Fitness at Any Age: Training in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and Beyond (2018)

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  1. Anybody out there in their 40-50's start lifting weights again and get stronger and rehab some old injuries picked up in their 20-30's. I'd like to hear some advise and how people who are older are dealing with injuries and how they feel after strength training again.

  2. Hi Mike great work really appreciate your content do you have example of any programmes I"m a bit confused about per muscle does that mean movement pattern i.e push horo push vert e.t.c thanks once again for educatings us :))

  3. I’m in my late 40s and I’m a animal in gym I’m in better shape now then when I was in my twenties I think it has a lot to do with is your genetics I run circles around those young bucks

  4. Thanks for your video…great info. I started Crossfit at 51 and did some modification in the amount of weight, and frequently could not finish the designed workout in the set amount of time allowed. In my first 2 years I saw incredible progress, but at age 54ish I hit the wall when it came to cardio and weight levels. Since then(I'm now 57), my endurance and the amount of weight I can handle has decreased each year….really frustrating. I have no health issues, diet and sleep are good…not great.

    I hate to say it, but I think it is simply aging. An Acupuncture Doctor told me you can slow it down, but you can't stop it…

  5. I started the BLS 4-day program at 40 years old (where were you in my 20's Mike?) and gained upwards of around 15-20 lbs of muscle in 2 years…all while continuing to play competitive basketball. Now at 43 and three years of heavy weights + basketball, my body is telling me to give up the basketball and I've reduced training to 3 days a week. Recovery is the name of the game once you hit 40, no doubt.

    By the way, my profile picture is me as Wolverine BEFORE following the BLS program (age 38). Maybe I should set up an "after" photo shoot. Thanks for all you do, Mike. You provide a wealth of knowledge to the masses!

  6. I'm in my 40s and although I've noticed a slight change in the amount of "abuse" my body can take it's really not that significant yet. I lift heavy 6 days per week and add in a small amount of hiit each day as well. Hopefully I'm one of the lucky ones who won't be quite as effected by the dreaded old age. 😂

  7. This is pretty encouraging for me who started working out seriously in his early 30s. I was skinny fat during all my 20s and now I sometimes regret not having started earlier. Feels like so much wasted time, but as the saying goes, better late than never. I don't follow your training system to the letter, but it's such an effective workout that even by doing it on an irregular schedule, it delivers good results. I shall be eternally grateful for what you've done to my body, hence my health, hence to my life.

  8. A co-worker of mine is on the verge of beginning a new phase in his life.. Chris, if you're reading this, good luck on your fitness journey, my friend!

  9. I'm in my mid-50s…what the hell experience do you have at working-out at my age? Lol

    Just kidding…I workout harder in my 50s than most of the twenty and thirty somethings. The biggest difference is that I use strict form and I start out slower and with lighter weights. If my body says do incline dumbbell press with my usual 80-85 pound dumbbells…so be it, but I don't stress if my body tells me it only wants to stick to 60s because I know there will be days when it feels like using 90s or higher. So be it.

    Recovery times, for me, seem to be the same as when I was younger, but I NEED my sleep and diet has to be spot-on.

    Finally, getting the six-pack is MUCH harder without sacrificing muscle. Very frustrating.

    Great information…thanks.

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