Re: Strength training and menopause
I'm not quite in the over 50's category (just turned 49) but I've come on here specifically to see if anyone is having the same issues as I am. I've been weight training on and off for 30+ years - even when I haven't been lifting I've stayed active in other ways. Never really had a weight problem or any major health issues and have always been quite strong, but for the past year I've been finding the gym and training a real struggle. I want to train and train hard or at least well but my energy levels are really low and I'm finding that I'm just not able to train the way I want to. I'm using barely any weight (if any - often just the bar for squats and bench) but in the days after training I'm experiencing severe muscle soreness and I'm so tired that it's only a very good week that I might manage two or three training sessions. I sometimes feel like it might be time to admit defeat but mentally I'm not ready or willing to do that and I somehow feel that weight training at this stage of my life is more important than ever. If there are other ladies out there going through a similar time I would love to know that I'm not alone.