What is Starting Strength?
“Strength training can slow, arrest, or even reverse many of the degenerative effects of aging: loss of muscle and strength, brittle bones, floppy ligaments, dysfunctional joints, and the decline of mobility and balance. Instead of losing muscle and replacing it with fat we can retain or even add healthy functional tissue. We can think of this as a “Physiological 401K”: saving strong muscle, hard bone, and full mobility for your future. Research makes it clear that even the very old can get stronger, improving their health and quality of life.”
-Dr.Jonathon Sullivan: The Barbell Prescription