Adults begin losing muscle in their late 30s and continue losing muscle every year of their lives. Past the age of 40 the average person loses at least ½-pound of muscle every year. With muscle loss comes strength loss; and the weaker you are, the less force your muscles produce.
As force production decreases, club speed and power output also decrease. This leads to shorter drives and greater muscle fatigue when playing. The solution is to add strength training to your lifestyle as you get older. Strength training is the only way to prevent and reverse muscle loss. A productive, full-body strength workout will reverse a year of muscle loss in less than 30 days. Within six months you will be driving the ball as though you were 10 years younger!