People claim that staying in shape when you’re over 40 years old, are just looking for an excuse to ignore the fact that they put on some weight, or they had an injury that they do want to take care of. It’s not that staying in shape is more difficult when you’re older, it’s that the lack of motivation and determination, to stay in shape, creeps on. Staying in shape, is about bettering yourself. We should always be looking to better ourselves, and our age has nothing to do with the fact that we can and should stay in shape, and stay healthy at an older age.
- It is entirely possible to get fit and gain muscle after the age of fifty.
- However, older lifters need to be very aware of pain, as it is their body’s way of telling them they need to stop, or do something differently.
- Older lifters need to realize also that joint damage and injury are much more possible as the body ages.
“It’s okay to do an exercise and to finish your set knowing full well that you have a couple of reps in reserve.”