Category Archives: Fitness

Sarcopenia, Muscle Loss and Aging

Sarcopenia, Muscle Loss and Aging

The importance of muscle

Every time we lift our legs to walk up a flight of stairs or raise an arm to scratch our nose, we’re using our skeletal muscles. These muscles are attached to bones by tendons, and produce voluntary movements of our body parts. As we reach our late 20s and early 30s, we start losing about one half pound of muscle each year, or 3-5% of our muscle mass each decade. Continue Reading

“Express Weight Training” proven to work

“Express Weight Training” proven to work

This article from September 2018’s New York Times health section discusses a research study which examined what effective weight training programs might look like to build significant strength gains. “An inspiring new study of how much—or how little—weight training is needed to improve muscle’s strength and size finds that we may be able to gain… Continue Reading

Five ways Pure Strength LA is unique

Five ways Pure Strength LA is unique

There are hundreds of fitness studios, workout programs and training facilities available to you. If you’re looking for a new place to begin training or improve your workouts, you can be overwhelmed by the choices! But are they all the same? No, of course not! Here at Pure Strength LA, we offer some really unique… Continue Reading

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is the loss of skeletal muscle mass that accompanies aging. Studies indicate that the loss of skeletal muscle for the average healthy person amounts to about 25% between 30 and 70 years of age. This loss can accelerate as aging progresses. Preventing and reversing muscle loss is key. Benefits of having muscle include: •… Continue Reading