What is the best way to start getting fit after 40 for men | How to start getting fit after 40 male
Men, if you are 40, 50, 60, or older, listen up.
The younger generation is leaving us behind in the fitness industry. What happened to the good old bodybuilding gyms where Arnold and Franco would train? Venice Beach was the bodybuilding mega of the world.
We started this fitness industry. Today we are left behind with the online programs, bodyweight exercises, and cross-fit.
Do you remember the phrase “The older we get, the better we used to be?”
Physically we can not do the things we did when we were younger. New hips, shoulders, knees, and 80% of us have or have had back issues, and we exercise differently because of it now or not at all.
Did you know? We need to be working out, doing resistance training more now at 40, than when we were 20?
So you might be asking yourself. What is the best way and how to start getting fit after 40 for male?
There is a reason you do not go to any trainer when you are 40 or older and looking to get back into shape. Most trainers put you on the same workout routine regardless of your age and ability.
It does not matter if you are young, old, male, or female. Most do not do this on purpose. Most personal trainers work with their clients as they train themselves.
Should we be doing burpees, box jumps, or leaving the ground? No.
So how should a man who is getting older get back into shape?
Let me introduce myself.
My name is Chris Ownbey. I have been a NASM certified personal trainer for over 30 years. Now in my 50’s. Let me share the 5 things I personally changed to get back into shape.
- Hormones checked
- Push/pull workouts to circuit style complete body workouts.
- Changed from DB and BB to heavy bands
- Focus on burst cardio
- Mobility vs. flexibility
- Nutrition- switched from every 2-3 hours to wait for 5-6 hours
The 5 things I changed in detail.
- Hormones – It is just a fact of life. After the age of 30. Your hormones are going to change. And the one I focused on was my testosterone levels.
- Push/pull workouts to circuit style – I train my entire body in a circuit style system set up in stations.
Station one is core. Station two is a major muscle body part. Station three is legs. The final station is cardio.
3. I have moved from Db’s and barbells to bands. I use serious steel bands.
4. Cardio – I focus on burst and HIIT 20 seconds on 10 seconds off for 8 rounds on the stationary bike.
5. Stretching, mobility vs. flexibility stretching. I focus on the hips, shoulder, and upper thoracic. Focus on dynamic vs. static stretching. I do complex and layering movements which in turn increase my flexibility.
6. Nutrition: I do not eat like a bodybuilder eating every 2 hours. Now, I eat three times a day to control my insulin levels.
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