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Once upon a time I was a badass. Ran a sub-six-minute mile. Benched over Competed in kickboxing and jiujitsu and won. I was high speed, low drag, and aerodynamically efficient. But that was once upon a time. Being a grownup changed all that. More hands on my time left less time for the gym.
My ts hurt more. Everything takes longer to recover from. The longer we stay active, the longer we remain able to stay active. If you follow them, your body will thank you well into retirement.
As we age, our muscles and tendons become less flexible and more subject to injury. A solid to minute warmup of light motion not static stretching, which can actually cause damage when done cold helps counteract that unavoidable truth. Middle age is a demanding time. Kids, a spouse, a job, your community, and maybe a minute for a hobby conspire to leave very few hours in the day for you to spend on fitness. But you have to make it happen. Here are a couple of strong options:.
Flexible muscles and resilient ts will prevent you from sustaining a sidelining injury you may not fully recover from. The best way to insure them is to build in a cooldown stretching routine lasting 10 to 20 minutes at the end of your workout. Stretching while muscles are warm is a flexibility-force multiplier.
Take advantage of it. Two advantages of being a grown adult are often having decent health insurance and being old enough that your doctor will listen to you. If you experience pain, go get it checked out. Those manly, crazy workouts of our 20s are no good anymore. One-rep maxes, rounds in the right, lifting tractor tires like Rocky are still within our capacity, but we pay for them with soreness and injuries.
Instead, focus on medium-weight, medium-rep exercises with large ranges of motion.
Good calls include:. But you up your chances of injury exponentially when you do so. Even if you get away clean, your muscles will be sore and fatigued for as much as a week afterward, which limits how good your next few workouts can be. Friendly contests are fine, but resist the urge to enter into serious athletic competitions. This commandment is a corollary to the one Male couple working out 46 above, because competition forces you to prove it.
If you have to compete, look to lower-impact sports, like curling and fun runs. You know what I mean. The best-case outcome is you spend a little time mildly depressed about how your body is now past its peak. The worst case is that the thoughts lead you to put one plate too many on the bar and you get yourself hurt. Stay mindful and celebratory of the present.
The moral is the monk should only focus on what he was able to do, not compare it to the accomplishments of others. But fueling your plus bod with the right balance of whole grainsprotein, veggies, and fruits can help keep you energized and strong. From one aging jock to another, I recommend following these rules. Jason Brick is a freelance writer and journalist who came to that career after over a decade in the health and wellness industry. When not writing, he cooks, practices martial arts, and spoils his wife and two fine sons.
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Thou shalt not skip the warmup. Thou shalt not be too busy. Thou shalt focus on flexibility. Thou shalt not ignore it. Thou shalt shift your workouts. Thou shalt not prove it. Thou shalt put competition behind you. Thou shalt mind your own damn bucket. Thou shalt mind what goes into your body, too. Read this next. Medically reviewed by Daniel Bubnis, M. The 6 Best Protein Powders for Men. Medically reviewed by Peggy Pletcher, M. The 8 Best Peloton Bike Alternatives of Want to Increase Your Physical Activity?
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