From the NYT:
“Use it or lose it.” I’m sure you’re familiar with this advice. And I hope you’ve been following it. I certainly thought I was. I usually do two physical activities a day, alternating among walking, cycling and swimming. I do floor exercises for my back daily, walk up and down many stairs and tackle myriad physical tasks in and around my home.
My young friends at the Y say I’m in great shape, and I suppose I am compared to most 77-year-old women in America today. But I’ve noticed in recent years that I’m not as strong as I used to be. Loads I once carried rather easily are now difficult, and some are impossible.
Thanks to an admonition from a savvy physical therapist, Marilyn Moffat, a professor at New York University, I now know why. I, like many people past 50, have a condition called sarcopenia — a decline in skeletal muscle with age. It begins as early as age 40 and, without intervention, gets increasingly worse, with as much as half of muscle mass lost by age 70. (If you’re wondering, it’s replaced by fat and fibrous tissue, making muscles resemble a well-marbled steak.) read more
Instead of 100 squats today – we have Manion. We do this workout only once or twice a year. it’s a doozy. If you are doing the house league, you might want to go lighter and do less rounds. The League workout has KB swings and Wall Balls…
7 Rounds For Time
400 meter Run
29 Back Squats (135/95 lb)
Take the back squats from a rack.
GO light on the Squat if need be, ALSO – do less rounds – 40 Minute time cap