Resistance Training Exercises for Women Over 50

There are many benefits to resistance training. Consider some bodyweight exercises that are perfect for those over the age of 50.

Bodyweight or resistance training is getting a makeover these days, though, as more and more fitness experts are recommending it to their clients, especially us “older folks.”

Hip Bridges

Hip bridges are another old favorite resistance training exercise that forces you to lift part of your weight off the floor to strengthen the buttocks, hips, and back.

Wall Squat

Wall squats use your body weight to work the hips and thighs.

Side Planks

Side planks are one of the best resistance training exercises because they work the core, hips, arms, and legs.


The plank is a similar resistance training exercise, but you do it facing the ground.

Standing Calf Raise

Nothing says bodyweight exercise quite like standing calf raises. You are literally lifting your body weight off the floor and perching on your toes.

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