Several weeks ago I read a book by Doug McGuff MD and John Little titled Body by Science. The premise is, that by exercising one's muscles to exhaustion the body will say to itself "I'm gonna die unless I build muscle!" Either a sabre toothed tiger is going to eat me because I can't fight it off, or, I am not strong enough to catch and kill the food I need to live.
One of the PE teachers in the school I worked at has agreed to have me as a project to see how the system works, and of course I get free use of the school's weights. I did my first session on July 5th and have done one a week with the fourth yesterday. I am seeing an improvement each time. Either I am able to do more repetitions or I am putting the weight up.
The beauty of this regime is that one is most unlikely to be hurt as the weights used are about 75-80% of the maximum. Therefore whatever level you start at you will never be under real strain. And, once your body is as strong as it's going to get, the sessions are decreased to once every two weeks.
Get this:- It takes a maximum 11 minutes to complete the seven exercises I am doing to work all major muscle groups.
Combined with two lots of High Intensity Training rowing that I do in between strength training, that's still less than 15 minutes a week of actual exercise. Anybody can find 15 minutes week.
Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut, when a steam roller will do an even better job, AND, is fun to drive.
Me (1950 - At least 2055)