I have 2 clients that are in a weight loss training program. 1 is IN menopause and doing well. a little at a time the other client is POST menopause and hasn’t lost anything in 10 weeks. They are both eating well and are both within their caloric daily intake. Not sure how to change up the POST menopause program. good balance of cardio, functional training but very little weights. (she doesnt like resistance training) please any advice i would be grateful for.
As a post menopausal woman myself, I know the benefits of weight training first hand.
Strength training can provide up to a 15% increase in metabolic rate, which is enormously helpful for weight loss and long-term weight control. Also since post-menopausal women can lose 1-2% of their bone mass annually, it’s important to include weight bearing exercise to strengthen their bones!
A very good book to refer to is Action Plan for Menopause by Barbara Bushman, Janice Clark-Young, and the American College of Sports Medicine