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Lift by extending hips and knees to full extension. Proper form is absolutely crucial; Bad form can result in serious injury.
When doing this exercise, maintain elbows at 10-to-30 degrees.
Our forum members share detailed training programs, supplement tips and more to help those over 40 or anyone looking for fitness improvement. There are plenty of men and women over the age of 40 either trying to build/maintain their physique, or trying to achieve that once young and youthful physique. How does a workout routine differ from someone who is over 40 compared to someone younger? Testosterone levels begin to decrease and the ability to build quality muscle decreases greatly. However, there is an easy way to slow this aging process down.
In addition to maintaining or creating a great physique recovery time is now more of an issue than before. Simply follow a good diet with a good routine and you can slow down this decay on your body.
Remember, shoulders are raised by shoulder abduction, not external rotation.
Studies show that 13.5 million people have coronary heart disease, 1.5 million people have heart attacks per year, 8 million people have onset diabetes, 100,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer each year, 250,000 people suffer from hip fractures per year, 50 million people have high blood pressure and over 60 million people are overweight. An adult over age 40 should start to experience a decrease in muscle size, strength and recovery time.
Be sure that the triceps are not involved when performing this exercise.
Keep torso parallel to the floor to work the posterior deltoid and not the lateral deltoid.
Do 30 minute of moderate intensity cardio after workouts. Make sure that your elbows are pointing away from the body.
With the hips bent, lower your body until you feel a slight stretch at the chest. When performing this exercise, be sure that you are pushing the weight in a slow and controlled manner.