- Fitness at all ages is important, but as we age staying in tip top shape can be hard.
This occurs because as we age we have a natural drop in our testosterone levels.
A drop in testosterone can cause a decrease in muscle mass and muscle stamina. It can make it tough to gain muscle mass and to recover after an intense workout.
At Man of Health we believe that you can get in the best shape of your life even as you age.
In this post we are going to discuss:
- Why you should be exercising in your 50s
- What are the health guidelines?
- What Workouts should you be doing?
- We will include a simple workout plan Forever Fit 5
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Why you should be exercising in your 50s?
You should be exercising because inactivity leads to chronic issues. Seriously motion is vital at any age but specifically as we age. In your 50s aesthetics are sexy and everything, but exercising is more important to your overall health and we’ll being.
We are not saying you can’t have the physique of a Greek God in your 50s.
We are saying that the Greek God body should be an add on to living a healthier life.
What are the health guidelines for working out in your 50s?
As always talk to your provider before starting any workout regimen.
One of the guidelines states “Adults should do at least 150-300 minutes a week of moderate intensity or 75-150 minutes a week of vigorous intensity aerobic exercise.
You should strength train two or more days a week.
What workouts should you be doing?
Men in their 50s should focus on stretching, balance, resistance training, and cardio.
All workouts for men 50-60 should include stretching before any activity.
These workouts should include strength training mixed in with high intensity interval training (HIIT).
We recommend focusing on full body workouts 3-4 times a week with recovery days between workouts.
Workout Monday, off Tuesday, workout Wednesday. You can take off more days if needed.
You should hit each muscle group with one or two exercises.
Remember you will be working out full body 3-4 times a week so it’s important not to over do it.
You should aim for 10-12 reps of each exercise with 3 sets of each.
The exercises you should include in your workout routine should be exercises that work more than one muscle group at a time.
Example (squats, deadlifts, bench press).
In your 50s you are more likely to pull muscles and have lower back injuries it is important that you stretch accordingly. I would even recommend adding yoga to your routine in your days off.