Monday, August 3, 2009

YOU CAN GET FIT OVER 40

BE FIT AT FORTY

Guys, they say that FORTY is the new THIRTY, and I can’t agree more. When you get to the age of 40 and beyond and include health and fitness as part of you lifestyle FORTY can be the new TWENTY.

The older you get the more important fitness needs to be part of our life. Exercise science has proven that you can become fit and healthy at any age.

Dr. Richard A. DiCenso (www.matrixtransformation.com) states, muscle loss and decreased cardiovascular fitness are not the normal result of aging; they're primarily the result of a sedentary lifestyle.

Once the average inactive person reaches age 65, they will have lost up to 40% of their muscle mass and aerobic capacity compared to when they were young adults. You can prevent this physical decline by remaining active as you age.

Numerous studies have shown that older people respond very favourably to both strength training and aerobic exercise. Most fitness experts agree that a 15-20 year decrease in biological age can be achieved with simple lifestyle changes. There can be a huge difference between biological age and chronological age.

If you start exercising, eating right and getting the right nutrients and taking care of yourself now, chances are you will live a long and fruitful life.

You can start achieving good health by being smart with you workouts. When I was younger, I spent way to long in the gym, with very little results. Now, shorter more intense workouts have helped to get me the best body of my life. I cleaned up my diet as well. I started to eat good, clean foods and got rid of all the crappy processed junk. The result is the best body of my life.

FUNK AT 40

Don’t take my word for it, I ran into a good friend of mine that is 45. We have known each other for about 20 years. Jeff looks incredible. He has a body of a 20 year old. His secret, exercising smart, eating clean and he continues to increase his health and fitness knowledge with Funk Roberts Fitness and other sites.

In talking, we both agreed that time is of the essence and as you get to our age, with work, family, etc we have to make the best of our time when we exercise.

JEFF DYER FIT AT 45

You don’t have to go to a gym and lift heavy weights to get a great body. You can use bodyweight exercises, a few dumbbells, kettlebells, resistance bands, skipping rope, and a swiss/stability ball. That’s a relatively cheap gym to get the best body of your life.


I have learned to get the best out of my workouts. One of the easiest, fastest and most effective ways to achieve time efficiency in your workouts is circuit training.

The key is increasing the intensity of your workouts and cardio training, eating a clean diet and getting the right supplements.

DAVE FIT OVER 40


Being fit and over 40 is like the fountain of youth. As much as we all have excuses why not to exercise, we have to be following a program as we get older. Your life and the quest to live longer is worth starting today.

Join the over 40 fit crowd today and see how your life will change for the better.


3 Keys to Being FIT OVER 40

1. Resistance Training
2. Cardio Vascular Fitness
3. Healthy Diet and Nutrition

Here is a sample circuit workout and diet plan that you can use to help get you started. You can do this workout 2 times per week with another day of weight training.

Sample Funk Bodyweight Bootcamp Workout

WHAT YOU NEED: Skipping Rope, Pull Up Bar, Gym Boss Timer

This Bodyweight Circuit uses callisthenics, plyometrics, bodyweight resistance, skipping and core Exercises. The routine will not only test your endurance and strength but your will-power as well.

Perform 3 rounds of each exercise one after the other for the allotted time with no rest in between exercises. Do as many reps as you can, keeping good form, and DO NOT COUNT REPS!

Rest for 90 seconds in between rounds and end off with Funk 50 Abs Part 3 – CORE CRUSHERS


Funk Bodyweight Bootcamp Workout - Complete 3 rounds

Round 1

1. Skipping - 30 seconds
2. Push Ups - 30 seconds
3. Reverse Lunges - 30 seconds
4. Lying Alternate Leg and Arm Superman - 30 seconds
5. Jumping Jacks - 30 seconds
6. Dive Bombers - 30 seconds
7. Dips - 30 seconds
8. Burpees - 30 seconds
9. Mountain Crawlers - 30 seconds
10. Pull ups - 30 seconds

Rest for 90 Seconds and repeat for 2 more rounds

End Workout

Funk 50 Abs – Core Crushers
Stretch

Sample Get Ripped Nutrition Plan

In order to stay Lean and Mean you have to add an effective diet and nutrition plan. Here is a sample 2600 calorie day to help you get start. Treat this like a medium calorie day to a program. Remember to mix your protein shakes in water as per directions on the label.

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BREAKFAST
2 Whole Large Eggs
2 Large Egg Whites
1 Cup Cooked Oatmeal

MORNING SNACK
1 Scoop Why Protein
1oz Mixed Nuts

LUNCH
6 oz Chicken Breast
1 Sweet Potato

AFTERNOON SNACK
8 oz 1% Cottage Cheese
1 Cup Sliced Pineapple

PREWORKOUT
2 Scoops Whey Protein
1 Banana


POST WORKOUT
Funk Roberts Recovery Drink
3 Slices Bread
2 Tbsp Peanut Butter

DINNER
8 oz Lean Ground Beef
1 Sweet Potato
1 Zucchini Sliced

NIGHT TIME SNACK
8 oz 1% Cottage Cheese
1 Cup Cooked Oatmeal


BE FIT OVER FORTY

You can get more information about training methods in the Fit Over 40 e-book. Learn how to gain maximum muscle in minimum time by going to:




Many of the 52 role models in the Fit Over 40 book, including myself, were on the verge of death before finally getting started... but they refused to be victims... unfazed, they stepped up to their challenges and OVERCAME:

Multiple sclerosis
Morbid obesity
High cholesterol and triglycerides
Hypertension
Hormonal deficiency
Drug addiction
Alcoholism
Scoliosis
Arthritis
Paralysis
Osteoporosis
Double shoulder replacement surgery
Knee surgery
Open heart surgery
...EVEN A WHEELCHAIR!

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