April 14

BIG Fitness Mistake Women Over 50 Make (It’s Crucial for Lean Muscle)


BIG Fitness Mistake Women Over 50 Make (It's Crucial to Lean Muscle) Rest is required! Between exercise sessions AND between use of the same muscle groups. Science says for both beginners and intermediate strength training 1-3 minutes is ideal. (Sometimes advanced lifters need a little more). 5 Exercises to get more out of each workout and stop wasting time at the gym! (or home workouts too)
Rest between sets brings cortisol back down. If it stays elevated it can prevent the reduction of fat you may want from your exercise.


Are you tired of settling for weight gain and fatigue just because you’re approaching or have already passed age 50? You can still get in the best shape of your life, no matter your age!

Debra Atkinson – a 39-year fitness veteran and international fitness presenter, Master trainer to personal trainers, and a former (15-year) University Senior Lecturer in Kinesiology – created this channel to share weekly videos for women to help with hormonal changes in menopause, pro aging nutrition, and strength training for women over 50.

Debra is the bestselling author of Hot, Not Bothered; You Still Got It, Girl! The After 50 Fitness Formula For Women, and Navigating Fitness After 50: Your GPS For Choosing Programs and Professionals You Can Trust, and host of the Flipping 50 podcast and Flipping 50 TV. She is a frequent blogger for Huffington Post and an expert contributor on ShareCare.

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  • Do you have videos for beginners over 50? I get out of breath really quickly. I have to do a little at a time, until I can build up momentum. Thank you kindly in advance.

  • Any modifications for hip replacements? Thank you. Do you have beginning videos on how much weight to lift as returning to lifting weights after a couple years?
    thank you so much. Just finding you!!

    • Nothing here needs a modification. You would likely have done these post rehab? Or you have a list of currently advised exercises from a post rehab Physical Therapist. Be sure youve asked

  • Hi Debra, love your videos! The balance exercises work the legs. If I’m already doing a workout for legs that day, can I still do those exercises for the resting period? Thought you said to rest the muscle groups that are being worked on.

    • This is not overload however. This is just functional work to do between sets. If you’re experiencing too much work with this? I’d be surprised

  • Hi, I know that you advise 3 sets for weight training. However I read that 2 sets are enough. What do you think? My 2nd question: Is it really possible for women at 60 to develop muscle without hormone replacement therapy?

  • I am starting to follow you since I am turning 53 in a month. This resting tip in between resistance exercises is a real help. Can’t wait to try f these balance exercises. Will keep on watching your videos. Thanks for this 😊

  • Thank you for sharing your knowledge . I absolutely love how you explain everything you do . Here is to being our best self. ❤️

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