Vital Element #1: This is what I call the Less is More Principle
When it comes to fitness over 40… less is more. Research shows that doing short bursts of exercise boosts fat burning, muscle building and anti-aging hormones without any negative side effects like inflammation and production of stress hormones. Low grade chronic inflammation, which cause you to gain fat… can be triggered by doing long and arduous exercises. Even an hour of constant exercising at moderate to hard intensity can induce inflammation in your body causing damage to your body and accelerate the aging process.
That said, the solution is not to stop exercising. No that would just add to problem. The solution lies in performing the right exercises in the correct order, the right way. Studies have shown that doing specific exercises performed a specific way can boost your youth-enhancing hormones by 450%! So, fist-bump, no more spending hours in a gym. Anyone who tells you that, is simply following a pre-written script for younger people, not those over age 40.
Vital Element #2: is what I call Resistance Movements.
I found out that working muscles slower through the resistance part of the movement, built my muscle strength quickly while saving and protecting my joints. I have bad shoulders from all the wrong things I did when I was younger, so this helped protect my joints.
Element #2 is so different than what others are saying about using heavy free weights or box jumping or burpees which is putting far more stress on our joints. Element 2 will build your muscles faster and decrease injuries compared to other types of training. On top of that, research has shown that combining Element 1 and 2 increases strength, builds muscles for more energy and peak power production!