STRONG AFTER 40
Use it or lose it
Strength training programme for men aged 40+
Where you once lean and muscular but now its turned to fat?
Due to the aging process you begin to lose muscle mass from the age of 30 , affecting not just your physique, but your reflexes, energy levels, your metabolism slows down and you have less protection around your joints.
Most men over 30 who exercise regularly do mainly cardio, running, cycling etc and not enough weight training, this can lead to painful knees, lower back pain and other aches and pains and actually lead to even more muscle loss which can lead to a gaunt look.
Muscle loss is known as Sarcopenia it begins its process by getting on your nerves, literally. Neural pathways in your brain that control certain muscles and movements are lost or damaged, and cause those muscles to atrophy through lack of use.
Once your muscle has checked out, fat moves in – and when fat cells find a new home they’re very difficult to kick out.
Fat masks your body’s muscle loss making you less likely to realise what’s happening. Because the process of muscle loss is so slow to start with, we don’t notice it then suddenly, after a decade or so, we suddenly realise our physique has changed.
Where you were lean and muscular, you’re now wobbly but you may well still fit into the same trousers you did a decade ago.
Weak muscles also make you feel exhausted, contributing to an overall feeling of fatigue.
The good news is that although some age-related deterioration of your muscles is inevitable, a proper strength training programme helps to keep it to a minimum. It’s not too late to start muscle training now.
Strength training enables you to continue your running and maintain an active lifestyle.
Stop muscle loss, get a strong toned physique with the Fit Shape Strong after 40 programme. Available in person or online.