly lifts the mood for the day, thanks.

  • Valentina

    Thanks Schellea! I am working out with you every morning and I love it! I have lost 8 kg simce I have started🤗 I am so greatfull!! Thanks for your smily face as well! Valentina

  • Maggie Duff-Godfrey

    I came across your exercise routines on you tube at the start of lockdown and thank god I did. I look and feel so much better. And I feel empowered.
    Thank you
    Maggie
    London UK

  • Julie Bryant

    I love working out with you each morning Schellea! Thank you for bringing this to us all.

  • Diane McEowen

    Hi Schellea,
    I would like to see a video training session on weight training. I have free weights, but I’m not sure how to use them.

  • Karen Cassar

    Hi Schellea, I totally agree with Tracie. It’s been about 2 months now since I started with your wonderful daily routines. I am nearing 58 with no intention of looking back. Let’s keep exited. Cheers, Karen

  • Colleen

    Hi Schellea; I can’t thank you enough for your fitness workouts. I religiously incorporate at least 30 minutes into my daily routine and not only do I feel fitter but I thoroughly enjoy them. Thanks again you have made such a difference to my life. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Robin wells

    I though lighter weights were better so to not injure…
    Did I read this wrong? “Light weights won’t help you”….I don’t want to bulk up but I do want to choose the right weight. I could choose 10-15 lb was but I am enjoying the workouts with 3-5 lb weights. Does this article mean I should go to heavier weights?

  • Tracie Elizabeth Bateup

    Hi Schellea, thank you for all the lovely workouts and hints and tips. I’ve been with you for just over 2 weeks and already seeing a difference, its like my body is toning fast. I will be keeping it up as it makes me feel good about myself! Also passing it onto others. Take care, Tracie 🙂

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