What Happens to Our Muscles When We Exercise?
From Online Learning
- stationary contraction in which the muscle contracts but the length doesn’t change
- concentric - the muscle gets shorter
- eccentric - the muscle gets longer
Ageing is associated with a significant decline in neuromuscular function and muscle mass. But whilst muscle deterioration is a natural process, a sedentary lifestyle can greatly accelerate it. As you move less, you lose muscle function, and as you age, you begin to lose the ability to regain muscle mass. Resistance training such as lifting weights, can help us to maintain muscle function.