Tips for Bodybuilding After 40

Start bodybuilding after you are 40 years old is an ambitious, but very important goal. Most men over the age of forty start having a lot of health problems, mostly due to a sedentary way of life. Bodybuilding or weight training definitely can help you to regain strength, shape your body, and give you back your health. Here are some important tips for bodybuilding after 40.

* Check your doctor.
It doesn’t matter if you just want to exercise a couple of hours a day, you need to check with your doctor first. Take a physical exam and start your new routine when the doctor gives you the okay.

* Start Slow.
You won’t get in shape overnight, and you’re probably too out of shape by now. Men over 40 chances are that you’re prone to heart diseases, diabetes, arthritis, or bone problems. If you start without pacing yourself, you’re in risk of having health problems or experience injuries at the beginning.

* Don’t live in the gym.
You don’t have to spend your entire day in the gym to start getting into shape. A lot of men think so, but your chances of getting into shape increase when you do quality, not quantity time. Exercise 45 to 60 minutes during 4 days and take a rest.

* Don’t forget to warm up.
If you want to avoid serious body injuries, take your time to warm up really good. Younger guys are less prone to injuries and they don’t need to warm up as much as you do when you’re over forty.

* Eat right.
You need to have your diet in order, otherwise it doesn’t matter that you’re doing everything right in the gym if you hit the pizzeria after your workout.


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