Workout Routines for Men over 50 by fitnesstransformer

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Exercise should be a part of everybody’s life irrespective of age. So if you are above 50 and you’ve been neglecting working out, then better listen up.

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									                              Workout Routines for Men over 50

Exercise should be a part of everybody’s life irrespective of age. So if you are above 50 and
you’ve been neglecting working out, then better listen up. The need for exercise in fact increases
with age as your body slows down and needs to be recharged. Building muscle mass is not high
on the agenda, but increasing endurance and balance is. 50 is not too late to start with a workout
routine for men, however to be safe rather than sorry, it is advisable to get a doctor’s opinion if
you are a new starter.

Building Muscle

It is a popular opinion that men over fifty cannot build body mass; which is actually incorrect. It
is recommended to take up strength building exercises at least twice or thrice a week. There are
about eight to ten exercises that can be performed in five to six sets. It would help strengthen
arms, shoulders, legs and abs. Use simple weight equipment like dumbbells or weight machines
and start from the least weight possible and gradually increase it till the maximum weight and
make sure you balance it so that you are not worn out at the end of the last exercise. Additionally
activities like rowing, hiking and cycling also help strengthening and are excellent workout
routines for men.

Endurance

Aerobic exercise is a great way to get your heart pumping and also to build stamina. High
percentage of heart ailments occur post the age of 50, which makes cardio exercises a must. Try
to sneak in at least 30 minutes of aerobics within your weekly schedule to keep your heart in
pristine condition. Fast walking, dancing, jogging are all excellent ways of cardio exercise and
make sure you enjoy the process rather going through it as a drill. Keep track of your heart rate;
the ideal window is between 85-145 beats per minute.

Balance and Agility

Increase your flexibility and balance through simple exercises like stretching and posture
exercises. It is very important to at this age to be balanced and have a low centre of gravity to
avoid dangerous falls. In a stable position, stretch all your muscles, each for a period of 20
seconds. You can dry different posture techniques. For flexibility, the best bet is to join yoga or a
tai chi class.

								
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