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The 7 Best Strength Exercises You're Not Doing

Benefits of Doing Push-Ups

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  • Strength training is not only for building muscle mass; it’s essential for maintaining your ability to live independently as you age, slows the aging process, and even promotes weight loss
  • There’s more to strength training than bicep curls and leg extensions… seven of the best strength-training exercises include the goblet squat, push-ups, pallof press, dumbbell row, split squat, hip extension, and lateral squat
  • Try super-slow weight training for optimal results; by slowing your movements down, you're actually turning them into high-intensity exercise

By Dr. Mercola

Less than 25 percent of Americans over the age of 45 engage in strength-training exercises, which are actually among the most important exercises to stay fit and healthy. It's a matter of fact that your muscle strength decreases with age… unless you do something to stop it.


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