Make More Progress With Your Workouts in Your Thirties
Age is but a number…
If you are anything like me, you are in your thirties.
You may also be feeling decrepit, or actually, you may be feeling pretty bloody good.
I don’t but that’s because I decided to reignite my rugby career when I was thirty – it has landed me in no end of turmoil.
Firstly, I just cannot keep up with the younger lads.
Secondly, everyone seems way more agile than I am.
Thirdly, niggling injuries crop up and then never leave me.
Fourthly, I simply cannot recover in time.
Fifthly, I am sat here in agony from injuries I didn’t even know I had because other injuries were taking up more of my attention.
I really am a physical mess.
However, you may not be. You may feel great. You may have a untaxing office job that leaves you mildly unsatisfied but at least your limbs are intact and you do not risk your life up a skyscraper without a harness or in a third world foundry destroying your lungs, eyes and every organ in your body.
So, myself aside because quite frankly I am not a good example, but lots of people are finding that they are finding a new lease of life in their thirties and overshadowing their younger peers when it comes to competitive exercise.
Did you know, in the UK, more women in their thirties ran the Great North Run, which is a a half marathon in the North of England, than women in their twenties.
So, it seems, if there is an element of competitiveness or rather a end result or goal to achieve, more people in their thirties are up for the challenge.
As we get a bit older, our metabolism slows so it may take a bit more than that hungover jog around the park to keep our sprightly and lean figure in shape.
So, if you are looking to either keep in shape or try to reverse the effects of boozing your twenties away you may wish to line up with those mad one’s who are signing up to the Great North Run again and get fit.
In which case, you may not want to concentrate solely on cardio…
No, playing soccer every Sunday morning may not just cut it anymore. Plus, no one wants to see a fatty wheeze around the pitch no matter how much you used to “look and play like David Beckham” in your pomp…because you didn’t.
Firstly, understand that in your thirties recovery times are a little longer than they once were.
Remember when you could spring out of bed and traipse off to college lectures after 10 pints of beer plus vodka red bulls the night before, yet these days it takes a week of moaning, a sponge bath from a particularly unappreciative partner and at least 10 kittens to pull through?
Yes, it is the same for physical activity. Mark my words, I am a shining example of recovery failure. I am a national disgrace.
However, it is good to vary your new workouts.
I try to cycle a few times of week to work which is a 14 mile round trip, I have noticed great fat loss when coupled with an effective fat burner.
Therefore, try not to completely disregard cardiovascular exercise. I particularly like cycling because there is less impact on the joints and its fast, so it is exciting too. Even more exciting when you run in to the back of a car and fly over the handlebars…#
It is also important to hit the weights too.
Seriously, and this includes women too. Weights are a great way to rid yourself of fat develop your physical appearance plus it is great for bone health too.
Did you also know compound exercises (those lifts that use multiple joints) such as the squat, deadlift, shoulder press and bench press (there are many others too) increase your metabolism and also keep it raised for much longer than cardio activities once you have finished?
Not only that, more muscle on you burns more calories when you are just resting or merely existing. This is a great way to burn fat and you feel much better too.
It can also increase libido too because it raises testosterone levels, is is true for both men and women, so if your sex life seems a bit drab at the moment and you cannot be bothered, try and hit the weights room, do some exercise and see your passions reignite.
I have seen some great strength and muscular gains by doing the compound lift exercises and using a testosterone booster such as TestoFuel.
In fact, the benefits of weight training are now so well respected and understood that governments are recommended to their citizens that they should incorporate it in to their lives to improve overall physical and mental health.
So, get involved and follow the rest of the thirties pack and hit the gym to see an increase in overall health and satisfaction.