Studies show that one of the most important things for staying healthy and independent throughout your life is to have good muscular condition.
Muscle strength normally increases until the age of 30 and stays relatively stable until 40-50, but not to everybody.
Often the muscle strength from 20 to 40 may be reduced 40%.
Muscle strength decreases every 10 years
• With 15% between 50-70.
• With 30 % after 70.
The explosive strength decreases 35 % every 10 years and reduction of muscle strength in fatigue. 46% over 80 years old can´t lift more than 5 kg.
By total inactivity you loose muscle mass about:
3-4 % per day
13% in 1 week
30-50% after 4 weeks of inactivity A top athlete who stops his training is 3 months later at the same physical level as an untrained person of the same age.