Dwayne Wimmer, Vertex Fitness Owner: Proven Strategies for Adding Muscle and Increasing Strength at Any Age

Phil Faris: I think it’s clear that strength training is beneficial for people as they age. But it’s not easy. Otherwise, everyone over 50 would be trim, fit and strong, and be on the cover of various magazines. What are some of the most common challenges people have building strength?

Dwayne Wimmer: I think it comes down to the fact that they have no idea what it takes. They might think that if they just move some stuff around, they’re going to get stronger, but honestly, it’s got to be an overload. Their body must have a reason to adapt. We customize the intensity to everybody who comes in here; some people can push themselves physically harder than others. Most of the time the biggest hurdle is the person’s mind, and what does it take to create that stimulus? We slowly work people into creating an overload that will stimulate the body to adapt, and I think unfortunately in our industry, a lot of people don’t take the time or don’t have the patience to work with people, especially seniors, who might never have done anything like this before.

Phil Faris

Phil Faris is a Best-Selling Author, business consultant, radio host for Never Too Late for Fitness Radio, and contributing writer for Business Innovators Magazine covering Influencers, Innovators, and Trendsetters in Business, Health, Fitness, and Leadership.