Get Fit Over 40 – Fitness Training Over 40

http://www.GetFitOver40.com When you hit 40 and beyond you can’t expect your body to react like it did when you where in your 20s or earlier.

That’s not to say you can’t get a great workout or even get in the best shape of your life after 40! You just need to make sure not to over-do-it, listen to what your body is telling you, give it plenty of rest and don’t make an injury worse by aggravating it by doing the wrong exercises.

Try changing up your program and finding alternatives that are more comfortable for your body and its quirks. Always start out light, even if you have to add a few sets in before you move up to the heavier weights. And make sure you don’t go too heavy and cause an injury that could put you out of action for a few weeks or even months, it’s just not worth it in the end. Pushing mid level weight can build muscle just as well.

Make sure to stretch and not before you workout, do it during. The best time is right after you have done a light warmup set. After you finish up an exercise, stretch that muscle a bit more.

You do need to push yourself but there will be times when you just need to take some time off, you’ll know, just don’t take to much time off or it can get really hard to get back in the routine. I like to take two to three days off when I’m felling burned out, any more and for me it gets hard to jump back in.

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28 Comments

  1. I'm 40 years old and I worked out hardcore and was a bodybuilder from age 18 through to about 30 and had always had physical jobs. I stopped working out altogether at 31 and am now getting back into it after 8-9 years. For me, the muscle was already built when I was using heavy weights in my youth with bodybuilding. But now at my age, im focused on nothing but cardio, push-ups crunches, walking , running etc. No free weights. I would advise guys at my age not to focus on free weights, but rather getting into good overall physical shape by doing more cardio, and light weight machines at the gym. You will feel and see the most benefit as opposed to using free weights, which at this age can leave you feeling more sore and tired rather than motivated and refreshed. Also you don't want to take a chance on hurting yourself at this age or mentally burning out with free weights either, especially if you are not familiar with correct lifting techniques.The goal at age 40 and up is to keep fat off, keep toned up and be in good cardiovascular shape. Heart health. Not trying to look like Lou Ferrigno. Our young days of that are over. Lol. Good luck. Hope this comment helped.

  2. don't like running much these day's, will working out with weights and a good diet get me fit.

  3. The way I look at it , is just having a positive attitude, the drive to push yourself to do it and making the time. Like he said though, just do what is in your comfort level. Eating properly in itself will make a substantial difference. 46 in a few months, and still committed to it.

  4. What I meant to say is that aging is real and our body does change.  When I've complained about my body I've gotten very little support from folks, almost as if they are in denial about aging ("oh, you're young still", etc).  That or folks just have given up completely and encourage me to do the same.  Your perspective is the most balanced I've heard on the subject of working out and aging.

  5. This is a good word for us over 40's; realistic, sober, and compassionate.  Too many folks have tried to convince that age is just a number, but my shoulder, lower back, etc. tell me otherwise.

  6. There are some minor discomforts you can work through, if I can not warm the problem area up so that it feels OK and I can work it out, then usually that is a sign there is something more going on.

  7. What you said about pain is very true, generally if something hurts, it's generally not a good idea to keep performing the exercise. Lots of great advice and insights in this video!

  8. You can still build with 10-12 reps, depends one where you are at with your muscles too, if you are starting form virtually no training, you will build with high reps up to a point. It is good to mix higher rep workouts with lower rep workouts to get best results.

  9. Hypertrophy (Growing Muscle) is 6-12 rep range
    Beyond that is just endurance training.
    Under 6 is strength training.

  10. Thanks, I'm turning 44 tomorrow! At least you're doing something about it, many people do not.

  11. Very Solid great advice!! Thanx I turned 43 and taking me 3 years to regain my health, wish I had seen this sooner!

  12. It would be a shame for you not to bulk up when these normal people do it easily with "Smashing Ripped X" (search for it on Google).

  13. No way, never too old, just don't start out like you used to or you will regret it. Start out light and work up to what you used to do. You may have to modify a few things but at 41 you should still be good with most exercises 😉

  14. I turn 41 this year and after a 12 year boxing caree/r I was wondering if I were 2 old 2 weight train ?

  15. Yeah my father is 37 finna be 38 he's is in good shape but he don't really work like he use to do because now he has a one bad knee

  16. After googling the Net and searching youtube I finally found a resource from a 'real person' with practical advice. I can do this.
    Count me in as a new subscriber. Catch ya later…I'm off to stretch and lift.

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