The benefits of lifting weights after the age of 40 are physically and scientifically proven. There are a number of steps to follow to achieve the optimum result:
The supervision of a personal trainer can guarantee a correct training without risks and make easier the journey to achieve your results.
After the age of 40, it is common to begin to notice and feel the hormonal changes in the body, both men and women. In the case of men, the decrease of testosterone causes physical and mental changes. Similarly, women with menopause face major alterations that sometimes complicate the day to day. Physical activity helps combat these hormonal changes that are unavoidable.
Lifting weights at 40 or later is not counterproductive, but we must be careful not to injure joints by starting abruptly. If we do not have a previous base, we should start slowly, increase strength and train patiently to get progressively into the routine of bodybuilding, always under the supervision or advice of a professional, like a personal trainer, to not put our health at risk.
Although most of the muscle loss comes when we are significantly older, lifting weight after 40 can prevent this. Lifting weights not only increases lean muscle mass, but it also increases the mineral density in the bones.
Resistance training will increase the rate at which you burn fat. A weight lifting session can allow you to continue burning calories for up to 48 hours after you have finished training. Resistance training with weights and shorter rest periods can also stimulate the production of growth hormone that naturally decreases with age.
Although the changes will not be so fast, these will come if we properly complement training, food and rest. On the other hand, lower hormone levels may delay the process, but the exercise itself and the diet to achieve hypertrophy will ensure that this lower rate is barely perceived.
With patience, good training and correct complementation with a balanced diet and rest, muscle development is possible without problems after 40. It is possible to remain functional, healthy and even we can reverse the effects of ageing on metabolism And body composition.
Being in your forties does not mean that it is not possible to develop muscle, it is an opportune time to get health benefits.
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