Strength Training: Live Long and Prosper

By Dave Lee, Physiotherapist

I’m a huge Trekkie if you couldn’t tell by the title. I sometimes wonder if the secret to Vulcans (the alien species which Spock was a part of) living so long, being so strong and smart, was due to the fact that they practiced strength training.Β If you look at the people on earth and the research that definitively connects strength training to longevity in life, there must be some crossover here withΒ Vulcans? But seriously, do we need anymore research to tell us that a lifetime ofΒ strength trainingΒ (done properly, infrequently (1 x week) and intensely) can drastically improve quality of life and longevity? If you do,Β please check out another great video by Skyler Tanner onΒ Strength Training for Longevity.