When people ask you your age, it’s hard to decide whether to tell them how old you physically are or how old you feel. Not all 50 year olds feel like they have been run over by a bus the morning after a good night out and they certainly don’t creak and click every time they have to pick something up off the floor. How do they do this? By keeping fit. Fitness regimes come in all different manner of forms and one popular fitness exercise for the over 50’s is weight training.
Weight training over 50 is a great way to beat the signs of aging but you just have to make sure that you are doing it properly. You have to make sure that you have a good routine and that you try to stick to it. Body building over 40 should only be done once or twice a week so you don’t overdo it. You should be sure to alternate heavy weights and light weights and remember that it’s not all about the speed of your reps as slow reps work just as well as fast ones. With bodybuilding you need to take into account that it is about conditioning the muscles rather than just working them out so be sure to warm up properly first. You could incorporate some cardiovascular exercises into the routine and that will help raise your fitness levels.
The final thing to remember is to rest your body. As said before, once or twice a week should be enough of a work out for anyone over the age of 40 and your muscles need to rest otherwise you may injure yourself.Injuries are such a common problem and can take months to heal. Whatever your bodybuilding regime, be sure to stay safe too.